INVOLVE

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:


INVOLVE representatives

Elected INVOLVE representatives who 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.

Launch Event for Merton Council Funding Programme 

The event to launch Merton Council's strategic partners grants programme took place at the INVOLVE meeting at Vestry Hall on 17th July.  Colleagues from the Council set out the proposals for the grants programme.  The scope of the programme has expanded and the Council is now be looking to fund voluntary sector organisations delivering services in the following areas: information and advice provision, infrastructure support for the voluntary sector, wellbeing services, carers support services, and Healthwatch. 


Meetings

Next meeting

22nd January 2019

Please book your place on this meeting.


Previous meetings

Updated information to follow

 

The latest news from INVOLVE...

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
Posted: 1 Feb 2013
  Background 60 people from voluntary, community and faith groups and local public services attended the special meeting of INVOLVE on 29th January to discuss changes to welfare benefits, and in particular: • the potential impact on local communities and on voluntary and community organisations • what role voluntary and community groups can play in future delivery

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