August 27, 2019

East Sussex County Council and representatives from the voluntary sector in East Sussex have been meeting to discuss the future of collaborative working. 

Find out more from the East Sussex Strategic Partnership website,

April 15, 2019

The voluntary & community sector have been talking to East Sussex County Council (ESCC) about how we can work better together for the benefit of communities in East Sussex.

Eighteen representatives from ESCC, the CCGs and the voluntary & community sector met on Monday 8...

September 3, 2018

All are welcome to attend two upcoming engagement sessions in Eastbourne:

Tapping into resources and partnerships with local businesses: The Social Value Marketplace / East Sussex County Council Procurement Team engagement session

Thursday 13th September, 15.30 – 16.30...

March 21, 2018

We live in changing times. Increasingly, voluntary groups can find themselves expected to compete against each other for ever decreasing resources. But this is not where we want to be pushed as charities, social enterprises or community-led initiatives. We want to work...

February 14, 2018

The beginning of February 2018 heralded what we hope will be the first of a new yearly event: an East Sussex cross-sector reflection and learning workshop. The idea of an annual reflection and learning workshop is to create a regular space where key players from the vo...

November 24, 2017

One of the things the SpeakUp Forum sets out to do is to “enable the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and the public sector to share knowledge, insights, and perspectives”. Throughout the year, the SpeakUp Forum has initiated and engaged in a variety of activities...

May 8, 2017

The health and social care landscape in East Sussex is going through a period of extensive change as East Sussex Better Together and Connecting for You are implemented. In the light of this, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) asked us to review the purpose and function...

March 14, 2017

Back in February and March 2015, the SpeakUp Forum played a central role in establishing the cross-sector East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) Engagement and Communications Advisory Group (E&CAG). From September 2016 to March 2017, the SpeakUp Forum have been instrumenta...

August 10, 2016

“Strong communities are really important for good health and wellbeing. A strong community is more confident and well-connected, can act on the issues that affect the people in it, and collaborate with others to make local services more relevant and effective. Research...

December 18, 2015

SpeakUp Forum has been heavily involved in engagement and representation work with the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP) around the European Social Fund (ESF) since early 2014. When it was announced that ESF money would become available through Local Ent...

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