Over the past number of years community groups and statutory agencies in the Upper Springfield Whiterock area have been working hard to develop a new integrated partnership for the area. This partnership was officially launched in February 2013.
“All children, young people and their families from the Upper Springfield and Whiterock
will be free from poverty and disadvantage, will have maximum opportunities to realise
their full potential, will be treated equally and respectfully and will play a central role
in influencing and shaping interventions which directly impact on their lives.”
The partnership helps to ensure we work better together so that the area benefits. Strong relationships between communities and public bodies result in better decision making and offer better solutions to local challenges. With the proper support, local people can collectively build communities based on mutual respect and social justice. Strong confident communities work together to identify and solve problems. We believe this new partnership will strengthen local voices, improve people’s lives and create better places to live.
Success will be seen by improvements in children’s lives through services which: support children, young people and families; help families overcome the disadvantages they face; and enable children and young people to achieve the same outcomes as their more advantaged peers. To get it right for children and young people this means being safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included. For services this means a unified approach by all of us who live and work in this community.
The new partnership has five Integrated Theme Teams with the partnership’s overarching theme is children young people and families.
Theme Teams are:
Upper Springfield Whiterock Integrated Partnership
Upper Springfield Development Trust
689 Springfield Road