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VCSE Representation on Partnership Boards and Sub-Boards

Thrive Trafford is working in partnership with the Trafford Partnerships Team to help develop VCSE sector representation across different Partnership Boards. This includes the Strong Communities Board, Health and Wellbeing Board, Strategic Sports Partnership, Inclusive Growth Board. VCSE Sector Representatives are working closely with Board members to help set strategy, assist in decision making, and help in feeding key information back to the wider VCSE sector.

The Trafford Partnership brings together people from across the public, private , voluntary, community and faith sectors to work collaboratively to achieve our shared vision and outcomes for the borough, its businesses and residents. There are a wide range of opportunities for people to get involved, from strategic partnerships to local action.

This map gives a snapshot of some of the key partnerships and networks, across Trafford Partnership’s main themes – Health and Wellbeing, Inclusive Growth and Strong Communities Click Here to view all of Trafford Partnership & Communities Structures.

This chart provides more detail on the working groups delivering Health and Wellbeing Click Here to view the chart.

Should you wish for more information on the Trafford Partnership, its structures or how you can get involved please take a look at Trafford Partnership’s website www.traffordpartnership.org or contact us via email at partnershipsteam@trafford.gov.uk or telephone 01619121173

The VCSE Sector Representatives have been recruited to represent the VCSE sector at key thematic partnerships and the Trafford Partnership Executive, where the voice of the VCSE sector will add value and improved outcomes that can be achieved.

The function of the VCSE Sector Representatives is to:

VCSE sector representatives help to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience contained within the VCSE sector, involving practitioners such as Chief Officers or the Chairs of VCSE organisations that are able to represent the interests of the VCSE sector in Trafford.

There currently are VCSE Sector representatives on three of Trafford Partnership main Boards, including the Strong Communities Board, Inclusive Growth Board and Health and Wellbeing Board.

If you would like to input or feed anything into one of these three Boards you can contact the relevant VCSE representative directly on:

Stronger Communities Board - VCSE Representative
Jonathan Yates, Chief Executive Officer at Citizens Advice Trafford
If you would like to feed into the Stronger Communities Board or would like feedback from the VCSE Representative about the meetings please email jonathan.yates@penninewest.cab
For more information about the Board please Click Here.
Inclusive Growth Board - VCSE Representative
Annoushka Deighton, Chair of Friends of Stretford Public Hall
If you would like to feed into the Inclusive Growth Board or would like feedback from the VCSE Representative about the meetings please email annoushkad@yahoo.co.uk
For more information about the Board please Click Here.
Health & Wellbeing Board - VCSE Representative
Michelle Hill, CEO of Talk Listen Change (TLC)
Dorothy Evans, African Caribbean Care Group (ACCG)

If you would like to feed into the Health & Wellbeing Board or would like feedback from the VCSE Representative about the meetings please email Michelle Hill on michellehill@talklistenchange.org.uk or Dorothy Evans on devans@accg.org.uk
For more information about the Board please Click Here.

Health & Wellbeing Sub-Boards - VCSE Representatives
Trafford Partnership’s Health & Wellbeing Board have five overarching health and wellbeing priorities:

  • To reduce the impact of poor mental health
  • To reduce physical inactivity
  • To reduce the number of people who smoke or use tobacco
  • To reduce harms from alcohol
  • To improve cancer prevention and screening
  • To deliver these priorities in partnership, Trafford Partnership have established four sub boards:

  • Start Well Board (maternity, children and young people)
  • Live Well Board (19-64 years, including lifestyle and health improvement)
  • Age Well Board (65 years plus, including the impacts of falls, frailty, dementia and end of life care)
  • Mental Health Partnership (delivery of the new Mental Health Strategy for Trafford)
  • The membership of the sub boards is made up of statutory and voluntary organisations. The boards welcome representatives from voluntary and community groups to join; please contact Sarah Grant on the details below if you would like to attend.

    Click Here to view the current VCSE representatives sitting on the three Health & Wellbeing Sub-Boards.

    Click Here to view the meeting dates for the Health & Wellbeing Sub-Boards and minutes from the previous meetings

    For more information on the Health and Wellbeing Board please contact Sarah Grant from the Partnerships and Communities Team on 0161 912 3881 or at sarah.grant@trafford.gov.uk

    For more information on Trafford Council’s Trafford Partnership team please CLICK HERE

    Safeguarding Sub-Boards - VCSE Representative
    The Children and Adult Safeguarding Board have now merged and are working together to look at ways to improve the functions of Safeguarding within different remits, and are currently looking for VCSE representatives that can actively engage, help to scrutinise current systems and help to develop better ways of working and build strategies to safeguard Children and Adults in Trafford.

    We currently have VCSE Representatives on three Safeguarding Sub-Boards, including:

    Communities & Place – The Purpose of this sub-board is:
    To receive thematic strategies/plans, developments (statutory/practice) and provide a challenge and support role within the context of the respective operational delivery in the listed work streams. The Communities and Place safeguarding sub-board is not an operational management group.

    The sub-board covers the following areas:

    • Early Help policy and practice
    • Place-based Delivery Models
    • Strengths based practice
    • Community Engagement
    • Empowering and supporting communities to ensure safeguarding is everyone’s business
    • Primary Care Mental Health
    • Universal Services
    • Public Health
    • VCSE and the Community Offer

    Personal and Family Safeguarding – The Purpose of this sub-board is:
    To maintain a streamlined, integrated and strategic partnership approach to all safeguarding issues which relate to Domestic Abuse, Mental Health and Substance Misuse and all forms of personal and family based abuse and neglect so that safeguarding is driven by outcomes and builds the capacity and resilience to make Trafford safer.

    Complex Safeguarding – The Purpose of this sub-board is:
    To receive thematic strategies/plans, developments (statutory/practice) and provide a challenge and support role within the context of the respective operational delivery in the following work streams. The complex safeguarding sub-group is not an operational management group for complex themes.

    The sub-board covers the following areas:

    • Prevent
    • CSE/Missing (Adults and Children)
    • Organisational crime (professional abuse)
    • Organised crime including gangs
    • Human trafficking
    • Modern day slavery
    • Hate crime
    • Cyber crime

    If you would like to feed into any of the Safeguarding Sub-Boards or would like feedback from the VCSE Representative about the meetings please email info@thrivetrafford.org.uk
    For more information about the Trafford Children & Adult Safeguarding Board please Click Here .

    If you would like to express an interest in becoming involved as a VCSE Sector Representative on one of the Partnership Boards, Health & Wellbeing sub-groups or Safeguarding Sub-Boards or would like to receive further information about the roles available please email caroline.lewis@thrivetrafford.org.uk