Annual Survey of Local Compacts 2014

compact bannerThe 2014 annual survey of local Compacts focused on two key areas: the overall health of local Compacts, and how changes to policies and the commissioning landscape are impacting on partnerships between voluntary organisations and statutory bodies. 

Some of the key findings include:

  • Twice as many local Compacts count a Clinical Commissioning Group as amongst their signatories as they did in 2013.
  • The number of Police and Crime Commissioners who have formally signed up to their local Compact has also grown exponentially since 2013 – from 3% to 12% of areas.
  • When asked what would improve the effectiveness of their local Compact, ‘building stronger links with local commissioners’ has been cited increasingly often. In 2012, 25% of respondents thought that building better links with local commissioners would improve the effectiveness of their local Compact. In 2014, this figure is 36%.
  • The funding picture for the coming year is particularly stark for respondents working in the statutory sector: respondents from statutory sector organisations overwhelmingly expect there to be cuts to their organisations in the next 12 months.
  • Awareness of the Social Value Act is high amongst respondents, but most weren’t aware of whether or not their area had developed a framework for measuring social value in grants and contracts.

The results of the survey will be used to inform Compact Voice’s work in 2015, both in supporting local Compacts and in influencing the policy environment at local and national levels.

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