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  • Sonia Roberts Unlocking the Voice of the Voluntary Sector

    1. 1. Unlocking the Voice of the Voluntary Sector Sonia Roberts Chair VCSA Shropshire
    2. 2. SHROPSHIRE Whitchurch Oswestry Market Drayton Shrewsbury Bridge North Ludlow
    3. 3. VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN SHROPSHIRE• Few Larger voluntar y organisations• Higher then average number of VCS organisations• Half the organisations have income £10k or less• 60% don’t have public funding• Star t up is 2/3rds national average, lower then average dissolvement demonstrating stability and resilience
    4. 4. RESEARCH Build the capacity of the sector involving voluntary community and social enterprises Address organizational development needs to enable them to under take community action or delivery local services GET ORGANISED
    5. 5. WE GOT ORGANIZED
    6. 6. VCSA BOARD Common Interest Shared opportunities Thematic links
    7. 7. RAISED AWARENESSLocal Strategic par tnershipHealth and Well being BoardChildrens and Young Peoples SummitEconomic Strategies GroupBusiness Development BoardsClinical Commissioning Group 8
    8. 8. REGIONAL, NATIONAL VOICE 9
    9. 9. CHANGES Benefits Localism System Bill Community Rights Personalisation Social Housing NHS Reform 10
    10. 10. CHALLENGES IN THE UKCultural Changes New Roles and ResponsibilitiesPrivatisation of public ser vices Perception that public provision has in many cases failed to deliver quality services. Sufficient numbers of people possess the time, energy and skill to manage or deliver local services within each locality. Economic antagonism between public provision and voluntary action. Welfare provision and state services undermine self-help. It is more important that services are community-run than that they are equitable across the country. The tension between local control and the free market
    11. 11. CHALLENGES - SHROPSHIREPrivatisation of public ser vices Cultural Changes New Roles and ResponsibilitiesPrivatisation of public ser vices Perception that public provision has hampered growth in some areas of the sector, in many cases failed to deliver cost effective services. Sufficient numbers of people possess the time, energy and skill to manage or deliver local services within each locality. Economic antagonism between public provision and voluntary action. Welfare provision and state services undermine self-help. It is more important that services are community-run than that they are equitable across the county. The tension between local control and the free market
    12. 12. CHALLENGEShropshire is one of the most sparsely populated counties in England, which can make it more challenging to provide cost ef fective ser vices to local residents
    13. 13. FINDING THE OPPORTUNITIESDevelop joint working with LAExtended Par tnershipsVehicle to recognize the sector as ser vice delivers 14
    14. 14. PHASE 1 - TRANSITION Task and Finish Groups
    15. 15. PHASE 1 – PROTOCOLS , PROCESS ANDPROCEDURES
    16. 16. PHASE 2 – EXTENDED PARTNERSHIPS• Business Sector• Parish and Town Councils• Clinical Commissioners
    17. 17. PHASE 2 - BUSINESS PARTNERS 18
    18. 18. PHASE 2 – PARISH AND TOWN COUNCILSPLACE BASED INTERVENTIONLOCAL JOINT COMMITTEESFOCUS LOCAL LEARNINGFAMILIES SOLUTIONS - PROJECT
    19. 19. PHASE 2 – CLINICAL COMMISSIONERSCo Co – Project E:Long Term Conditions Workshop Februar y 2012.pptxCCC – Community Care Coordinators
    20. 20. PHASE 3 –VCSA SERVICE DELIVERY VEHICLEStrengthen the VCSA board, FoI and membershipDevelop a trading arm for the sectorE:Have your say (D)VCSA - Have Your Say Workshop.mp4
    21. 21. ROLES 22
    22. 22. SHROPSHIRE PROVIDERS CONSORTIUM VCS Assembly SPC     • Tendering on behalf of third sector Firewall   • Quality monitoring and evaluation     • Research • Training and professional • Voice of the sector development• Consultation • Finance• Pre-engagement of  • Project management services • Service delivery• Service evaluation• Lobbying Procurement Joint Needs Assessment  (JSNA) GP Consortia Commissioners Private companies Individuals
    23. 23. OVERCOMING BARRIERS – MANAGING EXPECTATIONS Leadership Par tnership Clear Roles and Functions Training and Suppor t

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