INVOLVE and Forums

What is INVOLVE?

INVOLVE is the leading network of the community and voluntary sector in Merton and the Community Engagement Network for borough.  It aims to make sure that the needs and preferences of service users, carers and the wider community are identified and kept central to the planning and delivery of services in Merton.

INVOLVE is a member of the Merton Partnership and is how MVSC keeps in touch with local voluntary groups face to face.

INVOLVE meets to communicate and discuss current issues affecting the local voluntary sector.  INVOLVE meetings also offer a good opportunity for colleagues in the sector to meet one another and network.  If you would like to make a suggestion for an item to be added to the agenda then please get in touch.

Sub-groups of INVOLVE address thematic issues:

Update on meeting planned for 10th July 2019 - message from Barbara Price, MVSC Chair

We are in the process of reviewing the IINVOLVE meetings to ensure they are relevant to those attending and complement the current, wider meeting structure within Merton.  With this in mind, we cancelled the meeting booked for 16th July 2019.

We will be seeking your views and urge you to take part in that process.  Thank you for your patience whilst we undertake this review.

INVOLVE representatives

Elected INVOLVE representatives sit on the various boards within the Merton Partnership structure.

The representatives are committed to attending the meetings, both to raise and to report back on issues relevant to the community and voluntary sector.


Next meeting

7th May 2019

Please book your place on this meeting.

Previous meetings

16th April 2019

  • Agenda
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Papers

22nd January 2019


The latest news from INVOLVE...

Posted: 18 Oct 2013
On Tuesday 24th September 2013 an INVOLVE meeting took place which covered a number of topics of interest to the voluntary sector. For those who were unable to attend, please see presentations from the speakers below:
Posted: 15 Jul 2013
We are sorry to say that this event has been postponed until September. More information will follow in August.   Join us on Thursday 25th July 2013 at 11am – 1pm for the next INVOLVE meeting at Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD.  We will be joined Paul Winyard, Senior Policy and Information Officer (volunteering) from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations will be talking about the changes to the Disclosure & Barring Service and hosting a Q&A session.
Posted: 22 Feb 2013
Merton Council’s Scrutiny Panels are after your views on the sorts of issues they should review to make sure that the council and partners respond to local people’s needs and concerns. Overview and scrutiny is part of the democratic process that enables a constructive dialogue between the public, partners and elected members (councillors) to improve the quality of public services. Scrutiny ensures that the councillors who make the majority of decisions (the cabinet) are held to account for the... read more