Councillor Tony Cooper
The Aldeburgh, Leiston and Saxmundham Community Partnership continue to meet with local partners, groups, Town and Parish councils to discuss matters effecting the community.
The priorities are wide reaching but the partnership are committed to ensuring the community are at the forefront when developing projects and offering immediate responses for provision, especially for our neighbours in more rural areas.
Covid encouraged the partnership to be more creative to address matters of social isolation and loneliness for the older members of the community. The Leiston Good Neighbour Scheme and Dementia project worked with The Art Station to provide 130 bags with art activities delivered to members of the community which was followed by an exhibition for all to enjoy.
Currently, the partnership continue to focus on supporting the mental health and obesity concerns of young people and pre-school children thorough the commissioning of Suffolk Mind and The Youth Sports Trust. Both groups provide specialist support and activities for the early years setting, this training can then be rolled across the setting for future years.
Looking forward, the partnership are hoping to host a local event to bring providers of groups and services together to help to identify how we can work together, share resources and ideas for consistencies in what is available for people locally and across the patch.
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