The mission of the Third Sector Forums is to better connect the third sector to Community Planning, in order to influence the way in which services are delivered to the communities of Dumfries and Galloway. The Forums seek to create an environment where third sector organisations can discuss and share ideas, issues and help enable them to reach their full potential.
The Third Sector Thematic Forums provide an opportunity for third sector organisations operating in a specific area or theme to discuss and share ideas and issues. In order to better connect the third sector to Community Planning, the themes focus on the six Single Outcome Agreement priorities, listed below. The forums will also be independently convened like the Locality Forums, and our focus for early 2015 will be on Early Years, Young People and Older & Vulnerable people. We hope that the Thematic Forums will also be effective online forums, with regular exchanges of information, views and feedback from third sector representatives on the various groups of the Community Planning Partnership.