Purpose of representation
Macc's Policy and Influence Team works alongside representatives from Manchester voluntary, community and faith organisations to attend a range of strategic partnership meetings to influence local policy and decisions, raise issues of concern, promote the impact of the work of the voluntary, community and faith sector in Manchester, and to gather information to share with sector colleagues.
Representation is defined as the act of standing in for people or groups and speaking with authority on their behalf; it is the state or condition of serving as an official delegate, agent or spokesperson.
As an example of a representation guide, Regional Voices produced a briefing on how health and wellbeing boards could work with the voluntary sector - http://www.regionalvoices.org/sites/default/files/library/Briefing_on_VCS_for_healthwelbeingboards.pdf
Representation at boards and meetings
We have listed below the current boards and meetings that the voluntary sector attend in Manchester and the details of who attends. If you know of a meeting not listed here, please send the details to email@example.com.
|Theme||Board||VCS Reps||Rep is accountable to|
|Adults||Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB)||Mike Wild, Macc||Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group||@MikeWildMacc|
|Adults||MSAB Communications Sub Group|
Michelle Foster, Macc
|Children and Families||Manchester Safeguarding Boards Executive Group||Lynn Stafford, Gaddum Centre||VCSE Chief Execs Group||@GaddumCentre|
|Children and Families||Children’s Services Improvement Board||Mike Wild, Macc||Children Young People and Families Leaders Group|
|Children and Families||Children's Board||Mike Wild, Macc (temporary)||Children Young People and Families Leaders Group|
|Children and Families||Manchester Safeguarding Children Board||Mike Wild, Macc||Children Young People and Families Leaders Group|
|Children and Families||Early Help Champions||Pauline Clark, Macc||Children Young People and Families Leaders Group||@PolicyVoiceMacc|
|Commissioning||Our Manchester VCSE Funding Co-Design Group|
Claire Evans, 4CT
|Community Safety||Community Safety Partnership||Pauline Clark, Macc||VCS Assembly|
|Devolution||GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group|
Mike Wild, Macc
|Economy, Skills and Employment||Work and Health Group||Mike Wild, Macc||Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group|
|Economy, Skills and Employment||Work and Skills Partnership||Mike Wild, Macc||VCS Assembly|
|General Strategic||Manchester Investment Board|
|General strategic||Our Manchester Forum |
(Manchester Leaders Forum)
Paul Martin, LGBT Foundation
|General strategic||VCS Strategic Conversation|
Mike Wild, Macc
|Health and Wellbeing||Manchester Health and Wellbeing Self Care Group||Nigel Rose, Macc||@NigelMacc|
|Health and Wellbeing||Manchester Health and Wellbeing Executive Board||Mike Wild, Macc||Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group||@MikeWildMacc|
|Health and Wellbeing||Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board||Mike Wild, Macc||Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group|
|Health and Wellbeing||Manchester Provider Board||Simone Spray, 42nd Street|
Mike Wild, Macc
|Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group|
|Health and Wellbeing||Mental Health and Wellbeing Group||Macc||Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group||@PolicyVoiceMacc|
|Health and Wellbeing||Central Manchester Provider Partnership||Nigel Rose, Macc||Health and Wellbeing Leaders Group|
|Neighbourhoods||Central Strategic Regeneration Framework Partnership||Sinead O'Connor, YASP / Manchester Mind|
|Neighbourhoods||North Strategic Regeneration Framework Partnership||Deirdre Lewis, Barnardo's||@barnardos|
|Our Manchester||Our Manchester Design Group||Mike Wild, Macc|
Michele Scattergood, Breakthrough UK
|Poverty||Greater Manchester Poverty Action: Work and Wages Special Interest Group||Allison Foreman, Macc||@PolicyVoiceMacc|
|Safeguarding||North Safeguarding Fora|
Shelley Byrne, HomeStart Manchester North
|Children Young People and Families Leaders Group|
|Volunteering||GM Talent Match Steering Group||Tessa Gregson, 42nd Street||Children Young People and Families Leaders Group||@42ndStreetmcr|
|Young People||Valuing Young People Board||Nigel Rose, Macc||Children Young People and Families Leaders Group|
|Young People||Youth Infrastructure Meeting||Nigel Rose, Macc||@NigelMacc|
Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees
There are six Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees. The Council defines scrutiny as 'a process that ensures that decisions taken by the Council and its partners reflect the opinions, wishes and priorities of Manchester residents'. The aim of the committees is to influence decision makers by considering and discussing the issues affecting Manchester and making recommendations for improvemment.
The six committees are Communities and Equalities, Economy, Resources and Governance, Health, Neighbourhoods and Environment, and Children and Young People. They are open to the public and can be viewed live on the internet. The Scrutiny page on the MCC website provides more information - http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100004/the_council_and_democracy/5087/scrutiny/2.
We have also produced a guide to these committees which you will find below.
- Representing the sector at boards and meetings
- Gathering the views of the sector
- Encouraging participation by the voluntary, community and faith sector on boards and in meetings
- Feeding any information back through channels such as the Voluntary Sector Assembly and the Macc website
For more information about how you can influence decision makers, please contact the Policy and Influence Team on 0161 834 9823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.