Untapped potential: bringing the voluntary sector’s strengths to health and care transformation

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Bull, David; Weston, Andrew; Joy, Iona
New Philanthropy Capital
Date of publication
13 April 2016
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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NPC have been commissioned by the Richmond Group of Charities and a wider group of partners to conduct an evidence review to inform their 'Doing the Right Thing' project. It aims to shape health and care system reform by showcasing the voluntary and community sector’s value add.

The evidence presented here will be of interest to those seeking to forge partnerships and commission services. The recommendations for action are aimed at statutory health and care system leaders, health and care commissioners, and voluntary sector leaders.

While this research has been drawn primarily on the evidence and experience of large VCS organisations, it includes the views of health system leaders relating to charities of all sizes. Its recommendations will therefore be relevant for national, local and federated VCS organisations.