17 March 2022

Member’s Event: Tackling the Cost of Living, including Community First’s AGM

Having joined forces so effectively in responding to the pandemic, we invite you to join us to further reflect on the impact of the rising cost of living on families and households across our communities.

Look at some examples of how we are supporting those most affected, the support that’s available and what more could we do together to respond to this deepening crisis.

We will be joined by Alison Talbot, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice New Forest who will share the collaborative approach taken in the New Forest to research the impact of the high costs of living often hidden in an area seen as affluent.

This is part of a series of Community First members events championing the role of the voluntary sector and helping mobilise and inspire further action to tackle the challenges facing our sector and the people we are here to serve.

Why not join us at our upcoming online Members’ Event and AGM.

Venue:           Online on Zoom

When:            Tuesday 29 March 2022 – 10:30 to 11.30

The AGM will be an opportunity to reflect on all that we, you, and our members, achieved over the last 18 months during the pandemic.  Importantly we’ll also look to the future and the role of Community First as a modern CVS in supporting and championing the sector during the period of rising costs.  What can we do to engage and support you?  How can we collaborate to meet the new and emerging challenges facing our communities?

Find out more about our renewed membership offer including our exciting plans for a programme of events in 2022 exploring key issues in health, social action, the economy and young people interspersed with masterclasses on marketing, business and financial planning, income generation and measuring our impact.

Community First’s AGM will be held at the beginning of the event. See below for the full programme.

Our Programme

10.25    Join us a few minutes early if you can. Check the technology works and settle in…

10.30   Welcome to Community First Members Event and AGM

10.50    Alison Talbot, CEO Citizens Advice New Forest

11:10   Questions and discussions.  What can we learn from the New Forest and Citizens Advice experience and how can we work together provide the most effective support?

11.30 Final thoughts and close

We hope you can join us and build on the spirit of togetherness and collaboration that has been so prominent this year. 

Our AGM will be held during the event.  Please find below the formal paperwork for the AGM:

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