You are warmly invited to the launch of an exciting new project
A Glass Half Full:
taking an asset approach to improving community health and wellbeing
Through the project £50,000 will be made available for positive health and wellbing activities
Book your place to find out more on
Tuesday 24 April, 6.00pm-7.30pm
at Brierley Hill Methodist Church, Bank Street, Brierley Hill
What to expect at this launch event:
- A warm welcome
- Refreshments on arrival
- A short presentation from project leads Lorna Prescott and Jody Pritchard
- The chance to find out what asset based ways of working are
- Plenty of time to ask questions
- The opportunity to meet other people interested in the project
About the project
The aim of the project is to enable and support local people to take action to improve health and wellbeing within their community. (The 'community' will be a place, defined by local people themselves.)
A different way of working
This project turns the usual way of working on its head, rather than focusing on needs we will be focusing on the skills, knowledge, connections and potential in communities.
In order to take part in project, 3 or more people from a community must participate in a full day training session on Saturday 7 May.
The training will introduce asset based ways of working, including asset mapping. At the end of this session they will be allocated a budget to carry out asset mapping in their community, and will have until the end of June to do this.
At the end of June all of the mapping outcomes will be considered by the individuals who did the training. They will collectively agree on one community to take forward health improvement activity supported by a budget of around £50,000 and staff from Dudley CVS and Dudley Public Health Department.
You can book places for the training here.
You can read more about asset approaches to health and wellbeing in a publications called A glass half full
When & Where
Our Society in Dudley Borough
Our Society in Dudley Borough is about changing relationships between our voluntary, community and faith sector, and the local public sector. It is our local response to the government’s Big Society, localism and decentralisation agendas, all of which are taking place when challenges are presented by reducing budgets.
Through Our Society in Dudley Borough we want to work towards an agreement about how and to what degree the relationship will change. Different organisations will have their own expectations of how new national policy and challenges facing us will effect local delivery.
See more and register for email updates at www.oursocietydudley.org.uk
We are also offering support to Community First panels in Dudley - see www.dudleycommunityfirst.posterous.com