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People’s Partnership for Lincolnshire

The People’s Partnership is about setting up an on-going conversation between the people of Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire County Council.

The people of Lincolnshire will be represented, in the initial Pilot year, by community and voluntary sector organisations that work with one each of 7 communities of interest – these will be called Strand Leads. These Strand Leads will build on existing networks to increase their reach, inclusion and engagement across Lincolnshire, so that they can act as a voice for their Strands.

The Strand Leads will attend the People’s Partnership Forum meetings as equal partners with representatives from Lincolnshire County Council to give a voice to their communities of interest and influence commissioning from planning to service delivery.

How you can get involved:

  1. Carers – Lincolnshire Carers & Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP) acts as the Strand Lead for supporting the involvement of unpaid, family carers in the work of the People’s Partnership. If you would like to know more, or wish to get involved, please contact Anne Stephenson our Volunteer Lead ( email: anne@lincscarerspartnership.net , tel: 01522 846912). You can find out more about LCYCP at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lcycp
  2. Children and Young People – Children’s Links is a specialist Children and Young People’s infrastructure organisation and the Strand Lead supporting children and young people for the People’s Partnership. Through our extensive networks, we will work with the community groups and organisations that support and directly deliver services for 0-24 year olds, to ensure we get the views and needs of Lincolnshire children and young people. If you would like to know more, or wish to get involved, please contact Alice James: alice.james@childrenslinks.org.uk or 0845 373 0645. You can find out more about Children’s Links at www.childrenslinks.org.uk
  3. Learning Disability – VoiceAbility is the strand lead for people with learning disabilities in the work of the Peoples Partnership. Our aim is to support involvement and empower people to speak up for themselves and get their voices heard. If you would like to know more or wish to get involved please contact Marie O’Sullivan at: marie.osullivan@voiceabilityorg  Tel. 07769 293729
  4. Mental Health – Shine, mental health support network, is listening to its membership through a panel of individuals, through members who lead small organisations and groups and by visits to individual groups around the County.  If you would like to join the panel or have a visit to your group, contact Charles Cooke, 07969 875464, charles@lincsshine.co.uk.
  5. Older People – Age UK Lincoln acts as the Strand Lead for supporting the involvement of Older People living in Lincolnshire in the work of the People’s Partnership. If you would like to know more, or wish to get involved, please contact Jayne Thomas, our Partnership Engagement Coordinator (email: jayne.thomas@ageuklincoln.org.uk, tel: 01522 696000 or 07846 796093). You can find out more about Age UK Lincoln at www.ageuk.org.uk/lincoln
  6. Physical Disability – Lincolnshire Independent Living are the county’s Disability User Led Organisation. We are a group of disabled people working voluntarily to help each other with advice, support and guidance to ensure disabled people can live as independently as possible. By working with the People Partnership we are hoping to unitelocal community disabled members across the county and give them a single strong voice at all appropriate levels. http://lincolnshireindependentliving.org.uk/ or  tel:07749 982114
  7. Sensory Impairment – The Sensory Impairment strand is still under development. We are seeking to engage with sensory impairment groups and sensory impaired  individuals, from across the county, in order to seek their views / feedback on issues and services. The goal, at this point, being the setting up and launch of a Sensory Impairment Network Forum, where interested groups can have a representative to offer continued engagement – meeting quarterly. If you are interested in getting involved or want to find out more then email Vanessa.m@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk