The Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership is inviting leaders from voluntary and community organisations in Kent and Medway to join a meeting to discuss opportunities for greater partnership and joint working.

 

Meeting dates and venues

  • Tuesday 17 October: 9.00am to 1.00pm at Canterbury Cricket Ground
  • Wednesday 18 October: 12.30pm to 4.15pm at Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided at both meetings. In Canterbury, lunch will be served at 12:15. In Maidstone lunch will be available from 12:30 and the meeting will begin promptly at 13:30.

About the meeting

The meeting will be designed as a two-way information sharing session, covering the following key areas:

  • an update on the work of the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation partnership
  • discussion about how the voluntary sector plays a key role and how we can ensure it is a key part of the delivery of transformation plans for Kent and Medway in all four priority areas – prevention, local care, mental health and hospital care
  • what opportunities for partnership working the STP presents for voluntary sector organisations working in Kent and Medway
  • discussion about how the STP can better work with the voluntary sector to deliver transformation plans in partnership – what do local organisations need from the STP and what does the STP need from them

Objectives

The key objectives of the meeting are to:

  • support members of local voluntary sector organisations to understand the work of the STP to date, current priorities and next steps
  • begin conversations about the opportunities for partnership working the STP presents to voluntary sector organisations in Kent and Medway and what the voluntary sector could offer to support the delivery of the STP
  • begin conversations between STP delivery teams and voluntary sector organisations to gain a better understanding of each other’s needs and the challenges that may need to be overcome to achieve our shared and individual ambitions
  • agree key next steps and actions that will facilitate ongoing constructive and practical working relationships between STP delivery teams and voluntary sector organisations.
TimingsAgendaSpeaker/ Facilitator
9:00 – 9:30Arrival, registration and networking. Tea and coffee available.
9:30 – 9:35Chair's welcome.Glenn Douglas, Chief Executive, Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
9:35 – 10:00An update on the Kent and Medway STP: Work and achievements so far, key priorities and direction of travel.Michael Ridgewell, Programme Director, Kent and Medway STP
What partnership working opportunities does the STP offer voluntary sector organisations organisations? Simon Perks, Accountable Officer, Canterbury and Coastal CGG
Q&As.Facilitated by Glenn Douglas
10:00 – 10:20Why the voluntary sector is key to the delivery of the STP.Speaker to be confirmed
10:20 – 10:30Agree key themes and topics for group discussions.Led by meeting chair
10:30 – 10:45Break, tea & coffee, networking.
10:45 – 12:00Facilitated group discussions and feedback.Each table will have a facilitator
12:00 – 12:15Agree priorities, actions and next steps based on group feedback.Facilitated by Glenn Douglas
12:15 – 13:00Lunch and networking

TimingsAgendaSpeaker/ Facilitator
12:30 - 13:30Arrival, registration and networking. Lunch available until 13:15
13:30 - 13:35Chair's welcome.Glenn Douglas, Chief Executive, Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
13:35 - 14:00An update on the Kent and Medway STP: Work and achievements so far, key priorities and direction of travel.Michael Ridgewell, Programme Director, Kent and Medway STP
What partnership working opportunities does the STP offer voluntary sector organisations organisations? Ian Ayers, Accountable Officer for West Kent CCG
Q&As.Facilitated by Glenn Douglas
14:00 - 14:20Why the voluntary sector is key to the delivery of the STP.Jane Roberts, Chair, KentCAN
14:20 - 14:30Agree key themes and topics for group discussions.Led by meeting chair
14:30 - 14:45Break, tea & coffee, networking.
14:45 - 16:00Facilitated group discussions and feedback.Each table will have a facilitator
16:00 - 16:15Agree priorities, actions and next steps based on group feedback.Facilitated by Glenn Douglas
16:15Close.