Community Consultation and Engagement: Why and How to do it Well

Training Date: 26 March 2020

Thursday 26 March 2020,  10am-4pm, LCVS, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AH

Community Consultation and Engagement: Why and How to do it Well

You know there is a need and demand for your services but can you evidence this? If not, it could severely impact your ability to find funding. Learn to review the ways that you consult and engage with your service users and wider community on an ongoing basis. Ensure that your project is designed to meet their changing needs, and you can prove it.


Many funders these days ask for ‘evidence of need through consultation’ and want to know that you truly engage users when designing your services. In fact, lack of evidence pertaining to these areas is one of the main reasons funders give for rejecting applications.

The most effective projects begin with gathering evidence of need, particularly from those they are seeking to help. The most successful projects continually involve service users in a cycle of design, planning, implementation and review, which feeds into every stage of delivery. By implementing this ongoing cycle:

  • you foster a sense of ownership and trust amongst stakeholders
  • you’re able to adapt your services to meet the changing needs of the community you serve
  • you become more attractive to potential funders
  • everybody wins

This session offers a practical approach to carrying out community consultation/involving service users. You’ll also receive the tools you need to:

  • ensure your services meet local needs
  • ensure accountability to service users
  • encourage more participation, which leads to higher demand
  • continually review and update projects to improve service delivery
  • make more effective use of your time and resources
  • prove to funders that your projects are worth supporting

Get key tools you could begin implementing right away, to foster better relationships with your service users, your community and funders.

When
26th March 2020 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
Location
LCVS
151 Dale Street
Liverpool
L2 2AH
Contact
Phone: 0151 227 5177
Email:
Training fee
Charity/Voluntary sector £ 90.00
Public/Private sector £ 120.00
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