Representation: getting connected, being heard

Are you involved with a Greenwich Voluntary or Community Organisation, as a trustee, volunteer or paid worker?

Would you like to be more involved in decisions that matter to your users?

METRO GAVS is active in helping Voluntary and Community Organisations, and the sector as a whole make their voices heard; building positive relationships, making connections and influencing policy and decision making with statutory agencies e.g. the Council and NHS.  Both formal and informal meetings play a part in this process.

Our support for formal representation structures and individual representatives is provided through:

 

  • METRO GAVS Training and Networking events for representatives.  Visit our Training/Events page for details of forthcoming events.
  • Supporting information sharing
  • Representative of the Year Award (sponsored by L&Q)
  • Representative’s Handbook and other Resources

The council, health, police and other services, come together regularly with representatives of voluntary and community organisations at partnership meetings. The various partners make important decisions at some of these meetings that affect services for, and the well-being of many local people. GAVS works with statutory agencies to ensure that the sector has representation on relevant partnership bodies

In Greenwich there are a number of high level partnerships that oversee key strategic issues for that area. These include the Health and Well Being Board, the Children’s Trust Board and the Safer Greenwich Partnership. Below these boards are an ever changing set of partnership bodies which look at specific issues. There are also a number of other partnership groups on which the sector has representation.

We also participate in Partnerships and Boards ourselves in order to represent the whole sector.  Please contact Naomi Goldberg, CEO for more information.

To find out about current vacancies: contact Naomi Goldberg, 020 8309 8231

If you are currently a representative and would like to discuss any issues that arise from this work; or if you would like more information about the work of representatives or how to become a representative, please contact Naomi Goldberg, CEO, or call 020 8309 8231