Small Steps Big Changes is Nottingham's 10 year "A Better Start" Big Lottery Funded Programme to improve the lives of 0-3 years olds. Headed up by CityCare, a third sector provider of community health services, SSBC is a new partnership between, the City Council, Health partners, Voluntary sector Organisation, Parents, Families and Communities. The programme focuses on children, parents and communities in Arboretum, Aspley, Bulwell, St Anns and Beyond.

On the 30 September 2014 a partnership event was on held to introduce it to the workforce, share progress to date, next steps and how they can get involved.

The presentations and video links from the event are available to download below;

The Journey So Far
Phyllis Brackenbury, Director of Operations and Transformation, Nottingham CityCare
Download Presentation No 1
This is the SSBC video;

What is SSBC?
Michelle Battlemuch, Assistant Director SSBC, Nottingham CityCare
Download Presentation No 2 
This is the Harvard animation - building adult capabilities to improve child outcomes;

The SSBC Way
Paul Pearson, New Ground Consultancy
Download Presentation No 3

Triple P and Small Steps Big Changes
Matt Buttery, Chief Executive Officer, UK and Europe Triple P
Download Presentation No 4 

Emily Windsor, Cartwright Communications
Download Presentation No 5 

Community Connection & Family Mentors
Steve Parkinson, Manager Bulwell Community Toy Library
Download Presentation No 6

Background Documents

These were created during the development of the bid which will be used to inform ongoing implementation of the programme.

Overall Strategy for SSBC - Click here to download

This strategy secured the funding from Big Lottery.

Area Wellbeing Profile- click here to download

Survey conducted in each of the 50 shortlisted sites across the country. This was conducted using face to face interviews of 700 families across the city.

Community Consultation Evaluation by Rural Community Action-  Click here to download

Local survey conducted with families in the city about the services they use and where they get support from.

Capital Feasibility Study- Click here to download 

The document examining which buildings across the city the delivery of SSBC services could take place out of.

Social and Local - Digital Communications Strategy for the Programme - Click here to download

Proposed digital strategy drawn up during the bid process.

SSBC Learning history - Click here to download 

Document developed after the bid was submitted to the lottery in order to try and learn from what went well and what we would do differently. It comprised of interviews with 40 parents and workers who were involved at various points of the bid process.

SSBC On a page- Click here to download

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