The Newcastle Roadshow for charities to access free training in areas such as Corporate Fundraising, Demonstrating Impact, Fundraising Strategy and Major Donors, will take place on 18-19 July at the Castle Gate in Newcastle.
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Help Shape Hartlepool Council Services.
RESIDENTS in Hartlepool are being urged to look out for the Hartlepool Household Survey that could be dropping through their letterbox soon.
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Invitation to Healthwatch Health and Wellbeing Forum
Want to know more about Healthwatch and how you can influence local health and social care services? Come to our first health and wellbeing forum.
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The Take Part Programme
Take Part is a national programme run at local level, which aims to give people the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to have more of a say about what happens in their area, and to help shape the decisions that affect their daily lives. It empowers them to make an active contribution to their communities and influence public policies and services.
Delivered as informal learning sessions, the programme is a distinctive and proven approach that enables people to make a difference by focusing on community-based training, practical approaches to influencing decision-making and using an open dialogue as a key tool for learning.
A three-year programme running from 2008-2011, Take Part is managed by the Community Development Foundation (CDF) and is funded by the government department for Communities and Local Government. It is intended that sharing the lessons and best practice from the programme will encourage the Take Part approach to be adopted by local authorities and other public services agencies across the region.
The Pathfinder Programme
The Take Part Pathfinder programme (TPP) funds the provision of Take Part learning around England. Each of the 18 local pathfinders acts as a partnership between local authorities, third sector bodies and educational institutions, coordinated by one lead organisation. Take Part North East is one such pathfinder, operating from Hartlepool in the Tees Valley and running programmes of training, information and support across the region.
Take Part North East works with the general public, including a range of different communities. Particular efforts are made to ensure that under-represented groups, or those people that feel excluded from democratic decision-making, are supported to overcome the barriers that they face. Through Take Part, some people will go on to take up lay governance roles, such as councillors, school governers, or magistrates, and begin to really make an impact on their local community.
The national website for Take Part can be found at http://www.takepart.org/
For information on Take Part North East, visit http://www.takepartnortheast.org.uk/