Latest update on thriving communities in Yorkshire

5 October 2022

Please take a look at forthcoming training and events from the North East and Yorkshire Thriving Communities Network (coordinated by VONNE)  to help your organisation thrive.

Free Thriving Communities professional development for voluntary and community organisations

This Autumn and Winter, the network is offering voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) colleagues the opportunity to take part in professional development with its training partner, Yes We Can CIC.

They are running a series of four Action Learning Sets (ALS) from the end of October through to February that aim to give you time and space to think, plan, take action and learn with your peers to work through current problems and plan for the future. There is also a chance to connect with each other and grow stronger networks in the region.

We know time to reflect and work with peers on tricky problems can be in short supply for people in management and leadership roles. Our intention is to rebalance the scales.

You can find out more about what Action Learning Sets are all about in this information pack. And secure your free place on a Set here. Bookings close on Friday 14 October.

Thriving Communities social prescribing project showcase, Tuesday 1 November, 10am – 11.30am via Zoom

The Thriving Communities Fund supported local voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise projects that brought together place-based partnerships to improve and increase social prescribing community activities, especially for those people most impacted by Covid-19 and health inequalities.

In this webinar the network is bringing together a selection of the organisations funded within the North East and Yorkshire to showcase their impact, highlight learning from working in place-based partnerships, and to discuss how they are developing their legacy work to ensure there is ongoing impact and sustainability.

This event is open to anyone with an interest in social prescribing. Register here.

Thriving Communities network connector session, Wednesday, 23 November, 1.30pm – 3.00pm via Zoom

Are you a VCFSE organisation who wants to become more visible, connect with your local social prescribing link worker, or understand what they are looking for?

Or are you a link worker who wants to learn more about what organisations and activities are available in your community and how to refer into these?

In the first of these new connector sessions, which are being hosted in partnership with the NHSE Regional Learning Co-ordinator/PCN advisors David Cowan and Kate Pearce, we will bring together members of the Thriving Communities network from both the referrer and provider aspects of the social prescribing pathway to help make useful local connections and build strong local relationships to strengthen your social prescribing services.

This informal networking session will combine brief presentations on North East and Yorkshire projects where collaboration between link workers and the VCSE has proved fruitful, and then these will be followed with the opportunity to connect and collaborate in smaller local breakout rooms.

This event would be of particular interest to those in personalised care roles (social prescribing link workers, health and wellbeing coaches, and care co-ordinators) and representatives from the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector providing social prescribing activities. Register here

Get connected

Don’t forget to sign up to the NE & Yorkshire Thriving Communities network here.

You can see the September issue of the network newsletter here.