FaithAction is Dept. of Health Strategic Partner for Fifth Year

FaithAction becomes Strategic Partner of the Department of Health for the fifth year, working hard to support faith-based organisations and their communities

Now with 21 voluntary sector organisations as partners, the Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner programme provides a way for policy makers from NHS England, the Department of Health, and Public Health England to reach hundreds of thousands of voluntary sector organisations.  The new system-wide programme will build on the successes and lessons learned from the Department of Health Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner programme which has built strong partnerships and led to the Department of Health being rated as one of the highest performers within government for collaborating with the voluntary sector.

Daniel Singleton, National Executive Director of FaithAction said 'I am pleased to share this good news with our members and further contacts. With FaithAction being one of the original partners it’s great to be a part of such a successful and innovative programme as it continues. FaithAction will continue to work to highlight the role that faith-based organisations play in the hardest to engage communities and help equip these organisations to improve the health and sense of well-being for individuals'

Norman Lamb, Care and Support Minister, said:

‘I am delighted that these 21 organisations will share £3.5m to help them work in partnership with the Department, NHS England and Public Health England as part of a new system-wide Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme for 2013/14.

The voluntary sector has a valuable role to play in improving health and wellbeing and this new programme will help develop and build strong and productive partnerships with the sector and support organisations to build capability more widely.’

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View the Department of Health press release here.