Ways to Wellbeing

Alex Fox, CEO Shared Lives Plus and Chair of the VCSE Review

It says a lot about people who work in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector that, when asked to decide which of the VCSE review topics they wanted to focus on at the Voluntary Sector North West session this week, delegates quickly decided they wanted to talk about ‘what our sector needs to do to change’, rather than what might need changing about other sectors. Continue reading

A challenge shared…

By Brendan Hill, Chief Executive, Concern Group

The interim report published in March ably illustrated the sector’s abilities and provides examples of some great work, as well as highlighting some good local approaches where proactive organisations (VCSEs, foundation trusts, local authorities and CCGs) are developing local solutions. It also highlights the barriers preventing greater utilisation of the VCSE sector’s expertise. Below I’d like to explore the key challenges both for commissioners and VCSEs. Continue reading