Community and Voluntary sector event
On Wednesday 15 February 2017 seventy nine people from the community and voluntary sector organisations attended an STP feedback at event the Park Inn, Nottingham. The objectives of the event were to:
- Hear about the draft Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) - setting out plans to transform health and care services over the next five years
- Raise any questions and provide feedback on the priority areas and strategic direction outlined in the draft STP
- Explore the role of the community and voluntary sector in supporting the delivery of STP priorities and influencing the development and implementation of the STP going forward.
The event was put on as a joint venture between Nottingham CVS, SelfHelp UK and the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire STP team and was chaired by Maria Ward, Networks & Policy Officer at Nottingham CVS and Sarah Collis, Chief Executive at SelfHelp UK.
STP lead David Pearson gave a presentation outlining the drivers for the Plan and local aims and objectives and table discussions offered attendees the opportunity to explore the key themes of the STP in detail.
Attendees also appreciated the opportunity to network with others from third sector organisations.
Comments from those attending
“Learning about the Plan and discussing how we can support the ‘promote wellbeing, prevention, independence and self-care’ priority was really helpful and will help us to shape our services to meet the needs of local people in the future.”
“The table top discussions proved very informative and raised some great points and suggestions.”
“Sharing and hearing concerns and thoughts about the STP from other organisations was useful – we now understand the importance of working together.”
“The opportunity to discuss the STP with colleagues across the sector added to a valuable event.”
“We need more of these events to ensure we continue to work together and change things in a positive way.”
“This was a useful opportunity to come together as a sector and feed into the STP. It’s very important that we continue to meet up and provide input into how this is delivered.”
Voluntary and community sector video
This video was created at an event for the voluntary and community sector in late 2016 which raised awareness of the STP and discussed the potential contribution of the sector and its staff.