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We strengthen partnerships, help you make connections, and influence change.

We connect voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups to each other, and we work with a variety of partner agencies to promote joint working ‘on the ground’ and at a decision-making level to ensure that the VCFSE sector has the opportunity to understand and respond to local, Greater Manchester and national priorities.

Action Together hosts a range of networks. Check out our network pages:

Working Together

We work with a range of voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups and partner agencies such as local authorities, health and care professionals, the police, etc on projects that aim to make life better for local people. Some examples can be seen below:

Thriving Communities vision is for people and communities in Oldham to have the power to be healthy, happy, able to make positive choices and both offer and access insightful and responsive support when required. Click here to find out more about Thriving Communities.

10GM is a joint venture between Action Together (Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside), Salford CVS, Bolton CVS, Macc (Manchester), Voluntary & Community Action Trafford and Wigan & Leigh CVS. Click here to find out more about 10GM.

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Representation 

We act on behalf of the voluntary sector and represent our local communities in the local strategic partnership settings across Oldham and Tameside. We also have a role in some important changes happening across Greater Manchester including devolution and public service reform. We are currently undertaking a review of representation and are keen to greater involve representatives from local community organisations. If you are interested in getting more involved in representing the sector please contact Laura Windsor-Welsh on Tel: 0161 339 2345; Email: LauraWW@actiontogether.org.uk.

Our key partners 

We have many key local partners, not least the over 3,000 voluntary, community and faith groups and organisations across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Our other key partners include NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning GroupNHS Tameside and Glossop the Clinical Commissioning GroupOldham CouncilTameside CouncilGreater Manchester PolicePennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Consultation

Your voice matters. There are always chances for you to have your say in local and national consultations. When we spot an opportunity to influence we gather the views of our members through our networks.

Public Service Reform

Greater Manchester Combined Authority are reforming public services so everyone has the opportunity to contribute to and enjoy the benefits of Greater Manchester's growth and prosperity.

Through a programme of reform each of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, including Oldham and Tameside, are using new ways to support people with difficult and complex lives: identifying problems early, helping them tackle those problems, and learning from their experiences to support others.

The new solutions are timely and coordinated, rather than coming from lots of different places. They will cover all a household's problems, not just some. They are based on what's proven to work.

The programme themes are; tackling crime and antisocial behaviour, helping troubled families, beating unemployment, giving children the best start, and making services easier to access, we will give Greater Manchester people higher aspirations and a better chance of a brighter future.

Click here to find out more about the Greater Manchester Public Service Reform programme.

For more information about Public Service Reform across Oldham and Tameside, and how the voluntary, community and faith sector are involved please contact Laura Windsor-Welsh on Tel: 0161 339 2345; Email: LauraWW@actiontogether.org.uk.

 

To get connected to other groups in:

Oldham - please contact Nayan Joshi on Email: nayan.joshi@actiontogether.org.uk; Tel: 0161 339 2345.

Rochdale - please contact Suzanne Vincent on Email: suzanne.vincent@actiontogether.org.uk; Tel: 0161 339 2345.

Tameside - please contact Dawn Acton on Email: dawn.acton@actiontogether.org.uk; Tel: 0161 339 2345.