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We recognise how important it is to connect like-minded organisations, as well as those who work and volunteer with them.

Together we can share knowledge, build partnerships, and facilitate collaboration on key policy and service delivery issues. That’s why we manage and support various third sector networks and promote opportunities to collaborate and be involved with local decision-making.

Our networks help to inform those working and volunteering in the sector about relevant news and developments as well as providing opportunities to come together. To enquire about any of these networks, please complete our short form below!

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Child Poverty

This network reports into the Glasgow City HSCP Challenge Poverty Partnership Group, which looks at issues strategically across the city. It provides a space for collaboration, shared learning and to discuss interventions related to tackling child poverty. Quarterly meetings, mostly online, focus on specific topics with input from guest speakers. Members also receive regular updates.

Children, Young People & Families

This network is for organisations interested in building relationships, sharing knowledge, experience and good practice. Representatives are supported to engage on Children’s Services Strategic Planning structures across the city. Members receive regular updates on relevant policy areas, resources, funding and events.

Children’s Mental Health

This network reports into the Children’s Wellbeing & Mental Health Strategic Group and is connected to the Tier 1&2 Children’s Mental Health Meeting. Third Sector representatives are supported to engage and feedback to the wider sector. Members are able to discuss and share updates in relation to support, practice and funding opportunities via quarterly meetings.

Family Support

The Family Support network supports representatives from the Third Sector to engage on the Glasgow City HSCP Family Support Planning Group. There are opportunities to collaborate with Public Partners on the development of the Family Support Strategy and to share information on priorities for the community. Members receive important updates and are able to connect through networking.

Community Learning and Development

This network is focused on sharing and communicating key information and updates as required. The group also connects practitioners working in CLD with the wider Glasgow CLD Strategic Partnership and Glasgow’s CLD Plan and is open to those contributing to the city’s Community Learning and Development strategy.

Community and Criminal Justice

The Community and Criminal Justice network meets regularly, usually to share information about new projects or strategies and often invites relevant speakers or experts to discuss a topic. They share updates via email as and when is relevant. This network also elects a third sector representative to the city’s SAFE Partnership, and to the Community Justice Partnership.

Community Facilities

The Community Facilities network is for those with an interest in owning, leasing or managing a building in the city. The Steering Group meets roughly every quarter to plan programmes, discussions and occasional networking lunches. They also send out information as and when relevant and connect with GCVS Sector Development colleagues to deliver development sessions and further support when relevant.

Employability

The Employability network shares information, enables collaboration, consults with organisations and ensures the third sector maximises employability support on offer across the city. Organisations with an interest, or providing services, in employability may join to receive relevant updates by email, as well as invitations to relevant workshops and events.

Health and Social Care

This network has a focus on health and social care services and informs local and national policy work. It has representation on Glasgow’s Integrated Joint Board (IJB), informs and connects with Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership activities such as Maximising Independence.  It is open to voluntary sector groups and organisations linked to health, wellbeing and social care. Members of the Health and Social Care network are invited to quarterly meetings discussing health and social care policies, services, and local and national developments.

Tell us what Networks you’d like to hear about

These networks are open to staff and volunteers in third sector organisations in Glasgow who have an interest in these areas. Please complete our short form or contact us at policy.engagement@gcvs.org.uk.

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