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									                                                                                                             Transforming Local Public
                                                                                                             Services Together

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Transforming Local Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Services Together
                       Hertfordshire Forward,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         20th April 2007 10.00am - 4.00pm
                                                                                                             10.00 Arrivals and Refreshments                13:00 Local Compact Voice

                                                                                                             10.30 Morning chairperson
                                                                                                                                                            13.45 Afternoon chairperson

                                                                                                             10:35 Sponsor’s address                        13:50 Taking the Compact
                                                                                                                                                                  forward together
                      The Government
                      Office for the East of

                                                                                                             10:40 Engaging the Third Sector -              14:15 Partnership in Public Services
                                                                                                                   a Hertfordshire Perspective
                       The Compact is an

                                                                                                                                                            14.30 Workshop Session 2
Conference Sponsors                                  What this event is all about

                                                                                                             10:55 Service Transformation -
                                                     This National Conference will hear from a range of

                                                                                                                   What needs to happen                     15:30 Plenary
                                                     speakers on how local councils, local strategic
                                                     partnerships and others can better understand and
                       the county’s Local
                                                     support the role that the voluntary and community
                       Strategic Partnership is

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fielder Centre
                                                     Sector can play in building strong and vibrant local
                       a key strategic alliance

                                                                                                             11:10 Making it real - Strengthening
                                                     communities. The relationship that local government
whose aim is to drive the future direction of
                                                     has with the sector can be fundamental in tackling

                                                                                                                   Engagement between
the county. Hertfordshire Forward is pleased
                                                     the challenges that communities face today. At a

                                                                                                                   Communities and Councils
to sponsor this event as it has identified

the new Commissioner for the Compact.
                                                     local level community groups often support or
improving the capacity and infrastructure of
                                                     provide services, advice, advocacy and information
the local Voluntary and Community Sector as
                                                     and Local Compacts can help to underpin these vital
one of five key long term challenges facing the                                                                                                                  members meeting in the Board Room
                                                     relationships between the sectors.
county as a whole and which cannot be
addressed either in a short space of time or by                                                                   Sarah Pickup, Director,
one organisations working in isolation               Communities and Councils

                                                                                                             11.30 Workshop Session 1
                                                                                                                  Adult Care Services,                           Ann Jansz, Hertfordshire Forward Board
                                                     The current issues that affect these relationships

                                                                                                                                                            15:45 Close
                                                     will be explored throughout the day from keynote             Hertfordshire County Council                   Member, Stevenage CVS

                      England joins up the           speakers and within targeted workshop sessions.

                                                                                                             12:45 Lunch and Networking
                      work of ten Central            The Conference will hear national perspectives

