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The Greater Manchester VCSE Accord

Greater Manchester leaders in local government, health and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) signed a new GM VCSE Accord in October 2021 to work together in a collaborative way to tackle entrenched inequalities.

About the GM VCSE Accord

What is The GM VCSE Leadership Group?

Workstreams of The Accord


About the GM VCSE Accord

Greater Manchester leaders in local government, health and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) signed a new GM VCSE Accord in October 2021 to work together in a collaborative way to tackle entrenched inequalities.

The original GM VCSE Accord was signed in November 2017 by the Mayor of Greater Manchester on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), with several hundred representatives of the VCSE sector (The GM VCSE Leadership Group). Similarly, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the VCSE sector in GM was signed in January 2017, setting out a new way for VCSE organisations and the health and social care sector to work together.



What is The GM VCSE Leadership Group?

The GM VCSE Leadership Group was set up as a coalition of the willing seeking to promote the role and involvement of the VCSE sector and communities in Greater Manchester devolution.

In partnership with other voluntary, community and social enterprise sector leaders, 10GM is a founding member of the Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group. This group came together from a range of conversations during 2015 to enable the involvement of the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester's new structures as they were beginning to evolve - particularly with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the GM Combined Authority and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership. The GM VCSE Leadership Group stated from the start that its ambition for devolution is “eradicating inequality within a generation” and agreed a number of objectives: 

 

Champion VCSE engagement in devolution across Greater Manchester by promoting the vital role the sector plays in working towards a more equal society 

 

Act as a point of contact for those working within Greater Manchester devolution and Greater Manchester’s VCSE sector 

 

Share information and opportunities, operate transparently and think beyond individual organisations 

 

Promote positive change and collaboration within the VCSE sector through devolution 

 

 Create a social movement for change that empowers the communities of Greater Manchester 

The secretariat for the group is Voluntary Sector North West.

The Leadership Group considers all aspects of devolution and has contributed to discussions and policy work on topics such as transport, inclusive economic growth, leadership and the broad public service reform agenda. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the health and social care agenda was the focus of a great deal of the Group's attention at first, not least because so much of the VCSE sector’s work is relevant to health and wellbeing. However, the Group is also committed to influencing work to build an inclusive economy (and economic policy) in Greater Manchester and now has work on this as well as other related themes.

Find out more about the VCSE Leadership Group.

Workstreams of The Accord
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Commissioning & Investment 

10GM supports the VCSE Commissioning Group to facilitate the implementation of the VCSE Commissioning Framework.

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Locality Engagement &  Infrastructure

10GM leads the work on locality engagement and infrastructure within the Accord and furthers opportunities for collaboration.

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Population Health

10GM is working with partners from Population Health, Primary Care Networks and the wider VCSE sector to  tackle health inequalities. 

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GM Equalities Alliance

10GM joins GM=EqAl Working Group meetings to connect their work with VCSE local infrastructure organisations in GM.


Want to get involved?

To get involved, contact Susie Wright (Strategic Lead at 10GM) [email protected] 



Page last reviewed: 18 September 2023


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