Community Works represents the voluntary and community sector at a local level. We ensure that our members’ voices and expertise are heard and understood, and that we influence local policy and decision-making.

We achieve this in a number of ways including:

  • undertaking research and producing reports such as Taking Account
  • Community Works staff attending meetings with policy-making ‘partner’ organisations, including Local Authorities, NHS and funders. For example, we have a seat on the Local Community Network in Adur & Worthing
  • Running the Reps programme

About the Reps

Community Works Reps are leaders from the voluntary and community sector in Brighton & Hove and Adur & Worthing.

They are elected by our members and serve for two years; the next election will take place in 2025. If Reps step down before the next election, the Reps Council can co-opt new Reps to replace them.

The Reps attend a wide range of boards, committees and informal meetings across the local area. They represent the sector’s interests, sharing their knowledge and expertise to inform strategy, policy and decision making.

Take a look at our Reps and bio of our newly co-opted Rep.

If you have any questions about the Reps programme, or any issues you would like Reps to raise on behalf of your organisation and communities you support, please email Magda Pasiut

Watch our video to find out more about what Reps do and what it’s like to be a Rep.