This short discussion paper is based on the feedback we have heard through our work with representatives of both commissioning and voluntary and community sector organisations. It seeks to air some of the issues we frequently hear through our contact with both sectors. We hope that it will be of use to the review specifically in relation to two of the consultation questions:
7. How can commissioners and VCSE organisations at a local level be encouraged to work better together in co-producing local plans within health and social care?
8. Do you know of any relevant evidence or examples of good practice locally or good partnership-working between the VCSE and statutory organisations?