The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

What is the MoU?

On 12th May 2017 representatives of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Greater Manchester Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.

The MoU has been negotiated on behalf of the VCSE sector - comprising almost 15,000 organisations - by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) and the Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group. The MoU sets out a way for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester to be better engaged and linked in with the Health and Social Care devolution agenda in GM both at a GM strategic level and within each of the 10 GM local authority areas.


What is it trying to achieve?

The MoU, which also has the support of the Mayor of Greater Manchester, includes a five-year commitment to collaborate towards shared outcomes:

  • A step change in the understanding and involvement of people and communities in the transformation of health and social care

  • Better services and greater support for the public

  • The development of Local Care Organisations* with highly bespoke local place-based characteristics

  • Increased mutual learning and continuous professional development

  • Increased leverage of the talent, capacity and social value of VCSE organisations above and beyond whatever is commissioned from it

  • Effective development of VCSE activity

* Local Care Organisations are working at district level, bringing together all aspects of health and social care delivery, which includes VCSE organsiations.

Who's signed so far?

Over 200 VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester have already signed the MoU. To see who's signed, click here.

Is it too late to get involved?

No. Find out more here.

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