Social planning

Social planning
Social planning takes place in three key stages; a needs assessment, policy development, and planning and policy implementation. Social Planning canterbury bankstown Social planning takes place in three key stages; a needs assessment, policy development, and planning and policy implementation.  

Social Planning 2021

 

Canterbury-Bankstown’s Social Planning Workshops are back, but things will look a little different.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a series of social planning workshops offered face-to-face and online in order to suit the needs of all organisations, workers and community members. The workshops identify emerging needs, existing strategies and opportunities. Information collected from these workshops will help shape the broad strategies, objectives and actions in Council policies and plans. They also set priorities in the Community Grant Program and helps guide the work community networks do.

Social Plannings workshops will take place between Tuesday 16 February and Thursday 4 March.

Registrations now open, click here to view the full schedule and register.

The social planning workshops focus on:

  • Active Ageing;
  • Disability;
  • Crime and Safety;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • LGBTIQ;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members;
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community members;
  • Children and families;
  • Youth; and
  • Other emerging issues.

Social Planning Process

Our social planning process at Council consists of three related activities:

1. Need Assessment

This includes the production of Demographic and Social Profiles and the regular provision of reports and information on emerging needs and opportunities.

2. Policy Development

Our social policy documents outline our objectives and broad strategies in each of the following policy areas: Aged, Youth, Disability, Multiculturalism and Community Development. The Branch also reports to Council on emerging issues and drafts policy advice on specific matters of concern to the community and Council. New policy areas are also developed in emerging areas like community protection and community information.

3. ​Planning and Policy Implementation

Strategic plans are developed and implemented in consultation with Community Reference groups to enhance program performance and ensure the relevance of strategies to the community. Community Development staff also support community and corporate programs which impact on our social policy objectives, for example ​Community management, the Community Grants and Event Sponsorship Program and social impact assessment.