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Creating a space for cross-sector dialogue in Warrington

Warrington Voluntary Action

In seeking to improve their relationship with the local voluntary sector, Warrington Borough Council created the new post of Third Sector Partnership Development Officer (TSPDO). The new role, managed jointly by the council and Warrington Voluntary Action (WVA), coordinates a Third Sector Network Hub, which hosts meetings of strategic importance to cross-sector relationships and ensures a positive dialogue is maintained between the council and the voluntary sector. These innovations have led to improved practices in how the council works with the voluntary sector, and a refreshed local Compact.

Voluntary sector plays a key role in fighting crime: Guest blog from Martin Surl, Gloucestershire PCC

In this guest blog, Martin Surl, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, talks about the role volunteers and the voluntary sector play in reducing crime in Gloucestershire, and why he continues to be committed to funding voluntary organisations.
 

Presentations on the Compact and partnership working

This section includes several presentations to accompany various themes covered by our Partnership Working Tookit which contains an array of practical, straightforward information covering everything you need to know about local cross-sector partnerships and how to make them thrive.

Portsmouth: building strong health partnerships using the Compact

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Partners from different sectors in Portsmouth decided to reinvigorate their Compact agreement. They used the process of renewing it as an opportunity to assess how partnerships were working locally, and to lay the foundations for future conversations about commissioning and the voluntary and community sector.

Health check: why our sector matters for health and wellbeing

Last month saw the launch of a major joint review into the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’s contribution to health and wellbeing. The review will consider whether partnerships between government and the sector are operating in the most effective way possible and how they might work better in future.

Redbridge: Building partnerships across faiths to improve community safety

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Redbridge Faith Forum (RFF) successfully developed a range of projects with partners from the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and the statutory sector, who all work to Compact values and agreements - strengthening relationships in doing so.
 
The projects intended to bring together representatives from different community groups and faiths, in order to both improve community safety for older people and to involve people from different faith communities in discussing end of life care.

This project was awarded a Compact Advancing Equality Award in 2012.

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