The purpose of the new forums is to provide the third sector in Falkirk with a stronger, more coherent voice in the community planning process.
The forums mirror the themes of the Community Planning Partnership and build on our existing forums on Community Care and Health (CCHF), and the Voluntary Sector Children’s Services Forum, with issues arising from the forums will be taken forward by a representative of the Forum to the relevant Community Planning Partnership meeting, supported by CVS Falkirk staff.
The forums are open to representatives of third sector organisations in Falkirk, both paid and unpaid, who provide services in areas relating to the forums. You are more than welcome to join the forum on the day, but we do ask if possible for you to register your interest by contacting David Gardener by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All new Forums will take place within CVS Falkirk, unit 6, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR
Safer Communities – Friday 18th September, 2:30-4:30pm
This forum provides an arena for discussion and debate for representatives from voluntary and community organisations in Falkirk, who are working in areas relating to community safety, crime prevention, abuse and safety.
Economic Resilience and Employment – Friday 25th September, 2-4pm
This forum gives voluntary and community sector organisations in Falkirk the opportunity to discuss and debate issues around poverty, welfare reform, and housing & homelessness – with these views feeding into the Community Planning Partnership for Falkirk.
Tackling Poverty – Monday 5th October, 2-4pm
The Tackling Poverty Forum is open to representatives from third sector organisations in Falkirk, to share good practice, information, skills, experience, and resources in order to tackle Poverty locally. This includes tackling financial exclusion and building financial capability, tackling food poverty and increasing access to affordable food and tackling low skills and raising aspirations.
The agenda will be available one week prior to any forum meeting. Anyone registered to attend the first forum meeting will receive this by email.
For further information about any of the above forums, please contact David Gardener, David@cvsfalkirk.org.uk, 01324 692010.