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New case studies published, exploring good practice happening across England

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Compact Voice has published 2 new case studies recently, exploring the current challenges facing local Compacts and sharing good practice.

SOVA signs up to Compact

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National charity SOVA has signed up to the Compact.
SOVA (Supporting Others through Volunteer Action) have developed a Compact-compliant preferred provider process for new tendering opportunities and contracting. As a result, SOVA have secured Compact Voice’s Compliance Mark.

National Audit Office reviewing government’s implementation of the Compact

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The National Audit Office (NAO) has commenced working on a review of central government's implementation of the Compact, and Compact Voice are encouraging voluntary organisations to contribute their experiences.

Guide to Local Compacts Published

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Compact Voice have published a new guide covering everything you need to know to enable your Compact to work effectively. Local Compacts: A User Guide is available as separate sections covering different areas of local Compact working, or as a single publication.

Sector Chief Executives call for more leadership on the Compact

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Compact Voice has today issued a letter to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The letter highlights the high levels of support for the Compact from both sectors, which was a key finding of Compact Voice’s recent annual survey.  However, the survey also revealed the need for more leadership at the top - as a result, sector leaders have written to Eric Pickles raising this issue.

Compact Voice responds to NHS listening exercise

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The Department of Health recently launched a ‘listening exercise’ on the proposed modernisation of the NHS. Compact Voice have responded to the exercise, and you can read our full response below.

Essex County Council follows both the letter and spirit of the Compact

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Compact Voice have published another good practice case study exploring how Essex County Council have improved their procurement processes. 

New collection of case studies highlight effective Compact working

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A new collection of case studies that highlight some recent examples of effective Compact working is now available.

These demonstrate where partnership working has really delivered positive outcomes, despite these challenging times.

Leeds event on Thursday - speakers confirmed, panel will discuss "Cuts, Chaos and Collaboration" and table discussion themes are in!

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Leeds is ready! The Compact Voice team is looking forward to meeting everyone on Thursday and will be on the train up from London first thing in the morning.  

Compact-compliant way of dealing with budget cuts in Calderdale


Compact Voice have published another good practice case study on partnership working between the Calderdale voluntary sector and their local statutory body.

 Calderdale Council have responded to budget cuts in a mature, proactive and Compact compliant way by marketing the consultation, impact report and draft budget prominently. 
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