Voice and representation
Representing the voluntary and community sector at a local level is a key part of our work. We ensure that our members’ voices and expertise are heard at a range of partnerships, boards, and informal meetings with key people across the local area.
- Your elected Reps May 2018 (PDF)
“CW work on representing the sector in the Integration of Health and Social Care, Caring Together and its forebears has been excellent. Very thorough, transparent and highly expert staff.”
Our sector representatives
Our members elect representatives from within our membership every two years to undertake this work and we co-opt additional reps as necessary.
Community Works Reps’ Election: Vote now!
Over the last couple of weeks we have sent an invitation to vote in Community Works Reps’ Elections 2018. The invites have been sent to the lead contact for our members’ organisations, so if you haven’t received your invite by now, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Voting closes on Friday 16 November.
Election results will be announced at our AGM on 21 November 2018.
If you would like to find out more about the process or our representatives’ work please contact Angie Greany:
Phone: 01273 234025
Help to become a representative
We have an informal shadowing programme for anyone within our membership who is considering standing in a future election or being co-opted.
The shadowing programme gives you the opportunity to meet existing representatives, observe meetings and learn more about the role of a representative.
To find out more about our informal shadowing programme get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 234023
Key principles for representation
Our representatives work is framed and informed by our key principles for representation (PDF).
These principles speak to a range of stakeholders in the city and promote the unique strengths that the sector has to offer.
They also act as a platform for influencing, a basis for creating policy statements in priority areas and an opportunity to identify interests shared with public sector organisations and local businesses.
Recently, our Reps Council have been developing ‘Key Messages and Recommendations’ to support them in their work of engaging with politicians in the run up to the local elections in Brighton and Hove in May 2019. We want to raise awareness and encourage political support for our sector.
Therefore, we are seeking your feedback on what has been developed; read our consultation document and submit your feedback via our survey by Friday 14 September:
If you have any questions about this piece of work call us on 01273 234 023 and ask to speak to Angie Greany.
To find out more about our representation work get in touch on email@example.com or 01273 234023
Small groups and charities
We greatly value the work and impact of small groups and charities locally, and also recognise that they have unique support needs. We’ve worked with our small groups network to develop a position statement which describes what a small group is, and what they need to help them to grow:
Feedback from our representatives
Our representatives provide feedback from the meetings and events they attend on behalf of our members. Most recent feedback summary is included in Reps Feedback log 2018-19 [PDF]