Reading Voluntary Action provides representation for the interests of frontline voluntary sector organisations on a range of local partnerships including:
Reading 2030 Local Strategic Partnership
The Reading 2030 Partnership brings together organisations, groups and individuals from all sectors – public, private, voluntary, community and faith – to work in partnership for the benefit of all our residents, visitors and people who travel to work here. The top 3 priorities being worked on currently are:
- Skills for all: the Productive Pathways programme is the centrepiece of work to address skills gaps, which are a key constraint on economic growth in our area.
- Breaking the cycle of poverty: the focus of work is on how to maximise joining up of services across all initiatives & sectors.
- Capable communities: RVA is leading on a campaign to increase participation and strengthen the sense of community.
Reading Older People’s Working Group (OPWG)
The Reading Older People’s Working Group (successor to the Older People’s Partnership) is for anyone with an interest in older people’s issues in Reading:
- older people
- carers of older people
- service providers
- members of voluntary and community organisations
- the wider Reading population
The Working Group contributes to plans to modernise services for older people in Reading.
Think Family Partnership Forum
Formerly Think Family Steering Group, this forum exists to establish a coordinated approach to addressing some of the more complex needs and issues within the community, where a traditional single agency/single user category intervention can have significant limitations in effectiveness as well as unforeseen consequences.