VCFA represents local VCF organisations by providing the VCF with a voice at a strategic level to influence policy, commissioners and decision makers. The VCF is a key player in improving the lives of local residents we make significant social and economic contribution to the Bury economy.

Our aim is to ensure ideas, experience and knowledge of the VCF contributes and influences policy makers and commissioners in councils; NHS; government departments when designing local services.

We also involve and represent the voluntary sector by:

Supporting VCF Representatives on Networks, Partnerships & Strategic Agencies
Promote, advocate and lobby on behalf of the local VCF
Facilitate and support consultation

Some of the Networks we support, include

Partnerships & Networks

Chief Officers Group
Children & Families Thematic Group
Health Watch Thematic Group
Mental Health Thematic Group
Older People’s Group
BME, Asylum Seekers & Refugee Group

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Strategic Engagement

Strategic Engagement is developing networking and partnership working with Bury Council, Bury Clinical Commissioners and the Local Care Alliance.

The Transformation agenda in Bury is establishing a new relationship between Bury VCFA, the voluntary sector and the Statutory services. through enhanced partnership development, engagement and consultation.

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GMCVO Networks

Research Network
Mental Health Network
BME Network
VCS Taking Charge Strategic Engagement

Each network serves the voluntary sector by sharing thematic information, training and workshops that will support VCS organisations to enhance their capabilities, Good practice and understanding of the wider implications of the Transformation agenda.

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Consultation & Support


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