Residents across Lichfield are set to benefit from an improved relationship between the public sector and voluntary and community organisations thanks to a new agreement.
The Staffordshire Compact has been drawn up by the county’s public sector organisations, including councils, and various voluntary and community sector organisations – also known as the third sector. It sets out values and commitments on how the sectors can best work together to achieve more for people living in Staffordshire.
A local version of the compact has been created to engender closer and more effective working between the sectors across Lichfield and Burntwood.
The district’s agreement was signed by Councillor David Smith, in his role as Chairman of Lichfield District Board and Rose Vakis, Director of Lichfield and District Community & Voluntary Sector Support, who was representing the third sector.
Cllr Smith, who is also Leader of Lichfield District Council, said:
“We already have an excellent working relationship with our third sector partners, and so I was delighted to sign the agreement to see how we improve on these links. We know it will have a huge benefit to our residents, and look forward to seeing the results.”