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. We 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 we do this is through four themed working groups:
- Children & Families group
- Community Safety Partnership
- Employment, Economy, Skills, Environment and Transport (EESET) group
- Uttlesford Health & Wellbeing Board
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.
We place 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
A vision for living in the 21st century was chosen as the theme for the Annual LSP Assembly in November. Smart communities, technological trends and building for the future were some of the themes discussed.
The event presented an opportunity to hear from a number of guest speakers, including Dan Gaul, Eastern Region Lead and Housing LIN, talk on the topic of a '21st Century Vision of Living Housing our Older People'. The assembly also heard more about how innovations in social marketing have been successfully used by Public health England to deliver a number of recent campaigns.
How do older people use technology?
The Assembly also saw a video of a 95 year old gentleman using his Alexa (Echo).