VCFA enhances local community and voluntary action by developing the capacity of Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCF) organisations in Bury to provide support and deliver quality services. We will do this through
h effective strategic engagement with our statutory partners and by forging alliances with local businesses and communities
Partnership and Networks: Thematic groups
Community Safety Partnership
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made up of representatives including:
- Local authorities
- Fire & Rescue Service
- Probation Trust
- Clinical Commissioning groups
who work together to help reduce crime in the local community and help people feel safe.
Chief Officers Group
The Chief Officers group is for Sector engagement with Chief Officers to share and discuss issues, good practice and themes that are impacting the sector and to develop strategic responses to issues.
Children & Young People's Thematic Group
The children and Young People’s Thematic Group is a Voluntary & Community, Sector and statutory thematic forum for organisations working with children and young people to engage, network and discuss issues and themes that impact of the effective delivery of work within Voluntary & Community Sector sector and links with statutory service delivery
Bury Faith Forum
Bury Faith Forum is the thematic group for the interfaith work of faith based organisations engaged in social action work in Bury and supporting interfaith dialogue between Christian, Jewish and Islamic organisations along with Hindu, Sikh and other faith based groups.
Health Watch Disabilities thematic task and Finish
the thematic group is developed to discuss issues that impact on Voluntary sector organisations and how it impacts on service delivery to Bury resident.
Older People's Thematic Forum
Bringing together Voluntary Sector organisations working with Older People and the strategic themes from the older people’s agenda. Engagement with the Statutory sector and discussion of themes impacting on service delivery.
Bury BME AND Asylum and Refugees Network
Bury BME and Asylum seekers forum is two separate themes of BME & Asylum Seekers & Refugee groups and organisations coming together to discuss the issues and themes impacting service delivery and inter agency themes that impact organisational development
Mental Health Thematic Support group
Mental health thematic groups supports all organisations working to deliver mental health support to Bury Residents, it will discuss both strategic and local issues that impact of voluntary sector engagement and service delivery including commissioning and locality based working
Bury LGBT FORUM
To further or benefit the residents of Metropolitan Borough of Bury, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education in LGBT+ issues and to provide guidance in the interests of social welfare of LGBT+ people with the objective of improving the conditions of life and wellbeing for the residents.
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