By Ann Atkinson, Assembly Develpment Officer
It was great to have such a good turn out at the South East Northumberland VCS Network meeting in Ashington last week. With two informative presentations and representatives from a wide range of organisations sharing information about what they were doing, it was good to see attendees identifying people they needed to talk to in more detail over lunch and sharing contact details.
Whilst we have evidence from the recent survey carried out by Northumberland County Council about Support Services that network meeting are valued and that there is a lot of support for them, I wondered what does become of those conversations and contacts that take place between different organisations after meetings?
If your organisation has experience of gaining a particular benefit from attending a network meeting then please let us know. We would love to know the impact of these meetings beyond just knowing they are useful. We are also aware that there is always room for improvement. Is the format right? Are there particular issues you would like to see covered or presentations on particular topics?
Do get in touch to inform us of the value you have gained from network meetings or to let us know of ways we can improve to ensure that you get the most from them.