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Representation

Purpose of representation
Macc's Policy and Influence Team works alongside representatives from Manchester voluntary, community and faith organisations to attend a range of strategic partnership meetings to influence local policy and decisions, raise issues of concern, promote the impact of the work of the voluntary, community and faith sector in Manchester, and to gather information to share with sector colleagues.

Representation is defined as the act of standing in for people or groups and speaking with authority on their behalf; it is the state or condition of serving as an official delegate, agent or spokesperson.

As an example of a representation guide, Regional Voices produced a briefing on how health and wellbeing boards could work with the voluntary sector - http://www.regionalvoices.org/sites/default/files/library/Briefing_on_VCS_for_healthwelbeingboards.pdf

Representation at boards and meetings
We have listed below the current boards and meetings that the voluntary sector attend in Manchester and the details of who attends. If you know of a meeting not listed here, please send the details to info@macc.org.uk.

ThemeBoardVCS RepsRep is accountable toTwitter
Adults Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB)Mike Wild, MaccHealth and Wellbeing Leaders Group@MikeWildMacc
AdultsMSAB Communications Sub Group

Michelle Foster, Macc

via Macc@McrCommCentral
Children and FamiliesManchester Safeguarding Boards Executive GroupLynn Stafford, Gaddum CentreVCSE Chief Execs Group@GaddumCentre
Children and FamiliesChildren’s Services Improvement BoardMike Wild, MaccChildren Young People and Families Leaders Group

@MikeWildMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

Children and FamiliesChildren's BoardMike Wild, Macc (temporary)Children Young People and Families Leaders Group

@MikeWildMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

Children and FamiliesManchester Safeguarding Children BoardMike Wild, MaccChildren Young People and Families Leaders Group

@MikeWildMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

Children and FamiliesEarly Help ChampionsPauline Clark, MaccChildren Young People and Families Leaders Group@PolicyVoiceMacc
CommissioningOur Manchester VCSE Funding Co-Design Group

Claire Evans, 4CT
Lynne Stafford, Gaddum Centre
Francess Davies-Tagoe, Tree of Life
Rachel Bottomley, LGBT Foundation
Martin Preston, Macc

VCS Assembly@4CT
@Treeoflifecentr
@LGBTfdn
@PolicyVoiceMacc
Community SafetyCommunity Safety PartnershipPauline Clark, MaccVCS Assembly

@VictimSupport

DevolutionGM VCSE Devolution Reference Group

Mike Wild, Macc
Simone Spray, 42nd Street
Michele Scattergood, BreakthroughUK
Paul Martin, LGBT Foundation
Jo Walby, Big Life
Hanif Bobat, EHF / Mcr BME Network

 VCS Assembly

@MikeWildMacc

Economy, Skills and EmploymentWork and Health GroupMike Wild, MaccHealth and Wellbeing Leaders Group

@MikeWildMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

Economy, Skills and EmploymentWork and Skills PartnershipMike Wild, Macc VCS Assembly

@MikeWildMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

General StrategicManchester Investment Board

In rotation:
Michelle Hill, TLC
Adrian Ball, Manchester Settlement
Michele Scattergood, Breakthrough UK
Paul Martin, LGBT Foundation
Deputy:
Mike Wild, Macc

  
General strategicOur Manchester Forum
(Manchester Leaders Forum)

Paul Martin, LGBT Foundation
Michele Scattergood, Breakthrough UK
Priscilla Nkwenti, BHA
Mike Wild, Macc

VCS Assembly

@LGBTfdn
@BUKCommunity
@the_BHA
@MikeWildMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

General strategicVCS Strategic Conversation  

Mike Wild, Macc
Michele Scattergood, Breakthrough UK
Paul Martin, LGBT Foundation
Priscilla Nkwenti, BHA
Fay Selvan, Big Life
Lynne Stafford, Gaddum Centre
Simone Spray, 42nd Street

VCS Assembly@MikeWildMacc
@BUKCommunity
@LGBTfdn
@the_BHA
@fayselvan
@YPSFChiefExec
@PolicyVoiceMacc
Health and WellbeingManchester Health and Wellbeing Self Care GroupNigel Rose, Macc @NigelMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc
Health and WellbeingManchester Health and Wellbeing Executive BoardMike Wild, MaccHealth and Wellbeing Leaders Group@MikeWildMacc
Health and WellbeingManchester Health and Wellbeing BoardMike Wild, MaccHealth and Wellbeing Leaders Group

@MikeWildMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

Health and Wellbeing Manchester Provider BoardSimone Spray, 42nd Street
Mike Wild, Macc
Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group

@Simone42nd
@MikeWildMacc

Health and WellbeingMental Health and Wellbeing Group MaccHealth and Wellbeing Leaders Group@PolicyVoiceMacc
Health and WellbeingCentral Manchester Provider PartnershipNigel Rose, MaccHealth and Wellbeing Leaders Group

@NigelMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

NeighbourhoodsCentral Strategic Regeneration Framework PartnershipSinead O'Connor, YASP / Manchester Mind 

@YASPproject
@ManchesterMind

NeighbourhoodsNorth Strategic Regeneration Framework PartnershipDeirdre Lewis, Barnardo's @barnardos
Our ManchesterOur Manchester Design Group Mike Wild, Macc
Michele Scattergood, Breakthrough UK
 VCS Assembly@MikeWildMacc 
PovertyGreater Manchester Poverty Action: Work and Wages Special Interest GroupAllison Foreman, Macc @PolicyVoiceMacc
SafeguardingNorth Safeguarding Fora

Shelley Byrne, HomeStart Manchester North
Deirdre Lewis, Barnardo's

 Children Young People and Families Leaders Group

@HomestartMcrNth
@barnardos

VolunteeringGM Talent Match Steering GroupTessa Gregson, 42nd Street Children Young People and Families Leaders Group@42ndStreetmcr
Young PeopleValuing Young People BoardNigel Rose, Macc Children Young People and Families Leaders Group

@NigelMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc

Young PeopleYouth Infrastructure MeetingNigel Rose, Macc @NigelMacc
@PolicyVoiceMacc


Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees
There are six Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees. The Council defines scrutiny as 'a process that ensures that decisions taken by the Council and its partners reflect the opinions, wishes and priorities of Manchester residents'. The aim of the committees is to influence decision makers by considering and discussing the issues affecting Manchester and making recommendations for improvemment.

The six committees are Communities and Equalities, Economy, Resources and Governance, Health, Neighbourhoods and Environment, and Children and Young People. They are open to the public and can be viewed live on the internet. The Scrutiny page on the MCC website provides more information - http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100004/the_council_and_democracy/5087/scrutiny/2.

We have also produced a guide to these committees which you will find below. 

Macc's role

  • Representing the sector at boards and meetings
  • Gathering the views of the sector
  • Encouraging participation by the voluntary, community and faith sector on boards and in meetings
  • Feeding any information back through channels such as the Voluntary Sector Assembly and the Macc website


More information
For more information about how you can influence decision makers, please contact the Policy and Influence Team on 0161 834 9823 or email info@macc.org.uk