Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership

The Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership is a new partnership that aims to create a clear mechanism for collective capture and dissemination of information from across the VCSE sector. This partnership is made up of 6 networks and will act as the vehicle for strategic engagement with the VCSE sector amongst statutory partners and other key stakeholders.

How will the VSSP benefit you?

The VSSP will be held monthly, with each “Network” group attending twice a year – with the agenda focussed around four key outcomes:

  • Hear about the latest updates and information from central, county or local partners
  • Give your feedback and views on relevant strategic priorities, initiatives and emerging work streams
  • Gather insight into the successes, challenges and needs amongst the specific aspect of the VCSE sector
  • Have the opportunity to discuss issues and challenges with like-minded organisations

Format & Frequency

  • Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, from 12 Noon to 2.00 pm online via Zoom. This 2 hour slot will allow time for initial formal updates/presentations, group facilitation and information sharing
  • Each Network group will meet twice a year

Click on a network below to find out more about it’s upcoming/ previous meetings:

Community Venues

Community Venues play an increasingly important role in bringing local communities together. They offer a focal point for neighbourhood activities and a base for local groups. This network will be an opportunity for those running and supporting the Community Venues in the local area to come together and discuss what the current needs are. This is a chance to participate in a community-focused discussion.

Upcoming Meetings:

Date Meeting Type Sign Up Here
Tuesday 6th December 2022 – 12:00-2:00pm Zoom CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Previous Meetings:

Community Venues Meeting Tuesday 21st June 2022: To view a summary of this meeting, please click: Community Venues June-22

Climate & Environment

With a thriving focus on the climate & environment in the local area, the purpose of this network is to provide an opportunity for groups and organisations who encourage opportunities for communities to network and participate in an environmental and community-focused discussion. What are the current needs locally? Come along to find out.

Upcoming Meetings:

Date: Meeting Type: Sign Up Here
Tuesday 16th August 2022 – 12:00- 2:00pm Zoom CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Previous Meetings:

Climate & Environment Network Meeting Tuesday, 22nd February 2022. To view a summary of the meeting, please click: Climate & Environment Network Meeting

Culture & Community Activities

With the growing interest concerning Culture & Community Activities in the local area, the purpose of this network is to provide an opportunity for groups and organisations which encourage and provide activities for communities within the area to network and participate in a culture and community-focused discussion.

Upcoming Meetings:

Date Meeting Type Sign Up Here
Tuesday 13th September 2022 – 12:00-2:00pm Zoom CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Previous Meetings: 

Culture & Community Activities Meeting Tuesday 15th March 2022: To view a summary of the meeting, please click: Culture & Community Activities Network Meeting

Diversity & Inclusion

The Diversity & Inclusion network is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, with the aim of bringing people together, as well as organisations supporting diversity and inclusion to come together and discuss the current needs in the area. This network aims to provide a chance for groups and organisations which encourage diversity & inclusion to network and participate in a community-focused discussion.

Upcoming Meetings:

Date Meeting Type Sign Up Here
Tuesday 18th October 2022 – 12:00-2:00pm Zoom CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Previous Meetings: 

Diversity & Inclusion Network Meeting Tuesday 19th April 2022. To view a summary of this meeting, please click: BVA Diversity & Inclusion Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership

Children, Young People & Families

The Children, Young People and Families network is comprised of a range of local organisations working together to improve outcomes for children, young people and families throughout the borough. This network aims to provide an opportunity for groups and organisations which encourage support for CYF to network and participate in a community-focused discussion. What are the current needs in the local area? Why not come along and find out.

Upcoming Meetings:

Date Meeting Type Sign Up Here
Tuesday 15th November 2022 – 12:00-2:00pm Zoom CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Previous Meetings:

Children, Young People & Families Network Meeting Tuesday, 17 May 2022. To view a summary of the meeting, please click: Children Young People Families Network

Healthy Ageing

The Healthy Ageing network is a network of local statutory and voluntary organisations that provide services and support to older people in the borough. This network aims to provide a strategic view across the borough of the provision for older people and increase collaboration with local organisations to facilitate projects to improve provision within local communities. 

We aim to enable people to continue to live independently and to live well by ensuring they have information, opportunities and services to support them. This network will consist of understanding and promoting existing provisions/services, and identifying gaps in provision for older people and working with local organisations and communities to fill them.

Upcoming Meetings:

There are currently no upcoming meetings for 2022.

Previous Meetings

Healthy Ageing Network Meeting Tuesday 19th July 2022: To view a summary of this meeting, please click: Healthy Ageing Network July 2022

 

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