The Southern Trust is committed to ensuring that everyone who needs to and wishes to be involved in the planning, development and evaluation of its services is facilitated to do so irrespective of their learning, skills, knowledge and experience.
From 1 April 2009 you have a right to be involved. A new statutory duty of public involvement and consultation has been placed on all health and social care organisations.
As we plan and develop services, we can only make improvements by involving people who have experience of using these services, either as a service user, carer or a member of the public.
'Together we can make our services the very best they can be’
Use the links on the right to find out more about Personal and Public Involvement and how you can get involved.
If you are interested in becoming involved, we would like to hear from you. Click here.
Community and Voluntary Sector Engagement Event
The aim of the engagement sessions were to obtain views on the Trust’s approach to commissioning services in the Community and Voluntary sector and the proposed review of services currently commissioned. See below information relating to the engagement sessions, which can be downloaded. If you would like to complete a comments form, please feel free to do so and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Planning Mid Ulster
- Community Planning Newry Mourne and Down
- Community Planning Preparation - Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough
- Commissioning Services in the Community and Voluntary Sector
- Engagement Comments Form
Community Planning – Have Your Say
Community Planning is “a process led by councils in conjunction with partners and communities to develop and implement a shared vision for their area, a long term vision which relates to all aspects of community life and which also involves working together to plan and deliver better services which make a real difference to peoples’ lives.”
HSC Trusts, PHA and HSCB are statutory partners in the development and implementation of community planning structures and processes – through the Local Government (Community Planning Partners) Order (NI) 2015;
Please see information below regarding current Community Planning consultation documents and workshops that are pertinent to the SHSCT area.
Mid Ulster District Council
Consultation on the Draft Mid Ulster Community Plan will open on Monday 5th December for 9 weeks when it will be available from www.midulstercouncil.org and the council will be undertaking a series of public consultation sessions as below:
Public Consultation Sessions
• Wednesday 7th December 2016, 2pm - 4pm, Council Offices, Cookstown
• Wednesday 14th December 2016, 7pm - 9pm, Council Offices, Dungannon
• Wednesday 18th January 2017, 7pm - 9pm, Council Offices, Cookstown
• Wednesday 25th January 2017, 7pm - 9pm, Council Offices, Magherafelt
Individual Appointment Sessions (20 minute slots)
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 10am – 1pm Council Offices, Cookstown
Attendees are asked to register with Louise Devlin at email@example.com or call 028 8676 4714 and indicate if they wish to attend a public or an individual appointment session.
Focus Group sessions are also being set up with a number of groups representing the Section 75 sectors of youth, women, disability, carers and BME, along with sessions with the Learning Partnerships (schools) and the Skills and Tourism Forums.
Consultation will close on Monday 6th February 2017.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
The consultation document and accompanying EQIA can be accessed on the council website:
www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/consultations. Alternatively should you wish to receive it in hard copy or in an alternative format, please contact us. A comments sheet is included in the document and responses can be made through any of the following methods:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
• Telephone: 028 40660644
• In writing: Community Planning Department,
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council,
Old Technical Building, Downshire Road, Banbridge, BT32 3JY
The closing date for responses is: Monday, 16 January 2017.
If you prefer to give your comments in person, consultation events will take place across the borough to discuss the content of the new community plan as follows:
• Tuesday 22 November, 3.00 - 5.00pm, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Craigavon
• Tuesday 22 November, 7.00 - 9.00pm, Craigavon Civic Centre, Craigavon
• Monday 28 November, 3.00 - 5.00pm, Tommy Makem Centre, Keady
• Monday 28 November, 7.00 - 9.00pm, Hayloft, The Palace, Armagh
• Tuesday 29 November, 3.00 - 5.00pm, Rathfriland CC, Rathfriland
• Tuesday 29 November, 7.00 - 9.00pm, Old Town Hall, Banbridge
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
The draft Newry, Mourne and Down Strategic Community Plan is now open for Consultation. A copy of the Plan and questionnaire to support responses to the plan can be accessed at http://www.newrymournedown.org/community_planning.
The consultation will remain open until 25 January 2017 and all responses should be forwarded to: email@example.com
A number of events are planned to allow the public to feedback their views on the plan, in addition to submitting responses on line and by post, as follows:
Road Show Events – Stop at the Community Planning Stand for a Chat
• Wednesday 30 November 2016, 6.30 pm, Dan Rice Hall, Drumaness
• Friday 9 December 2016, 7.30 pm, The Bridge Centre, Killyleagh
Consultation Workshop Events (places are limited)
To attend please register by emailing CommunityPlanning@nmandd.org
• Friday 2 December 10.00am – 12noon – Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle
• Thursday 8 December 7.00pm – 9.00pm - Canal Court Hotel, Newry