Strong Communities Board 10th May 2019Log in Register
June 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm #8820
Update on May 24, 2019 from Adrian Bates – Trafford Partnerships
The Strong Communities Board met on 10th May at the Fuse in Partington. It felt like a really positive session, with lots of constructive discussion, that is being used to influence the next steps in terms of system leadership and the Local Leaders Forums.
We started by reviewing the new Trafford Together priorities, and the partnership action that will contribute to them. The Strong Communities Board are leading six of these projects; Carrington and Partington Vision 31, resident engagement in Old Trafford, Social Value, Refugee support, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Community Cohesion. We then discussed ‘system leadership’ and what needs to happen to enable this. The notes from the table discussions went to the Public Service Reform (PSR) Board on 16th May, and were used to focus their discussion on three key areas: place-based workforce development, effective use of data and intelligence to set priorities and track progress, and empowering and enabling local leaders to work together in different ways. This led us into a session on the creation of ‘Local leaders Forums’ in our four neighbourhoods, bringing service managers together to pool resources, work collaboratively and coordinate engagement with local residents. Again, I used the feedback from the discussion on the Local Leaders Forums at the PSR Board on 16th May. The principles behind the forums were agreed, but there was slight concern about how they would complement existing neighbourhood meetings (and not put extra demand on staff), so we’ll be doing a little bit more work understanding current local structures before we launch anything. Any questions on any of this, please feel free to contact me at Adrian.email@example.com . ThanksJune 20, 2019 at 3:58 pm #8821
Update on May 26, 2019 from Jonathan Yates from Trafford Citizens Advice – VCSE Representative for the Stronger Communities
The SCB meetings are usually well attended and this one was no exception, with many new faces and good involvement from our sector. With a packed agenda the key theme of the meeting was System Leadership which we picked back up from the last meeting. We were asked to identify how we can change our behaviours to lead more effectively and and enable our colleagues/partners to lead. The development of local leaders forums formed table top discussions. Sara Radcliffe, Corporate Head of Commissioning CCG and Council, provided an update on the progress of the LCA. Jo Gibson, Trafford Council head of commissioning. described the emerging work on co-design across the Trafford partnership and asked for our input to shape the the future approach. A presentation was given on place based workforce development. Finally we learnt that the creation of a new Trafford Poverty Strategy has begun. All of these areas offer opportunities for VCSE organisations and we need to engage positively and help develop them. We will be bringing more information to the next VCSE Forums and keeping everyone informed through Thrive Trafford.
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