Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance

On 20 April 2017 the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England announced the 21 members of the new voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance. We were pleased to discover that Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) were selected from over 180 applications to join the Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

The alliance aims to make it easier for the voluntary and statutory sectors to work together to:

  • improve health and care systems
  • address health inequalities
  • help people, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing

The members are:

  • Age UK
  • Carers Partnership
  • Citizen’s Advice
  • Clinks, Nacro
  • Complex Needs Consortium
  • End of Life Care Consortium
  • FaithAction
  • Friends, Families and Travellers
  • Homeless Link
  • Maternity Action
  • Men’s Health Forum
  • Mental Health Consortium
  • National Voices
  • National Association for Voluntary and Community Action
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Race Equality Foundation
  • The National LGB&T Partnership
  • The Valuing People Alliance
  • UK Health Forum
  • Young People’s Health Partnership
  • Win-Win Alliance

In addition to our core work as part of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, we are also currently undertaking projects together with other Health and Wellbeing Alliance members on:

  • Inclusion Health (lead)
  • End of Life Care
  • Dementia

To find out more about our health and policy work in Gypsy and Traveller communities, visit our Policy and Publications section.

We would encourage all VCSE organisations with an interest in health to sign up to the monthly edition of the Department of Health’s voluntary sector team’s newsletter. This includes updates on the work of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance and news from the DH, NHS England and Public Health England.
To join this list, please email HWAlliance@dh.gsi.gov.uk

If you would like to receive FFT’s monthly inclusion health bulletin to get updates on information relevant to Gypsy and Traveller communities and opportunities to engage with the HWAlliance, please email Sarah Sweeney, sarahsweeney@gypsy-traveller.org.

Last updated Dec 4, 2017