Inverness East District Partnership

The next meeting of the Inverness East District Partnership will be on Thursday 17th September in Culduthel Christian Centre, Culduthel Avenue, Inverness.

Highland Councillor Ken Gowans is chairing the meeting and is keen to encourage any local voluntary groups or individuals who have an interest in health or social care to come along and participate. 

 Councillor Gowans commented:  "The District Partnership brings together a wide range stakeholders from the public and third sectors to enable better and more appropriate delivery of services for children and adults that are so important to local communities. "

 A key speaker at the Meeting is Ian Murray who is Chief Executive of High Life Highland, which delivers a wide range of cultural, sporting, leisure, learning and health and wellbeing services across the Highlands.  Mr Murray said;  “District Partnerships are important local community planning meetings.  High Life Highland is now nearly four years old and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss our priorities, involvement in Preventative Health and potential new local projects with the Inverness East partnership.”

 The agenda will also include a presentation on the new Community Development Fund from Mhairi Wylie, Chief Officer with the Highland Third Sector Interface. The fund is designed for community and third sector groups to support the growth, development or establishment activities which providing services, activities or care for people with long term health conditions, to include older people. The fund allows for up to £40k per District Partnership area to be distributed in grants of up to £5k per application for community groups and charities operating in that area.

NHS Highland Board Member Mike Evans commented;

“The Partnership Meeting provides an excellent opportunity to hear about new opportunities and contribute to new initiatives in the delivery of crucial health and social care services.

The meeting is open to all and starts at 2 p.m.

16 Sep 2015
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