Presentations, downloads and links from our Spotlight on Communities event on 27 January in York.
On 27 January 2016, 70 people from local public services, community groups, and the voluntary sector came along to the historic West Offices in York to explore key challenges, current approaches and thinking on the theme of retaining a neighbourhood focus under declining resources.
This partnership event was hosted jointly by City of York Council, the National Association for Neighbourhood Management, and the West Yorkshire Network of Local Authorities.
Cllr Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader of City of York Council and Executive Member for Economic Development & Community Engagement opened the event giving an overview of current thinking and implementation of service delivery models and structure in York. Cllr Aspden also described the value placed in York’s devolved budgeting process through a ward committee system and how this supports community engagement and action. Chris Goulden Deputy Director of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee presented the headline recommendations and some of the implications for local policy and practice from the ‘We Can Solve Poverty in The UK’ strategy document published in September 2016. These presentations set the scene for a series of complementary workshops.
Links to all presentations from the day:
Welcome to York approach – Cllr Keith Aspden, City of York Council
We can solve poverty – Chris Goulden, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Supporting Community Wellbeing Together – Antony Sadler, Wakefield Council
Whose responsibility is it anyway (York Childrens Trust) – Niall McVicar, City of York Council
Quantifying social value – Claire Watts, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Kate Faulkes, Barnsley Council and Jessica Sellick, Rose Regen
People Can Partnership – Amria Khatun and Dave Forrest, Bradford People Can Partnership
Delivering differently in Haxby Road – Zoe Lightfoot, Haxby Road Primary Academy and Paula Richardson, City of York Council
Rewiring budgets to tackle ASB – Our Place Durham– Ian Moran, Durham County Council
Community led change in Tang Hall – Anna Bialkowska, Tang Hall Big Local