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Partners of Partnership Southwark work together in order to better join up services and support, tackle the causes of inequality, and improve the health and wellbeing of Southwark residents. The partners include:
The Partnership Southwark Board has representatives from each of the above organisations and meets on a quarterly basis. We consult the sector on any issues relating to the work of Partnership Southwark via Southwark Voice (further info below).
Partnership Southwark Recovery Plans are available under https://www.communitysouthwark.org/news/partnership-southwark-recovery-plans The operational delivery is divided into four cells: Grow Well, Live Well, Age Well, and Care Well.
Local VCS groups are encouraged to become actively involved in the work of the four cells and further information on what this entails is under https://www.communitysouthwark.org/news/get-involved-and-represent-your-area-of-work-at-partnership-southwark If you would like to become involved or discuss the role of VCS in the work of Partnership Southwark please contact [email protected]
Southwark’s Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy (2017-2022)
The council worked together with the VCS to create the Southwark’s Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy (2017-2022) In October 2020 the council indicated the need to review the strategy as a result of the impact of covid-19 and the global protests demanding equality and inclusion. Community Southwark will be working with our members on making sure that the new strategy is co-designed with the sector. If you would like to share any feedback about the current strategy or thoughts about the review please contact [email protected]
Community Engagement Strategy
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Support for VCS
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The Health and Wellbeing Board prepares and publishes a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) to meet the needs identified in the JSNA in relation to the local authority’s area i.e. Southwark. It meets on a quarterly basis and the local VCS is represented by Community Southwark.
We consult the sector on any issues relating to the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board via Southwark Voice (further info below). If you would like us to raise any points at the Board's meetings or discuss the role of the VCS in them please contact [email protected] Each meeting has also dedicated time for members of the public to raise any issues or concerns they have. All documents relating to the board are under http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=365.
The council operates the Southwark Safeguarding Joint Board (SSJB) which Community Southwark attends on behalf of the sector. Below this is Southwark Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) and the Southwark Safeguarding Children's Partnership (SSCP). Below them is a number of subboards:
We are actively seeking members who would be willing to represent the sector at those. If you are interested please contact [email protected] To learn more about current issues and/or join the VCS Safeguarding Leaders Network please visit our dedicated subpage under https://www.communitysouthwark.org/safeguarding-leaders-network
The council organises quarterly VCS Liaison meetings with the sector.
Minutes of recent meetings:
Next meeting dates:
Please get in touch with [email protected] if you would like Community Southwark to raise any issues at the VCS Liaison meetings.
Southwark Voice (Voice) is a network of networks; a gathering of representatives/chairs of networks representing the voluntary and community sector in Southwark who are by their peers and have the mandate to speak on behalf of the sector. The terms of reference for Southwark Voice are currently being reviewed; the most recent draft version is available here.
Please get in touch with [email protected] if you would like your VCS Network chair/representative to join Southwark Voice or if you would like Southwark Voice to consider particular issues affecting the sector.
To learn more about our networks, whose chairs sit on Southwark Voice, and to join them please visit our dedicated Networks area under https://www.communitysouthwark.org/Listing/Category/alt-listing-page or contact [email protected]
To learn more about other local VCS networks please visit our dedicated subpage under https://www.communitysouthwark.org/other-sector-networks If you would like to list your network there please contact [email protected]