ConNEcting for Change
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The 'ConNEcting for Change' network is going through some transitional changes. In order to ensure that the networks are 'fit for purpose' both strategically and operationally on a regional and national level, we are introducing a new membership scheme. The new scheme brings exciting new benefits for members and will also introduce membership charges.
'ConNEcting for Change' was established in 2006 to build capacity in the region in readiness for the then forthcoming Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The network is unique in that it is a cross sector network (voluntary, private and public sector) bringing together those who face disadvantage with those who can influence and make change.
The aim of the network is to "improve economic inclusion for minority and disadvantage groups by identifying and addressing barriers within employment, entry to employment, training and services".
The network has been a huge success which other regions are trying to replicate.
They allow us to share good practice, knowledge and concerns as well as lobby and influence both regionally and nationally. With the public sector cuts, the threat to equality issues through lack of funding for third sector organisations and the concept of 'The Big Society', ConNEcting for Change has never been more important and it is time for the networks to step up to the challenge. We now need this resource more than ever, not just to share good practice and learn from each other but for a platform to start partnerships and collaborations that will help people in all sectors and drive equality forward making a difference to the people of this region.
New and current members are invited to join the new scheme by completing the form