The Eastern Development Centre of CSIP
                                                     about the impact on the sector of proposed reforms           David Beatty, Chairman, Hertfordshire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9TP
                      Government Departments
across the region and feeds back the region's        to local government. Keynote speakers will seek to           Forward and Leader of Hertfordshire            John Stoker, Commissioner for the
views and unique needs to Whitehall                  explain the current policy environment, including an         County Council                                 Compact followed by Q&As
                                                     update on the Local Government and Public
                                                     Involvement in Health Bill which advocates delivering
                       agreement made at both        better public services and stronger community
                       national and local levels                                                                                                                 Debbie Edwards, Policy Manager,
                                                     engagement and hear of the latest developments at
                       that sets out how             the newly established Commission for the Compact.            Mark Mitchell, Chairman, Investing in          Partnerships and Delivery Unit, Office of
                       government and voluntary                                                                   Communities Hertfordshire,                     the Third Sector, Cabinet Office
                       and community sector                                                                       Chief Executive, Community
                       organisations work            Compact
                                                                                                                  Action Dacorum
together in all areas – including consultation,      The Compact is the framework within which partners
                                                                                                                                                                 (Coffee outside workshop rooms)
funding, and delivering better services.             can drive forward change and work together to
Compact Voice is the new name for the former         transform local services. This Conference is a
Compact Working Group which represents the
views of voluntary and community sector to
                                                     chance for delegates from both sectors to meet the
                                                     new Independent Commissioner for the Compact,                Ann Blackmore, Head of Policy, National        • Ann Jansz, Board Member of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Communities, Compacts, Councils
                                                     John Stoker and find out the latest state of play.           Council for Voluntary Organisations              Hertfordshire Forward, Stevenage CVS
Strengthening the Compact and championing            Through workshops we are keen to explore the                                                                • Bob Jones, Chairman, Herts Compact
                                                     strengths, challenges and linkages between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fielder Centre
its full implementation at every level of                                                                                                                          Group, Chief Executive, Watford CVS
                                                     countywide and county and district Local Compacts.                                                                                                                                                                                                Hatfield Business Park
government to enable voluntary and community                                                                                                                     • John Stoker, Commissioner for
organisations to operate in effective partnerships   In reality, of course, the Compact permeates each
                                                                                                                                                                   the Compact
with the broader public sector is a key priority     workshop, and the Conference will begin to pick up
                                                                                                                  Helen Hughes, National Advisor,                • Keith Shephard, Interim Head of
for the new Compact Commissioner                     ways in which partners really are “working together,
                                                     better together” across sectors.                             Voluntary and Community Sector,                  Community leadership,
                                                                                                                  Improvement & Development                        Hertfordshire County Council
                                                                                                                  Agency (IDeA)                                  • Michelle Rigby, Social Enterprise East
                                                     Is this Conference for you?
                                                                                                                                                                 • Richard Catherall, Ipswich CVS
                                                     The Conference will provide the opportunity for
                                                     discussion, to ask questions, to begin to explore
supports positive changes in services and in                                                                      (Coffee outside workshop rooms)
                                                     ways to strengthen this key relationship as well as

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Design Ref: 045607
the well-being of people with either mental
                                                     provide an ideal opportunity for networking and
health problems, learning disabilities or
                                                     finding out about good practice from others at a
physical disabilities and older people, children
                                                     time when local government and other public bodies
and families and people in the criminal justice
system with health and social care needs.
                                                     are being encouraged to engage more with the sector.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       hertscompact
                                                     Attendance at this event is free but spaces are
                                                     limited and advance booking is essential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Transforming Local Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Services Together Conference
Workshop Outlines

                                                      Workshop Outlines
                                                                                                             Lunchtime meeting of
                                                      4. Local Compacts and Local Area Agreements -

                                                                                                             Local Compact Voice
                                                                                                             8. Compacts and two-tier working -

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      F.A.O Neil Weston
1. Selling to the public sector - This workshop

2. It’s good to talk! - This workshop will focus

                                                      5. Social Enterprises and public service
                                                         provision - social enterprises can play an
                                                                                                             Over lunchtime members of Local Compact
                                                                                                             Voice will meet in the Board Room to share
                                                                                                             experiences. Voluntary Sector colleagues can
                                                                                                             join this network free of charge before
                                                      6. Listen and Learn - This workshop will look at       ( or on the day
                                                                                                             and network members who attend the
                                                                                                               development of outcomes measures to indicate       • National, Regional and Local voluntary and

                                                                                                             meeting will be able to have their travel
                                                         This workshop will look at how LAAs can use           levels of performance and effect change.             community organisations

                                                                                                             expenses reimbursed by Compact Voice.                Monday 16th April 2007.
                                                         Local Compacts to support closer partnership                                                             • Local Strategic Partnership chairs

3. Consortia! Consortia! Consortia! -
- Morning                                                working and help to ensure the sector’s                                                                  • Local Area Agreement block leads

                                                                                                                                                                  Attendance at this event is free but spaces are
                                                         involvement in the development, design and             This workshop will look at how Local Compacts     • Health Trusts

                                                                                                                                                                  limited and advance booking is essential.
                                                         implementation of local priorities. The workshop       can be used as a focus for community              • Strategic Health Authorities
   will focus on how local authorities procure and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Registration Form (Please complete one form per person)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Yes    No (Please tick box)
                                                         will hear from LSPs and LAAs who have                  engagement with local councils, explore the       • Police
   commission services as well as looking into           invested resources to secure a voice for the           strengths, challenges and linkages between        • ChangeUp consortia leads

