“Community Voices”

“Community Voices”
18th December 2018 c360admin
2019 will see a newly transformed Lunch and Learn, with a less formal approach to sharing information about services.
There will continue to be a different guest speaker each month, but speakers will now be encouraged to include “wants and needs” during sessions, sharing how other organisations can help in order to promote collaborative working.  Everyone can enjoy refreshments together, whilst continuing to share solutions to requests.
The sessions will take on the new name of “Community Voices”. and will be moved to the later time of 2pm – 3pm and located at One Colchester Shop, Unit 81, Culver Street East, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LF. 
They are aimed at professionals and volunteers working in the local area for the benefit of the community. Organisations are encouraged to bring along clients who may be interested in learning about particular topics. The aim is that attendance to these sessions promotes a wider knowledge of the voluntary sector and increases collaborative work between sectors.
Previous successfully built working relationships have included the following:
Colchester Borough Council – Customer Support Team
“The Epilepsy Lunch & Learn gave a great insight on the issues experienced by those diagnosed with epilepsy, which in turn will help the team when they are supporting customers”
“Citizens Advice Bureau and Open Door, have recently been contacted to meet with the team, again great partnership working”
The redesign of these sessions has been based on feedback from regular attendees and has meant “we listened and we did”.
Adult Social Care Connects
“Perhaps at future sessions, it would be useful if everyone discussed how they can support each other in their line of work/volunteering in future situations”
Dates of sessions can be found on the Community360 website. If you would like to book a space to attend or to be a Guest Speaker, please call Community360 on 01206 505250 or email engagement8@community360.org.uk