April 23, 2008
Symposium on English Empowerment White Paper
LPL will be represented at a symposium in London in early June when 100 policy makers, hosted by the DTA, will examine the growing momentum behind community asset ownership and community-led social enterprise, and how these relate to community empowerment. View flyer.
The forthcoming Community Empowerment White Paper seeks to increase the ability of the individual citizen to influence local decisions, improve local services, take on civic roles, and hold officials and councillors to account.
But as many in government recognise, community empowerment is not achieved simply by people acting as individuals alone. It is also about people who are excluded from power organising themselves, building alliances with others and creating vehicles to bring about positive change.
We are delighted to invite you to an afternoon of high-powered debate and a reception at a stunning new community venue in London’s South Bank on 5 June. The symposium will investigate the role of multi-purpose community anchors, examine the growing momentum behind community asset ownership and community-led social enterprise, and how these relate to community empowerment and explore the implications for community investment and support.
The symposium will bring together over one hundred key people at the heart of these issues including local authorities, government agencies, policy makers, funders and those at the forefront of social change.
Further information about the event is available on the attached programme or visit www.dta.org.uk/symposium.
If you would like to attend please return the attached booking form as soon as possible. There are limited places available and similar events held in previous years have been oversubscribed, therefore early booking is advisable.