Our Thematic Partnerships

Our themed partnerships are a key aspect of Waves Ahead. In these partnerships, smaller organisations have been able to provide input on specific areas of interest and expertise. Where appropriate, the Thematic Partnerships can feed up to the Executive Board any relevant insight and intelligence around identified issues and possible solutions, highlight new or changing issues, challenges and opportunities, seek support, brokerage or intervention where issues faced cannot be tackled alone (or where there are identified significant obstacles that can be removed with collective will).

The Thematic Partnerships are a fantastic platform for discussing local issues and taking collaborative action. The membership of the wider Partnership consists of a wide and rich variety of partners but there is still potential for even further growth, and particularly for greater involvement of the commercial and community and voluntary sectors.  Working collectively we can achieve a more joined-up approach and so more effectively address issues of inequality, social and financial exclusion, in this way achieving the broader wellbeing of our communities.

To see the full picture of Waves Ahead membership, please see our membership map.


Safer Communities Partnership

This is a statutory partnership reporting to the PCC, but many of the projects and initiatives it commissions in order to deliver its own partnership plan help to contribute to the Waves Ahead priorities around staying and feeling safe.

Adur and Worthing Business Partnership

This partnership brings together business,community and education providers, encourages learning, training and employment opportunities and promotes the economic regeneration of the area.

Health & Wellbeing Partnership

This partnership is concerned with local health and wellbeing needs across all ages.  Its members work together on shared priorities. The partnership influences wider service provision for health and wellbeing in the area.

Better Place Partnership

This partnership focuses on developing communities and empowering them to make Adur and Worthing places that they can be proud of and fully enjoy.