What Is It?
The People’s Partnership will create a forum for the people of Lincolnshire to engage with Lincolnshire County Council as equal partners.
- Children and Young People
- Learning Disability
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Physical Disability
- Sensory Impairment
This pilot project was funded by Lincolnshire County Council to March 2017 to support strand development and the partnership forum. The intention was to develop a Strand Lead for each of the main strands, each representing an important but less well heard part of our community, and support them in building on existing networks of community groups, to have a voice and influence commissioning and service delivery
The pilot project is about improving communications to:
- build capacity
- share of best practice
- improve access for/to hard to reach communities
- promote equality & diversity
- promote on-going and meaningful engagement and co-production with Lincolnshire County Council.
Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service (LCVS) are the lead body, independent from, though funded by, Lincolnshire County Council (LCC). The initial Pilot year will be driven by a LCVS Project Manager, working 2 days per week, on setting up and supporting the People’s Partnership forum and the 7 Strands identified for the pilot year.
Strand Leads will represent their communities of interest at the People’s Partnership Forum, where all around the table will be equal partners working towards improving the quality of engagement and demonstrating that the Community and Voluntary sector are co-producers in the People’s Partnership.
How the People’s Partnership will work
The People’s Partnership is designed to work through on-going engagement. There are 25 Commissioners within LCC, all developing strategies; the People’s Partnership is designed to become their first port of call to engage with representatives of the 7 Strand communities whilst developing strategies, not just for consultations.
Strand Leads can represent their communities of interest, expanding on their current reach, inclusion and engagement, so that they can act as a voice for their Strands. As well as actively consulting their Strands communities when LCC Commissioners come to the People’s Partnership the Strand Leads are able raise issues that concern their communities and that they feel LCC should be considering or acting upon.
Funding / Outcomes
No fixed amount per Strand. No fixed Outcomes per Strand. This is about co-production. Currently each Strand is in a different place, and consequently has different needs for support to grow reach and inclusion and enable engagement within the People’s Partnership Forum. Some need to build capacity, some are funded already for engagement work but may want to run an event/campaign to build reach and inclusion.
The Strand Leads know their current situation, their community of interest needs and how best to engage with them – they are putting together plans which the Steering Committee will consider.
Points to note:
- Each Strand Lead will be promoted as themselves, they are the trusted name within their community – contact details for all Strand Leads will be shared shortly.
- The People’s Partnership Forum – will be promoted as such.
- Most powerful thing is stories and conversations:
- From Strands to demonstrates the concerns of their communities
- From LCC to demonstrate the action they have taken – “You said, we did”
- During the pilot year each Strand will look at the people who do not fall into one of the 7 Strands identified, the pilot year is for Learning, we can feedback on how the Strands work & whether more are required.
- Important also that LCC does not see the People’s Partnership as ‘covering’ all their social inclusion requirements.
- The LCVS Project Manager will over the coming weeks / months be talking with CCGs, Healthwatch and Health & Wellbeing Boards on how they can link into the People’s Partnership too.
2. Children and Young People
3. Learning Disability
4. Mental Health
5. Older People
6. Physical Disability
7. Sensory Impairment
To find out more look at the LCC Community Engagement Strategy 2013-2018 at:
|Carers||Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership|
|Children and Young People||Children’s Links|
|Mental Health||Shine Mental Health Network Lincolnshire|
|Older People||Age UK – Lincoln|
|Physical Disability||Lincolnshire Independent Living|
|Sensory Impairment||Strand Lead t.b.c.|
Find Out More
If you would like to register your interest to receive more information and updates about one or more of our strands please complete the form below.
Telephone: 01522 811 582 and ask to speak to Philip Burgess
Mid Term Review
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