Local partnerships and the VCFSE Alliance
Partnerships of VCFSE organisations are in place across Lancashire and South Cumbria and a small group of leaders from these groups have met over the past two years. This leadership group has been known as the VCFSE Alliance.
Our shared vision as a VCFSE sector is to improve the lives of people in our communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria, by developing an effective transformative partnership between the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership and the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector.
To be an effective transformation partner, the VCFSE sector across LSC will be Connected, Supported and Influential in health and care integration and beyond. We will utilise the strength, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation and knowledge of the sector to be a permanent transformation partner.
The VCFSE Alliance meets regularly to share information, discuss challenges and how to solve them, give feedback and updates on projects happening in the four Places and to coordinate our vision and strategies so we work together more effectively as a partnership.
The VCFSE Alliance is co-chaired by Tracy Hopkins (Fylde Coast place-based partnership VCFSE lead and Blackpool health and wellbeing board representative) and Angela Allen (Blackburn with Darwen Health and wellbeing board representative). As chairs of the group, Tracy and Angela are valued representatives in Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership boards and committees.
This is an invitation from Lancashire County Council’s Adult Social Care commissioners. They are hoping you'll want to find out more about new opportunities for VCFSE organisations who may be interested in providing “non-regulated” care services (i.e. not “personal” care). Much of this is to be developed as this is a new venture for LCC, so you'll also have an opportunity to help develop the concept. If you like what you hear – they’d be keen to sign you up their "pseudo-dynamic purchasing system" (PDPS).
8th February 24 is the Feast Day of St Bakhita (Patron Saint of Human Trafficking and Slavery) and to mark this special day, we have chosen to launch our new Anti-Slavery Pledge. It is predominantly aimed at the Business Community but would also be appropriate for Charities, Faith Groups, Voluntary groups etc to join.
FREE online event - Thursday March 7th 11am - 12pm