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.
A new Health Improvement Strategy for 2018-2022 has been developed. The Health Improvement Strategy is made up of five chapters:
- Eat Well, Be Active
- Tobacco control (smoking)
- Alcohol harm reduction
- Drug misuse
- Sexual health and wellbeing
The strategy has been developed as a collaboration between Cheshire West and Chester Council Public Health team and a range of partner organisations. The purpose of the strategy is to shape and focus the work they do to improve health and wellbeing in these five key areas. The strategy has not been finalised and they would like to know your views in order to make improvements to the final strategy.
There are lots of ways you can give your views. See the dedicated website, www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/healthimprovement for more information. Here you can view the draft strategy and complete one of the questionnaires. There are also two consultation events scheduled:
- 22 February at the Saltworks in Northwich, 10.00am-12noon
- 1 March at the Ground Floor meeting rooms, HQ Building in Chester, 10.00am-12noon
You can email with views or request printed copies of the consultation booklet via firstname.lastname@example.org
The consultation is open from 2 January – 27 March 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.