Shaping North Ayrshire with Pam Crosthwaite

Episode 2,  Mar 31, 2020, 03:45 PM

We spoke to Pam Crosthwaite, Capacity & Empowerment Officer at North Ayrshire Council to learn more about PB in North Ayrshire and for some PB tips so get listening if you want to find out more. 

Pam & Andrew mentioned the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership PB which ended up being moved online due to Covid-19 restrictions.

You can also check out the Shaping North Ayrshire site here:

4 top tips on creating a good PB process

  1. Give enough time; allow time for applications and each process because otherwise it can feel a bit rushed. 
  2. Partnership working; working with other local authorities and working in partnerships can be helpful. It was really helpful just to talk through some of the issues. The partnership approach has been really beneficial, for example, working with the health and social care partnership and working with the green health partnership, through doing this we’ve been able to piggyback to some of their events and distribute the money via other approaches, it's probably something we would have never done before.
  3. Work in slightly different ways and training staff; by getting community staff to invite community members to meetings; the knowledge and information they bring is so useful so working in a different way can improve relationships and can have a really positive outcome by utilising that community knowledge.
  4. Keep repeating the work; the main lesson is if you can just do it, you need to keep doing it. 

Podcast by Annie Cook