GLOSHUB BULLETIN 245 17 Nov 10 _Word_ - GLOSHUB BULLETIN by wuyunyi


									                    Gloshub Bulletin issue 245, 17 November 2010
                All the information you need to work in partnership

       Produced on behalf of the Gloucestershire Assembly for the Voluntary and
                                  Community Sector

  The Gloshub Bulletin is a weekly round-up of news and information about partnership
                        working for the voluntary and community
                               sector in Gloucestershire.

Your voice     ASSEMBLY NEWS
and news
from our
strategic      ‘The GLOscars’! Last few days to book your place – deadline 26th
partners       November
               Celebrating Partnership work - VCS Assembly and Compact annual event
               Thursday 2 December 2010, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
               City Works, Gloucester

               The nominations for this year’s GlOscars have closed but remember to
               book your place to attend the annual event.

               The event will be a celebration of partnership working, along with the
               launch of the refreshed Gloucestershire Compact. And of course, the
               results and presentations of the GlOscar winners!

               Please confirm you attendance with Hannah on
      or telephone 01452 522600 by 5pm on
               the 26th of November.

               VCS Mental Health meeting
               Wednesday 15 December, 2pm – 4pm
               Gloucestershire Deaf Association.

               This meeting will be a chance for the VCS to discuss various initiatives
               relating to mental health, including
                    Mental health commissioning
                    Suicide implementation plan
                    VCS view on 1 county Mental Health strategy

               Any VCO with an interest is welcome to attend.

               A full agenda will be available shortly. Please confirm your attendance at
               this meeting with Hannah Gorf on

               VCS Assembly Team survey – deadline 8 December
               The VCS Assembly Team has been contracted by Gloucestershire County
Council’s Children and Young People’s Directorate to ensure that the
county’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) plays a full part in
developing and implementing the county’s Children and Young People’s
Plan and Change Programme.

Bob Lewis, the VCS Assembly Team’s Children and Young People’s
Development Worker has been delivering this 3 year contract (‘the
Infrastructure Contract’). This contract comes to an end in March 2011.

The VCS Assembly Team now wants to take stock of what difference this
contract has made to the work of the county’s VCS, CYP Plan and public
sector partners.

To share your views, you can either download a survey to complete and
return from
consultations/210-cyp-development-worker-survey-deadline-8-dec or
complete an online version at

VCS Assembly Board meeting
The next meeting of the VCS Assembly Board is on Tuesday 7 of
December 2-4pm at GAVCA in Gloucester. This meeting will include a
discussion on next steps for the VCS Assembly in light of the review of the
Gloucestershire Conference (see below). Any VCO with an interest is
welcome to attend as an observer.

To express your interest in being an observer contact Hannah Gorf 01452 522 600.


Gloucestershire Conference undergoing review
The Gloucestershire Conference is the collective name used to describe
the totality of the county’s strategic partnership arrangements. To date,
the Conference has included the Community Strategy Executive Board,
Accountable Bodies Group, county thematic partnerships and local LSPs
(for more info on this visit )

However, in response to recent Coalition Government announcements
and policy direction (including the move to Localism, Big Society and an
end to Local Area Agreements) this partnership structure is now changing.

The review of the Gloucestershire Conference commenced in October
and Jess Mace has attended 2 review meetings on behalf of the VCS. An
emerging new draft structure for the county’s partnership structure
includes a new Executive Group (to include the Leaders of all Local
Authorities, NHS Gloucestershire and Police Authority (to be replaced by
Police Commissioner), supported by their Chief Executive Officers. VCS
and private sector representation are still being discussed. Beneath this
may sit some form of county strategic ‘Programme Board’ and a
combination of thematic and task and finish groups.

For more information contact Jess Mace
01452 522 600.


Gloucestershire Compact consultation
The consultation on the refreshed Gloucestershire Compact has now
closed. The Compact Group will be discussing the final format of the
refreshed Compact at its meeting on the 30 of November. Further
information will follow in future bulletins

For more information contact Jess Mace


Do you have a good idea on how to spend £500k in Gloucestershire?
Only 2 days to go to have your say!
£500,000 is due to be allocated to the county’s VCS as a result of the
sector’s involvement in the Gloucestershire Local Area Agreement (LAA).
The VCS allocation of this LAA ‘Performance Reward Grant’ will be
divided into 50% capital and 50% revenue expenditure and must be used
to invest in the strategic development, marketing and capacity building of
the county’s VCS.

VCOs are invited to give ideas on how the money should be spent within
these constraints. So now’s your chance!

Take part in the consultation at

Coffee, Cake, Consult!
‘Supporting a Stronger Civil Society: An Office for Civil Society
consultation on improving support for frontline civil society
Tuesday 7 December 2010, 9am – 12pm
Cheltenham Starbucks

This informal event is being held in partnership with GAVCA, PATA,
Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, Third Sector Services and
Cooperative Futures to ask local Voluntary and Community Organisations
(i.e. you!) what services local VCS support and development
organisations (also known as ‘infrastructure organisations’) can provide to
enable you to provide the most effective frontline services.

Come along to find out what support these local support organisations
offer you now and give your views on how this support can be improved.
Your ideas could include:
     easier access to advice through better use of online support
     encouraging better connections between small organisations and
                   skilled volunteers or mentors from business or larger charities
                  the rationalisation of local support organisations to become more

            Your views will be fed into the national consultation being run by the Office
            for Civil Society and locally into the consortium of local support

            So pop in for a free coffee and cake and a chance to network, as well as a
            chance to express your views. You do not need to stay for the whole 3
            hours, it is being held as an informal ‘drop in’.

            To confirm your attendance contact Hannah Gorf on 01452 522600 or

            You can view the national consultation documents at

            Tell us what you think using our new Forum, the Talking Shop: find it at

            Keep up-to-date with Consultations
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            Resources and Support for the VCS

            The Gloshub Resources Briefing is a new regular newsletter which is
            being sent electronically to all VCOs in the county. The Briefing
            summarises the latest news, events, funding, training and resources that
            are relevant to the sector and replaces the weekly Pulse bulletin.

            The Resources Briefing is also available to download from the Gloshub
            website at

            More useful information about training, funding and resources is also
            available on the GAVCA website at, and don’t forget to
            visit the Gloucestershire VCS Marketplace - our new site for your news,
            events, things for sale, free items and a forum for you to share your views
            with other members of the voluntary and community sector. Find the
            Marketplace at

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