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Westminster Community Network

Welcome to the Westminster Community Network or WCN, as it's often calledThe WCN exists to be the voice of the voluntary sector in Westminster.  Anyone who works in the voluntary sector and serves Westminster residents is welcome to attend meetings and participate. 

One Westminster supports the WCN by setting up meetings and events, providing information and updates and through the Chair, currently Jackie Rosenberg, ensuring that the voice of the sector is heard loud and clear by our statutory and business partners.

WCN meeting - "What is the future of Civil Society?"

WCN meeting - "What is the future of Civil Society?"

Partly in response to a request from the NCVO for comments and partly because we like to keep up with on-trend topics, the WCN discussed the future of civil society at its last meeting on 20 July before the summer break. Following the format of the NCVO survey, which included questions such as "What is your biggest hope for civil society over the next ten years?", a lively and though-provoking discussion ensued, the results of which can be viewed below.

Also on the agenda was a short presentation - Five Ways to Wellbeing - given by Colin Brodie, Westminster City Council's Public Health Knowledge Manager, that outlined the importance of health and well-being particularly in terms of mental health. Colin is looking for case studies dealing with mental health from third sector organisations, so please email him by 4 August if your group or organisation can help.

WCN - roundtable discussion on the future of civil society

WCN MEETING - THE STATE OF THE THIRD SECTOR IN WESTMINSTER

WCN MEETING - THE STATE OF THE THIRD SECTOR IN WESTMINSTER

The sixth Westminster Community Network meeting took place on the 17 May at the Abbey Centre in south Westminster. Under discussion this time was “The state of the third sector in Westminster” and 31 representatives from different Westminster charities attended the meeting. Useful data from the 2017 One Westminster Survey was presented during the meeting as well as a comparison with the data from the previous year. After an extensive networking session, a second presentation revealed the local and national issues affecting charities in Westminster and the strategic environment in which they work.

All agreed that it had been useful to catch up on changes to the sector and the presentation is attached below for those who wish to view it.

OTHER WCN MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR 2017

OTHER WCN MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR 2017

All meetings will take place  on the following dates:

12 October

7 December

Details of the exact times and venues will be released nearer to the event dates.

WCN's aims

WCN's aims

Westminster Community Network will:

  • Provide a vibrant space where the voluntary sector organisations of Westminster can interact with each other.
  • Provide opportunities for voluntary sector organisations to meet, discuss issues of mutual interest and share good practice.
  • Be the independent voice of the voluntary sector in Westminster and seek to influence decision-making for the benefit of the sector as a whole

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE NETWORK

 

CYPN meets bi-monthly, disseminating good and emerging practice, building partnerships and raising issues of strategic importance within Westminster.  Find out more here

Next meeting: Tuesday, 27 June,  2pm to 4pm at Paddington Arts.

WCN suggestions for improving health service in Westminster

WCN suggestions for improving health service in Westminster

We've sent on this summary of the issues raised in the useful group discussions that followed presentations by London CCGs at the WCN meeting on 19 May 2016, which looked at the future of health care in Westminster. See below for a copy.

Suggestions for improving Westminster's health care

Housing In Westminster - Joanna Kennedy WCN 19.02.16

WCN Charter

WCN Charter

The WCN has its own agreed terms of reference and a charter that was agreed in 2015.

Please click here to view the charter pdf

WCN news and info...

WCN news and info...

If you have any WCN news or info about your organisation that you'd like us to put up on this section of the site, please email Nina Hathway.