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Bryan Poole, manager of Fife-wide Council for Voluntary Service, examines the success of voluntary and community sector engagement with community planning in Fife.

Bryan Poole, manager of Fife-wide Council for Voluntary Service, examines the success of voluntary and community sector engagement with community planning in Fife.



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  • Bryan Poole Manager CVS Fife
  • Cover
    • What is it
    • Why Community Planning
    • How do we do it in Fife
    • Voluntary Sector as Partner?
    • Strategic Community Planning V Local Community Planning; Community Engagement
    • What If I Was Starting with a Blank Sheet?
  • Community Planning What is it?
    • What does it infer?
        • Community Involvement?
        • Local people getting involved in the decision making processes as it affects them?
    • What is it in actuality?
      • Primarily about Public Sector Service Providers working together
  • Why Community Planning
    • Poor relationships between Public Sector providers
    • Better use of resources
    • Financial
    • Joined up services makes sense
    • Sum of the parts greater than the individual
    • Primarily around Service Delivery
  • How do we do it in Fife?
    • Strategic – Fife Partnership
      • Fife Council
      • NHS Fife
      • Communities Scotland
      • Fife Constabulary
      • Scottish Enterprise Fife
      • Fife’s Higher and Further Education Establishments
      • Fife’s Voluntary Sector (CVS Fife)
    • Community Planning Implementation Group
  • How do we do it in Fife? (cont)
    • Strategic Partnerships
      • Community Safety
      • Environmental Partnership
      • Lifelong Learning Partnership
      • Economic Partnership
      • Health Alliance
      • Sustainable Communities
    • Local projects/initiatives (Local Community Planning?)
      • E.g. Targeting needs of young children/families
        • Involves; Education/Social Work/Health/Scottish Enterprise Fife/F.E College/Voluntary Sector
      • Regeneration
    • Victim Support
    • SACRO
    • Apex Fife
    • Fife Women’s Network
    • Women’s Aid
    • Fife Alcohol Support Service
    • Drug & Alcohol Project Levenmouth
    • Kingdom Abuse Survivor’s Project
    • Workers Educational Association
    • West Fife Enterprise
    • BRAG Enterprises
    • Fife Employment Access Trust
    • Fife Women’s Technology Centre
    • Shaw Trust
    • Volunteer Centre Fife
    • Fife Society for the Blind
    • Crossroads Dunfermline
    • Forth & Tay Disabled
    • Ramblers
    • Open Door Fife
    • Citizens Advice & Rights
    • Fife
    • Fife Elderly Forum
    • Victoria Family Centre
    • Cancer Network Fife
    • The Richmond
    • Fellowship
    • Sustainable Communities
    • Initiative
    • WECAN
    • Recycle Fife
    • Burntisland 20/20 Development
    • Trust
    • Craigencalt Ecology Centre
    • Core Club
    • FEAT
    • Enterprises
    • Furniture Plus
    • Lomonds
    • Trust
    • Scottish Childminding Association
    Voluntary Sector As A Partner
  • Voluntary Sector as Partner?
    • In or Out?
    • Equal or Unequal?
    • Full or Partial?
    • Lead or Led?
    • Because of our contribution or to tick the box?
  • Strategic vs Local Community Planning
    • Strategic
        • Better Planning of Services
        • Better coordination of services
        • Notion of partnership/working together promoted
        • Probable Improvement in some areas of activity
        • Children’s services
        • Health Improvement
        • Better use of resources
  • Strategic vs Local Community Planning
    • Local and Community Engagement?
      • Voluntary Sector has engagement via
        • Representation within strategic partnerships and structures
        • Some evidence that Voluntary Sector as a contributor to the Community Plan is acknowledged
        • Significant success in accessing ‘project funding’
        • More limited progress in ‘influencing policy’
  • Local Community Planning
    • Local and Community Engagement
      • Limited success
      • Difficult to evidence
      • Asking Local People?
      • Indirect engagement
        • E.g. Via
          • Officials
          • Councillors
          • Official Structures
          • Youth Forums?
          • Area committees?
  • What If I was starting with a Blank Sheet?
    • Agree what is meant by Community Planning
        • Community Involvement or just better working practices amongst Public Sector service providers
    • Start at the Level of Community
        • What do local people think?
        • What are the needs within local communities?
        • Starting point – What’s wrong/what could be better just now
    • Beware of Complicated Structures
        • Structure to achieve something
        • Never think you’ve achieved anything by creating a structure!!
  • What If I was starting with a Blank sheet?
    • Has to be more than SERVICE DELIVERY
        • It should be about strengthening and building communities
        • It should about Developing Communities
        • It should be about Community Participation
    • Agree a current baseline for future measurement comparison
        • How will you know if anything’s having an impact?
    • Ask Partners/get Clarity why they want Voluntary/Community sector as Partner?
  • What if I was starting with a Blank Sheet?
    • Joint training and learning
    • Funding
        • Provide funding to enable the voluntary and community sector to participate and engage on an equal footing