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CHAIRS REPORT - 2016/17

I am very pleased to introduce NDVA's Annual Report for 2016/17.  Looking back on the impressive achievements of NDVA over the past 25 years we can be justifiably proud of the work we have done and look forward to the future with confidence.   NDVA's vision remains to see a well-connected and supported Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) that is regarded as an equal partner with statutory services in health and care service pathways. I’m pleased to say that NDVA continues to play a lead role in representing, supporting and informing organisations working in the health and well-being voluntary sector across Derbyshire.

Throughout 2016/17 NDVA’s Forum has been used asa mechanism for consultation. NDVA has remained a committed member of Derbyshire County’s Health & Wellbeing Board, Adult Safeguarding Board and Learning Disability Board. We have also been an active member of 3Dand a partner in 21c JoinedUpCare.

Meetings of NDVA's Health & Social Care Voluntary Sector Forum continue to be extremely well attended. With lively and impassioned debates taking place between speakers and Forum members, there was much to hear about and discuss during the course of the year. We take a great deal of pride and satisfaction in knowing that evaluation shows these meetings are highly rated by both the presenters and forum members.

The Mental Health Liaison Service has continued to support mental health service-providing groups and plays an important strategic and planning role in the provision of VCS mental health services across North Derbyshire and Hardwick. It works closely with mental health commissioners, NHS mental health service providers, Derbyshire County Council and other stakeholders and partners in the south of the county.

The well-respected vSPA North & Erewash (Voluntary Sector Single Point of Access), commissioned by North Derbyshire, Hardwick and Erewash CCGs, continues to take referrals from front line health and care professionals and the VCS.  The service continues to go from strength to strength, supporting vulnerable people to access the invaluable preventative and supportive health and wellbeing services the Voluntary Sector provides.

Elsewhere in this Annual Report you can read more about what NDVA did within the year. In all our work we have striven to support our members and to promote the amazing creativity, expertise and value for money which exists across our sector. We all understand the economic challenges which exist today but NDVA is an important and unique resource, which needs and deserves continued support.

As in previous years I would like to thank my fellow Board members who have contributed their time and effort so generously. This year we were pleased to welcome Amy Harris from Relate Chesterfield and North Derbyshire to the Board of Directors. 

Finally, on behalf of the Board, I sincerely thank our dedicated staff team, so ably led by Jacqui Willis. This small team provides services of such quality and growing diversity, it is a pleasure to be associated with all that they do.

We are all very proud to be associated with such an inspiring organisation as NDVA.

Heather Fawbert

Chair

11 September 2017

 

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