Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is extending an invitation to local groups and small organisations involved in supporting the health and wellbeing of people in Lincolnshire to attend the inaugural Voluntary Executive Team conference.

The Voluntary Executive Team (VET)  is a representative group of stakeholders from across the voluntary sector with the collective purpose of maximising our strategic impact on the wellbeing of the residents of Lincolnshire. Our vision is of a well-resourced and vibrant sector that is a key partner in the support, health and care system of Lincolnshire

This first event will feature key note speakers Professor Richard Parish, who is Chairman of the National Centre for Rural Health and Care, and Professor Mark Gussy, Chairman in Global Rural Health and Care, University of Lincoln.

David Fannin, chief executive of LCVS, said: “I’d like to extend the invitation to all the small groups in our network as an opportunity to participate in developing a voluntary and community sector-led sector strategy for local groups and small organisations that play a role in supporting the health and wellbeing of people in Lincolnshire.

“The VET understands the value of small and local groups who want to help people lead happier, healthier lives.

“This conference will provide an opportunity to hear some really interesting speakers, network and share stories and connect into current developments.

During the event lunch will be provided and three smaller groups attending will have the opportunity to be presented with a development grant of £100 each.

It will be held on Thursday, March 19, from 9am to 4pm at the New Life Conference Centre, 25 Mareham Lane, Sleaford.

Tickets can be reserved here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lincolnshire-voluntary-engagement-team-annual-conference-tickets-89673047499