CORBY VCS. VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.
What is Access Corby?
The voluntary and community sector in Corby have come together to form a consortium which plans to bid for funding from Northamptonshire County Council to deliver preventative services in Corby. Access Corby is the name given to this consortium. It will be a new organisation that will be registered as a company limited by Guarantee and a Charity.
The story so far?
In response to Northamptonshire County Councils prevention consultation, a group of organisations from the sector in Corby met to discuss how they could work together to deliver prevention services in Corby. Corby VCS have been facilitating this process. From January this year the group began to formalise themselves and encourage wider participation. We have invited external organisations to give us the benefit of their experience and knowledge. ACEVO have helped us identify a model (Hub and Spoke) and Reaching People, a VCS consortia based in Leicestershire, came to tell us about his experiences of developing a consortium.
The consortium have agreed:
Membership - there will be three levels as set out below:
"To promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Borough of Corby and elsewhere, including but not limited to the relief of poverty, distress and illness, the advancement of education and training, the preservation and protection of health, the promotion of social inclusion, the advancement of community cohesion, and the preservation and conservation of the environment."
There is a shadow Board in place who are currently developing its articles of association. The consortium is currently establishing Corby's core priorities for prevention and identifying the impact current services are making to the people of Corby. Access Corby is establishing a Corby user forum; there will be a meeting in August so that we can engage users in establishing our local priorities. Date and venue TBC. The next Access Corby Consortium meeting is on the 18th September 14:00 - 16:00 at Corby VCS.
For more information about Access Corby and how to get involved please call Hugh Fenton Development Officer at Corby VCS. 01536 267873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Northamptonshire County Council's website has a prevention page where you will find information about the entire prevention consultation process: http://ow.ly/clBaD
Northamptonshire Observatory, link to the JSNA profile for Corby: http://ow.ly/clBee
Corby Healthcare: http://www.corbyccg.nhs.uk
Access Corby. Downloads
Access Corby Code of Conduct (.pdf)
Corby Health Profile 2012 (.pdf)