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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

VCSENCVO is a member of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance which is formed of 21 national organisations that reach a wide range of communities facing significant health inequalities, and are able to represent the collective views of the VCSE sector.

The HW Alliance aims to amplify the voice of the sector and people with lived experience to:

  • inform national policy
  • facilitate integrated working between the voluntary and statutory sectors
  • co-produce solutions to promote equality and reduce health inequalities.

The alliance will work closely with Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England.

NCVO’s role in the alliance will have a particular focus on volunteering in health and care. Volunteering is a key enabler for engaging people and communities in looking after their own health and wellbeing, and has value as an activity which can have a positive impact on wellbeing. An estimated three million volunteers are already involved across health and care making a significant contribution to supporting and delivering health and care services and enhancing the experience of those who use them.

We would like to see volunteering making an even greater contribution through the development of more high-quality, inclusive volunteering opportunities and greater recognition, across the health and care system, of the valuable role volunteering plays. NCVO also brings a wealth of experience in commissioning and procurement issues facing the voluntary sector in public service delivery.

Find out more about other members of the alliance.

We would like to hear from members and others who may have an interest in our work as part of the alliance. Please email Kristen Stephenson, Volunteering Development manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New project to increase voluntary sector involvement

A new project, funded by the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, and delivered in partnership with The King’s Fund, aims to increase voluntary sector involvement in sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and/or accountable care systems (ACSs), by providing knowledge development and peer support to eight cross-sector teams.

See the project page for more information, including how to participate.

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