Strategic

Building Understanding, Trust, a Shared Vision & Strategy

10-Point Plan

Together for Change’s 10-Point Plan has been developed with partner organisations and sets out a broad set of principles on what we are trying to achieve and how, and what the commitment of partners should be. 

Forum Online Events

The Forum series of online events have covered key areas of interest such as community development research and evaluation, and the importance of the arts to community wellbeing.

Supporting Statutory Services

Working with the local Health Board on their ICN Programme and the local authority.

Workstream 1 – Strategic

The Future of Support for Community-led Action in Pembrokeshire

Together for Change’s Workstream 1 is about building understanding,  trust, and a shared Vision and strategy that reflects a social and green model of health and wellbeing, and that delivers the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

At its inception, the project convened two meetings which were held online in June 2020 on the Future of Support for Community-led Action in Pembrokeshire. The first meeting brought together third- and public-sector managers, and the second was attended and informed by community representatives. The meetings focused on developing an understanding of the impact of COVID-19 upon communities and how community-led action could be sustained in the future. Reports of the meetings identified three clearly-definable areas for further work and informed the development of the 10-Point Plan and a commitment of Partners to community involvement and development.

A 10-Point Plan to Reconnect Communities

Together for Change’s 10-Point Plan has been developed with partner organisations and sets out a broad set of principles on what we are trying to achieve and how, and what the commitment of partners should be. 

Forum Events

The Forum series of online events have covered key areas of interest such as community development research and evaluation, and the importance of the arts to community wellbeing.

The next event ‘Communities and the Green Agenda’ is on 23 July and can be booked through Eventbrite.

Sitting at the Key Tables

The idea is that Together for Change is, and will be, a strategic resource. It is not about adding another extra layer in structure. The team are locking into existing statutory committees and Boards to add value and to close the gap between policy statements and delivery around services and community action.

Representatives from Together for Change sit on a number of boards and networks including the Pembrokeshire Public Services Board (PSB), the Community Recovery Operational Group, the West Wales Research, Innovation and Improvement Coordination (RIIC) Hub (part of the West Wales Care Partnership) Innovations and Improvement  and the CWBR Advisory Group.

Consultations Inputted Into

Representatives from Together for Change have inputted into the following consultations:

      Conference Papers

       

      Useful Organisations

      Links to some of the organisations that are working to support communities and their development.

      Pembrokeshire

      PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services)

      The independent association of voluntary and community groups in Pembrokeshire.

      PLANED

      PLANED supports communities to improve their quality of life by focusing on their opportunities, harnessing potential and helping them to achieve their aspirations.

      Pembrokeshire Community Hub

      A one-stop shop to provide help for residents during the pandemic, signposting for volunteers and co-ordinating voluteer efforts.

      Span Arts

      Span Arts is a community arts and wellbeing charity, based in Narberth, delivering a diverse range of events.

      Regional

      4theRegion

      4theRegion is an alliance of people, businesses and organisations across South West Wales, who champion the change makers and share positive news, to connect like-minded people and great ideas.

      Wales

      Building Communities Trust

      BCT support people and places to develop solutions to local issues, imprve wellbeing, raise aspirations and create stronger communities.

      Social Value Cymru

      Delivered through Mantell Gwynedd, Social Value Cymru provides social value support, advice and consultancy services to third sector organisations across Gwynedd and beyond.

      Co-production and Involvement Network for Wales

      An inclusive, member-led network of change makers who inspire, empower and support one another with a vision for a fairer and more sustainable Wales where everyone has a voice.

      United Kingdom

      National Centre for Creative Health

      The National Centre for Creative Health advances good practice and research, informs policy and promotes collaboration, helping foster the conditions for creative health to be integral to health and social care, and wider systems.

      Worldwide

      Nuture Development

      Nurture Development work to support communities to reduce institutionalisation adn increase interdependency in community life.