Launching 20 goals for Lambeth
This year’s conference will mark the launch of the refreshed borough plan 2019-2021. We’ll focus on the strengths and challenges of Lambeth’s communities and report back on what’s been achieved since last year, all through the lens of the people who live and work in our borough.
Workshops will focus on: mental wellbeing in neighbourhoods, supporting resilience in communities and families, a borough-wide climate change response and housing’s role in community, all challenges that we need to work in partnership to tackle together.
The conference is an opportunity to work in collaboration with 200 public, private and voluntary sector leaders from across Lambeth:
- Make new connections and learn about work that’s happening locally
- Hear the voices of people we don’t hear from everyday
- Do meaningful and practical work together in the room to tackle shared challenges
- Shape the long-term implementation approach for the borough goals
1.00 - 1.30: Registration & Refreshments
1.30 - 1.35: Welcome,Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Conference Chair
1.35 - 1.45: Key speech – Our borough plan,Cllr Jack Hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council
1.45 - 1.50: 5 minute Lambeth film
1.50 - 2.05: Key speech, Adam Lent, NLGN
2.05 - 2.15: Q&A with Cllr Hopkins and Adam Lent, chaired by Cllr Jacqui Dyer
2.15 - 2.30: Break/ transition to workshops
2.30 - 4.00: Workshops x4
4.00 - 4.15: Transition back to plenary
4.15 - 4.50: Working together for Lambeth, interactive session led by Andrew Travers, Lambeth Council Chief Executive and conference Chair Cllr Jacqui Dyer
4.50 - 5.00: Summary of key themes and conference close, Cllr Jim Dickson, Lambeth First Chair
5.00 : Networking
Conference Chair, Councillor Jacqui Dyer
Councillor Jacqui Dyer will be chairing this year’s Lambeth First borough conference. She is joint cabinet member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety having previously jointly the Health and Adult Social Care cabinet portfolio. She has worked with a wide range of vulnerable care groups and has a strong passion for grass roots community empowerment. As an experienced counsellor, trainer, personal and professional development coach and group facilitator, Jacqui brings many dimensions to her role as Chair of this conference. Her experience ranges from local, Lambeth based work, to national policy making and international campaigns. This includes being co-founder and chair of Lambeth’s Black Thrive Partnership, a senior management board lived experience advisor to the Global ‘Time To Change’ anti-stigma and discrimination campaign, the Mental Health Equalities Advisor for NHS England and co-chair of the Mayoral ‘Thrive London’ programme.
Our Borough Plan
1:35 - 1:45
This speech will be delivered by Councillor Jack Hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council. Through working at Lambeth Council as both an officer and a councillor for over ten years, and living in the borough for most of his adult life, Councillor Hopkins has a real understanding of the breadth of talent and range of ideas and solutions that Lambeth possesses and how the implementation of the Borough Plan can harness these qualities of the borough.
1:50 - 2:05
Adam Lent, from the New Local Government Network, will be speaking about how the new challenges of our time require a new relationship between citizens and the state, and the opportunities this presents for taking more preventative and holistic approaches.
Adam has significant expertise in the development of organisational strategies from his role at the NLGN of overall responsibility for the strategic direction, impact and efficient operation of the organisation, and his previous roles which include being Director of the RSA Action and Research Centre, and Head of Economics and Social Affairs at the Trades Union Congress.
Working Together for Lambeth
4:15 - 4:50
Lambeth Council’s Chief Executive Andrew Travers and conference Chair, Councillor Jacqui Dyer will deliver this interactive session.
This will be a chance to explore the role of partnership in achieving shared goals, hear and discuss opportunities in the four workshop areas, and identify changes to take forwards collectively and individually.
Andrew began his career in the health service before moving into local government with Brent Council. He worked for Barnet Council, becoming Chief Executive in 2012 and lead their ambitious transformation and development programmes. He joined Lambeth Council as interim Chief Executive in October 2017 and was permanently appointed to the role in July 2018.
Councillor Jim Dickson, Chair of the Lambeth First Partnership, will summarize the key messages and themes from the day, explore the next steps towards achieving the borough goals, and share how people can stay involved with this work going forwards.
As a former leader of the Council and current Cabinet Member for Voluntary Sector & Partnerships with a particular focus on building partnerships in the borough, Councillor Dickson is able to view the future of the Borough Plan through the lens of forming partnerships to create success.
A shared endeavour:
Each workshop at this year’s borough conference will be focused on one of the big challenges we face as a borough and the borough plan goals we are working towards to tackle these. The goals are ambitious, and the workshops are an opportunity to think about how we can continue to work together to achieve them, because we know that they aren’t challenges that any one organisation can solve on its own. The session will build on successful initiatives already underway, your own experience working in the borough from a wide range of sectors, and your input at previous borough conferences.
