Regional Strategy

Although the legislative basis for Regional Strategies has been withheld and will be withdrawn through the Localism Bill, the consultation work in the region has been used to agree on shared priorities.

Future North West: our shared prioritiesFuture North West: Our Shared Priorities provides a high level statement of strategic priorities and has been used to inform parts of sub-regional plans and provides a starting point of consensus for regional private, public and third sector partnership work.
Many of it's strongest advocates are the original signatories, mostly from the private sector:
  • Sir Richard Lees
  • Councillor Ian Marks
  • Robert Hough of Peel Holdings
  • Regional Director of the Confederation of British Industry
  • Regional Director of the Institute of Regional Directors
  • Chief Executive of the NW Business Leadership Team
  • Chair of the NW Chambers of Commerce
  • Chair of the NW Private Sector Partners
  • Chair of VSNW
This statement builds on a substantial programme of work by private, public and third sector partners from the length and breadth of the North West. This work was originally undertaken to support the development of the North West Regional Strategy (RS2010) but now underpins Future North West.
Future North West is based on a sound and comprehensive evidence base. It has also benefited from a sustainability assessment and an analysis of the North West’s environmental limits, as well as extensive stakeholder engagement and public consultation.
Third Sector consultation was particularly instrumental in developing strand 3 and its focus on linking growth to local communities.


Key documents

Featured News

20 October 2016

VSNW's Conference and AGM 2016: Community Powered Change

This year's VSNW conference, Community Powered Change, will look at how communities can be the drivers of transformation, with keynote speakers and panellists including: Professor Ruth Lupton, Head of the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, Kathy Evans, Chief Executive of Children England

4 October 2016

CQC Inspections in the North West

CQC have announced upcoming hospital inspections for the next year in the North West. Care Quality Commission inspectors will be visiting the following hospitals, on the following dates:

3 October 2016

Job Opportunity: CEO at Cumbria CVS

Cumbria CVS are recruiting for a new Chief Executive Officer, with a closing date for applications of 25th October 2016

19 September 2016

New survey looks at joint working between Jobcentres and VCSE organisations

VSNW has conducted a survey of VCSE agencies to understand the strength of relationships between local voluntary sector groups and Jobcentres, particularly where health and work initiatives are involved.

6 September 2016

Support and funding for VCSE Apprenticeships in the North West

Health Education England North West (HEENW) are offering telephone support to VCSE organisations in the North West thinking about taking on an apprentice. 

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