Friday Forum – 3rd Feb


The next Friday Forum will be held at SVS on Friday 3rd February from 9.30 – 12.15.  The agenda is as follows:

9.30 Welcome, introductions and updates – Jo Ash, CEO, SVS 
An opportunity to tell others about current developments and news from your group.  Jo will update on the SCC Grants Consultation.

9.45 SCC Older People’s Offer – Dorota Strzelecka, Housing Development Officer, SCC
Southampton City Council are currently looking at services for older people in support of their health and wellbeing.  SCC wish to engage with various groups to get to know the views of the people who may benefit from it, and would like to ask questions on what could be included in such an‘offer’.

10.15 Behaviour Change Partnership Update – Ruth Marriott, CEO, SCA.
A partnership of local organisations (including SCA, SVS and Solent NHS Trust) have been successful in securing the city’s Behaviour Change contract (smoking, weight loss, exercise).  Ruth will update and explain plans to administer grants to local voluntary organisations to contribute to the  contract outcomes.

10.45 Refreshment break.

11.00 An opportunity to meet…Richard Crouch, Chief Operating Officer, SCC.
Richard came into post late last year as the new Chief Operating Officer of SCC.  This is an opportunity to met Richard and hear about his vision for future of SCC services and ask questions.

12.15 Networking Lunch (bring your own lunch)

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