Working with and supporting the uniqueness and diversity of the VCS across Northumberland, VoiCeS works to facilitate the role of the sector as a partner, alongside the statutory and private sectors, in decision making and development and delivery of services that improve outcomes for all individuals, families and groups in Northumberland.
We do this by providing a range of services and activities:
– producing and disseminating information on developments taking place locally, regionally or nationally through effective communication and resources, including the website, e-news, briefings, forums and events.
-offering capacity building opportunities through local events and information exchange
-providing a voice for the sector at both strategic and local level
-gathering and collating sector perspectives to inform developments
-signposting to information and resources
-providing bespoke safeguarding support for groups and organisations
– facilitating and contributing to partnership approaches
All our work is underpinned by our ethos and values:
Inclusion – a commitment to work in a way that is accessible to all organisations, recognising the challenges faced by the sector and the particular needs of smaller community based organisations and groups.
Collaboration – working in partnership within and across sectors.
Respect – of the diversity and uniqueness both of the sector and of the individuals and communities of Northumberland.
Improving Lives – at the heart of what we are about is making sure everything we do contributes to making a difference for the people of Northumberland.