Annual Conference

BNs Annual Conference (Edinburgh) 2016: Friday 4th November 2016 9.30am - 4.30pm
St Paul's and St George's Church, York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RH

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BNs Annual Conference (Edinburgh) 2016: Friday 4th November 2016 9.30am - 4.30pm

Befriending and partnerships: The power of collaboration. This year, as well as providing a unique opportunity to spend the day with representatives from befriending organisations up and down the country, we will be exploring the potential of partnerships. Befriending is so often about enabling connections and opportunities for the people we support, but are we also making the most of the possibilities offered to us as organisations through connecting and collaborating with other organisations? Are we enhancing the social capital of our befriendees and befrienders but neglecting our own? How can we forge meaningful and lasting partnerships both with other third-sector organisations and across the sectors, which will ultimately allow us to do what we do more effectively – and do things we couldn’t do on our own? This year’s conference will explore the theme of partnership and collaboration and will draw on expert voice from different sectors – as well as the experiences of befriending services already engaged in successful partnerships of all shapes and sizes – in building a picture of the potential for the future of befriending of this powerful approach to working. Book your place now and make sure you're part of this important conversation!

Befriending and partnerships: The power of collaboration.

This year, as well as providing a unique opportunity to spend the day with representatives from befriending organisations up and down the country, we will be exploring the potential of partnerships.

Befriending is so often about enabling connections and opportunities for the people we support, but are we also making the most of the possibilities offered to us as organisations through connecting and collaborating with other organisations? Are we enhancing the social capital of our befriendees and befrienders but neglecting our own? How can we forge meaningful and lasting partnerships both with other third-sector organisations and across the sectors, which will ultimately allow us to do what we do more effectively – and do things we couldn’t do on our own?

This year’s conference will explore the theme of partnership and collaboration and will draw on expert voice from different sectors – as well as the experiences of befriending services already engaged in successful partnerships of all shapes and sizes – in building a picture of the potential for the future of befriending of this powerful approach to working.

Book your place now and make sure you’re part of this important conversation!

Past Conferences

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