LOCAL is a conversation process which has been set up to develop a collective vision for the VCFSE sector in the wider area as well as specific districts. We need to be able to make the case for our communities, for our sector and for ideas that make a real difference. We need to be very clear about what is important to the 10,000 plus groups operating across the area. It is vital that we understand how we can collectively push for the kind of changes, ideas, and necessary investment to enable more effective service to our communities. This is our opportunity to develop what “building back” looks like for us.

Ten priority areas have been identified as a starting point, but they are not written in stone. What do you think? Are any of these important to your group or organisaiton? We have resisted over-defining these headers. We want the detail, specific outcomes and clear asks to arise from this conversation, from you. We also want to know: Is this something that you would like to be involved in and help make a reality?

Implement an Anti-poverty Strategy for Greater Lancashire

Levelling Up: Secure national investment to build an economic model for all of Lancashire

Environment including sustainable development; social value and use of community assets

Equality and Social Justice for All

Harness the VCFSE role in inclusive local economies

Develop the sector’s role in helping people into employment

Build a social prescribing model for Lancashire

Person and community-centred public service models

Scale up VCFSE role in Building Safer Communities

Adequately resource the VCFSE Sector