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...

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...

March 8, 2015

Over the course of every year, the county’s four health and social care commissioning organisations (the three CCGs and the County Council) together spend around £935million on local services. We have an unprecedented opportunity to work together to make sure we spend...

October 28, 2012

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, all local authorities in England, which provide Adult Social Care services, now have a duty to establish an effective, efficient and representative local Healthwatch from April 2013. The role of Healthwatch East Sussex is to:


October 28, 2012

The Health and Social Care Bill  required the County Council to establish a Health and Wellbeing Board. There was a 'shadow board' set up in late 2011, to prepare partners for new responsibilities.

The 'shadow board' acted as an advisory body to the County Council’s Cab...

October 28, 2012

The Prospectus is a joint approach to investing, and offers commissioning grants to organisations who provide services and strengthen local communities. It is run by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) together with other public sector commissioners , i.e. NHS. SpeakUp F...

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