The Consortium is a member based charitable company – established and incorporated as a company in October 2011 and registered as a charity in December 2012. The organisations that make up the consortium are drawn from the Voluntary Charity and Faith Sector across Lancashire and the North West.
The Trustees (who are also the Board of Directors) are elected annually by the membership and are nominated by the member organisations themselves, there are also two independent non-executive directors, one of whom undertakes the role of the Chair.
Objectives and Activities
Supporting our members to provide wellbeing for all across the North West.
We are stronger together
Though our members we;-
- Address disadvantage
- Improve equality of access to all services
- Provide high quality services
- Improve resilience of local people.
We do this by
Providing a single point of contracting and commissioning
Improving Health and Wellbeing
We believe Collaboration + Innovation = Success!
We aim to be:
Our main challenge:
Redesigning support and services to reflect the changing landscape of health and social care.
How do we Meet our Vision and Purpose?
- We are a membership organisation providing a structure to support partnership and multi-agency working across members to deliver commissioned and grant funded services throughout Lancashire and the North West.
- Ensure the provision of effective, quality –assured service delivery to individuals, families and communities, tendering for contracts and funding on behalf of members
- Manage contracts and tenders and monitor outputs and outcomes
- Provide a single point of contact for commissioners and funders
- Undertake both general and specific research to identify the needs of local communities and determine appropriate solutions
- Provide support and training to member organisations that builds their capacity and increases their effectiveness to meet the needs of their beneficiaries
- Provide networking opportunities and regular meetings with, and for, members and other stakeholders to encourage collaboration and strategic working
- Share best practice and enable our members to provide innovative solutions to meet local need
- Facilitate communication between the member organisations and other stakeholders
- Gather and share data – pooling knowledge and expertise to build capacity in the sector, ensure resilience and reduce duplication of provision
- Provide regular opportunities for member organisations to engage with the broader agenda of Health and Wellbeing transformation.
Who do we support?
Ultimately the work of the Consortium benefits children, families and adults of all ages in the local community in Lancashire and the North West.
Delivery of provision, through our member organisations, is taking place in some of the most deprived communities with a focus on vulnerable residents within those communities including;
- The long term unemployed
- Lone parents
- Carers and their families
- Victims of domestic violence
- People requiring long term care
- People with disabilities
- People with mental health needs
- The homeless
- Offenders and ex-offenders
- Young people, including those not in education, employment or training (NEET)
- Older people
- People affected by substance misuse
The Consortium currently has representation on the Transformation Plan for Health and Social Care across Lancashire, Lancashire Reducing Re-offending Board, The Pennine Lancashire Community Safety Tactical Leads Group, The BwD Health and Well-Being Board, The BwD Childrens Partnership Board.
The Consortium has also engaged with The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, BwD Clinical Commissioning Group and the Public Health Teams in both BwD and Oldham.