As you may be aware the White Paper on Unified Public Services for the People of Greater Manchester was considered and endorsed by the full meeting of the GMCA.
This link provides the cover report with the recommendations agreed by leaders along with the final version of the white paper. In addition, this link provides the archive of the live stream of the meeting. Click here to download the White Paper.
As highlighted by Andy Burnham, the GM Mayor, nowhere else in the country is attempting anything this significant. The White Paper will be critical in how the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector develops its relationship with public sector colleagues and it is regularly cited as one of the most important policy documents in GM. This provides the VCSE sector with a wide range of opportunities particularly related to ‘place based’ working and in our messages about the need to reform support and services for the public.
We hope you will find this information helpful in working collaboratively with VCSE sector colleagues and with public sector colleagues.