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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee: 11th July 2012

 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

Strategic Framework for Working with the Third Sector

 

Purpose of the Report

1.             To inform the Committee and partners of the development and approval of the UHB Strategic Framework for working with the Third Sector (the Framework).

Recommendations

That the Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee notes the Framework which was approved by the UHB Strategic Planning and Performance Committee on 26 June 2012 and presented to the UHB Board on 3 July 2012.

Reasons for the Recommendations

To ensure the VSJLC is kept abreast of the ongoing work with the third sector, the development of the Framework and how the Framework and actions will be embedded within the core business of the UHB.

 

Background

2.             In June 2010, the UHB hosted a Masterclass for Board members, Third Sector and Local Authority (LA) partners to establish shared expectations about working together and to explore opportunities for strategic and operational collaboration to inform the development of a UHB Third Sector Strategic Alliance and Investment Strategy.

3.             A proactive and inclusive approach has been taken to the development of the Framework with involvement of the Third Sector Steering Group (Executive level multi-agency Group with representation from the UHB, Cardiff and Vale Local Authorities and Cardiff and Vale County Voluntary Councils), Third Sector Task Group, members of UHB Patient Experience Team and the UHB Independent Board Third (Voluntary) Sector members. Initial scoping and the process for development were undertaken by a small group, led by Margaret McLaughlin, UHB Board Independent Member (Third Sector). Two facilitated workshops were held on Tuesday 27 March 2012 and Monday 16 April 2012 to develop the Framework and formulate the key actions to deliver it and ultimately achieve embedding of the Third Sector into core UHB business.

4.             The Framework is designed to support the delivery of the UHB’s 5 Year Strategic Framework and to align with the work being progressed at a strategic partnership level via the Local Service Boards and Compacts.

5.             The final draft Framework, action plan and approach to delivering the key actions via four existing UHB groups was approved by the Third Sector Steering Group at its meeting on 14 June 2012. It was approved by the UHB Strategic Planning and Performance Committee on 26 June 2012 and presented to UHB Board on 3 July 2012.

Relevant Issues and Options

6.             The Strategic Framework is provided at Appendix 1 with a supporting Action Plan included at  Appendix 2.

7.             The Key Areas for Action associated with each of the four specific priority themes within the Framework will be embedded into the ongoing business of four existing strands of work within the UHB. In this way it will become part of the work of the groups already driving forward the UHB agenda. These groups will be required to evidence progress against the action plan, supported by an annual audit of activity to test the status of the relationship between the UHB and its Third Sector partners. In addition, key elements of the work will be included in the work programmes of the Health and Social Care Facilitators based in the County Voluntary Councils, to ensure that mechanisms for delivering the vision set out in the Framework are equally embedded in approaches being developed in the Third Sector.

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

8.             The Framework does not contain any direct resource implications; however it does describe the principles which will determine future commissioning decisions (Priority Theme 3).

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

Siân Harrop-Griffiths, Interim Director of Planning

Cardiff & Vale UHB

 

Responsible Officer:

Siân Harrop-Griffiths, Interim Director of Planning

Cardiff & Vale UHB

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