One of our aims is to ensure the local third sector has a strong and independent voice.

This page will list information and links to active consultations, details about the Compact Agreement and information on boards that we sit on to represent the views of our sector.



Police-and-Crime-Commissioner-logo-418x298Have you been a victim of crime in the last 12 months? Do you want to share your views on your experiences of victim services and the police?

If so, the Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane is urging you to join the conversation as part of Victims Voice 2017.

David said: “It is vital that victims of crime have a strong voice on policing and crime. As Commissioner I am committed to representing victims and I am continuing to invest heavily into services to support victims across the county. However, in doing this I know that it is essential that I listen directly to those residents who have been victims of crime so I can understand what services work, which can be improved and where more support might be needed.”

“Over the course of the next couple of months residents will be able to give their views online, in one to one meetings, focus groups and through partner agencies. So if you get the chance please join the conversation”

The research, which is being completed independently, on behalf of the Commissioner, will help to shape the future of victim’s services in Cheshire. The online survey is open now and can be accessed via and should take no more than 10 minutes or so to complete.

This is your chance to make your voice heard.

CwclogoCheshire West and Chester Council is undertaking a consultation on proposals for re-commissioning of a number of Adult Public Services.

The scope of the services included in this consultation include:

  • Healthy lifestyle advice and support;
  • NHS Health checks;
  • Sexual Health Services;
  • Smoking cessation (including pharmacy and GP services and prescribing costs);
  • Substance misuse (including pharmacy services, prescribing costs and monitoring costs);
  • Weight management.

By 2020, the grant received by the Council for Adult Public Health Services is planned to have reduced by £2.6million per annum from its 2015 level, and therefore the Council is consulting on combining services under one contract commencing in 2019.  This approach will be designed to support these financial savings and ensure that we can channel funds in to a high-performing service based on successful outcomes.

Stakeholder workshops

This will be an opportunity to discuss proposals for the services.

Please book onto one of the sessions below by emailing

21st March           10.00-12.00        Room 2.5 Civic Offices, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE

27th March          13.00-15.00        Room G2 Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1AH

4th April                13.00 – 15.00     Room 2.5 Civic Offices, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE

26th April              10.00-12.00        Room G2 HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP

28th April              10.00 – 12.00     Room G6 Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1AH

2nd May                13.00-15.00        Room G1 HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP

9th May                10.00-12.00        Room G2 HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP

Online Questionnaire

This will be available from 24th March. You can also complete the consultation questionnaire online at

Provider Market Engagement:

There will also be an opportunity  to have informal discussions with  Commissioning and Procurement officers prior to any formal Soft Market Testing . Please contact Kevin Cliffe and Sarah Marshall to schedule a time.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further discussion. The lead commissioner for this programme of work is Sarah Marshall  and her contact details are:


Compact Agreement

A Compact Agreement has been published between the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Voluntary & Community Sector in Cheshire providing a framework to improve engagement, develop shared aims and objectives, mutual respect and understanding.

It is hoped through this collaboration, existing working relationships will be strengthened, enable organisations to maximise resources and share knowledge.

The Compact is underpinned by a number of key principles and sets out undertakings for both the Police and Crime Commissioner and Voluntary and Community Sector.

Compact document



We represent the sector on the following groups and boards.  Please contact us if you wish to raise anything at these meetings :

West Cheshire Strategy Board

Formerly the Local Partnership Board, this is a governance body which provides overall strategic leadership and direction to the public service governance bodies in West Cheshire. It is chaired by the Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, with membership drawn from the Chairs or Board representatives of the West Cheshire partnership.

Link to the Terms of Reference (2013)


Cheshire West Community Safety Partnership

Police authorities, along with the local police, Councils, Primary Care Trust and Fire Authority are responsible for ensuring the delivery of a local community safety strategy.  The Strategy is produced in consultation with the local community and partners, and is aimed at addressing community safety issues such as anti-social behaviour, road safety and criminal damage.


Mental Health Integrated Provider Hub Assurance Board

More details to follow.


Integrated Personal Commissioning Implementation Group

IPC is a new voluntary approach to joining up health and social care for people with complex needs. The group is for service users, local commissioners and the voluntary sector to bring health and social care spend together at the level of the individual.


blBrightlife Steering Group

The Brightlife project will create a better life for people aged 50 and over, who are at risk of social isolation, by giving them a sense of purpose and fulfilment.  In partnership with older people and a range of local agencies from across the voluntary, public and private sectors, Brightlife will identify, design and implement a wide range of innovative solutions to address isolation and loneliness in older people across the borough.


Learning Disability Partnership Sub Group

More details to follow.


14-19 (25) Strategic Partnership Group

This new group consists of representatives of providers, partners and stakeholders involved in the education and training of our young people 14 – 19 (up to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities, or in care) to help establish and implement a borough wide vision and policy for all learners.