Voluntary Sector Organisations
A key principle underpinning the preparation and delivery of
Community Strategies is successful partnership working and
community involvement throughout the process.
To achieve this, the Government recommended sometime ago the establishment of Local Strategic Partnerships, a single body that:
- Would bring together at a local level the different parts of the public sector as well as the private, business, community and voluntary sectors so that different initiatives and services could support each other and work together;
- It is a non-statutory, non-executive organisation;
- It operates at a level which enables strategic decisions to be taken and is close enough to individual neighbourhoods to allow actions to be determined at community level; and
- It should be aligned with local authority boundaries.
Public, private, community and voluntary sector organisations all have a part to play in improving quality of life and the more they can work together, with local people, the more they can achieve. Local Strategic Partnerships act as an "umbrella" for many existing partnerships and groups and bring key organisations together to identify top community priorities and to work with local people to address them.
There are intrinsic links between the Local Strategic Partnerships and the working of the Local Resilience Forum. There is only one community and we are all charged with keeping it safe.
For further details on how the various Local Strategic Partnerships work click on the links below.
- Warrington Partnership
- Halton Partnership
- Cheshire East Council
- Cheshire West and Chester Council
- Voluntary Agencies
All the Local Authorities forming the Local Resilience
Forum work on a local basis with many more voluntary Action
Groups within their own areas.