At a Breakfast Briefing at the Conservative Party Conference on Monday 4 October in Birmingham, UK, the Alliance presented the Alliance model to UK parliamentarians and key decision makers.
Speaking at the event chaired by Lord Norman Fowler, Vice Chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS and Trustee of the Terence Higgins Trust, Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the Alliance explained how the Alliance has been empowering communities in order to deliver social change for the last 17 years: ‘There is much that we have learnt that could be used to inform the new government’s approach.’
The briefing paper makes a number of recommendations:
- Invest in building the capacity of civil society to give it the skills and resources to be able to take direct action.
- Prioritise the involvement of communities in the management of local services in order to create a more equitable distribution of resources, and create value for money.