We’re developing the role of CAN in representing the sector and working with key partners to influence service development.

We are currently supporting Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives (VCS Reps) who sit on the following boards:

  • Health and Wellbeing Board
  • East Integrated Health and Care Partnership
  • Integrated Community and Primary Care Services Board
  • BCP Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Bournemouth Homelessness Strategy Group
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership
  • Local Resilience Forum
  • Children and Young People’s Partnership Board
  • BCP SEND Improvement Board
  • European Structural Investment Funds Sub-Committee
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Community Safety Partnership

VCS Reps work or volunteer within one of our ‘full’ membership organisations – they are elected by our members and stand for re-election on a three-yearly cycle.

What do VCS Reps do?

VCS Reps play a key role in giving the voluntary and community sector a voice. Our Involve team work closely with VCS Reps to ensure:

  • VCS Reps are clear about their role
  • Reps recognise they are working on behalf of the VCS and not for self interest
  • Key information is being fed back effectively across the network
  • Views of the VCS are discussed appropriately within the meetings.

All VCS Reps are provided with a role description and training, and are fully supported by both our Involve team and our senior adviser.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about our VCS Reps please contact our Partnerships Manager, Emma, on 07971 759189 or email her on [email protected]