|Many third sector organisations working across the City will be aware of substantial changes taking place across our communities. Key demographic and financial pressures mean that both public and third sector organisations are now required to think differently about the way services are delivered.
This year’s Forum is based upon the twin themes of transformation and maximising assets. The forum will provide an opportunity to consider the issues affecting the City and how we, in partnership, can respond to and effectively deal with these challenges in a sustainable balanced way while continuing to provide good quality and valued services to our citizens.
The Forum will be highly interactive and will take the form of a ‘conversation-cafe’ to consider:
Session 1: Citizens at the Centre – Transforming public services in the City;
Session 2: Citizens at the Centre – Maximising assets for community benefit.
Product from the event will be included within the annual report to the Council’s Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee on the social and economic contribution to the city. The Forum will also launch the Compact Voice 2015/16 Report based on the most recent Compact Voice Survey.
For those that can attend, I look forward to seeing you at the Forum. A draft programme for the Forum has been developed and is available using the following link.
Cllr Maureen Child, Convenor of the Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee and Political Third Sector Champion