|Title of the Consultation||Thurrock Compact|
Thurrock's local compact is the agreed framework to strengthen working relations between the public, voluntary and community sectors.
Thurrock's current Compact was agreed in 2004. In 2012, the landscape has changed significantly. The passing of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 sees a greater degree of decision making taking place at a local level. New multi-agency Health and Well-Being Boards will set the health and well-being agenda, councils take on responsibility for public health functions, and local groups of clinicians will be responsible for commissioning health services for local people through new NHS organisations called Clinical Commissioning Groups.
There is also significantly less funding available as Thurrock Council and NHS work to make the necessary savings asked by central government. The Government has also brought the voluntary and community sector into the frame as a central player as it strives to achieve its vision for a Big Society. In Thurrock we recognise that our civic society has been big for some time and we will continue to take steps to build it. The Compact will support this work, helping to recognise and strengthen the role the voluntary sector plays in supporting strong communities and that are better placed to meet their own needs therefore, reducing the call on public services.
All these drivers, in addition to the new national Compact released in November 2010, make it a timely opportunity to refresh the Thurrock Compact to ensure it is still fit for purpose. It is hoped that the refreshed Compact will help lay the foundation for a stable and successful partnership that delivers better outcomes for the residents of Thurrock.
We want your views about whether this draft Compact does meet this objective. We also want to hear about what issues or barriers you would like the partners of this agreement to address in the next few years. This will help inform a Compact Action Plan so that real and measurable steps can be taken to help the voluntary sector in Thurrock do its best for the communities we serve.
|Who are we consulting||
People can get involved by completing the online survey.
|Start Date||31 May 2012|
|End Date||8 August 2012|
|Topic||Refresh the joint Thurrock Compact|
|Contact Telephone||01375 389881|
The Beehive West St Grays RM17 6XP
|Ways to get involved||
Results may be published in PDF format, please see how to access PDF files.
|How will feedback be published||
The consultation feedback will be posted on the consultation portal.
|Feedback should be published by||1 November 2012|
|Consultation Results||Results of the consultation are not available yet.|