WCVA seeks best practice

WCVA is producing a web-based portfolio of Civil Society good practice within Health, Social Care and Wellbeing.

Through this portfolio they aim to strengthen knowledge and understanding of Civil Society service provision among policy makers, service planners and providers and celebrate the ability of the Civil Society to provide effective citizen-centred services.

They are now requesting examples of good practice within the Civil Society and hope that you might be able to participate. If your organisation or an organisation within your area has been particularly successful at delivering a service, collaborating with other organisations to produce a 'linked up' service, or provided added value they would like to hear from you.

They are considering all examples within the field of Health, Social Care or Wellbeing services, however, the below categories can be used as a guide for ideas to put forward:

  • Self Care and Independence
  • Improving Health and Promoting Wellbeing
  • Reducing Admissions and Improved Discharge
  • Improving Access to Services for Specific Communities
  • Social enterprises
  • Community Transport
  • Mental Health
  • Carers
  • Palliative Care
  • Volunteering
  • Innovative Service Delivery Models
  • Workforce development

In particular they are interested in examples where co-design and co-delivery can be recognised and how the benefits of Civil Society service delivery include its ability to:

  • Place the service user or community at the centre of planning and organising services
  • Enable individuals and groups to organise their own support and tackle their own needs
  • Mobilise other resources (additional funds, volunteers and community resources)
  • Develop longer term capacity within communities to support and meet the needs of individual and groups

The response to the good practice portfolio among the Civil Society has already been very strong. Consequently, in order to fairly select among examples, it is asked that your organisation complete the attached preliminary questionnaire. At this stage, responses to questions need be no more than a few sentences.

If you have any further questions or comments, would like help to complete a questionnaire, or require the questionnaire in a more accessible format, please send all correspondence to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it