“Shaping our Future” - The East Suffolk Partnership's seventh Annual Forum.
15th November 2019
Each year the East Suffolk Partnership hosts a conference for representatives from our local communities, voluntary organisations, public services and local businesses. This important event gives us all the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise and work together to benefit our communities and businesses in East Suffolk.
The theme this year is “Shaping our Future”. We will explore some of the critical issues affecting our lives and identify how we can respond to them within our communities, businesses and organisations. A common thread throughout will be the power of data and how we can all make much better use of it.
The East Suffolk Partnership (ESP) is a voluntary arrangement that attracts organisations from the public, business, community and voluntary sectors to work together for the benefit of East Suffolk.
The ESP is aligned with the new East Suffolk Council boundary and operates at a level which enables strategic decisions that affect East Suffolk and also drive delivery of projects and initiatives at a relatively local level.
To help make sense of the interconnected agendas of public sector reform, growth, and localism the ESP commissioned the East Suffolk Profile and has identified an number of major goals in the following three areas:
To deliver on its goals the ESP Board oversees a rolling programme of work focused on specific issues. Detailed work to deliver the outcomes is coordinated through a work programme managed by the ESP Programme Officer Group between meetings of the Board.
The ESP has a key role to influence and change the way resources are allocated within East Suffolk. Increasingly the ESP is also taking a more proactive role in drawing additional funding into East Suffolk: from the relatively small amounts that the members of the East Suffolk Resource Network can help local communities groups to access, through to significant amounts that the ESP is well placed to attract as an established partnership with good networks.