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FaithAction joins the new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance
This month the Government announced the launch of a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance. We are delighted that we have been selected to be a part of this refreshed Alliance, continuing to represent the voice of faith-based organisations within national health and care policymaking, since joining the Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership in 2009 and the first VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance in 2017.

Daniel Singleton, National Director of FaithAction, has said:
“It has been a privilege to represent the voice of the faith sector in health and care for the past decade, and we are looking forward to working closely with our colleagues in NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England for another three years.

With COVID-19 highlighting so many of the inequalities that the Alliance has been working to address for years, the value of faith voices into health and care has never been clearer. Faith groups have played such a key role in responding to the pandemic, and we are passionate to see this work built upon in recovery, and beyond.”
We will be working alongside 19 other voluntary-sector bodies and coalitions, such as Race Equality Foundation, Age UK and Barnardo’s, collectively representing the voice of a broad range of communities. The full list of organisations can be viewed here.

What this means for you


The Health and Wellbeing Alliance is nothing without the voice of our members.

Perhaps your organisation runs programmes of support that address health and care needs.

Perhaps you offer other things – like befriending, community kitchens or cafés, or support groups – which represent significant assets to our health and care system, even if indirectly?

Perhaps you’re working with people to help with accessing health care, understanding the UK health system, or managing treatment.

We want to know about your experiences: What makes it easier to do what you do? What challenges do you face? What are some of the inequalities or injustices experienced by the people you work with?

In the coming days we will be announcing new initiatives to help better connect you, our members, with the cutting edge of health and care policy – so watch this space for more information.

In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about the Health and Wellbeing Alliance programme, and what this means for you, get in touch with Jeremy at Jeremy.Simmons@faithaction.net

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