Who We Are
A national forum for public and third sector organisations that help develop and promote local activities and action that improves wellbeing in communities #CommunityPower throughout Wales. The Partnership is jointly chaired by Building Communities Trust and Pembrokeshire County Council.
The Partnership began as a reference group of external partners advising Social Care Wales on its work on embedding community resilience.
It expanded during the pandemic, engaging with people from a range of organisations with remits as wide ranging as health and social care, inspection bodies, third and academic sectors.
- To use the knowledge and practice of members to influence policy and decision-making at local, regional and national levels, building capacity and skills within communities to increase and enhance their resourcefulness and promote Community power.
- To bring together interest, research and practice experience to accelerate good practice in community action/activities that promote community resourcefulness and underpinned by the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 and the Social Services & Wellbeing Act 2014.
- To inform and promote the evidence base and research for action/activities that support community empowerment.
- Partnership meetings are held quarterly and cover a range of national updates and practices including: the Office of Future Generations Commissioner “Future Focus” and the support for Public Service Boards, Welsh Government Community Policy update; democratic processes that promote civic engagement; the role of communities and technology in mitigating loneliness during the COVID 19 pandemic, social prescribing, volunteering in Wales and research into sustainable communities actions.
- Partnership Events
- The Partnership has also commissioned, and is currently trialling, a Framework for Place based Community Resourcefulness, a toolkit guiding public bodies on effective working with community based actors: Gweithio gyda Chymunedau / Working with Communities
- Working with Wales Centre for Public Policy on an evidence review of role of relationships and collaboration in supporting community action to improve wellbeing. The partners engaged in this project include WCVA, Cwmpas, Co-production Network for Wales, Swansea University, Future Generations Commissioners Office, Building Communities Trust, Social Care Wales, WG Communities Division and WLGA.
If you would like to know about being involved in the Partnership, please contact [email protected]