Surrey Charities Forum

Surrey Charities Forum
Start time July 27, 2021 10:30
Finished Time July 27, 2021 12:00
Address Zoom

Bringing Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector, County, District/Borough and Health colleagues together to work on recovery and rebuilding from Covid, focusing on doing better together in future.

This is an open forum for all charities in Surrey.  The aim is to create opportunities for collaboration across the VCFS and public sectors.

The next meeting is on 27 July, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm via Zoom.

The July agenda is below:

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Alison Keeley, LinkAble
  2. Procurement: The Latest in Enabling Systems, Social Value and Upcoming Opportunities
    • Danielle Bass, Procurement Partner, Surrey County Council
    • Jasweer Bhamra, Contract & Commercial Specialist, Surrey County Council
  3. Apprenticeships, Package of Support and New Approaches
    • Laura Thurlow, Business Development Manager, JGA
    • Jack Hodgkins, Apprenticeship & Skills Hub Adviser, Apprentice Skills Hub
    • Keir Schiltz, Youth Offer Development Lead, Surrey County Council
    • Emma Slade, Apprenticeship Consultant, Surrey County Council
  4. All Age Autism Strategy & Creating Autism Friendly Communities – Working in Partnership
    •  Tom Moore, Autism Lead Senior Commissioning Manager, Surrey County Council
    • Kathryn Telford – Community Inclusion Commissioning Manager, Surrey County Council
  5. VCFS Updates – All
  6. Health Update – Karen Mcdowell, ICS COO/Deputy CCG AO/AEO, Surrey Heartlands
  7. SCC Updates – Marie Snelling, Executive Director, Communities & Transformation, Surrey County Council
  8. AOB

If you wish to attend, please email Saba Hussain, Strategic Lead Partnerships, Policy & Commissioning on

Future meeting dates:

  • 25 August 10.30 am
  • 27 September 2.30 pm
  • 26 October 10.30 am
  • 29 November 1.30 pm
  • 20 December 3.00pm