Policy & Networks
The third sector – comprised of community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises – work throughout the whole community. From babies and toddlers, through to youth work, families, adults and older people, disabled people, LGBT and people from ethnic minority groups.
What we share is passion for helping people with compassion and kindness, and making the world a better place – whether that’s by reducing poverty or dealing with climate change. Our work is underpinned by respect for human rights and equality.
The Policy and Network group within GCVS aim to connect people together, to share idea and experiences, to help one another and work in partnership with the local authority, health service and justice system. We have three teams within the group and they work with a number of networks and forums.
There is a description of the areas of work in this diagram here. Find out more about the Policy and Networks team…
The Everyone’s Children team work with over 600 third sector organisations who provide services to children, young people and families. Working in partnership with social work, health and education services their remit includes child protection, domestic abuse and addictions, child poverty, family support, early years, youth work and additional support needs. They also support the Citywide Forum.
The Glasgow Third Sector Interface Network (GTSIN) team connect the third sector to the key issues our community planning partners are working on, to help inform and influence decision-making.
Key issues include community empowerment, community learning, criminal justice, and climate change. GTSIN host networks for organisations working in justice, buildings & facilities and community learning and development. The committee also unites networks of third sector organisations in the city.
The Health and Social Care team work with organisations that provide services to adults and older people. The team works in partnership with the local authority and the health board on health and social care policy and reform. Living independently and living well, tackling isolation, mental health and wellbeing and connecting to communities are at the heart of their work.
The Citywide Forum is governed by a steering group made up of members from third sector organisations across Glasgow. The group represent those working with children, families and young people and is supported by the GCVS Everyone’s Children team.
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