On Tuesday 14 June in Birmingham we are gathering professionals and community volunteers to take stock of The State of Neighbourhood and Locality Working. The response to this free event has already been fantastic and it is almost fully booked. We hope this reflects the enthusiasm people have to take stock with others working in similar ways across England, to find out how everyone else is demonstrating value, sharing innovation, and dealing with the pressures of spending cuts
We know those working in neighbourhoods and locality teams are often involved in some of the most important areas of public service innovation.
But they are also under greater pressure than ever to demonstrate impact and defend your approach. At this one day open space event we hope to help share as many examples as possible of current practice and responses to these pressures. We have already got some great contributions:
- How neighbourhood and locality teams can demonstrate their impact using technology like ‘Impact Apps‘
- Different models of collaboration with communities- like Community Councils in London and Place Management in Birmingham
- Contributing to wider community aims – such as helping schools engage locally, or working with the Police to prevent re-offending
There will also be skills and techniques workshops on:
- defining and measuring outcomes and using theories of change
- using simple tools for mapping community relationships and assets, and
- creating digital stories of impact using everyday technology.
The aim is to share experiences, connect (or reconnect) practitioners in this unique area of public services. and build a national picture of impact of neighbourhood and locality working.
If you want to come then reserve a place now on our Eventbrite booking page – and if you cannot make it then watch this space for updates and more information about how to get involved.
Stay in touch,
The NANM team