Join these workshops to...
- develop practical ideas that will feed into the delivery of the borough goals
- hear from and connect with a range of individuals and organisations working to support residents in the borough
- explore the contribution you and your organisation can make to achieving the goals
More than bricks and mortar: how can we increase housing and build strong communities?
Fred Miller Room, 3rd floor
This workshop is hosted by Councillor Paul Gadsby and Councillor Matthew Bennett, Cabinet member for Housing. You will also hear from the Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association, High Trees Community Development Trust, Homes for Lambeth and Work Wise.
Where we are now: Lambeth is a growing borough, with a changing population. Despite significant population movement, it is a borough where people report high levels of cohesion. Like all London boroughs, Lambeth needs to increase the amount of housing available to address the housing crisis, and ensure it meets the needs of the population. Housing is not just important in its own right. The quality and situation of housing is an important factor in peoples’ health and wellbeing; their economic circumstances and opportunities; and their social networks.
But how can this increase in housing also help us to build strong communities? Who are we building housing for? What are the trade-offs? What do we need beyond bricks and mortar to nurture sustainable and resilient communities?
It takes a village to raise a child: what role can we all play in fostering resilience in our families, neighbourhoods and borough?
Southbank 1, basement
This workshop is hosted by Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet lead for Children and Young People. You will also hear from Lambeth Made, the Early Help team, Iconic Steps, and Ebony Horse Club.
Where we are now: We recognize that children and young people growing up in Lambeth face real challenges, and we also know that the energy and expertise of our diverse communities are a source of major strength. Both these challenges and strengths can be linked into the idea of resilience, but often the word can conjure different ideas for different people.
What does real resilience look like for our young people, for our families and for our communities? What role can our organisations, services and people play in supporting families and communities in Lambeth? What do we need to do differently as a borough?
It’s time to change: what can we do to support better wellbeing and mental health, and tackle health inequalities in Lambeth?
Southbank 3 basement
This workshop is hosted Councillor Ed Davie, Cabinet member for Health and Adult Social Care. You will also hear from Black Thrive, Project Smith, Brockwell Park Greenhouses and Lambeth Council’s Time to Change project.
Where we are now: There are significant inequalities in health and wellbeing outcomes in Lambeth, including mental health. These are primarily socially determined, that is to say, that they are influenced by factors outside of health services and beyond an individual’s own behaviours. For this reason, a reduction in avoidable health inequalities cannot be achieved through services alone, especially not if we want to reach issues before they escalate.
But what does this look like in practice? How can we all increase our mental health literacy without needing to become experts? What could it look like in our neighbourhoods if we were working together differently to tackle these challenges?
Lambeth has declared a climate emergency: how can we become a zero-carbon borough?
Southbank 2, basement
This workshop is hosted by Councillor Clare Holland, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Lead for Environment and Clean Air. You will also hear from Repowering Brixton, Transition Town Brixton, Liveable Neighbourhoods, and King’s College London’s Sustainability Team.
Where we are now: Lambeth was the first borough in London – and one of the first local authorities in the UK – to declare a climate emergency. Tackling climate change and ending our contribution to the UK’s carbon footprint is not only the right and essential thing to do for our planet, but it is also about reducing inequality right here in our borough. We know that our more disadvantaged communities are hit disproportionately harder by climate change through fuel poverty because of rising utility prices, increasing food prices as crops fail, or from prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures, for example. But what real role can we play, together, as individual organisations and citizens ourselves, in tackling this enormous challenge?
See this video for information about Transition Town Brixton who are presenting at the workshop.
But it’s not a done deal...
We want to hear what your priorities are, and what you think it will take to deliver on the 20 borough goals. This will help us move from ideas into practical action. Have a read of the summary of the goals and answer some short questions to feed into plans for how we will achieve them.
The conference will be held at Coin Street neighbourhood centre
108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 9NH
Telephone: 020 7021 1600
Getting there by tube
Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo & Jubilee lines) 5 minutes walk
Southwark (Jubilee line) 7 minutes walk
Blackfriars tube (Circle & District) 10 minutes walk
Getting there by bus
1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521 to Waterloo Station
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge
381 to Stamford Street
RV1 along Upper Ground
Getting there by train
Blackfriars, Waterloo or Waterloo East
Getting there by boat
Blackfriars Millennium pier or Festival pier
Getting there by car
Whilst we encourage travel by public transport, there is 24-hour secure underground car park adjacent to the centre, operated by APCOA.
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Is this event accessible?
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