The UK Open Government Forum are encouraging voluntary and community organisations to join their network of civil society organisations. .
Open government is the idea that government works better for citizens when it is transparent, engaged and accountable. .
The network allows voluntary organisations to play a role in developing the processes needed to open up government budgets, contracts, datasets, decision-making, information, policymaking and public services.
The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster. .
The ceremony, attended by over 100 guests, was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and attended by Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society.
As part of Compact Week 2014, Compact Voice are pleased to announce the launch of our new practical guide, the Partnership Working Toolkit. .
The Toolkit contains an array of practical, straightforward information covering everything you need to know about local cross-sector partnerships - and how to make them thrive.
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about social prescribing.
With a number of pilots showing promising results, and more and more areas exploring how such a system could work for their communities, there is no doubt that social prescribing is one of the topics of the moment.
But what exactly is social prescribing, and what implications does it have for partnership working?
Compact Voice recently responded to the Labour party consultation “renewing our bond with the third sector”. The consultation, which covered a range of issues from volunteering to procurement to the independence of the sector, is part of a wider policy review which will help Labour develop its manifesto for 2015.
The Labour consultation was a chance for us to make recommendations on the future of partnership working in three key areas: supporting charities to grow and thrive; procurement; and a strong independent voice.