WANDSWORTH CARE ALLIANCE SUPPORTS THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR AND HELPS THE BOROUGH’S RESIDENTS INFLUENCE HOW SERVICES ARE PLANNED AND DEVELOPED, PARTICULARLY AROUND HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
There are many ways that we work with local people to strengthen their voice, our communities and our voluntary sector in Wandsworth.
Help people to help themselves
Advise, coordinate and supply tools which support people’s right to associate and organise to help themselves and others
Listen and take part in active dialogue
Maintain a constant dialogue with local people, voluntary sector and community groups through attendance at relevant community forums and meetings
Work in partnership to grow in strength and retain independence
Help to build resilience through a strong voluntary and community sector
Work to connect communities and organisations around shared values and aims for the benefit of the wider community/for the improvement of health and well being.
Build platforms and tools for meaningful involvement
Design and coordinate initiatives which support communities and individuals to play a meaningful part in decision making processes and to dictate the terms of their own inclusion.
Organise ourselves in a way that enables us to obtain and speak with a collective voice.
Create, mobilise and implement models to support communication and channel information between people in the community and decision makers.
Influence and effect change
Build an openness and tolerance amongst authorities for new coproduced and innovative ways of working.
Recognise potential and release community capacity
Continue to work to support community and service user development needs, capacity building and asset transfer processes.