GLENROTHES AREA - April 2015, the Fairer Fife Commission made a public call for evidence on the issue as part of the process of creating a Local Welfare Action Plan. The Glenrothes area decided to make their own submission by working with the community in a range of ways including a Community Consultation.
The community consultation was held at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes with the aim to engage with citizens and local organisations in a conversation about their vision for the area. As Assist Social Capital has a the experience and record in working in public participation, we were invited to facilitate this event taking an asset-based approach to developing the local action plan based on equality, health and wellbeing. The half-day event was based participatory processes to enable structured conversation in small groups around the following main objectives:
(2) Informing service development across partner agencies
(3) Identifying specific actions that would make a difference to the lives of people affected by poverty
(4) Supporting the setting up of local ambitions on tackling poverty
Overall, 39 local people attended the event with representatives of the Fife council services and elected members , the voluntary sector such as FoodBank, Gingerbread, YMCA, local churches and boards as well as local member s of the Job Clubs and the Glenrothes Youth Forum.