Berkshire West CCG strategy and future funding for the voluntary sector

Author
Sarah Morland, Partnership Manager
Primary interest
Health
Consultation to be launched

Many of you will have attended the Listening Event that RVA hosted at Shehnai in June, to gather initial views as a foundation for developing a CCG strategy for working with the voluntary sector across Berkshire West (Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire). And now you will be wondering what has happened since June.

Reading Voluntary Action and our colleagues in West Berkshire (Volunteer Centre West Berkshire) and Wokingham (Involve Community Services) have had a number of meetings with the CCGs to help shape the strategy and reflect the discussions at the listening events. The intention is to start a consultation on the strategy in the next couple of weeks, the exact timescale to be confirmed. We will update you through the RVA newsletter.

News about the Partnership Development Fund (PDF)

Meanwhile the CCG is fielding queries related to the Partnership Development Fund (PDF) for 2019/20 and has asked if we can pass on this message:

NHS Berkshire West CCG awarded 3 year grant agreements starting April 2018.  The year 2019 will see the implementation of a Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy and the CCG will be consulting the sector starting November 2018. NHS Berkshire West CCG recognises that the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) has a key role to play in supporting communities to shape the services of the future and aims to make effective use of health funding in line with local population needs. The CCG will not be running a PDF process for 2019/20.

We are exploring the implications of this position with the CCG.

Sarita Rakhra has asked that monitoring reports for existing funding agreements should be sent to her direct at sarita.rakhra@nhs.net.