Official review sees sector as integral to health and care

The largest ever review of the voluntary sector’s involvement in statutory health and social care has concluded that charities and social enterprises should be deeply involved at every level.

The final report of the VCSE Review, a joint review by the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England, was launched 19th May. As well as urging hospitals, commissioning groups and councils to involve expert charities in the design and delivery of services, it has recommendations for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

The publication ‘Review of partnerships and investment in the voluntary sector’ is available from the government website. Or see VCSE Review website.

NCVO has issued a news release too, and Civil Society News coverage is here.