INVOLVE

Nominations to become INVOLVE representatives are now open

Nominations to become INVOLVE representatives are now open.  INVOLVE and its sub-groups address the most urgent and important issues facing the voluntary and community sector and individuals and communities in the borough.  That is why it is so important that INVOLVE is fully represented on the boards that sit within the Merton Partnership structure.

If you want to know more about these exciting and important opportunities, please follow this link for more information on the process, roles and the nomination form.

Nominations to become Chair and Vice Chair of the Health and Social Care Forum are now open

The Health and Social Care Forum is a thematic forum of INVOLVE.  It meets regularly to discuss its particular areas of work.  Members include voluntary and community organisation representatives from health, social care and wellbeing services in Merton.

If you want to know more about these exciting and important opportunities, please follow this link for more information on the process, roles and the nomination form.

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

16th April 2019

  • Agenda
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Papers

Please book your place on this meeting.


Previous meetings

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.

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