We are collaborating with VCSE partners to develop a VCSE Alliance. The Alliance will enable VCSE organisations to participate in the ICS in a variety of ways including networking, information exchange, co-design opportunities on shared priorities and participation in South Yorkshire level ICS meetings. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is in development to set out how the ICS and VCSE will work together to improve health and care outcomes for residents of South Yorkshire. The draft MoU has been developed by VCSE organisations through a series of co-design workshops in 2022, and throughout October to December 2022 is being presented to ICS governance boards. The draft MoU can be viewed here

The draft terms of reference for the developing Alliance can be found here

Please note: The terms of reference is a draft and is still undergoing development with partner organisations.

More than 100 colleagues joined us for our the ‘Voluntary Sector and NHS South Yorkshire – Working Together’ event at the New York Stadium in Rotherham on 3rd November. Shafiq Hussain, our VCSE Partner Member on the ICB and the Chair of our developing VCSE Alliance spoke about our journey to strengthen collaboration and tackle system challenges together including health inequalities. 

To view the presentation slides click here