WE CONNECT communities
At CAN, we recognise that the local voluntary and community sector makes an amazing difference, and we believe it deserves a bigger voice. We want to create the conditions where everyone’s voice is valued and heard; by facilitating great local networking and communication across the system.
We connect communities by:
- Actively championing, celebrating, and promoting the work of our sector and CAN to support, enable and encourage joined up working not only within the VCS but with our public sector colleagues.
- Being truly representative of the VCS in Dorset and being the point of contact, reference, and information for the sector. Identifying need and effectively communicating, developing, and influencing policy.
- Enabling effective involvement and codesign of services, through meaningful community connection We do this through our VCS Involvement Partners, Leaders exCHANGE and Networks to name a few.
Visit the projects below to find out more about how we are achieving this or get in touch with our Partnerships Manager, Emma Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bringing the sector together to share, collaborate and support the great work that’s happening, at our free network events …
'Going Green Together' Forum
Climate change affects us all, but through climate action we can work towards a healthier and more sustainable future for everyone …
VCS Involvement Partners
Creating conditions for community-led empowerment through strategic forums. Find out about VCSIPs and how to become one …
Community Heroes in the Spotlight
Local charities, large and small make a phenomenal contribution to our area. CAN are here to champion and support them …
A project to help us better engage on health issues with the broad range of communities across Dorset …
Dorset VCS Assembly
A new Assembly for the Voluntary and Community Sector for both the Dorset Council and BCP Council areas …
Access to Health Care
We have funding of £5,000 available to 5 groups to work with CAN and Public Health Dorset.
Dorset Innovation Hub
Using new innovations to support patients and our communities across Dorset …
NHS Dorset Joint Forward Plan
We’ve been speaking up for local voluntary and community groups in our work with NHS Dorset and other partners to develop this new plan, and ensure it includes how we can all work together and serve our communities.