A new Southwark Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy: 'Common Purpose Common Cause', has been launched. The strategy was developed in partnership with the local voluntary and community sector, Southwark Council and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group.
We held four ‘listening events’ and over 200 people from the VCS attended. At all four events we listended to the opportunities, barriers and challenges facing the voluntary and community sector. The new VCS strategy is based on the findings from the events, with it's aim being a thriving VCS that better meets the needs of our residents.
The strategy started life as a response to the Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission which set out the argument for a greater investment in preventative services - with the voluntary and community sector central to this realignment.
The VCS Strategy
You can read more about the background of the strategy and about the four listening events here.