Merton Accord is a consortium, which seeks to bring together and encourage collaboration between the most effective local partners to deliver high quality, person-centred health, social care and wellbeing services for Merton residents, especially those most disadvantaged by inequality.
Membership is open to all voluntary sector organisations delivering health, social care and wellbeing services with clear and transparent charitable objectives. It is expected that most organisations will be registered charity, company limited by guarantee or Charitable Incorporated Organisation. A Community Interest Company (CIC) should have clear community benefits objectives and related asset lock. Membership should be renewed every two years.
1. What is Merton Accord?
2. What are the benefits of joining Merton Accord?
Additionally, The consortium seeks to bring together like minded organisations with a shared vision for delivering health, social care and wellbeing programmes/ services in Merton. The consortium will provide the space for members to share learning and experience, have a stronger voice and influence over local design and delivery of services.
3. What are the responsibilities of Merton Accord members?
4. How long does membership last?
5. Is there a cost to membership?
6. How can my organisation become a member?
7. If we are unable to complete the form?
6. How quickly do we find out if our application ha s been accepted?
7. Who makes the decisions regarding membership?
8. What happens if we are not successful?
9. If we are a private or public sector organisation, can we become a member of Merton accord?
10. Can faith based organisation become members of Merton Accord?
11. Our organisation is not based in the London Borough of Merton can we still become a member?
12. Who runs the consortium?
Currently, the Board is made up of founder/steering group members who are from locally based voluntary sector organisations with a wealth of experience and knowledge. They were initially appointed to set up the consortium by representatives of the VCS Health & Social Care Forum.
13. Will all members be involved in every bid or tender?