The Bishop has welcomed people to the summit. He thanks everyone who has been involved so far. He also reminds us that we are still in ‘process’ and those involved are still engaged in shaping and developing this process.
He explains that Giving Hope and Changing Lives is both our process and our ambition. We are ambitious for all the people of this city.
He informs us we are still getting responses to the Green Paper. We are learning of excellent good practice that is already happening. There are is good work already being done which is providing local and small responses.
Today we are charged to take this process a stage further and will break out into Action Groups to consider further the Commitments and Recommendations from the Green Paper.
He then introduces Professor David Cox who is going to give us a special perspective on this task.