Working Group Chair - Member of Ards & North Down Borough Council
Alderman Robert Gibson, Ards & North Down Borough Council. Robert is a member of the DUP Party and sits on the councils Audit and Corporate Services Committees.
To develop member awareness and capacity in relation to community planning and wellbeing and to lobby for strengthened legislation, guidance and support for councils in this regard. The group undertakes collective analysis of Departmental and partners input into the design, delivery and resourcing of new community planning and wellbeing systems and policies within an outcome based framework as well as identifying and sharing best practice. NILGA Support Officer - Fiona Douglas - firstname.lastname@example.org
DAERA, DfC, DfE, DfH, DfI, DoJ and TEO, SOLACE, Community Places, Carnegie UK, NICVA, Sustainable NI, NI Strategic Migration Partnership, APSE, What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Inspiring Impact.
The aim of the workshop was to build a shared understanding for enhancing knowledge and use of data and evidence to inform community planning. Learning Outcomes: • Improve understanding of data and evidence, whey they are important, where to find information, what support is available and how to use it. • Increase confidence and competence in using evidence to make robust and strong decisions about the future of their council area. • Ensure council is targeting resources in the most impactful way. • Safeguard council’s reputation as a responsible decision-making body.
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