Public Voice

Embedding Social Action: Local People working with Public Sector (April 2017)

From November 2015 to August 2016 government collaborated with the New Economics Foundation to develop resources for commissioners and other public sector leaders to help them embed social action in commissioning.

Social action is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve important problems in their communities. When the public sector works with communities – listening to citizens, growing their capacity to act, and working with them as equals – social action can become a powerful way of meeting people’s needs.

These publications provide resources, ideas and case studies on how to embed social action into existing services, develop new programmes and create the conditions for social action. Access resources here

Wirral JSNA: Sensory Service survey results (2015)

This short report outlines the survey results provided by the Wirral Sensory Service in Autumn 2015. This was an opportunity for parents, carers and service users to provide their insight into the service they receive and issues they see as affecting their lives. View document here

Local survey of ex-military personnel and veterans (2015)
This short report outlines the survey results provided by the Wirral based All Military Members Organisation or AMMO in April 2015. This was an opportunity for ex-service personnel and veterans, living or accessing support in Wirral, to provide their insight into issues they see as affecting their lives. View document here

Practical guide to engaging with clinical commissioning groups Compact Voice (May 2015)
This guide, produced in partnership with Regional Voices for Better Health, is aimed at voluntary organisations and provides practical steps to help develop relationships with clinical commissioning groups. They have also published
practical guidance to engaging with health and wellbeing boards

Wirral Vision 2018: new webpage to access the latest information
If you would like to find out more about the plans to re-shape health and social care in Wirral, visit the new Vision 2018 section of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group’s website. Also the latest Vision 2018 bulletin (edition 3) is due to be published there shortly.

Edition 2 prompted several questions from JSNA bulletin readers. In response, a new FAQ page will soon be added to the Vision web pages, including answers to the questions their readers have already posed. If you would like more information about Vision 2018, or have any further questions, please email or call Wirral CCG directly on 0151 651 0011

What people are saying about the JSNA...

We asked a number of people from across Wirral, across organisations and across sectors to tell us about their experience of the JSNA. These were things like how they used it, what it told them and what they went onto do as a result of finding the information.

This series of 6 very short videos will i hope provide you with the confidence to do what they did, jump into our JSNA and spend time looking around and find out what it has that could help with what you do.

If you get anything from the clips then pass the link onto others, the more people who feel they can get into the JSNA, use what it has and shape what it might be in the future will help everyone.

In fact let me know what you think! Email me at

Andrew Cooper, Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

Antoinette Carr, Wirral resident

Christine Beyga, Adult Social Services, Wirral Council

Ewen Sim, Local GP

Wendy Robertson, Life Expectancy Wirral

Public Voice: Views of Wirral residents

Below we host, and develop over time, a range of information on local public engagement that we hope increase the awareness of  commissioners, service providers and public alike about local needs....

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Wirral Community Safety Plan for 2014/15
The aim of this plan is to provide an update on the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service performance and activity for 2013/14 and also information on their intended objectives and actions during the next year to make Wirral a safer, stronger community. This plan should be read in conjunction with the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA) Integrated Risk Management Plan 2013-16 (click here to view this plan). The Wirral Community Safety Plan 2014/15 plan can be viewed here

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Wirral Community Safety Plan - Update on outcomes for 2012/13 - October 2013
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service are provdiing Wirral JSNA with a regular update on how the Wirral Community Safety Plan is being acheived in terms of what is actually happening across the peninsula. First update based on the outcomes of 2012/13 plan is here

Working with BME Communities to better understand barriers to services
Public Health Specialist BME Workshops – Drug & Alcohol- March & April 2013

Working with BME Communities to better understand barriers to services
Public Health Specialist BME Workshops – Drug & Alcohol- March & April 2013 (Executive Summary)

NHS Wirral Patient & Public Involvement Report 2011/12

Wirral JSNA Event Report - Summer 2012 hosted by VCAW on behalf of Wirral Health & Wellbeing Board

Carers & Respite Care - Summary Event Report - September 2011

Wirral JSNA Event - Update on responses July 2010, March 2011 and January 2012

North West Transition Alliance - Voluntary Sector and the JSNA - March 2012

For further information on our local approach to the JSNA and Voluntary & Community Sector involvement, please contact Karen Livesey at Voluntary & Community Action Wirral (VCAW) on 0151 353 9700