Partners Together

Our twice-yearly 'Partners Together' events bring together public, private and voluntary sector organisations to explore our response to key issues and challenges affecting the Wychavon district.  The events are sponsored by our Localism and Community Funding Advisory Panel.  The next event takes place on 25 May 2017 at the Civic Centre and will focus on tourism and its contribution to the local economy. Please let Tracy Perkins know if you would like to attend and do let us know if you have ideas for future topics for these events.

 

Healthy, happy, active and supported - 16 November 2016

The purpose of our fifth Partners Together event was to look at the key health issues of physical activity, mental health and alcohol and how we can work better together to help people in Wychavon live longer and healthier lives.  There was a lively start to the day with a Wake and Shake film, that you can watch below. The packed programme included presentations from national and local public health experts and topic based workshops.  We heard that while people are living longer, the gap between how long we live and years of good health is getting bigger. To find out more view the slides here. A write-up of the event will follow shortly.

Wake and Shake!

Here’s the Wake and Shake film that we made with St Peter’s CE First School in Droitwich Spa as part of the recent Partners Together event.  These children certainly are healthy, happy and active.  What a brilliant way to start the day!

 

 

A roof over your head- 13 April 2016

The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about local housing issues and to explore whether we are building enough housing of the right type to meet needs.  Keynote speaker, Kerry Stevens from the Homes and Communities Agency, told delegates that by 2020 in areas of high demand home ownership will be an impossible dream for people who aren't already on the housing ladder.  The programme also included a presentation about the state of housing in Wychaovn, a developer's perspective, a film with residents talking about what it's like living in Wychavon and a lively panel discussion. To find out more view the slides here or read the event write-up.

Skills for success - 4 November 2015

This event looked at skills challenges for 16 to 24 year olds. Our keynote speaker, Carl Arntzen who is CEO of Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd, told delegates a shortage of skilled workers is the biggest threat to the local economy.  The programme also included presentations about the range of skills support on offer across Worcestershire, two films, a chat with two apprentices and a lively panel discussion. To find out more view the event slides and read the event write-up.

Are Wychavon residents ageing well? - 19 March 2015

This event focused on on how partners can work together to ensure that an ageing population with an increasing life expectancy, is an active, healthy and happy one.  Jennifer Taylor from Cotswold District Council presented the results of research into the scale and extent of loneliness and isolation in the Cotswold district's over 65s. The programme also included some facts about Wychavon's over 65s, a film about growing older in Wychavon and information about Wychavon Rural Communities programme.  To find out out more you can view the event slides here or read our write-up of the event.

All about culture - 27 November 2014

There was a packed programme for our first Partners Together event, which focused on the theme of culture.  Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the mac Birmingham, Dorothy Wilson, spoke passionately about what culture is and why it matters. We watched a film about what Wychavon residents think about culture and our Arts Development Officer, Jenny Davis, highlighted many of the things we already support across the district.

Councillor Tomlinson told us that local authorities need to be facilitators and enablers, bringing others together to drive culture and the arts. The room was buzzing as participants discussed what's already great about culture in Wychavon and what more we could do better together.  You can find out more by reading our write-up of the event.

For more information contact:

Tracy Perkins
Strategy & Communications
Call: 01386 565517
Email: tracy.perkins@wychavon.gov.uk