Community Action:MK AGM 2022 

Community Action:MK AGM 2022 

Moving Forward, Stronger Together

This year on 20th October, with lockdown restrictions lifted, we are back with our AGM (Annual General Meeting) in the community at Milton Keynes Christian Centre, Oldbrook, MK6 2TG from 9:30am to 12 midday. 

Our theme this year is ‘Moving Forward, Stronger Together’. There will be guest speakers, refreshments and a light breakfast.

We are delighted that Dr Rima Makarem, Chair of the Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System will be joining us as our keynote speaker. Rima will be sharing the exciting plans and vision for the health and social care system in our region, and how it aims to embed the VCSE sector in its work.

We are honoured to be joined by Vice Lord-Lieutenant Alexander Boswell who will give our welcome address and some insights about the importance of the VCSE.   Vice Lord-Lieutenant Alexander Boswell has played an integral role championing the local Voluntary Sector in Buckinghamshire.  

This year’s AGM is a time to look back on what Community Action:MK has achieved from April 2021 to March 2022 and to let you know about our plans for the future. It is also a time to say hello to people we already know and to make new connections. With new challenges ahead we will need to continue to work together to strengthen groups and communities in Milton Keynes.  

In January 2020 we celebrated 40 years of Community Action:MK at MK Discovery Centre and shared our Annual Review Report for our work from April 2018 to March 2019 . This was to be our last in person AGM due to Covid 19 lockdown restrictions. The following two annual reviews were completed virtually. In January 2021 we held our first online virtual AGM with the theme of ‘Togetherness’ and reflected on our work from April 2019 to March 2020. 

In October last year we held our second online AGM with the theme being ‘Many Small Things Make A Big Difference’ and shared our Annual Review Report of our work from April 2020 to March 2021. Our guest speaker was Peta Wilkinson from The Voluntary Sector Alliance and local groups talked about the action they had taken during the lockdown, with many small actions making a big difference. 

We are looking forward to seeing you on 20th October! 

To attend, please book your place via Eventbrite (linked here).

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Outreach Support: Xtra Special Families

Outreach Support: Xtra Special Families

Members of staff from our team at Community Action: MK recently attended an event set up by Xtra Special Families.

Read more: Outreach Support: Xtra Special Families

Xtra Special Families are a local Community Group, powered entirely by a small group of volunteers. They offer holiday sessions, full of fun with games, outdoor activities and guest entertainment. Each session is open to any family with a disabled child or child with additional needs and their siblings, living in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

Find out more about their events here or click here to find out more about volunteering with Xtra Special Families!

Through our Group Support Team, Community Action: MK have supported Xtra Special Families from the start – providing help with the initial stages of creating a Community Group including help writing governing documents, ensuring correct policies were in place and providing information of appropriate venues for their events.

With this support, Xtra Special Families were able to set up and offer their vital services to (NUMBER OF USERS) from Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

Now, through our Volunteer Coordinator and Growth and Development Staff, Community Action: MK continue to support Xtra Special Families as we attend events, promote their incredibly important work and help source new volunteers.

We are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Xtra Special Families and highlight an example of the importance of working with local communities in Milton Keynes.

If you are interested in setting up a group in Milton Keynes or you would like some guidance on Governance, Volunteering or any other service for your group, please email

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Mental Health Alliance

Mental Health Alliance:

Community Action: MK facilitates the Milton Keynes Mental Health Alliance. The Alliance is made up of voluntary and community sector groups that play a part in improving the mental health of the people they work with. A huge variety of groups, large and small, are involved with the Alliance, covering a range of activities and services. Not all of the member groups work on mental health issues directly, but may instead support activities that improve health and wellbeing more generally.

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