Darren Knight, Chief Executive of Bolton CVS has conducted some research, on behalf of Greater Manchester VCSE Devolution Refernce Group, into the relationship of Local Care Organisations (organisations that bring together stautory community health and social care providers) and the VCSE sector. In brief, all LCO's want to work with VCSE sector and recognise their importance but that is not translating into funding or consistent engagement mechanisms as yet.
I like stats and I like stories and I like it even better when the two are put together, because that’s where real richness is found.
"Care & Repair England aims to improve housing & related services so that older people can live independently in their own homes for as long as they choose.
- Our special focus is on older people living in poor or unsuitable private housing
- We work with, and not just for, older people
- We innovate, develop, support and promote practical housing help eg with home repairs, adaptations, or advice about moving home
We seek to improve related policy and practice."
"Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was “Oh no, not again”.
Does your organisation deliver innovative work in health and social care in Greater Manchester?
The Manchester Provider Board (MPB) is inviting Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Organisations to attend one of a set of “Future-Search” workshops to discuss the future of community health and social care services in Manchester.
The co-design group met on Feb 21st 2017 to discuss the results of the consultation and work out the implications for the design of the funding programme, identifying a number of issues that needed further work. These included answers to questions such as: what does strength based funding mean and how would it be evidenced?; define what Manchester-based is and how it is measured?; and what is the approach to neighbourhoods where there are not strong organisations? An implementation group was formed and has been meeting weekly to develop the detail of the funding programme.
This document is a summary of the results of consultation carried out by Manchester City Council (MCC), with the support of Macc, concerning proposals for funding for voluntary and community sector organisations (VCSO) in Manchester.
You know that game where you have to pick the people, living or dead, you’d most like to have round a dinner table? Being a bit of an ideas geek, I have a similar thing about who I’d like to hear speak at my dream conference. I’m lucky that I occasionally get to hear some brilliant speakers from the world of charities and social enterprises.
Macc provided a strongly critical response to the consultation on the Manchester Local Care Organisation Prospectus based on discussion with a small number of voluntary sector organisations and a meeting with a number of key health and social care commissioners in the city.
Some of the main criticisms were: