Barking & Dagenham Council is consulting on its strategy for working with the social sector.
"This strategy sets a four-year vision for strengthening the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VSCE) in Barking and Dagenham, and for building on some of the great ideas that emanate from the community to meet our ambitions for the borough."
It aims to:
- Build capacity
- Increase civic participation, and
- Facilitate collaboration in the sector.
To achieve this, it sets the foundations of a new local giving model that will help channel resources where they are most needed. It seeks to widen the space for voluntary and community groups. It proposes measures to work towards more trust-based relationships across organisations and with the Council.
The Council wants to have an open conversation about voluntary, community and social enterprise:
- What is working well?
- What challenges does the social sector face?
- What can the Council do to strengthen the sector further?
The Council will consider all views when finalising the strategy. Go to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Consultation Portal for more information and to complete a survey. Download the full draft strategy and a three-page summary.
The deadline for responses is 10 January 2019.