Published: 19th Mar 2009

Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS) has launched an action plan for the future of the city’s third sector and is asking local voluntary and community groups to express their views. The Compact is a framework agreement on desirable working relationships between third sector organisations and the Liverpool First partnership, which includes the City Council. It was first adopted in 2002 and is being revised due to a number of changes in the national policy agenda and new commissioning and procurement regimes, which will impact upon service delivery from voluntary sector providers. The Compact recognises that voluntary and community groups play a vital role in the social, cultural, economic and political life of the city. This agreement covers shared values, acceptable ways of working, sustainability, communication, strategic co-operation and equalities issues, and outlines commitments from all partners in an action plan to be reviewed annually. By working together, Liverpool City … (To read the full article, subscribe below)