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Although the legislative basis for Regional Strategies has been withheld and will be withdrawn through the Localism Bill, the consultation work in the region has been used to agree on shared priorities.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

23 September 2015

CQC Inspection - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 CQC are holding Listening Events in advance of their Central Manchester University Hospitals inspection which begins on 3rd November.

9 September 2015

Rethinking the Future: VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year's VSNW Conference will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Leese on the potential role of the sector in devolution, Alex Fox on the future of the sector's role in health and social care, and workshops from CLES, NCVO, and Network for Europe.

8 September 2015

2015 VSNW Conference and AGM Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring our conference is a great way to promote your organisation to the voluntary and community sector across the region. There are opportunities to book an exhibition stall and/or add a flyer to our conference information.

18 August 2015

Bookings are open for the VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, will take place on Wednesday 7th October in Manchester

3 August 2015

VCSE role in Greater Manchester Devolution

A collective partnership letter has been sent to Tony Lloyd, the Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, which gives proposals for the VCSE role in GM devolution

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