Presentation on theme: "Implications of Devolution for VCFSE groups Warren Escadale, VSNW, & Tony Okotie, Liverpool CVS | United Way."— Presentation transcript:
Implications of Devolution for VCFSE groups Warren Escadale, VSNW, & Tony Okotie, Liverpool CVS | United Way
Why we’re doing this…. Three VSNW priorities Radical opportunity for the sector Scotland: health inequality at heart of devolution agenda Turning point in relationships, role of communities, role of voluntary community faith and social enterprise groups Devolution, Our Devolution: “current situation …. isn’t good enough”
Background No Stone Unturned (October 2012) Money heading to LEPs Councils funding reducing and being redirected to economic agenda GM business case making heading: Growth - Reform April 2014: 4 new Combined Authorities, including Liverpool City Region This is economic development linked to public service reform
LCVS UW/VSNW report Context: 1.Geography and voice – incl other agencies and footprints 2. Public Service Reform: “cuts… through to the marrow” “framework for Austerity 2.0” 3. Health and Social Care: core VCFSE business 4. VCS role in local economies: Thriving Places
Devolution in England – Core City agenda 1. Place based budgeting 2. Health & Social Care 3. Complex dependency 4. Work Programme 5. Skills
What’s the sector doing elsewhere? North East Pushing for VCS reps on LEP Board and substructures; Delivering a Big Society Capital project with LEP; Involvement in a NE Independent Economic Review; LEP staff attend VCS Skills & Employability Group Engaging CA lead officers as structures develop Alongside VCS invovlement in EU SIF governance 2 reps on Social Inclusion Advisory Group West Yorkshire Developing an infrastructure consortium
What’s the sector doing elsewhere? Greater Manchester -- GMCVO is embedded in CA hierarchy of structures: Sits on GM Health and Wellbeing Board Sits on Employment and Skills Board Sits on public service reform substructures Works closely with New Economy (GM policy support and delivery agency for economic development for CA incl LEP) Involved in EU SIF Governance Core funded by AGMA (which effectively became GMCA) Contributed to Manchester Independent Economic Review and updates
Findings 1.Combined Authorities are not a side-show: Think CA, then think LEP 2.New model of economic + PSR (growth – reform) will affect why and how councils work with VCFSE groups 3.Fundamental decisions that will affect the sector locally will increasingly be made at a City Region level 4.Growing need for coordinated VCFSE strategic activity on a larger footprint (PCC, Health Structures)
To what extent will very local working, relationships and delivery become more important?
1.Establish a partnership to support sector engagement with and influence the Combined Authority 2.Engage with Employment and Skills Board 3.Start discussions with members of the Combined Authority, and lead officers, about a VCS offer around broader sector engagement. 4.Develop a coordinated programme of evidence-building to demonstrate the economic and social impact of the sector across the Liverpool City Region. 5.Develop strategic relationships with other local agencies operating at a City-Region level e.g. private sector, health agencies, PCC
What do you think? What should be the vision for the City Region in the next five years? What are the key implications for the sector? What are the key actions for the sector? Individually/collectively/VS6?
Warren Escadale www.vsnw.org.uk Warren.Escadale@vsnw.org.uk Tony Okotie