Community360 is committed to a continued programme of insight and intelligence gathering about our local sector. We achieve this by support and conducting research.
We are pleased to publish the reports below and work with a range of partners to produce them.
North East Essex Communities Responding to Crisis
In August 2020, C360 commissioned the University of Essex to collect the testimonies of community organisers. Interviewees generously gave their time between October 2020 and February 2021 when contributors, their families as well as their staff,
volunteers and service users were under great pressure. This report is a milestone not an end-point.
Marmot Community Sector Leadership Report
In response to the findings of research, including North East Essex Communities Responding to Crisis and Build Back Fairer, we believe that now is the time the encourage further partnership working in the voluntary and community sector. We would like to bring together a number of anchor organisations that are playing a role in representing the sector at a place level, building on the success of One Colchester collaborative. We would like groups to join C360 to:
• Strengthen our Leadership Culture
• Create a collaborative Call to Action
• Drive Clarity and Commitment from your local infrastructure agencies
Please read the full briefing paper and contact us if you would like to register your interest.
Communities Can…Build Back Fairer Conference
Following our successful Communities Can…Build Back Fairer Tackling Inequalities conference on the 11th October, we are pleased to provide you with the link to the recording of the event. The recording contains subtitles. If you wish to turn the subtitles off, click on the settings icon (along the bottom bar), select ‘subtitles’, then click ‘off’.
The recording can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/dVDrqO5aYVE
Shortly, we will be releasing the We Are Not Going Back report together with details of next steps on Phase 2 of the Tackling Inequalities agenda so please watch this space. We will also soon be launching the Marmot Community Sector Leadership Forum – further details to follow.
Community Asset Mapping Refresh Report
Following on from the first Community Assets Mapping reports, one for Colchester and one for Tendring, which were published in January 2019, this most recent report was commissioned to look at community activities, strengths, and challenges. The report was produced by in C360, CVS Tendring and Healthwatch Essex. It covers all north east Essex and draws upon local data from voluntary and community groups, case studies and consultation, to contextualise our place within the context of reports, including the Index of Multiple Deprivation update in 2019 and the Marmot Review 10 years on (which looked at progress made on prevention and tackling health inequalities).
The report also explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities, the way they work, their resilience and sustainability.