The second phase of a review of the role of the voluntary sector in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes has launched, with the aim of creating a positive future. The launch article starts off with the question “What will happen to community groups, charities and social enterprises providing health and social care services during austerity?”. There are two part to this consultation:
- Discussion paper on the challenges and solutions to better investment in and partnership with the sector
- Discussion Paper on the Voluntary Sector Investment Programme
The review was initiated by the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England, but the advisory group has strong sector involvement too. Civil Society News has a good article on the review, see the VCSE Review website for more or use the links above.
The consultations are open until 6th November – evidence will feed directly into recommendations due for publication in early 2016.
Note: applies to England only.