An Invitation – VCS Assembly Workshop

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Shropshire VCSA: Translating the Civil Society Strategy into local action

A facilitated workshop 9.15am to 12.30pm Monday 11th February 2019 Council Chamber, Shirehall

Up and down the country, charities, social enterprises and community & voluntary organisations bind society together—and are crucial to the active promotion of the social capital necessary for the development of thriving, healthy and happy communities. Engaging with people in the places they live and build communities can only improve our thinking, our actions and our accountabilities, maximising both our social impact and our charitable mission.

For much of the social sector—diverse, varied and dedicated to all manner of causes—rethinking service development, delivery and collaboration with local people to meet the needs of place (as opposed to providing a service that is then offered to places) will require hard work. It will mean taking on new responsibilities in the organisation of local places, the partnerships and strategies that underpin them. It will also require fresh, collective thinking about the long-term future of commissioning and public service markets, stretched to their limits after nearly a decade of austerity.

Through this workshop we aim to consider the 2018 Civil Society Strategy;

  • Better understand our opportunities for new models of place-based organisation, leadership, partnership and delivery;
  • Think about how we can work better together to overcome the ongoing effects of austerity on the sector, including the potential reformation of commissioning processes and realising the aspirations for collaborative commissioning;
  • How can we work together to influence local and central government, other public service providers, funders and philanthropists to acknowledge the power and potential of place-based working and the social sector’s unique and compelling role in both devising and delivering it;
  • Consider the need for social sector improvement, including new models of support.

Please book your place here:

Find the invitation here: Shropshire VCSA – Civil Society Workshop

If you have any questions, please contact:
Telephone: 01743 258519

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