East Sussex Compact wins National Award
The award is made to the group or individual who has used the principles of the Compact to challenge, improve, or develop creative solutions to emerging issues or challenges.
The award recognises the impact that the East Sussex Compact had on the development and delivery of the Commissioning Grants Prospectus.
The Commissioning Grants Prospectus is how East Sussex County Council and the local NHS commission services that have the added value of building social capital which is traditionally provided by voluntary and community organisations. The Prospectus publishes commissioning outcomes to improve the health, social care and well-being of local people, offering investment in one place, through a single annual exercise.
The Prospectus was developed in line with the overall aims and shared principles of the East Sussex Compact, and in particular the Code of Practice on Consultation & Engagement and the Code of Practice on Funding and Procurement.
The Council consulted users of services, carers and the voluntary sector about providing services and how organisations could be involved. Service users and carers also helped design scoring criteria and evaluate bids, and local organisations contributed to the independent evaluation of the Prospectus.
For more information, please visit East Sussex Compact.