Alliance building guide

There is no one right way to form a VCSE alliance. Membership, governance, and funding structures will vary from area to area. However, some principles apply everywhere. It is important that an alliance model is built from the ground up by VCSE organisations, rather than being imposed on them by the ICS. Culture and identity are important factors in bringing VCSE organisations together.

Read more about alliance building in our report 'Building community into the Integrated Care System: A practical toolkit for building robust community mental health care' and find our example checklist summarising some of the key steps in alliance building here.