Each year the Community Partnerships host a popular conference for representatives from our communities, voluntary organisations, public services and local businesses. This popular event gives us all the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise and work together to benefit our communities and businesses in East Suffolk. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘East Suffolk: Bringing Ideas to Life’. With a focus on responding quickly and preventing the need for crisis interventions/support, we explored some of the critical issues affecting our lives to identify how we can respond to them in a timely way that focusses on prevention within our communities, businesses and organisations.
200 delegates attended, drawn from local communities and business, voluntary organisations, public services, the private sector, local authorities, town and parish councils, faith groups, housing and healthcare professionals, Police and many others.
Steve Gallant, Community Partnership Board Chair delivered an Introduction to the day and update on progress of the Community Partnerships.
Anna Crispe, Consultant in Public Health, Assistant Director, Knowledge, Intelligence & Evidence, Suffolk County Council delivered a keynote speech entitled East Suffolk: Moving forwards after Covid-19 changed the world in which she shared the latest published data on East Suffolk and posed a number of recommendations and questions about possible actions we could take.
A wide range of issues were then explored by delegates in a series of workshops and seminars including:
This important event gave us all the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise and work together to benefit our communities and businesses in East Suffolk.