Year Two Of The Strategy

In Year Two of our strategy, while we will continue to make the case for including Men And Boys in the design and delivery of public services we hope that the practice will have become more embedded in city’s strategic culture.

Therefore we hope to place a stronger focus on bringing people together in the pursuit of common objectives that will result in more Men and Boys getting improved access to and outcomes from public services.

This shift in focus from ideas to action will also be reflected in greater activity at a national and international level both by ourselves and by individuals and organisations who have been inspired by our work in Brighton & Hove both in the UK and overseas.

At HYPER-LOCAL level we will be taking more action in more neighbourhoods and developing our understanding of how we can take good local ideas to scale across several neighbourhoods at once.

LOCALLY we will develop our 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.

NATIONALLY we will introduce a year-long programme of activity with nationwide challenges to help us identify innovation and capacity and begin to create national partnerships around key themes – which could include initiatives that coincide with the London 2012 Olympics in July and August 2012

INTERNATIONALLY we will be looking to develop joint working around International Men’s Day’s 2012 theme (to be announced) and explore the possibility of a single symbolic event (eg 24 hour concert).



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 2

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