2019 October 07

Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work

The start of a New Year always provides a great opportunity for reflection on the year gone its challenges, achievements and setting our intentions and goals for the year ahead.

The BBO GCtW team and project has undergone significant change in 2019- many of these changes despite being difficult and at times worrying,  have been necessary for the next phase of the BBO.

Collaboration and Co-ordination

I’m now two months in role and starting to find my feet a bit more now – thank you for your support and warm welcomes!  This month I am highlighting some of the many links of recent weeks and some ideas and thoughts arising.  As ever, all feedback and comments welcome!

It’s been a pleasure to meet infrastructure colleagues from ACTion with Communities in Cumbria and Cumbria Third Sector Network Executive; and funders including Cumbria Community Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund. I’ve also been pleased to meet with Cumbria County Council, Carlisle City Council, the Carlisle Partnership – and with the Lake District National Park Authority, Lake District Foundation, the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and colleagues working in the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS area – including the Population Health Strategic Group and the Morecambe Bay University Hospitals Trust – and in between to celebrate Disability Association Carlisle and Eden’s (DaCE) 20th Birthday. Many thanks to all these agencies for their time and thoughtful discussions.