Building Forward Together: A new relationship with the Voluntary and Community Sector – Hull City Council
Posted on 1st October, 2021
Hull’s VCSE sector did an amazing job in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, supporting communities by working with each other and alongside the council. In March 2020 we all had to quickly adapt and work differently, and as restrictions eased over last summer, the council took this opportunity not just to engage our VCSE sector in the recovery process, but to re-imagine and re-design our future relationship.
Hull City Council and the VCSE sector came together to co design the Building Forward Together programme, to improve how we work together and build a proactive, city wide, collaborative approach to shared priorities.
Four initial priorities were developed collaboratively by VCSE representatives, the council and local public sector organisations, focussing on commissioning, volunteering, workforce and sector support. These were endorsed through an Oversight Group and Hull’s key public sector organisations made up of representatives from across the city.