We have excellent working relationships with Nene and Corby CCG, NHFT, Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital.
We are joint partners with the University of Northampton for Healthwatch Northamptonshire and the voluntary and community sector has representatives on every district Health and Wellbeing Board. We also hold a place on the main Health and Wellbeing Board for Northamptonshire.
Our role is:
To facilitate a constructive working relationship and dialogue between the voluntary sector and commissioners and providers of health and social care services.
To assist in developing the role of the voluntary sector in the delivery of health and social care services.
To enable the public sector to develop its approach to commissioning services from the voluntary sector.
To identify and help develop “new ways of working” between the public and voluntary sectors.
Volunteering and the police
In November 2012 the public elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). The PCC is accountable for the way crime is tackled in their police force area and responsible for community safety budgets.
Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire is supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to engage with and influence the PCCs and the new commissioning arrangements.
Our work with the Police demonstrates how the voluntary and community sector can help reduce crime and keep communities safe across Northamptonshire.
We aim to:
develop an evidence base of the sector’s impact
build links between the voluntary and community sector and the statutory sector
Find out more about the community schemes we run from Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, including our award winning Volunteer Car Scheme and Age Span which supports volunteers to make gardens more manageable.