A brief history
The concept of Sheffield Well-being Consortium came from a desire amongst local organisations to work together more effectively. Members realised that there would be much greater scope for securing contracts and for joint service planning leading to improved services for beneficiaries through a consortium approach.
Greater third sector involvement in public health also aligns with the government’s goals of improving health and well being and giving people more choice, a stronger voice and better access to a wide range of community services.
Sheffield Well-being Consortium provides added value in the work its members undertake. This added value arrives through our members emphasis on volunteer input, and re investment and capacity building in their communities.
Our Board of Directors are elected annually and comprise of managers of member organisations.
Progress and achievements
Since incorporation in May 2008 Sheffield Well-being Consortium has made considerable progress. It has...
•Recruited over 70 member organisations on the back of a detailed membership prospectus
•Secured an investment from Future Builders England of £155,344
•Put in place comprehensive employment systems, processes and policies and secured ISO9001 quality assurance system for the consortium ‘Hub’ in 2009 which has been renewed annually.
•Secured a revenue grant of £126,900 from the Social Investment Business
•Held annual successful AGMs and increased Board membership as a result
•Established the consortium brand and developed a website
•Secured small‘Hub’ premises at the Quadrant
•Formally signed up to a local partnership to transform local infrastructure services
•Developed and run award winning programmes
•Secured 10 contracts from a number of commissioning bodies over a 3-year period
•Developed business links with other Consortia