The Way Ahead – How to Get Involved and Helping Make It Happen

Dear colleague,

Further to last week’s update on “The Way Ahead”, I’m writing to give you more information on how you can be involved in helping to shape the next steps with this important work – through coming along to an event for all stakeholders on 30th November, and considering whether you’d like to lead one of the working groups being set up to focus on making change happen.

Information or the stakeholder event we’re running in partnership with GLV and London Funders – “Making it happen: co-producing the next steps for The Way Ahead” – is below, and you can also find out more information and book your place at

You’ll also find below details of how you can put yourself or your organisation forward to lead one of the thematic groups tasked with shaping the practical next steps to achieve change – information about the role, the support and funding available, and the process for applying, are all included in the document titled “Work with us to achieve the ambitions of The Way Ahead for Londoners”.

We look forward to seeing you at the event at the end of November, and to hearing from you if you’re interested in leading one of the thematic groups.  As always, though, if you’ve got any ideas or suggestions on The Way Ahead, or would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,


Lisa Redding, Acting CEO, LVSC

Work with us to achieve the ambitions of The Way Ahead for Londoners

Making it Happen – Co-producing the Next Steps of The Way Ahead

New Models of Care: Working together for a healthy London

23rd March 2016, 10am – 4pm, London Met

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The last few years have seen dramatic changes to the way health and social care services are structured and funded. The health needs of the population are changing and growing more complex but there are increasing scientific and technological opportunities to support patients and their carers.  The NHS’s  Five Year Forward View has a key focus on prevention and patient centred interventions but what are the opportunities for the VCS, policy makers and commissioners in terms of co-producing and commissioning new models of care interventions?

On the 23rd March LVSC and London for All held and all day conference to consider some of the challenges and opportunities for VCSE and Statutory bodies to work together to design and deliver services to improve the health of Londoners.

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New Models of Care: Working Together for a Healthier London DRAFT INTERIM REPORT

The research in this report has been undertaken by the London for All programme manager as a contribution to the ‘New Models of Care’ event held at London Metropolitan University on 23 March 2016.  The objectives of the research as twofold:

  • explore the experience of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector health practitioners with regard to their support needs at a local, regional and national level.
  • consider current and future measures to ensure the long term effectiveness of support at the local, regional and national level and the opportunities for collective action by the VCSE sector, to achieve this.

The motivation for the research springs from the core aim of London for All, to strengthen voluntary and community sector capacity.  In particular the research recognises the challenges of austerity and seeks to develop collective strategies to enhance VCSE action.

Briefing: The London Integrated Care Pioneers

LVSC (through is constituent membership of Regional Voices) and London for All  programme have produced a briefing paper looking at the London Integrated Care Pioneers. The paper provides an overview of the integrated care pioneers in London . It includes links to a range of case studies and support available to enable shared learning ,good practice and co-production across the sites and between the sectors.

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‘Walking the Talk’ Workshops Series Briefing

Delivering a Co-productive Approach to Participatory Learning and Evaluation

 The HEAR Human Rights and Equalities Network and Hament Patel (Workshop Series Facilitator and OCP Ltd) have produced a briefing paper to disseminate some of the learning from a two-part series of workshops delivered in October and November 2015 by the HEAR Network. These sessions were part of HEAR’s contribution to the London for All project funded by London Councils to support London’s voluntary and community sector. Read more…

A Space to Think: Tomorrow’s London

Wednesday 20th January, 9.30am – 4.00pm

St Luke’s Community Centre

90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ


Background to the conference:

This conference explored some of the political, economic, social and technological challenges and opportunities facing the VCSE sector in London. We looked at the long term impact of the 2015 Autumn Comprehensive Spending Review, what devolution will look like in London and how we can work with funders and the private sector to ensure the continued delivery of essential services for Londoners. During this interactive event participants had an opportunity to think about how the national and London policy and funding picture will impact on their work, cohort and organisation and in the afternoon open space sessions we explored how organisations can thrive rather than just survive. Read more…

LSVC Mayoral Manifesto

The VCSE sector adds extraordinary value to Londoners, but this public good which enriches so many lives is only achieving a fraction of its potential

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Save capacity building support for London’s VCSE sector.


On the 8th December London Councils Leaders Committee agreed in principle to cut funding for capacity building (Priority 4 from their grants programme) beyond 2017. This funding currently funds the London for All programme.

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Keeping it human conference and Accessibility Awards

London Voluntary Service Council, HEAR Network, Race on the Agenda, LASA and Women’s Resource Centre held their 3rd Annual Conference and the HEAR Networks Accessibility Awards on the 25th November

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London Borough Grants Scheme – Consultation on its Future

London Councils have launched a review of The London Borough Grants Scheme, the programme through which it commissions our London for All capacity building project and 34 other pan-London initiatives and for the first time asks whether or not the scheme should continue. Read more…

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