Our Partners

Here are different organisations that the Alliance currently works with closely, aiming to get the best results for the voluntary sector.

Gloucestershire County Council

We work closely with Gloucestershire County Council to help them develop opportunities and better engage with the voluntary and community sector in the county. We act as the first point of contact for our public sector partners when communicating with the VCS and regularly send out information and consultations on their behalf. We also invite individuals from Shire Hall and the District Councils to our forums to talk to the VCS on specific issues. We also regularly meet with lead commissioners who value our representation of the VCS and act on the issues we raise.

Here is link to the Gloucestershire County Council website showing senior management structure at the County Council. Senior management structure

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GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, brings together businesses to make the county successful and create jobs. It is led by the business community in partnership with voluntary, education and public sectors to help Gloucestershire realise its economic potential. As a key service provider and employer in the county the VCS is a key partner of the LEP. The Alliance work closely with the LEP to ensure that VCS voices are heard and that the VCS is at the heart of development and economic growth in the county.

A key aim of the Alliance is to build closer working relationships between the voluntary sector and businesses in the county.

Find out more at http://www.gfirstlep.com/

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Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for buying local NHS services. GPs and clinicians, supported by experienced CCG Managers, take account of the needs of the local population when procuring services.

The role of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the provision of local services and opportunities is widely recognised. The VCS Alliance is represented on many strategic groups that contribute to the shaping of both existing and future provision in the county.

Find out more at http://www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/

Healthwatch

Healthwatch Gloucestershire gives children, young people and adults a powerful voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are commissioned and provided. They have a particular remit to represent the views of voluntary sector organisations.

Healthwatch England and 152 local Healthwatch organisations form the Healthwatch network, making sure public and patient views are represented locally and nationally.

Find out more at http://www.healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk/

Police and Crime Commissioner

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner seeks to tackle crime and to improve community safety in an efficient and effective way. The Chief Constable is in charge of day to day policing, the Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for setting the police budget and objectives, for holding the Chief Constable to account and representing the public. To find out more click here or visit their website at http://www.gloucestershire-pcc.gov.uk/.