Asset based community development

Asset based community development – a Northumberland VCS Assembly Event

Working together to improve the well-being of our communities

Tuesday 14th March  9.45 – 13.00 followed by lunch
The White Swan, Alnwick

The VCS makes an important contribution to the health and well-being of our communities.  The value of the VCS to health and other public services in contributing to keeping people healthy and improving their well-being is beginning to be recognized and a commitment by Health and the County Council to an asset based community development approach to health and well-being requires working in partnership with VCS.

Find out more about this approach and how we can all contribute, working with individuals, communities and partners to improve the health and well being of our communities.
The key note speaker will be Trevor Hopkins, Asset Based Consulting. Trevor is one of a small group of people in the UK who, since 2007, have been championing the use of asset based approaches to improve health, resilience and wellbeing outcomes and challenging preventable inequalities for individuals, families and communities. He brings very creative and active approaches to his work on health, wellbeing, leadership and asset-based community development. Trevor and his partner Jayne will also be leading the workshops.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about the Council’s commitment to an asset based community centred approach, a local example using this approach and the progress Public Health are making on asset mapping in Northumberland and how they will take this forward.

Places will be limited and they are anticipating high demand.  Bookings are restricted to two people per organisation in the first instance so book now to avoid disappointment by emailing: assembly@northumberlandcva.org.uk.

See more about volunteering and the work of Northumberland CVA in Golden Guide N0rthumberland 2017, pages 34-36