Communities in Control: How can Local Authorities put the words into action?

Organiser: North West Together We Can Network
Location: Hatworks, Wellington Mill, Stockport
Phone: 0161 218 1789

North West Together We Can Network FREE Learning Exchange Seminar hosted by Stockport MBC Thursday 18th December 2008, 10am-1.30pm including lunch Hatworks, Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 0EU Communities in Control: How can Local Authorities put the words into action? Speakers: Will the White Paper empower local communities? Beth Longstaff, Research and Policy Officer, Community Development Exchange CDX has facilitated a process of practitioner dialogue around the empowerment White Paper, Communities in Control. Beth will provide an overview of key measures in the paper, along with responses and reflections from around the country. What can we learn from local experiences? Marc Godwin, Senior Community Development Officer, Stockport Council Cheadle Crime Panel fosters empowerment through community development. By working from the communities’ agenda on the communities’ territory, there has been effective partnership with professionals and politicians to tackle local issues. Using Appreciative Inquiry for an Overview and Scrutiny Review Judith Emanuel, formerly Public Health Network Co-ordinator, Stockport Centre for Health Promotion Using AI involved doing overview and scrutiny differently and in a way that proved popular with communities, officers and councillors! In addition to presentations there will be facilitated discussions where participants will be invited to share their experiences and reflect on the implications for their work. The North West Together We Can Network supports regional learning opportunities for local authority practitioners, policy-makers, councillors and community representatives who are keen to explore issues of community engagement and active citizenship. To book a free place please use this link: Closing date: Wednesday December 10th. For further information contact Eve Davidson: Tel: 0161 218 1789

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