Consultations are a core delivery component of the Forum’s work. We act as official consultees to the City Council and its various, funded front line services, like Education, through Children and Young People’s Services, the fire service, Avon Fire and Rescue Service, the Avon and Somerset Police Constabulary, the local NHS PCT, and various voluntary organisations.
Currently we are involved in ongoing consultation with the Fire Service, on changes to its delivery on Fire Safety information and education, designed to save life by reaching into all and every community in Bristol to educate the public about fire safety and install safety equipment like smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
We are also part of the NCVO consultation on the changes to commissioning and Third Sector involvement in the delivery of front-line as well as outreach and advocacy services for our communities in Bristol.
We plan to begin the programme of expansion of our geographical area as part of the changes voted by the AGM in January 2011.