Last chance to give your views on the Compact for Leeds

We are consulting on a new version of the Compact for Leeds and really need your views. Complete our e-survey, or attend a drop-in at Leeds Civic Hall on 28 February 2017.

The Compact for Leeds is the document that set out the kind of relationship that third sector organisations and public sector organisations in Leeds want to have. It also looks at how relationships could be made better. You might say it’s a road map for public sector and third sector organisations working together.

Since it was first launched in 2003, the Compact has made a real difference in creating better relationship with organisations thinking more about the impact their work has on each other and on the communities they serve.

In May 2016, Third Sector Leeds (the forum for all third sector organisations) looked at the most recent version of the Compact from 2013 and decided it was time to refresh it. After all things have moved on; with new and stronger pressures on organisations and  communities, a positive commitment to delivering 
social value across the city, and new ways of working being developed all the time. Third Sector Leeds also consulted by email with organisations from across the city about what they wanted from the Compact.

A small working group has been looking at the Compact and has come up with suggestions for how it should be changed. The proposed version for 2017 is all about setting out what we want our relationships to be like now, and in the future. Compared to the 2013 version it is:

  • A bit shorter,
  • Clear about the need to deliver social responsibility, corporate social responsibility and to build social capital,
  • Focused on working with communities to find and deliver their own solutions,
  • Clear about the need for all organisations to work together to bring resources into Leeds.The working group think that they’ve reflected the way forward third sector organisations and public sector organisations, but we really want to know whether we’ve got things right from your perspective.  

In order to get as many views as possible we’ve extended our consultation on the Compact for Leeds 2017 until 28 February 2017.

Please let have a look at the attached documents and respond via this short survey or take part in the conversation on Doing Good Leeds Portal.

Alternatively, if you’d like to talk to us in person you we’re holding a drop-in session on 28 February, between 11am and 1pm at Leeds Civic Hall (West Chamber). We’d love to see you there and hear your views.

For my information contact: richard.warrington@val.org.uk

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