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Uttlesford Futures

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Uttlesford Futures is the name for Uttlesford's Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).

The Uttlesford LSP is a collaboration of organisations including the district council, the county council, the local health service and the emergency services. The LSP bring partners together to help resolve community priorities and challenges, with a view to maximising effectiveness and sustainability.

LSPs allow public bodies to work together on projects they wouldn't be able to do on their own. One way it does that is through four themed working groups:

These themes have been identified as being important locally. Each group works separately and has an independent chairman. They identify the things that they want to work on but these must fit into the main aims of the council.    

Uttlesford Futures places a great emphasis on involvement. The partnership works to improve life and services in Uttlesford for all its residents, so to do this it frequently seeks the views of people living in the district.

Annual LSP Assembly

Loneliness and Social Isolation was chosen as the theme for the Annual LSP Assembly in November. It is something that may or could impact upon so many members of the community and is linked to the public health and transport agendas, as well as others.

The event presented an opportunity to hear from a number of guest speakers, including published author Steve Broome, talk on the topic of loneliness. The assembly also heard more about the Community Action Zone research project and how this can empower communities to work together.

pdf icon Lonliness & social isolation presentation [7Mb]

What does it feel like to be old and alone?

The charity Campaign to End Loneliness says that one million of us are already suffering from acute loneliness, while two and a half million over 60s fear they could end up similarly isolated.


Contact the Community Partnerships Team