Everyone at Forum Central would like to say a really big Thank You to everyone who helped make last week’s Massive Market Place such a huge success!

There were more than 110 stallholders showcasing the fabulous range of services and activities the third sector has to offer, which support the health and wellbeing of some of the people in the city with the greatest and most challenging health and care needs.

Third sector members were joined by colleagues from the public sector including the CCGs, Leeds City Council and the various Leeds Health Trusts, so the event also celebrated the power and positivity of partnership working.

The venue for the event was the beautiful Bridge Community Church, which provided the ideal space and atmosphere for the event, which was attended by approximately 600 visitors, including  people who access services, their carers and supporters, and commissioners and delivery partners from across the health, public and business sectors.

We are absolutely delighted to have received so many positive and supportive comments following the event. People told us that the best things about the event was the great opportunity it provided for networking, and the number and variety of organisations in the Market Place.

It was inspiring to see so many diverse organisations there, and to see so many great conversations going on”

We also received feedback on what type of events and activities we could provide in the future, including suggestions for a workshop to increase awareness and understanding of different services to encourage greater collaboration, support on how to make Third Sector Services more sustainable and Funding Bid advice. So watch this space as we hope to pick up on some of those great ideas in the future!

Thanks from the Forum Central Team