Forums & Networks
VCAT coordinate a number of networks and forums where voluntary and community groups can come together to share ideas and best practice on issues of common concern.
As well as sharing information through regular email bulletins the networks meet regularly to discuss items of interest. Although aimed primarily at the voluntary and community sector all networks have strong links with local statutory sector partners.
Volunteer Managers Network
The Volunteer Managers Network is open to anyone who manages and supports volunteers in a paid or unpaid capacity. The Network aims to bring together people who work with volunteers in Trafford to discuss and share good practice; offer support and guidance to one another; and to contribute to volunteering initiatives.
Health & Wellbeing Forum
Trafford VCS Health & Wellbeing Forum was developed by VCAT in response to the changing health and social care environment, in 2009. Membership is open to voluntary and community sector groups with an interest in the field of health and social care.
Trafford BME Network
VCAT has been working closely with Voice of BME Trafford to support them in launching an active BME network for the Borough.
VCAT has been an active member and keen advocate of the Trafford Partnership since the idea of a single partnership for Trafford was first suggested in 2001. VCAT holds seats on the executive and partnership board on behalf of the voluntary and community sector and holds positions on several key thematic partnerships including; the Safer Trafford Partnership, Health & Well Being Partnership, Trafford Economic Alliance and Trafford Childrens’ Trust. VCAT is supporting the development of a Strong Communities Partnership within the Trafford Partnership which will bring together elements of culture, sport, equalities and volunteering.
For more information on the Trafford Partnership visit their website www.traffordpartnership.org