Annual General Meeting – January 2024

We would like to invite you to this annual and important event.

Do you have an interest in the health & social care services within your community?
Want to find out more about what Dorset’s Public Health is doing for your area?…
This year’s meeting will feature an informative talk on the ‘Thriving Communities Project’ by special guest speaker Sam Crowe, Dorset’s Public Health Director.

Guest Speaker – Sam Crowe, Director for Public Health, Dorset Council.
Sam will also be holding space for a Q&A session after the talk, providing you with a rare chance to ask those all-important questions on what this will mean and look like for your own communities.

Come and find out more about:

  • The importance of ‘Place’ in the development of Dorset’s health and care services.
  • Join the conversation about how best communities can take the lead.
  • Learn how the Integrated Care System (ICS) is relevant to your community.

When: Thursday 18th January 2024
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free
Where: Online via Zoom

Need a proxy vote?
Should you not be able to attend for any reason then it’s still very important for you to have your voice as an organisation across Dorset by taking an ‘active’ part this event!
You can do this ahead of the day by contacting us on for information on how to submit your votes and opinions to be considered within the event itself.
Your needs are a valuable part of our decision making so please do get involved however you can.

A little about the Thriving Communities Project:
Back in 2022 Public Health Dorset agreed through the Joint Public Health Board to use 21/22 underspend to support place-based partnership working in each council area. This proposal would see the Dorset Council share which amounts to £309k invested in growing the VCS infrastructure to support this way of working. Delivering this programme of work will contribute to various priority areas, one of which being ‘Thriving Communities’ an Integrated Care Partnership Strategy.
The project looks to invest in the infrastructure to support the voluntary and community sector to increase their capacity to focus support for people to stay well, living in their own homes should reduce health and care utilisation, as well as improve healthy life expectancy and wellbeing.