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Engaging Devon – Strategy

8. How we have developed this strategy

This strategy has been developed by Devon County Council, in partnership with Public Health, NHS Devon, Plymouth and Torbay and a range of stakeholders from the voluntary and community sector:

Devon Association of Councils for Voluntary Service (DACVS) This partnership works to support the voluntary and community sector to develop and improve its contribution to the lives of local people in Devon.
Devon Consortium Formed in January 2005 to provide a body with the skills, expertise, authority and mandate to work for and in partnership with the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in Devon.
Fusion The principal user-led organisation for Devon. Fusion involves service users and their carers in its day to day running. Fusion brings service users and carers together to work with public sector agencies, such as NHS Devon and DCC, as well as working with other charities and organisations.Fusion gives people the opportunity to have their say through participating in meetings and focus groups, by taking part in surveys and research and contributing to consultations on draft proposals both locally and nationally.
Voluntary Voice A DACVS project which aims to enable the voice of the voluntary and community sector to be strengthened and increase the number of voluntary and community groups involved in partnerships, communities of interest and forums. Representatives are mandated through fair and transparent election processes and have clear methods for communicating within the sector.

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