Creating Change Locally

If we are to meet our ambitious goal of having a national and international impact then we must deliver on our commitment to create A City That Works For Everyone – Men and Boys Included – in a way that we can inspire others by the example our city sets.

Our intention is that through this strategy Brighton & Hove becomes known as an International Centre Of Excellence for its pioneering work with Men and Boys. Bringing excellence to everything we do at local level will build the foundation for our work inspiring the world. Our key citywide objectives for the three years of the strategy are:

Year One (2011-2012): To build the strategic framework that helps us improve existing services, to identify and prioritise service gaps and create the foundation on which to deliver the strategy. We also intend to open a Men’s Centre in Year One to act as a hub for our work and provide centralized services.

Year Two (2012-2013): Develop The Men’s Centre to provide a comprehensive range of citywide services that address service gaps and begin to develop outreach and satellite services where appropriate.

Year Three (2013-14): Continue to expand the reach of our citywide services and explore opportunities to develop nationwide services that can be delivered from single location (eg national helplines).



Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

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