The Engaged Communities Group brings together Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations from across Suffolk who work with and represent their local communities and many of our seldom-heard groups in Suffolk.
The group currently meet on a fortnightly basis via Microsoft Teams with a number of Suffolk partners coming along to present to the group on key topics and pieces of work that are being developed. Organisations are invited to contribute to the discussion on a wide range of topics that affect their communities, to ensure their voices are being heard and that services are developed with these users in mind.
An example of recent discussion topics include:
- Covid-19 response and recovery – Information on vaccines, testing, community recovery
- Digital Inclusion – how can we support people to use technology to improve their lives whilst also maintaining face-to-face connection
- Domestic Abuse – what services are available and how they can be better accessed within communities.
The Engaged Communities Group also provides funding to support eligible VCSE organisations, through the COMF (Contain Outbreak Management Fund). For more information on funding available through this group, please see below.
For more information on the group or if you would like to join the fortnightly meetings, please email CCBCOVID19@suffolk.gov.uk