Kirklees partners celebrate achievements

Kirklees organisations gathered to celebrate their achievements at an event in Dewsbury.

Why was the event held?

The event, called Picture of Kirklees, was held to celebrate the progress achieved through partnership working over the last year and to share intelligence around key themes impacting on children, families and communities across the borough. Attendees also helped set partnership priorities for the year ahead.

Who attended the event?

Around 100 partner delegates from local organisations including Kirklees Council, NHS, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, the University of Huddersfield and more came together to show their commitment to achieving common goals and outcomes for local people through working together in partnership.

Launching the event, the leader of Kirklees Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor, said:

“Reflecting back on the last 12 months we have achieved so much and I know that we, through partnership, can achieve so much more. There are many challenges ahead. I want Kirklees to become a pioneering council where we revolutionise the services we provide and what we as a council stand for. No matter if you live in Batley, Dewsbury, Huddersfield or any other town or village I want our residents to feel proud of living and working in the area and to embrace the uniqueness that is underpinned by fairness, diversity and equality – a place where everyone is welcome no matter who you are.”

What happened at the event?

Representatives from Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Home-Start Kirklees, Fusion Housing and Kirklees Youth Alliance shared case studies on how working with partners has led to the success of initiatives that have been set up to help young people in Kirklees around themes of housing, holiday clubs, safety and volunteers supporting families.

The event, held on Tuesday 19 November 2019, was closed by an address by Owen Williams, Chief Executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust who talked about inclusion and the importance of the partnership agenda.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information please get in touch:

Kate McNicholas, Head of Policy, Partnerships and Corporate Planning

T: 01484 221000



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