We are working in partnership with the voluntary sector to develop a Voluntary Sector Health and Social Care Assembly, an important forum that further strengthens relationships between health and social care commissioners and providers, and the broad range of voluntary, community and social enterprise groups and organisations operating across Norfolk and Waveney.
Over coming months, Voluntary Norfolk will support the development of the VSHSC Assembly, working with local VCSE infrastructure partners Community Action Norfolk and Momentum (as part of Norfolk County Council’s Working Together framework), Community Action Suffolk and statutory partners within Norfolk and Waveney’s STP and Health and Wellbeing Board.
It is envisaged that the Assembly will work with and complement the existing established forums and communication channels across the voluntary sector. All constituted organisations based and/or operating in Norfolk and Waveney are invited to express their interest in being part of the developing VSHSC Assembly.
We are committed to working with the voluntary sector in designing how the Assembly will operate, so that we can ensure it represents the needs of communities and the voluntary sector, and that the voice of smaller groups is heard.
Tony Osmanski, Chair of East Coast Community Healthcare CIC, has been appointed as Interim Chair of the VSHSC Assembly and will oversee its development over the coming months. Tony said: “I’m passionate about the difference that voluntary and community groups make to communities, and the value they bring in tackling our health and social care challenges. I ask all organisations and groups that are interested in being part of the developing Assembly to contact us and get involved.”