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Weekly WECB Update - 15th November

This week we have been celebrating our success to date and exploring how best to shape our future at the Sounding Board.

Recent events  

On 13th November we held the Sounding Board session.  There was a good turnout and partners were well represented, with the some really positive feedback from participants, for a brief overview see right.

Weekly WECB Update - 8th November 2013

This week we ‘get cooking’ with the Tendring Family Solutions team and partners the get the chance to influence an important strategy.

Recent events  

At a meeting with MoJ this week we heard that they will work with local partners to organise a number of engagement events in January giving stakeholders the chance to show potential providers understand 'what works' in Essex in the name of reducing reoffending.  

Weekly WECB Update - 1st November 2013

This week we’ve been filming at various partners locations showcasing the impact Community Budget is making in Essex.

Recent events  

On Tuesday 29th Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC 5Live programme was broadcast live from Harlow and it featured the Essex Family Solutions team. They spoke to families who have been helped as part of the programme and to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Governement, Eric Pickles.

Weekly WECB Update - 25th October 2013

This week a clear message from MPs to Central Government on the importance of supporting more places to implement Community Budgets.

Recent events  

On Monday 21st we attended the Transforming Rehabilitation reference group at the Ministry of Justice to understand better the impacts on Reducing Reoffending. The agenda covered issues including the National Probation Service, allocation of offenders, Community Rehabilitation Companies, and local competition teams.

Weekly WECB Update - 18th October 2013

This week we focus on Strengthening Communties and Domestic Abuse and celebrate being nominated for a couple of awards.

Recent events  

On Wednesday we shared our experiences at an Integrated Services conference organised by Avon and Somerset Police, where partners are keen to adopt a community budget approach and learn from the good work in Essex.

Weekly Update - 27th September 2013

This week we report back from the second Employment & Skills Board and receive an update on the number of families being supported by Family Solutions.

Recent events

23rd Sept – Dan Gascoyne spoke at a conference organised by Capita about our experiences from WECB and what can be achieved through working in partnership.

25th Sept – The second Employment & Skills Board met at the University of Essex (see programme update)

Weekly Update - 20th September 2013

This week we report back on a successful Family Solutions event, with a stark reminder about why the work we’re undertaking is so important.

Recent events  

On Monday Essex joined the other original Whole Place pilots to share experiences with new pilot areas at an event organised by the Public Service Transformation Network. Our delegates were kept busy fielding requests from areas who want to meet with us to understand more about the progress we have made.