The ICB endorses the VCSE Memorandum

On the 20th of October 2022, the Integrated Care Board (or ICB) endorsed and ratified the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the ICS and the VCSE. This follows previous endorsements by both Health and Wellbeing Boards (North and South) in September of 2022. The Memorandum can be viewed here for those who have not seen it previously. This places the VCSE is an excellent position within Northamptonshire. Whilst the Memorandum is a set of high-level ambitions and aspirations, it clearly challenges the system to work with Voluntary and Community organisations who are brokers into their communities, conduits for engagement and the deliverer of services. VIN will be working to deliver a set of Impact Statements around the MOU and a process for 360-degree evaluation about how effective system wide VCSE engagement and co-production has been. Watch this space for more information as the ICS journey continues.