Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum updates

July 24, 2018

Liz Simmons, our VCSE Strategic Project coordinator, in partnership with Somerset County Council, updates us on plans for the future.

If your email inbox is anything like mine then it’s full to breaking point with voluntary sector newsletters and briefings – all of which I intend to read when there is a quiet day (!). I sometimes find it a losing battle to keep on top of them all and can struggle to find the really important and useful stuff.

One of the reasons the Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum was established by our partners was to improve communication and knowledge within the VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) sector, and also to share VCSE matters with other sectors. One of the ways we having been doing this is through the Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum website.

We aim to develop the website further over the summer with some new features, making it essential reading for colleagues and the one place where you’ll find summaries and links to the most important and useful national and regional reports and research, alongside key Somerset VCSE news, initiatives and opportunities. In particular, we will be making sure that the sector is well informed about consultation and engagement opportunities for the forthcoming Fit For My Future strategy (Health & Social Care Strategy) and promoting new sector Advocate roles to ensure that the voice of the wider Somerset VCSE is heard.

Please do make the Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum website part of your regular reading. We also welcome your thoughts and suggestions so we can make the website as useful to you as possible. Contact with your feedback.

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