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People, Partnerships, Prevention … the Inverclyde Third Sector Conference 2016

CVS Inverclyde has announced the programme for its Inverclyde third sector conference 2016, People, Partnerships, Prevention, taking place at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock on Wednesday 14 September 2016. Early bird discounted delegate tickets are now available for those booking their place by mid August.

Registrations can be made online at the Eventbrite page, People, Partnerships, Prevention and further information is available by contacting CVS Inverclyde on 01475 711733.

"The conference will focus on the Public Sector Reform agenda, looking at how we can empower people and communities to take on greater responsibility, work in partnership and help tackle inequalities, as we look at early prevention and the benefits it can bring," said Ian Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, CVS Inverclyde.

"While the question of Brexit and its implications for the third sector will undoubtedly permeate many of the subjects being covered on the day, it is the main focus for one of our 12 workshops, as we discuss its impact.

"We look forward to another line up of national speakers, coupled with informative, lively debate during our question and answer panel session and workshop sessions. We would encourage delegates to ensure their place at People, Partnerships, Prevention by booking early and benefiting from the discounted rate, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day."

Wilma Bain, Inverclyde Council's Corporate Director of Education, Communities and Organisational Development, will be joined in the speaker line up by Tam Baillie, Children & Young People's Commissioner Scotland; Professor Ken Gibb, Director, Policy Scotland and Co-director of What Works Scotland; Derrick Pierce, Quality and Development Service Manager, Inverclyde HSCP; and Alex Meikle, Partnership Integration Facilitator, CVS Inverclyde.

Hosting the speaker session will be Annie Gunner Logan, Director with the Coalition of Care & Support Providers in Scotland, who will also facilitate the panel question and answer debate to round off the morning.

The range of afternoon workshops include sessions around changing the landscape of health and social care in Inverclyde, the implications of the Children's & Young People's Act, Brexit, good governance, procurement, volunteering and how HMP Greenock engages with communities. The Community Empowerment Act and what it means locally, from asset transfers to participation requests, will also be on the agenda. Rounding off the day, delegates can enjoy relaxation techniques and learn how to eliminate stress with holistic health practitioner and life coach, Gordon Anderson.

The conference is being supported by the Oak Mall Shopping Centre.


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