Thursday, 28 October 2010


The Oxford Centre, 333 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PL
Thursday 25th November 09.30 -1600
‘The Big Society: the big debate for Oxfordshire.’

The Oxfordshire Stronger Communities Alliance (OSCA) would like to invite you to this free event at The Oxford Centre, on Thursday 25th November 2010. In view of all the changes, challenges and opportunities facing the Voluntary Sector, we are holding this full day conference event, which offers an opportunity to share experiences, concerns, skills and good practice with others and to learn more about developments at a county and national level. The theme is ‘The Big Society: the big debate for Oxfordshire’. Of particular interest will be the information on the latest news about the Comprehensive Spending Review and the Transforming Adult Social Care agenda, which will have a big impact on voluntary sector groups in the near future. Find out more about the effect these changes might have on your organisation and take the opportunity to attend short training workshops to help you meet the challenges. We also want to hear your views on how OSCA is responding to the future with its new Business Plan. We are also lucky to have two Keynote Speakers to give us a national perspective Ben Kernighan Deputy Chief Executive of NCVO, the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and Bert Provan, Deputy Director, Department of Community & Local Government.

The Forum is open to any voluntary or community group in Oxfordshire and aims to improve communication between the voluntary, community and faith sectors and the County Council, PCT and other statutory bodies, so that the voluntary sector can have an impact on the provision of services in the county both now and in the future.

If you would like to attend  contact OCVA, The Old Court House, Floyds Row, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1SS, or email  Registration deadline is Thursday 18th November.
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