Thriving Communities Strategy

Closed 7 Feb 2019

Opened 17 Dec 2018

Results Updated 14 Mar 2019

A report has been prepared, summarising the comments that have been received in the Consultation on the Thriving Communities Strategy, and the council's responses to them.

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Overview

The London Borough of Hounslow’s Thriving Communities and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector Strategy 2015-2019 is currently the key document outlining how the local authority is working in partnership with the VCSE sector to support active resident involvement in meeting local needs.

As the current strategy comes to an end in April 2019 the Community Partnerships Unit has developed a new, four-year, strategy which builds on the achievements of the current strategy, reflects the context within which the VCSE sector now operates and takes into account new and emerging needs of residents and communities.

The new strategy document proposes four updated and revised outcomes:  

  1. There is an active and sustainable voluntary and community sector in Hounslow that meets the needs of our residents.
  2. All residents and communities can play a role in shaping the place they live and the services they receive. 
  3. Our residents have the opportunity to lead independent, healthy lives with the skills, confidence and resources to support each other. 
  4. Hounslow is a borough where all communities get on well together, people know their neighbours and they feel safe

An Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) has also been prepared to ensure the needs of the whole community are being met and that no one group is unfairly impacted by the proposals. An Easy Read version of the draft strategy is provided in the downloads section below.
 

Why We Are Consulting

We have undertaken extensive engagement with the voluntary & community sector, residents groups and other key stakeholders as part of the process to develop a draft Thriving Community Strategy. We are now consulting on that draft. The purpose of this consultation is to give everyone an opportunity to assess the challenges, objectives and plans contained in the new strategy and to provide their comments.

We want to ensure that the draft strategy accurately captures the views of the wider community across the borough, that it is delivering on the feedback our research has identified and if there is anything significant that is missing. By taking part, you will be playing an active role in the development of the council’s strategy for supporting and developing thriving communities in the borough. 

Before completing the survey, please refer to the documents available for download below. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this consultation.

If you are unable to access the survey online and would like paper copies please email:  community.development@hounslow.gov.uk

 

What Happens Next

This consultation is now closed. Your feedback on the draft strategy is currently being considered and will be used to shape the final document. 

The final Thriving Communities Strategy 2019-2023 will be considered for adoption by Borough Council in early 2019. 

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