                                                      7. Size matters!! This workshop will look at                                                                                                                    11.30 – 12:30         Workshop Session 1
   new ways in which the sector can become               sector in governance arrangements and to               countywide, county and district Local Compacts.   • Social Enterprises
   involved in all aspects of the commissioning          achieve the participation and involvement of           The workshop will also look at practical          • Regional Development Agencies
   cycle through the emerging Children’s Trust           the sector to help realise key objectives              measures to enhance working relationships in      • Sub Regional Economic Partnerships                c/o Communities,
   arrangements, ‘Our Health, Our Say, Our Care’         and outcomes.                                          two-tier areas, the implications of pathfinder                                                        Neighbourhoods & Culture Team
   White Paper and the Local Government and                                                                     status and the Local Government and Public        Display and Information Stands
   Public Involvement in Health Bill.                                                                           Involvement in Health Bill
                                                                                                                                                                  We have invited a range of Hertfordshire,           GO-East                                                     T: 01223 372663

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14.25 – 15.25        Workshop Session 2
                                                                                                                                                                  regional and national organisations to attend on    Eastbrook, Shaftesbury Road                                 F: 01223 372869
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cambridge, CB2 2DF                                          E:
   on identifying ways and means for enhancing
   communication between local councils and
                                                      - Afternoon                                                                                                 the day to provide advice and information about a
                                                                                                                                                                  range of community engagement and service
   communities and in particular the engagement,                                                                                                                  delivery projects that can be used to demonstrate   Contact Details
   involvement and participation of the sector,                                                                                                                   the key role that the Sector can play in building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I would like to attend the Transforming Local Public Services Together Conference on 20 April 2007.
   especially small groups, in the policy process.                                                                                                                strong and vibrant local communities.
                                                         important role in the development and delivery
   The session will also look at how consultation                                                                                                                                                                     Name                                                       Tel
                                                         of local services. This workshop will look at the
   “fatigue” can be avoided, how traditional             social, economic and environmental impact of                                                             Registration and                                    Organisation                                               Email
   ‘wicked’ issues such as budgetary constraints         the social enterprise approach.                                                                          Joining Instructions
   and reductions are best communicated and                                                                                                                                                                           Address                                                    Fax
   what models of good practice exist to ensure                                                                                                                   Places will not be allocated to workshops in
   consultation with communities of place, interest                                                                                                               advance. Attendance will be on first come first
                                                         the development of close relationships between
                                                                                                                                                                  served basis. Joining instructions and a final
   or need.                                              service providers and their users, at the
                                                                                                                                                                  programme will be sent to those who register by     Workshop Sessions
                                                         “brokerage” role the sector can play in helping                                                                                                              In order that we can allocate appropriately sized rooms to the workshops please indicate which
                                                         local people have a say in the design and                                                                                                                    workshops you would like to attend. We will put the final conference programme together based on
   This workshop will look at the benefits to be         delivery of services and also at ways to ensure                                                                                                              application form demand for the workshops.
   gained in developing voluntary and community          that the “voices” of black, minority, ethnic and    Who should attend?
   sector consortia approaches to the delivery of        other socially excluded groups get heard.           • Chief executives from local authorities and
   services. How are ChangeUp, Defra’s Rural                                                                   voluntary and community sector organisations                                                           Provisional Workshops and timings
   Social and Community Programme and the                                                                    • Senior local authority policy officers
   Learning and Skills Council consortia approach        ways in which the “value and volume” of the           working with the voluntary and                                                                         • Selling to the public sector
   helping to give the sector a voice and how can        sector can be measured and captured and why           community organisations                                                                                • It’s good to talk!
   those within the sector work together to deliver      it is important to understand the sectors social    • Compact leads and champions in local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Consortia! Consortia! Consortia!
   services? Are there similar approaches across         and economic potential. The session will also         authorities and the voluntary and
   local authority boundaries and through other          look at the tools and techniques used by local        community organisations                                                                                • Local Compacts and Local Area Agreements
   local service providers e.g. Jobcentre Plus,          government and the sector to measure                • Service procurement, commissioning and
   Health Trusts?                                        performance and quantify results including the        funding officers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Social Enterprises and public service provision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Listen and Learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Size matters!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Compacts and two-tier working

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Please let us know if you have any access or sensory requirements

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements

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