Big Event 2016
We've Got It! Recognising, Understanding and Enhancing Third Sector Resilience
Held on Wednesday 6th July 2016, 9am - 4pm, International Lawn Tennis Centre, Eastbourne
At the SpeakUp Big Event 2016, we explored the resilience of the VCS in East Sussex in terms of: the resilience of the organisations, communities, and individuals that make up the sector; the internal and external resources that the sector (and its component organisations, communities, and individuals) can engage and develop; and relationships and connections within and beyond the sector.
As always, the day began with our popular advice fair: a great place to spark innovative ideas, learn from and with each other, and to build relationships, networks, and social capital (key ingredients for enhancing resilience, some might say!)
Two conference presentations then gave an overview of the latest thinking on resilience, the key components of resilience that already exist for the Voluntary and Community Sector in East Sussex, and the current challenges and uncertainties that the sector is facing.
Participants then chose from a selection of breakaway workshops, each of which explored particular practical strategies and tools for enhancing resilience.
The day finished with a plenary workshop where participants came back together to reflect on key lessons from the day and agree priority action areas for enhancing VCS resilience.
Outcomes from the plenary workshop, materials from the conference presentations and breakaway workshops, the Big Event brochure, and links to other useful resources are all available on this website.
Useful resources and links from the Big Event 2016:
Presentations and related resources
Opening Speech (Abbie Wraige, SpeakUp Forum)
Understanding Resilience – Within Us, Between Us, and Beyond Us (Trevor Hopkins, Asset Based Consulting)
Recognising and Understanding Third Sector Resilience in East Sussex (East Sussex Voluntary and Community Sector/SpeakUp Forum: Tracy Dighton (Citizens Advice 1066), Jayney Gascoigne (Southdown Housing), Marie Casey (seAp Advocacy) and Steve Manwaring (Hastings Voluntary Action))
A Glass Half-Full: How an Asset Approach Can Improve Community Health and Wellbeing (Jane Foot and Trevor Hopkins, 2010, Improvement and Development Agency)
Resilience for Public Health: Supporting Transformation in People and Communities (Pete Seaman et al., 2014, Glasgow Centre for Population Health)
Growing Community Resilience in East Sussex (Annual Report of the Director of Public Health, 2014/15)
Strengthening Personal Resilience in East Sussex (Annual Report of the Director of Public Health, January 2016)
Building Stronger Communities in East Sussex: From Street Corner to County Hall (East Sussex Better Together Partnership, July 2016)
Breakaway workshops and related resources
Operation Shine! Improving your Personal Resilience, Health and Wellbeing (Brenda Bruzon – Volunteer Centre East Sussex, holistic life coach and Spiritual Companion)
Building Financial Resilience (Julie Eason – Julie Eason Consulting)
Managing Risk for Resilience (Neil Franklin – UK Charity Insurance)
Fragile Assets: Practice that Supports and Strengthens (Jayne and Trevor Hopkins – Asset Based Consulting)
Community Resilience in Emergencies (Glenn Jones – East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service)
Building Connections with Local Businesses (Mebrak Ghebreweldi – Diversity Resource International)