This year’s conference was held on Wednesday 4 July 2018. News and views can be found on these pages and on Twitter – @RDCconsult using #RLSP18

The theme for the 2018 Rother LSP Conference was “Helping and enabling – vulnerable communities”

Throughout the event there was a live ‘blog’ published here and Tweets posted to keep everyone updated on what’s being discussed. Find out more using the links below, and follow @RDCconsult using #RLSP18 to view the conversation from the day.

The role of partnerships in working with homelessness and people with complex issues

The role of partnerships in working with homelessness and people with complex issues Presentations delivered by Jo Rogers, BHT Fulfilling Lives and Joe Powell, Rother District Council Jo Rogers, Senior Manager of the BHT Fulfilling Lives (Multiple Complex Needs Project) introduced the delegates to the “Fulfilling Lives South East Project”. Jo explained that the project’s…

Scams

Presentation delivered by Inspector Daniel Russell of Sussex Police. The delegates were shown are film called ‘Scam – the secret crime”: https://youtu.be/0ZDpw_IDSps Daniel shared some statistics on scam related crimes: Over half the adult population have been subject to a fraudOver 9 billion pounds is lost in the UK every year to personal fraud and scamsTechnology is…

Next steps and closing remarks

Martin Fisher, Chair of the Rother Local Strategic Partnership, summarised the next steps. The next steps are that the Rother LSP Executive will meet to pull together ideas discussed at the conference and develop an action plan for taking forward over the next year. All of the presentations and feedback can be found on the…

Health & Wellbeing Hubs

Presentation delivered by Ruairi McCourt, Care & Support Programme Manager – Sussex Community Development Association, and Ollie Jeffs, Manager – The Pelham. Ruairi and Ollie explained to the delegates the objectives of the Healthy Hastings and Rother partnership, and described the vision for the Health & Wellbeing Hubs in central Bexhill and Sidley: Establish community…

East Sussex Better Together and the role of Locality Groups

Presentation delivered by Paula Gorvett, Director of Localities and Primary Care – NHS Hastings & Rother Clinical Commissioning Group. Paula Gorvett, Director of Localities and Primary Care, ESBT CCG, started with an overview of the East Sussex Better Together partnership, its key functions, progress to date, and emerging themes. Paula went on to describe the Vision…

Discussion groups

Delegates signed up to one of three available discussion groups. Group 1: Health & Wellbeing Hubs – next steps Group 2: Partnership working to support homeless and vulnerable people Group 3: Scams Several topics for discussion were raised, including: Health & Wellbeing Hubs: How can partners support the work of the Health & Wellbeing Hubs?Do people know about…

A welcome from the Chairman

The delegates are welcomed to this year’s conference by Martin Fisher, Rother LSP Executive Chairman. Martin welcomed the delegates to this year’s event, introducing the theme for the conference, and providing a review of what was delivered in 2017-18. The theme of the 2018 RLSP Conference is “Helping and Enabling – vulnerable communities”. This year…