The Essex Partnership brought together key partners and stakeholders from across public, private and voluntary services at the annual Sounding Board event on Friday 26 September. Attendees heard from a range of speakers about recent achievements in reshaping public service provision and were encouraged to think differently about how to tackle the future challenges confronting public services.
Attendees at the meeting included senior stakeholders from ECC, county wide District and Borough Councils, Essex Police, ECFRS, PCC, education, health partners including CCGs, and voluntary and community organisations. Together they heard from Essex residents and organisations about the progress the Essex Partnership has made in improving people’s lives and tackling a range of areas - including reducing domestic abuse, building resilient communities and plans to meet specialist housing needs.
Susannah Hancock, Director, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, presented the achievements and impact of partnership work carried out to reduce domestic abuse and Paul Hill, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Safer & Resilient Communities Essex County Fire & Rescue Service, updated partners about the strengthening communities programmes presenting case studies that evidence the positive outcomes people are experiencing.
The National Housing Federation's Michael Carnuccio informed stakeholders about the scale of the housing challenge confronting public services and outlined the innovative approach the Essex Partnership is adopting to deliver housing that meets specialist need.