Our Pembrokeshire-wide partnership project Together for Change project is now recruiting two new posts. Funded by the National Lottery COVID-19 Response Fund Wales, the project was founded by Solva Care with our partner organisation Pavs Pembs, who are looking for a full time Project Coordinator and Project Officer to take the project forward. The COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for society has revealed the importance of community level organisations at a critical time, with communities responding dynamically and compassionately to the challenges they faced.
Together for Change will bring together third and public sector organisations to establish a positive legacy from the experiences of COVID-19 and build on the important contribution of community-led action to the health and wellbeing of people in Pembrokeshire.
For more information on these exciting job opportunities please visit: Together for Change – Job Posts
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15 September 2020.
Commitment to working across sectors will aim to bring a consensus on future approaches to the provision and delivery of support for communities. Together for Change will operate at a strategic level, developing strategy and planning that will inform an agreement and shared vision on community health and wellbeing within the county and at practice level, with communities, gathering knowledge, establishing strong understandings of existing structures and forging connections.
Since it began the project has convened two meetings, held online in June 2020 on the Future of Support for Community Led Action in Pembrokeshire. The first meeting brought together third and public sector managers and the second was attended and informed by community representatives.
CEO of PLANED, Iwan Thomas who chaired the first of the two meetings held in June, discussed how strategic partners and communities can work together. Alongside Iwan, Cris Tomos and Abi Marriott from PLANED also attended, inputting into the meaningful progress supporting the Together For Change project.
Iwan commented, “The strength of community action is not to shift power in its entirety, but to share power, and the feedback and contributions at this event are testament to this willingness to work more collaboratively with our communities.”
The meetings focused on developing an understanding of the impact of COVID-19 upon communities and how community led action could be sustained in the future. Reports of the meetings identified three clearly definable areas for further work: knowledge to inform the way forward; developing a joint vision and strategy; and practical support for community groups and organisations to build community strength and resilience.
The reports from both meetings are available to view or download below: