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1 Developing a Vibrant Communities Service Where we are! Where we want to be! -£0.6M Saving Vibrancy is so universally desirable, so totemic in its powers, that even though we aren't sure what the word means, we know the quality it designates must be cultivated. The vibrant, we believe, is what makes certain cities (places) flourish. Thomas FrankThomas Frank

2 Why Re-focus? Drop in funding available to public sector Changes in demography Increase in demand Listening to our communities and stakeholders Widening inequalities gap Welfare Reform National Drivers for change

3 Leading the Transformation (a vibrant diagram) Public Service Reform Partners All Council Services Vibrant Communities

4 Co-production makes strengthening the ‘core economy’ of communities, neighbourhoods and families the central task of public services. There is a focus on Recognising people as assets Doing things with rather than for people Valuing work differently Promoting reciprocity Building social networks CO-PRODUCTION OR ASSET BASED APPROACH- WHAT IS IT?

5 Communities, Children and Families have deficiencies & needs Communities, Children and Families also have skills and talents The Dilemma... On which should we focus most?

6 Our solutions are often not fit for purpose

7 A new policy anyone?

8 A new Division in the Department of Educational and Social Services.... Bringing together the talents, experience and skills of – Active Schools – Community Learning & Development Services – Democratic Services (support to Community Council’s) – Leisure Development Services – Planning and Economic Development -External Funding and Sustainability and Local Project Posts – Social Work Community Care - Local Area Coordinators and Care Coordinators – Social Work Children and Families- Befriending Vibrant Communities

9 Key Service Areas (another vibrant diagram) Prevention and Early Intervention Sustainable Communities Young People, Sport and Diversion Active Schools Play and Early Intervention Lifestyle Development, Older People and Wellbeing Communities Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Learning Sustainability

10 Early Intervention & Prevention Outcomes More vulnerable families and young people supported to fully participate and engage within their local communities and reach their full potential Increase in physical activity, social connections and community participation of older people More vulnerable adults recovering from addictions engaging and participating within their communities More people with additional support needs and disabilities participating within their communities and reaching their full potential More young people involved in positive community activities, local democracy and leadership Stronger Sports Clubs and organisations to improve Sporting Performance and bring about increased Physical Activity.

11 Play & Early Intervention Community Early Years Play and Family Play Events Community Based Family Interventions & Mend Activity Motivation in Residential Children’s Houses Home Play In Prison Befriending Training, Volunteering & Leadership

12 Active Schools School Sport Opportunities & Events Pathways & Connections to Sports Infrastructure Commonwealth Legacy – Lead 2014, Young Ambassadors Active Travel & Physical Activity Training, Volunteering & Leadership

13 Young People, Sport & Diversion Youth Diversion, Outreach and Engagement Youth Forum, Citizenship & Equalities Sporting Infrastructure, Performance & Legacy Volunteering, Mentoring & Leadership Disability Sport, Activity & Leadership Neighbourhood Sport & Activities Mailbox

14 Lifestyle Development, Older People & Wellbeing CHIP Van, Activity On Prescription, Community Activity & Weight Management Older People’s Social and Physical Wellbeing Invigor8 Falls Prevention Alcohol Awareness & Recovery Programmes Choose Life, Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteering, Mentoring & Leadership

15 Sustainable Communities -Outcomes Communities of place and interest having a voice and role in decision making Up to 30 community led action plans phased over 3 years- linked to Locality Planning and Regeneration Increase in number of active volunteers and volunteering opportunities Increase in communities and voluntary sector managing, leasing or owning assets and delivering services Adult literacy and numeracy programmes supported Sustainable adult learning opportunities delivered by communities

16 Building the Infrastructure The role and capacity of Communities Federations, Community Councils, Older People’s and Young People’s Forum extended and developed A partnership framework for community engagement developed The role and capacity of the voluntary Sector fully extended and developed through the Third Sector Interface and the establishment of a Voluntary Sector Forum A partnership framework for volunteering fully mapped, integrated and developed Asset Transfer Strategy and processes supported, developed and implemented

17 Building the Infrastructure Active Partnering Approach developed to facilitate transfer of services to community and voluntary sector Time Banking and rewards schemes established and rolled out Asset Based approach incorporating co-production and personalisation embedded within communities and across council and partner organisations New approaches to raising funding and involving communities in budgetary decisions identified and implemented

18 A TIME FOR CHANGE “This is not solely a matter of fiscal necessity but a once in a generation opportunity to implement radical reforms that will provide improved public services that are better focused on the needs of the people it seeks to support” Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services (2011)

19 Fire Rainbow (a vibrant picture) A fire rainbow is one of the rarest naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. The picture was captured on the Idaho & Washington border. T he event lasted about 1 hour. Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20,000 feet in the air, with just the right amount of ice crystals and the sun has to hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees.

20 Managing Change (with help form some vibrant people) “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”


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