The People’s Partnership for Lincolnshire is being coordinated by Lincolnshire CVS and will create a forum for the people of Lincolnshire to engage with Lincolnshire County Council as equal partners.
The People’s Partnership is about setting up Community Engagement for a long term meaningful relationship between the people of Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire County Council.
The pilot project will begin with creating a forum between the community and voluntary sector within Lincolnshire and the areas of Lincolnshire County Council that directly relate to each of the initial 7 Strands:
- Children and Young People
- Learning Disability
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Physical Disability
- Sensory Impairment
This pilot project will run to March 2016. There will then be an evaluation of how well the partnerships and forum has worked and a decision will be taken on future development
The intention is to develop a Strand Lead for each of the 7 Strands and support them in building on existing networks, or to build capacity of smaller networks and community groups, to have a voice and influence on 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.
If you have any further questions please email or call Heidi Haxeltine on: 01476 561798 or Heidi.H@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk