ONE Lancashire is an organisation made up of members who are third sector infrastructure organisations across Lancashire with the mission:
To work together, share resources and information, and represent the many voices of the third sector in helping our communities grow stronger.
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ONE Lancashire is an organisation set up to bring together and strengthen third sector infrastructure providers in Lancashire – working better together.
Infrastructure organisations exist to support and represent the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector to achieve its aims.
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Tel: 01772 200690
08/03/2019 by ONE Lancashire
Further to our recent ITB ONE Lancashire has engaged independent consultants –
Pearson Insight https://pearsoninsight.co.uk/
to consider the current and future needs of the sector to enable them to advise and assist ONE Lancashire in making a fundamental but transformational change, to meet sector needs. There is a consensus at board level for radical change to the organisation’s constitution to create a platform for a ‘coalition of the willing’ that will give voice and influence for the VCFSE sector.
Phase 1 Survey
We have just launched a survey to start discussions on the future of the sector’s voice and influence across Lancashire. Within this we ask you to tell us what are the challenges and opportunities that you, your beneficiaries and our communities face?
This must be at the heart of what we do and look to achieve together. We want to understand what’s important to you and what we need to be lobbying for.
We would be really grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to complete this online survey and to share it as widely as you can with your colleagues, partnerships and networks. The survey closes on 8 April 2019.
Many thanks in advance for your important contribution.
ONE Lancashire is an organisation set up in 2012, to bring together and strengthen third sector infrastructure providers in Lancashire to work better together. Its members are Infrastructure organisations that exist to support and represent the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector to achieve its aims.
The organisation, having been distracted from its core mission through concentrating its attention on the delivery of a countywide infrastructure support contract and through a genuine lack of available capacity within its existing membership to support voice and influence, is now at a pivotal point and is assessing the future of the organisation.
The board of directors recognises how the external environment has changed since the organisations inception, as has the VCFSE sector itself. With the impact of austerity, there are growing tensions that are pulling VCFSE organisations within the sector further apart and making the sector more fragmented and divided. There is a clear need for a transparent all-embracing engagement structure that allows for and encourages VCFSE organisations, both small and large, across all geographies, covering all population groups and the wide spectrum of VCFSE activity to be able to see how they can get their voice heard and by working together can help to influence and shape planned activity with our public and private sector partners to make a bigger impact within the communities we all serve. The engagement structure is to aid the bringing together of all sections of the VCFSE sector to improve the potential impact we can have by working together in partnership rather than alone in competition. The engagement structure is to work at the Lancashire level; within the five health economies of the Fylde coast, Central Lancashire, Morecambe Bay, Pennine Lancashire and West Lancashire; and, at a district and neighbourhood level.