Compact Awards 2014: Winners announced

The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster.
The ceremony, attended by over 100 guests, was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and attended by Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society.
The Compact Awards recognise those who are making a difference in their communities by working in partnership across different sectors.
This year there were more nominations than ever before. The winning nominations display an impressively broad range of partnerships: including private sector organisations, small community groups, large national charities, central government departments and local commissioning bodies.
rob wilson MPRob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society (pictured left), said:

"This year’s winners show the positive impact that working together in partnership can have on local communities. I’m delighted to see so many nominations celebrating national and local partnerships delivering real change. I’d like to congratulate the winners for leading the way and showing how successful these partnerships can be when the voluntary sector and government work together."

Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, said:

“This year’s winners demonstrate a wonderful balance between local and national partnerships, and show yet again how good partnerships that adopt Compact principles really deliver results.

We are especially pleased to see so many nominations demonstrating innovative, responsive partnerships between voluntary organisations and the new commissioning bodies.

Reforms and changes continue to evolve and all the nominations are examples of partnerships that can be replicated across the country.”

The awards ceremony takes place in Compact Week, which takes place from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th November 2014.

Results of the 2014 Compact Awards

A booklet containing all of the shortlisted nominations in full is available to download here. Download each of the winning nominations below by clicking on the name of the winner.

Compact Advancing Equality Award

Awarded for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to equality: through promoting services, activities, or events which help advance equality of opportunity, or actively seek to tackle and challenge discrimination.

Harlesden JCP Winner: JobCentre Plus Harlesden 
For working in partnership with local voluntary groups to address barriers to work faced by Black and Minority Ethnic and disadvantaged communities

Compact Engagement Award

Awarded for excellence in engagement using the principles of the Compact, ensuring that the design and delivery of services is based on a comprehensive understanding of community need.
hmrc Winner: HMRC Needs Extra Help Service
For their approach to working in partnership to meet the needs of their most vulnerable clients.
daffodil advocates Highly Commended: Daffodil Project
For their work to improve services provided for people with learning disabilities, by using volunteer service users as quality checkers.

Compact Impact Award

Awarded to the group or individual who has used the principles of the Compact to challenge, improve, or develop creative solutions to emerging issues or challenges.

sutton compact group image
For their review of the capacity building needs of the voluntary sector, leading to the development of a four year Infrastructure Support Fund.
brighton and hove
Highly Commended: Brighton and Hove City Council: Third Sector, communities and Equalities team
For their commitment to working in partnership to develop a sustainable and effective voluntary sector and strong community activity.

Compact Innovation Award

Awarded for developing a new on-going approach to improving or supporting Compact working, particularly for demonstrating creative solutions to difficult situations.

Winner: Redbridge First Response Service
A unique multi-agency partnership model designed to reduce dependency and promote effective, co-ordinated, preventative services from an early stage for people who have different needs.

Local Compact Partnership Award

Awarded for outstanding commitment to the Compact, with demonstrable on-going outcomes and improvements delivered and communicated for communities.

volunteers week in Newcastle
Winner: Newcastle New Compact
For their newly launched local Compact, which builds strong, lasting relations across the sectors, and includes a wide range of local public bodies. 

Compact Leadership Award

Awarded for showing outstanding leadership which has directly led to consistent championing and support for the Compact.

mark hubbard Winner: Mark Hubbard, Bristol Compact Liaison Officer
For his work in bringing about lasting improvements to cross-sector partnerships in Bristol. His work in influencing commissioning and procurement policy and practice at Bristol City Council has helped to forge constructive, open relationships.

Chris Frost Award

Awarded by the Chair of Compact Voice (Simon Blake OBE) to recognise excellence in Compact working. The Award commemorates the work of Chris Frost, who passed away in 2013. Chris was chief executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council and a multiple Compact Award winner.

lola barrett Winner: Lola Barrett
For driving the work of the Merton Compact for the last ten years as a CEO of Grenfell Housing and Training, Chair of both Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) and Merton Unity Network (a BME voice and support organisation), and as an active voluntary sector representative. 
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