CHANGE Weekly Bulletin 19th January 2018
Community engagement update
In last week’s bulletin, we spoke about how important community engagement work is to CHANGE. Since returning to work at the beginning of the month, the project team has been continuing to build relationships with a variety of individuals and organisations in the project area. In the last week, we have met with a number of childcare providers to discuss a range of themes around service operation including, admissions, fee structures and service usage. We also gathered their views on what works well in the area and what support they felt their service could benefit from. It has been heartening for us to receive such a warm welcome from services in the project area and we look forward to working with providers from all sectors over the course of the project.
Over the next few weeks, the project team will be carrying out a range of community engagement activities in Glasgow East. We will be meeting with families who may experience additional barriers to accessing childcare to gather their views about what they need from childcare providers in Glasgow East. We will also be running engagement sessions with school children from the project area. Delivery of these school sessions will be supported by Children in Scotland’s Policy, Projects and Participation (PPP) team. These sessions have been designed using The participation and engagement of children and young people: Our principles and guidelines, which was recently published by the PPP team. An online version of the document can be viewed here.
If you’d like to hear more about our community engagement work you can read our findings from year one of the project here.
Contribute to CHANGE
We welcome and encourage input from anyone who has an interest in childcare or community wellbeing in Glasgow East. If you’d like to discuss this with a member of the CHANGE team please contact our Project Officer, Anthony O’Malley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Policy and Participation Officer, Alison Hay, at email@example.com. Both Anthony and Alison are based in Glasgow East at least four days per week and are happy to chat to anyone who feels they have something to contribute to the project.