WCEN forms Area and Interest Based Networks and Forums across the Borough
We are an independent charity led by local people who are elected annually at our Annual General Meetings. We support a developing Network of community and faith based organizations and people who are working collaboratively to improve the way public services are designed, delivered and received.
Our way of working is to share and tell stories. Stories of why and how communities have formed and the challenges that they experience. Stories of how our public institutions have developed and grown and the complex nature of their roles and responsibilities. Stories of hope and optimism. These shared experiences inform and shape our thinking and doing.
The good news is that there is a better way. And this better way starts with dialogue, relationships and understanding of what and who our communities are- and what and who they are is a much more diverse, dynamic and multi cultural community then just 10 years ago. Where are the skills and talents that they hold? Where are their assets and resources? Why are they hidden? What needs to shift and move to unlock them? How can social capital be used to generate public value?