“Bringing Ideas to Life”
Community Partnerships are something fresh that reflects the ambitions of the new East Suffolk Council and utilises the incredible knowledge, experience and enthusiasm contained right across the wide range of organisations and communities in East Suffolk. Through a process of data analysis, stakeholder engagement and collaborative working the Community Partnerships have collectively identified a number of priorities for action.
This 5 day virtual forum is an exciting opportunity for participants to be brought up to speed on these priorities, share their knowledge and expertise, and work together to help find solutions. The issues we will explore include:
- Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness
- Promoting active and sustainable travel
- Sustaining our Community Hubs
- Rural Transport and access to services
- Supporting our most vulnerable communities and people
- Data and how we can all make much better use of it.
- How technology is disrupting traditional ways of doing business
- The impact of Covid on the future in East Suffolk
5 DAY PROGRAMME
- 2 November 2020 (09:30 – 11:30) – “Bringing Ideas to Life” (launch event) CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
Back by popular demand is Dominic Campbell, CEO of Future Gov.
This session will launch the weeks programme by bringing participants up to speed on Community Partnership priorities and their impact over the last 12 months. We will then set the scene for the week with an exploration of the role of public and voluntary sector organisations in service redesign and digital transformation – with reflections on the impact of COVID 19 and the response of our communities to the challenges it has posed.
- 3 November 2020 – Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness in East Suffolk
Social isolation and loneliness and their impact on people of all ages in communities across the District was the top priority for action overall across our network of Community Partnerships – six of the eight Community Partnership identified isolation and loneliness in their top three priorities. Today is about learning from experts in the field, but also hearing about local community-led projects and the impact that they are having in terms of connecting people in East Suffolk.
- 09:15 – 10:45 How Can ABCD Help Us Tackle Isolation and Loneliness in East Suffolk, Cormac Russell CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE
- 11:30 – 13:00 Jo Cox Foundation and More in Common, Kim Leadbeater CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE
- 14:00 – 15:00 Connecting East Suffolk CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE
- 15:30 – 16:30 Eden Project Communities, Tracey Robbins CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE
- 4 November 2020 – Travel and Transport in East Suffolk
The eight Community Partnerships across East Suffolk have identified many dimensions to the transport priority, for example connectivity, green vehicles, walking and cycling, community transport and alternative forms of transport provision. Today will focus on two of the most raised dimensions – rural transport and active and sustainable travel. Participants will be updated on the data and current activity and can also help shape the debate about the future of transport in East Suffolk.
- 5 November 2020 – Focus on Technology
Rapid advances in technology, together with increasing use of data, are disrupting traditional ways of doing business and offering challenging and exciting opportunities for our local communities. Today will explore examples of how our communities can benefit from the new technology, and also take a tour of some of the cutting edge technology that is helping to improve the way we all live.
- 09:30 – 11:00 East Suffolk Smart Towns Project CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE
- 14:00 – 16:00 Innovative Technology CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE
- 6 November 2020 (09:30 – 11:30) – Looking to the Future in East Suffolk (closing event) CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE
To wrap up the 5 day virtual event participants will reflect on the key outcomes of the sessions so far and then look to the future by focussing on the potential Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Covid-19 in East Suffolk.
If you have any queries please contact Jayne Cole, Events Co-Ordinator, East of England LGA, email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 07500 769751