DEFRA (Rural Communities Policy Unit)
We have a bilateral agreement with Defra over information exchange, joint working and meetings relating to work programmes. For us this is a really vital working relationship
The Rural Coalition is a body who have monthly meetings seeking to provide consensus between the organisations having a rural interface. We present the rural service viewpoint at these important meetings
Federation of Small Businesses
We work with the Federation on business surveys to their rural panel; in joined up All Party Parliamentary work on rural economic issues and through meetings with their Rural Committee
Institute of Rural Health
We have a strong working relationship with the Institute who specialise in rural proofing research, professional development and training in health issues. The IRH runs a successful Rural Health week every September
Coastal Communities Alliance
We work with this important socio economic group seeking to give rural coastal issues higher profile
Chartered Institute of Housing
We have a special relationship with the Institute seeking to give issues relating to rural housing a strong profile
Neighbourhood Health Watch
We have a strong working relationship with the Neighbourhood Health Watch. The Neighbourhood Health Watch is all about helping communities support each other's health needs.
We work with the National Trust with whom we have a document of agreement. A Director from the Trust is a member of our Executive.