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Examples of partnership working with health and wellbeing boards

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This page provides some examples of voluntary sector engagement with health and wellbeing boards.

Norfolk Voluntary Sector Engagement Project Funded by the HWB

Norfolk Voluntary Sector Engagement Project Funded by the HWB, the Voluntary Sector Engagement Project continues the strategic integration of the voluntary sector started through the Norfolk Compact and Local Area Agreement.

The HWB has three elected voluntary sector members. Expertise from the sector can also be accessed through voluntary sector provider forums and task and finish working groups.

The project has helped the HWB mitigate the impact of welfare reforms on vulnerable people. It has also contributed to the production of the Moving Forward Together Action Plan, which embedded formal opportunities for the voluntary sector to feed into commissioners and improve commissioner/voluntary organisation dialogue.

The Norfolk Voluntary Sector Engagement Project was shortlisted in the Compact Engagement category at the Compact Awards.

Early Action Commission in Southwark: Southwark’s Early Action Commission

Southwark’s Early Action Commission was established by the HWB following a proposal by Community Action Southwark (the voluntary sector representative on the HWB).

Bringing together voluntary and public sector organisations, and chaired by Margaret Hodge MP, it looked at the ways in which measures taken at an early stage could improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce reliance on expensive public services such as hospitals, prisons and care homes.

Read the report on early action in Southwark.

East Merton Community Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Merton Community Health Champions project recruited and trained Community Health Champions from diverse backgrounds to promote healthy lifestyles in hard to reach communities.

The evidence on local need and solutions drawn from the work of the Health Champions formed the basis of bids to the East Merton Community Health and Wellbeing Fund.

The Community Health Champions project was shortlisted in the Advancing Equality category of the Compact Awards.

Manchester JSNA Protocol and VCS: A Compact between Manchester HWB and the voluntary sector

The JSNA Protocol and VCS Compact provided a framework governing the respective roles of the Manchester HWB and the local voluntary sector in producing and developing the joint JSNA.

It recognised the importance of the voluntary sector in developing the JSNA. Calls for evidence and for priority topics were issued to local people and organisations to determine the extent to which services were meeting the needs of the local population and to feed into the priorities included in the JSNA.

Learn more about the JSNA and the involvement of voluntary organisations in Manchester.

Page last edited Mar 28, 2017

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