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Get involved with an important review of health and care sector investment in the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sectors

The VCSE organisations that can get involved in this review are organisations who provide services and support that help to improve people’s health and well-being.  These organisations can take lots of shapes – they can have a structure that is well-recognised such as a charity or a community interest company but they can also be owned and delivered by one person (a ‘sole trader’) or have no legal structure (a community group).

Please do take a look at the information below on what this review is about and how you can get involved.

It is really important that the voice of community enterprises is heard in this review as the conclusions will influence the way government money is spent in the future.

The deadline is 7 November 2015.

What this review is about

This is a review of the way in which government money is spent to support the health and wellbeing of local people.

The Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England are government departments given money by central government to spend on looking after our health and wellbeing.

In turn they give money to local organisations like local authorities, hospitals and GPs who have legal responsibilities for the health and wellbeing of local people (called statutory organisations). The government departments and local statutory organisations know that they cannot do all of this work themselves, so they give money to local VCSE organisations working to support local people.

This review is being carried out by the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Review Group. They are a group of people representing different organisations involved in supporting local VCSE providers and they want to:

  • understand how the government spends its money
  • learn about the issues facing VCSE organisations working to promote local health and wellbeing
  • explore what VCSE organisations are doing or could do to help health and wellbeing
  • find examples of good practice

How you can get involved and have your voice heard

You can get involved by completing the questionnaire which you can download below and sending it to Angie Macknight at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations at

The deadline for this returning this questionnaire is 7 November 2015

If you are a community enterprise working to help improve people’s health and well-being, please get involved and have your voice heard – it might even result in more money for community enterprise!

Posted on 21st October 2015 in Community enterprise, Consultations and surveys