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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee: 8th February 2012

 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

Update on Strategic Review of Third Sector Investments and Development of Third Sector Strategy

 

Purpose of the Report

1.             To update the Committee and partners on the UHB strategic review of third sector investments and the development of a Third Sector Strategy

Recommendations

1.         That the Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee notes the updated position

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

1.         To ensure the VSJLC is kept abreast of the work being undertaken within the UHB and how it is linking with LA and third sector partners in the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Background

2.             Members received a report at the October 2011 meeting of the VSJLC, describing the establishment of a multi-agency Third Sector Strategic Alliance Steering Group and a supporting Task Group whose initial focus has been to take forward a strategic review of current UHB spend in the third sector and agree an investment strategy that supports delivery of UHB priorities and service models. Members were informed that all SLAs had been extended to 31st March 2012 at current rates to enable the reviews to be completed.

3.             The report also described work leading from a Masterclass held in June 2010, to establish shared expectations about the UHB working with the Third Sector and LA partners and to explore opportunities for strategic and operational collaboration to inform the development of a UHB Third Sector Strategy.

Relevant Issues and Options

4.             The majority of existing SLA holders have now been informed that their SLAs are being extended to March 2013 while the UHB continues to progress the review and implement a Commissioning Strategy.

5.             As the review has progressed, it has become evident that there has been a need to align this work to other work-streams such as Families First, and the Delivery Plans within the Integrated Health and Social Care Programme Board, to ensure all aspects relating to service areas are brought together and avoid duplication of effort.

6.             In addition, during the past six months the UHB committed to introducing a new, transparent commissioning system across the organisation which reflects the UHB agenda and ensures linkage between its priorities and service delivery. A Commissioning Framework has therefore been developed which encapsulates the Commissioning Cycle and allows for strategic planning, local planning and delivery, and performance management. We have adopted a similar approach to that of both Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff Councils and work is now taking place to join up UHB thinking with that of partners.

7.             At a strategic level, the Steering Group will oversee the development of a Third Sector Strategy which will embed the following key themes into UHB core business: public health and well-being; engagement with the Third Sector as stakeholders; service delivery and redesign (including commissioning); and volunteering. The UHB will ensure that there is read across to the Compacts and to the work taking place in each local authority. An update will be provided at the next VSJLC meeting.  

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change, if appropriate)

8.             The UHB is committed to continue the allocated £3.6m expenditure with third sector organisations.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

9.             There are no direct implications as a result of this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

10.        There are no direct implications as a result of this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

11.        There are no direct implications as a result of this report.

 

Contact Officer

Paul Hollard, Executive Director of Planning/Deputy Chief Executive/Interim Chief Operating Officer Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

 

Responsible Officer:

Paul Hollard, Executive Director of Planning/Deputy Chief Executive/Interim Chief Operating Officer Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

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