Today (23 November), the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Alliance has been launched by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland integrated care board (LLR ICB).
The ICB has been working closely with local voluntary and community sector organisations in order to establish new ways of working, with the Alliance formed as a result. It aims to involve more people in decisions about the design and provision of services.
Members of the Alliance will have access to a dedicated webspace offering tools, opportunities and resources, such as a searchable VSCE Alliance Directory of contacts, an Applications and Opportunities Hub, and the ability to contribute to the Insights, Behaviour and Research Hub.
It is hosted on the NHS futures platform and enables members to start a conversation, ask or answer questions on the forum, catch up on the latest news and updates from other VCSE organisations, collaborate with partners and share information about their own organisations.
LLR ICB state: “A strong and effective ICB, and, in the longer term, the wider Integrated Care System (ICS), needs to have a deep understanding of all the people and communities it services. We want to create a genuine partnership arrangement with the voluntary and community sector, social enterprises, and individual communities, initially with NHS and, over time, across all partners.”
The Alliance is open to anybody who is part of a voluntary, charity or social enterprise organisation in the region, or who supports an individual community.
More information can be found here.