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Compact networking: A challenge worth taking on

Compact leads are a diverse group. Only a handful of areas fund a dedicated Compact officer, but most will have someone with responsibility for taking forward the Compact - even if its just one aspect of their job. 

Kent Fire and Rescue Service breathes new life into the Compact

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Sue Beer, Dover Compact Officer, and her colleagues have been working with Kent Fire and Rescue Service. They have been exploring how cross sector working can benefit both the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and the Fire Service. Positive steps have been taken to create a close relationship which improves the safety of local people.

Lewisham: bridging the gap

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The commitment shown to its partnership with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) by the London Borough of Lewisham aspires to more than just working together. It recognises that where the sectors work in true partnership their priorities become mutual and the boundaries between them become less distinct. 

Watford Borough Council: building VCS resilience in the context of cuts

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The relationship between Watford Borough Council and the voluntary and community sector groups it funds is built on openness and trust,  which has ensured that their partnership has survived despite facing the full force of the financial storm. 

Are regions still relevant?

In my new role as Engagement Development Officer with Compact Voice, I cover three regions – the South West, the West Midlands and the East Midlands. I’ve been trying to build up a picture of Compact activity in those areas and to get a better feel for what’s happening at a local area in the different regions.

Annual Local Compact Survey 2011: Results

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This report is an overview of the results of our survey into the state of local Compacts in England. It includes a summary of findings as well as a regional breakdown which draws on responses received from our Freedom of Information Act requests.

Elected members take the lead in Shropshire

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Partnership working in Shropshire has been boosted by creating a new leadership role for a Cabinet member who is also a Compact Champion.

Shropshire Council has strengthened its commitment to a Compact approach by appointing Councillor Gwilym Butler to lead on working with the voluntary and community sector (VCS), community engagement and community leadership and governance.

203, it’s the magic number

You will hopefully be aware that Compact Voice launched a survey of local Compacts last month. It’s something that we are pretty excited about … but then we are massive Compact nerds!

The Compact: Increasing my knowledge of geography?

Geography was never my strong point at school, and my sense of direction hasn’t improved much since. The only thing that helps me is remembering the phrase ‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat’ so I can remember the compass points of North, East, South and West. Needless to say, when I took on the role of Engagement Officer covering the North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humber, I knew it would be a challenge in more ways than one.
          
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