VCS Assembly

What is the VCS Assembly?

VCS Assembly meetings bring City and Hackney’s statutory, voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations together to explore and develop grassroots ideas and solutions to improve health and well-being in our community.

By shifting power and funding to the local community, local organisations that have the best outreach to residents can lead the solutions to the problems they face.

The VCS Assembly is one way for community insights, intelligence and ideas to be collated and used to influence the health and care system in City and Hackney to ensure the VCS has a stake in the system.

The actions we identify and solutions we agree on will form business cases so that we can secure the support, funding and otherwise, of the health and social care system (NHS, council and other key stakeholders).

The VCS Assembly is part of the VCS Enabler – a contract to support the VCS to be a part of the health and care system in City and Hackney. The VCS Assembly is owned by the VCS Leadership Group.