Thursday 5 November 2015, 9.45–3.15pm
The Forum, 28 Duke St, Barrow, LA14 1HH
Join us at our Annual AGM and Compact Conference. All welcome and attendance is free.
The day will look at connections between communities in Cumbria and will include updates from:
- Professor Tony Chapman (St. Chads College, Durham) who has recently completed detailed research on the third sector in Cumbria, looking at size and composition, employment, volunteers, income, partnerships and the future
- the Cumbria Third Sector Network, who connect and represent the voluntary and community organisations in Cumbria at a more strategic level
- the Cumbria Compact, which outlines the relationship between the public sector and the third sector in Cumbria and details a common set of principles and commitments, which encourage a way of working that can help deliver real outcomes and improvements for people and communities
- the New Economics Foundation, the UK’s leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. They will look at Coproduction – a way of working whereby decision makers, people who use services, and service providers work together to create a service which works for them all. The approach is built on the principle that those who use a service are best placed to help design it – and Commissioning for Outcomes
- the Department for Communities and Local Government, discussing the devolution of power away from national government. They will be looking particularly at how powers can be devolved down to neighbourhoods and local community groups.
We hope you will join us at this exciting and forward thinking event.
There will also be networking opportunities and display space is available. Contact us for further information.
Please book your place by Monday 26 October 2015 firstname.lastname@example.org