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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Council to strengthen links with voluntary community faith sector

Making the best of the expertise ‘on our doorstep’ was the theme of the day as Cheshire East Council hosted a commissioning event for adults and children’s services.

The event, at Sandbach Town Hall was aimed at maximising the positive impact of how partnership working with the voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector ensures services are delivered to the heart of the borough’s communities. The council will continue to build partnerships with some of the most passionate and dedicated providers.

Cheshire East is focusing on four themes: reducing dependency; early help and prevention; skills and employment; and health and wellbeing, in order to reshape the way that the authority works and to create new and sustainable initiatives.

Councillor Paul Bates, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for communities and finance said: “Sharing expertise and working together is a big part of our strategy and events like this ensure that we are best placed to deliver those objectives in a timely fashion.

“We need to change the way we do things, unlock creativity and be innovative.  Working with the voluntary, community and faith sector will bring more cost-effective, flexible and responsive services that are delivered to our communities by people who are passionate about caring for those that need it most.”

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