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Annual Local Compact Survey 2012: Results

survey report 2012

This is the results of our second annual survey of local Compacts. The survey was sent to every local Compact area in England, with over three quarters providing information about how their local partnership agreement was working.

The report contains detailed analysis of the results, alongside information broken down by region.

Compact Implementation Guide: For Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary Organisations

BME Guide

This guide will help organisations in the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) voluntary and community sector (including social enterprises), and public bodies work together more effectively by using the principles of the Compact.

Informing and influencing the new local health landscape: A guide for local Compacts

health guide

This guidance provides a detailed overview of the new health landscape, providing information about local health reform, how it will impact upon local Compact partnerships and what local Compacts can do to influence and engage with the new health landscape.

Braintree: Using the Compact to guide the transferring of services

countryside walk

By following both the spirit and the letter of the Braintree District Local Compact, Braintree District Council has been able to successfully transfer its highly valued Health Walks Programme to Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency (BDVSA).

Compact Voice Impact Report 2011

Impact report

Compact Voice's 2011 Impact Report offers a summary of what we've been up to throughout the 2011 - 2012 financial year, along with an overview of the key developments for Compact working over this period.

Download the Impact Report here.

Stockton: Empowering the Voluntary and Community Sector

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At a time when many local authorities were making cuts to the voluntary and community sector and infrastructure groups, Stockton Borough Council was doing the opposite. The VCS were fully involved in a consultation to review the funding structures and support packages available from the council, with their views taken on board to make sure the process was done in a fair and Compact compliant manner.

Wiltshire: Integrating the Compact into local strategy

Wiltshire Case Study

By aligning their Compact with the Wiltshire Community Plan, the Wiltshire Compact Board has helped to raise its profile.

Funding fairly: Using the Compact to get full cost recovery

When money is tight and sources of funding are falling into the ‘slim-to-none’ category, any new grant programme or opportunity is likely to be welcomed with open arms. But with an unrelenting drive to make efficiency savings, the amount of funding available for publicly funded projects and programmes can be squeezed to such an extent that some charities end up subsiding the true costs of services themselves. This blog looks at why that's a problem and what can be done about it.
 

Ensuring Meaningful Engagement when Consulting

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Ensuring Meaningful Engagement when Consulting provides a benchmark of the minimum expected in order for engagement on consultations to be considered meaningful, in particular when the public body is unavoidably restricted to less than a twelve week consultation period. If this happens a clear explanation as to why this is needed should also be provided.
 

The hot issues in policy and politics

A week on from NCVO’s annual conference and I’ve finally tackled my inbox (I think) and fulfilled my promise to post a blog.  My colleague Adam Pickering and I were lucky enough to be invited to take part in one of the best attended sessions of the day in discussing ‘hot issues in policy and politics’ with over 100 delegates.
          
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