When we launched the recommendations from the Joint Review of the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector’s role in the health and care system, after a wide consultation with the sector, we made recommendations for national and local government, NHS and VCSE organisations on how our sector and statutory health and social care agencies can work effectively together. Much has changed since then, including the progress we have achieved on some of our recommendations such as the establishment of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance which is a group of charities which help government to design better health and care policy, and which form a link between government and thousands of local groups. But there is still much to do, particularly to persuade statutory organisations to work with VCSE organisations as partners in co-designing better systems and services with the often excluded citizens and communities which good VCSE organisations reach.
So we are relaunching around a slimmed down set of what feel like the most impactful actions. I will be joined by ADASS President Glen Garrod and NHS England director Neil Churchill for a free public webinar on 16th May, between 3:30 – 4:30pm. We will set out the three key actions we think we need to take going forward, with a chance to ask questions and have your say.
The webinar is aimed at statutory organisations, the VCSE sector, commissioners and other health and care organisations. To join us, click here and follow on screen instructions.
To join this webinar, click here and follow on screen instructions.