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Wyre Together Conference. 12 th December 2012. Purpose of Conference. Will provide an update on Wyre Together achievements since March 2012. We will invite guest speakers who will provide information about their work. And finally, we will confirm the future actions for Wyre Together.

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wyre together conference

Wyre Together Conference

12th December 2012

purpose of conference
Purpose of Conference
  • Will provide an update on Wyre Together achievements since March 2012
  • We will invite guest speakers who will provide information about their work
  • And finally, we will confirm the future actions for Wyre Together
  • Managed by Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde CVS (Council for Voluntary Services)
  • To work together to develop an effective engagement, consultation and communication mechanism for all Wyre groups.
  • Launched June 2010
  • Now got 140 groups
some of the members
Some of the members
  • Age Uk Blackpool & District, Age Uk Lancashire
  • Alzheimers Society
  • Barnados
  • Carer’s Point/Help Direct/Ncompass
  • Creative Support
  • Churches Together
  • Friends of the Memorial Park, Fleetwood
  • Great Places Housing Group
  • Thornton Action Group
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • Journey 3 Recover
  • Play Inclusion Project
  • Rossall Beach Residents Association
  • Signing in the Community
  • Refurb
  • Poulton People’s Choir
  • Strike Association
  • Sure Start Fleetwood
  • UR Potential
  • Wyre Seniors Forum
  • Plus 120 others covering all diversities and geographical locations
wyre together structure
Wyre Together Structure
  • What is the structure?
  • How does it work?
task groups
Task Groups
  • Will provide update for each of the task group and their actions
volunteering task group
Volunteering Task Group
  • Developing a volunteering charter
  • Will be piloted February- March and launched April 2013
  • 2nd version of Wyre Volunteering Strategy
  • Will be signed off today
  • Held Volunteering Information Event
  • Learning Experience for future events
  • Best Practices Report finalised and distributed
  • Available on Wyre Together website
promotion publicity
  • 2012 Showcase Event – September
  • Great networking and promotional event, also open to the general public
  • Always looking at ways to work together and support each other –
  • task group to be set up March 2013, all ideas welcome
natural environment
Natural Environment
  • Working with Wyre Council to develop a Natural Environment web page
  • Purpose to create a stronger link across the different groups that work to promote our beautiful countryside
  • We will aim to promote the work of local groups and include a featured group
community engagement
Community Engagement
  • Information Event held August 2012 to highlight 3 key topics:-
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • The Police Crime Commissioner Elections
  • Wyre Councils Shaping Your Neighbourhood proposals
  • Attended by 48 people
  • 2nd Information Event to be planned March/April – lets make this even bigger!
compact agreement
Compact Agreement
  • Each district required to have a Compact Agreement to confirm how engagement, consultation and communication is carried out
  • Initial meeting held May 2012
  • Decision made to wait for Lancashire Compact Agreement and adapt this for Wyre
children young people families forum
Children, Young People & Families Forum
  • Became Wyre and Fylde Together task group in July 2012
  • Providing more information as guest speaker today
one lancashire
One Lancashire
  • Wyre Together is working closely with One Lancashire
  • Lead Accountable Body SELNET - Social Enterprise Solutions will be providing a presentation today
  • Providing more information as guest speaker today
publicity promotion
  • Regular articles included in local press
  • Monthly newsletter issued
  • Presentations and talks
  • Good working relationship with Wyre Council and other statutory partners
  • Represent third sector at number of meetings
  • Now on Facebook!!
  • Website – www.wyretogether.org
  • Now had over 107,000 visitors
  • Includes members news, events, jobs, featured group of the month, funding, newsletters, action plans
  • Can run off report, analyse data/usage
wyre together awards
Wyre Together Awards
  • Developed to recognise and acknowledge local achievements
  • 6 categories
  • Best Volunteer (Adult)
  • Best Young Volunteer
  • Best Volunteer Team
  • Best Neighbour
  • Best Community Group
  • Volunteering Despite Adversity
  • Closing date 14th December – this Friday!
what next
What next?
  • So those are some of Wyre Together’s achievements since March 2012
  • Following the talks I will provide an update on our future actions