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.
If you haven’t joined a South Yorkshire (ICS) VCSE event before, or if you would like a
recap of our journey so far, please click here.
Join the VCSE Alliance mailing list
If you would like to stayed informed about future VCSE Alliance activities please email Karen Smith: email@example.com to be added to our mailing list.
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 MoU has been developed by VCSE organisations through a series of co-design workshops and was presented to ICS governance boards. The 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.
VCSE Alliance Steering Group Meeting Minutes - 5 January 2023
VCSE Alliance Steering Group Meeting Minutes - 16 February 2023
VCSE Alliance Steering Group Meeting Minutes - 2 March 2023
VCSE Alliance Steering Group Meeting Minutes - 13 April 2023
VCSE Alliance Steering Group Meeting Minutes - 8 June 2023
Mental Health Learning Disability Dementia Autism Strategy Delivery Group
VCSE members: Tony Clabby, Men Actually Talking Together (MATT)
- It was agreed that the 4 different contracts (all with the same provider) for the provision of online support to young people should be rolled into one contract when the contract tender is reissued early next year. This should address the anomalies between the 4 contracts, which were raised during the meeting.
- South Yorkshire Police reported that they are now moving into Phase 2 of "Right Care Right Person" and it was noted that the issue of people walking out of Mental Health placements will be deferred until Phase 3
- During the finance report I was taken aback to learn that South Yorkshire spent a staggering amount last year on out of area MHLDDA placements.
VCSE member: Claire Rintoul
- The MHLDDA Strategic Delivery Group supports the recommendation to procure one contract for Children and Young People’s online mental health provision across South Yorkshire, instead of holding four separate contracts at each Place, subject to the four Place boards agreeing.
- The ICB is formally supporting Oliver McGowan Training for learning disability and autism.
- There is an aim to reduce out of area placements – not only are the expensive, they impact on the service user’s local networks and relationships. The Strategic Delivery Group would be happy to hear of any suggestions from providers who could help with support for learning disability, mental health and autism placements – contact Sarah Boul for a conversation.
People and Culture System Delivery Group
VCSE member: Mark Story, SCCCC
1 - Discussion surrounding the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan which sets out three actions (Recruit, Retain, Reform). I asked a question about whether or not this included the voluntary sector and received clarification that it didn't, but the ICB is keen to identify where we can enable all sectors. Discussion about placement congestion to which I commented that many in the voluntary sector would be more than happy to host. We just need to know about them (to be picked up with Clair Clark, Learning Environments and Placements Lead).
2- With the focus on an integrated care workforce I asked if - considering the actions of recruit, retain reform - and given the links between the voluntary sector and the wider system Apprenticeship Levy could be transferred to the voluntary sector from those who pay the levy (to be picked up with Pam Case, ICB Apprenticeship lead).
3 - NHSE have recognised that refugee recruitment is important and is holding a large recruitment event in Sheffield in November. It may be possible to open this up to the voluntary sector but we need to avoid confusion - making it clear in terms of routes. Of course this is much wider than a November event and is more about systematically engaging with the refugee population.
4 – We are separately looking at how can identify and support priority upskilling gaps across VSCE. This includes linking with NHS Procurement collaborative to understand plans for bid writing support sessions.
Please find below the upcoming VCSE Alliance event dates. Further details will be released in due course.
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Monday 16 October 2023
VCSE and ICS: Working Together Event: Strengthening VSCE Participation in the Integrated Care System
The South Yorkshire VCSE Alliance hosted its fourth event on Monday 16 October. Please find below the presentation slides from the event:
Wednesday 14 June 2023
VCSE and ICS: Working Together Event
The South Yorkshire VCSE Alliance hosted its third event on Wednesday 14 June. Please find below the presentation slides from the event:
Spotlight on Children and Young Peoples Alliance, Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Provider Collaborative and Mental Health, Learning Disability, Dementia and Autism Strategic Delivery Group
Tuesday 21 March 2023
VCSE Alliance Event
Colleagues from across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw joined us for our second VCSE Alliance event on Tuesday 21st March 2023. The afternoon focused on our continued development journey as a VCSE Alliance and covered future priorities to further strengthen partnership working across the integrated care system and tackle system challenges together including health inequalities. Gavin Boyle, Chief Executive of NHS South Yorkshire joined attendees to launch the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership Strategy and discussed opportunities for shaping implementation. Find out more about our ICP strategy here.
During the event, we held a workshop to gather perspectives on the four “Bold Ambitions” detailed in the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership Strategy. In each of the four focus groups, we considered barriers, enablers and opportunities for collaboration. Please see here for the full feedback captured from this session.
To view the event presentation slides for all of our speakers click here.
Thursday 3 November 2022
Voluntary Sector and NHS South Yorkshire Working Together Event
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.
Local Health and Social Wellbeing
Here you can access the contribution of the VCSE sector in Yorkshire and Humber June 2023 reports. Please click on the following links: