What We Plan To Do

To strengthen communities and involve people, we will build this relationship between residents and service providers, focussing on:

  • Equality; to make sure we have a city free from discrimination that enables every individual to have an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.
  • Inclusion; to remove barriers and make sure residents feel a part of our city and are able to take advantage of the education, employment, services and cultural opportunities that living here brings.
  • Engagement; to make sure we collaborate effectively with citizens so they have a voice in the decisions that affect them and are empowered to take a more active role in the provision of services.
  • Third Sector Delivery; to make sure we commission effectively and develop the voluntary sector marketplace so that it is able to respond to need and opportunities.

Specifically, we will:

  • Advise, drive, guide and support the Brighton & Hove Connected family of partnerships on community development, equality, inclusion and community engagement
  • Use research and data to gain insight into our communities, service users, customers and social capital to identify opportunities, needs and service gaps for championing across the family of partnerships
  • Work to ensure services hear the voice of residents from protected groups and from all parts of the city
  • Develop a business case for BHCC collaborating with the third sector in the context of increasing service demands and financial pressures, including case studies of successful collaboration
  • Develop placed based engagement and commissioning linked to the neighbourhoods agenda and Caring Together Plans around multi community speciality providers
  • Develop a new Communities Fund themed around Collaboration, Engagement and Resilience