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:

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.

Previous meetings

7th May 2019

16th April 2019

22nd January 2019

The latest news from INVOLVE...

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
Posted: 20 Dec 2012
Twenty five people from local voluntary and community organisations attended the INVOLVE meeting on 5th December. Paul Evans, LBM Assistant Director of Corporate Governance, led a discussion on the Community Right to Challenge, which puts in place new legal obligations for local authorities. Voluntary organisations and council staff members can express an interest in running council services which if agreed will trigger a procurement process for the service.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012
30 people from local voluntary groups working with children, young people and families attended a special INVOLVE meeting on 9th October.