Year One Of The Strategy

Our citywide strategy is a direct response to the systematic failure to include men and boys and a distinct group with specific needs in local strategies and policies.

In the first year of our three year strategy our aim to build support for our strategy to create A City That Works For Everyone – Including Men And Boys – by demonstrating the benefits of assessing and addressing the distinct needs of men and boys when designing public services.

We will also place a strong focus on developing our local, national and international networks to help us bring the very best knowledge, experience and ideas into the city to help demonstrate the benefits of our strategy.

At HYPER-LOCAL level we will aim to identify one neighbourhood and deliver a year-long pilot project to tackle Low Male Social Capital, measure the impact of our work and share the learning.

LOCALLY we intend to identify and prioritise service gaps and open a Men’s Centre in to act as a hub for our work.

NATIONALLY we will develop a networking strategy to empower men and men’s groups to engage with each other and key local and national decision makers. We’ll also host a National Conference For Men And Boys and help expand participation in International Men’s Day through our role as the UK’s national co-ordinator.

INTERNATIONALLY we will begin to build the international reputation of Brighton & Hove  as a Center Of Excellence for work with Men and Boys through our role as the UK’s representative on the International Men’s Day Co-ordination Committee. We also aim to launch a brother charity based in the city and focused on working with Men and Boys internationally.



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

Posted in DELIVERY, Key Objectives Year 1

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