Thank you so much to everyone who came along to the launch and participated in the workshops.  We were rapt with the turn out, over 130 people, great to see so many social services interested in learning more about the social sector as well as being a great networking opportunity!

I’m looking forward to all the feedback you provided at the workshops, I suspect you’ve set SociaLink’s work programme for years to come!  This feedback will be posted on the link below at the end of next week.

For those of you who did not attend please go to our website for the full report, summary and information about how to add or update your organisation’s details.  The more organisations that participate and the more up-to-date the information is the more useful the database will be for the social sector.

We also launched ‘From the Frontline – Social Services Improving Lives’ to demonstrate the huge impact an organisation can have on someone’s quality of life.  Please also download this (same link as above) and share it with service users and your communities – this helps tell the story to our communities of the immense value and contribution social services make to people’s quality of life.

Labour MP Jan Tinetti made a great speech to launch the project findings.  This is also available on the link above.  It clearly signals where the Labour-led government is heading, very heartening to hear the strong focus on people.

We are keen to get the findings our as far and wide as possible, we are happy to present the findings to your organisation or any networks you are involved with and to have conversations about what these findings mean for the social sector.