Think Family is the Council's strategy to to make Waltham Forest the Community Capital of London.
One of Waltham Forest's core ambitions is to drive economic growth, by supporting local businesses, developing our town centres and infrastructure and, critically, building new homes. To ensure sustainable regeneration this will require investment in our people too, so that everyone in Waltham Forest is able to take advantage of this growth and enjoy a good quality life.
By 2020, the Council aims to make Waltham Forest the Community Capital of London: working alongside families and the community, and supporting people to find their own solutions to the challenges they are facing and making the most of everything the borough has to offer.
We want all families in Waltham Forest to be:
Think Family means using the power of all the Local Authorities combined resources within the Families and Homes Directorate:
We will do this by understanding and embracing our role as strategic commissioners as well as providers - the commissioning intentions across five key domains of public service delivery to families in Waltham Forest are outlined in the Think Family 2020 report.
Waltham Forest Think Family 2020 has enlisted the help of the Dartington Social Research Unit to be our research partner, to provide support and steer through the planning and delivery stages.