Localism promoting collaboration: Redefining LSPs from the ground up
14 Jul 2011
Held at Westminster Studios, Central London

Headline Speakers

This conference was a must-attend for anyone involved in the delivery and implementation of effective local partnerships. Attendees had the opportunity to explore new legislation, best practice in partnership delivery and shared services.

Jessica May, Joint Chair, Partnership Futures
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

Henry Peterson OBE, Localism and Devolution Independent Consultant
Local Strategic Partnerships morphing into practical, delivery focused partnerships accountable to local communities: outcome based accountability

Steve Robinson, Chief Executive, Cheshire West and Chester Council
Localism with reduced central performance: partnerships involving the public, private and voluntary sectors

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Dan Gascoyne, Assistant Director for Partnership Delivery, Essex County Council
Changing the paradigm: from partnership meetings to customer and community empowerment

Lynn Seward, Head of Community and Customer Services, Harlow Council and Member, Harlow 2020 Local Strategic Partnership
Overcoming geographic barriers to achieve cross boundary partnerships

Peter Fraser, Peter Fraser, Head of Partnerships & Performance, Central Bedfordshire Partnership
The role and success of Local Enterprise Partnerships in delivering economic value to local people

Tom Stannard, Director of Policy & Communications, Blackburn with Darwen Council
Community budgets and their role in service provision

Panel discussion: How will the Localism Bill, Health and Social Care Bill and the Social Responsibility Bill translate into local partnership working?
Session speakers to be joined by Adam Fineburg, Independent Adviser on Local Public Services

Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
Seminar 1: Community Safety Partnerships
Karen Johnson, Director of Derby City and Neighbourhood Partnerships

Seminar 2: Local Children’s Partnerships
Jenni Naish, Children's Partnership Development Manager, Southend Children’s Partnership

Seminar 3: Health and Wellbeing Boards
Dr Ellis Friedman, Joint Director of Public Health, London Borough Hillingdon and NHS Hillingdon; Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board Subdivion of Hillingdon’s Local Strategic Partnership

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Krista Blair and Ben Smith, Development Officers, Voluntary Action Leicestershire
Building on the success of Local Strategic Partnerships whilst new guidance on partnership delivery including the incorporation of GP Consortia and Community Budgets

Mark Leeman, Lead Officer, Taunton Deane Partnership
Establishing priorities for partnership working

Rhion Jones, Chief Executive, The Consultation Institute
Neighbourhood working in delivering localism

Panel discussion: Can we re-assess staffing structures in the light of reduced reporting demands from Government?
Paul Cave ,Area Performance and Improvement Manager, Wolverhampton Partnership. To be joined by afternoon speakers