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The Government has launched a new £2 million fund to support frontline grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups.

Solihull CAVA is undertaking a borough-wide State of the Sector survey and would welcome your input.

The aim is to get a clear picture of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Solihull, an understanding of the sector's impact, and an insight into the current opportunities and challenges faced by VCS groups.

Warwickshire County Council is engaging with residents and partners across the public, private and voluntary and community sectors to create a delivery plan to support its new Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy 2020-2025.

An online survey has been launched to ask for views on what the delivery plan should contain.  Residents and other stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey and have their say.

The Parish Council welcomed Charles Barlow from WCC regarding the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Place-Based Approach (JSNA). The assessment is used to inform the planning and delivery of services and support; it can also be a useful source of information for charities and communities themselves.  All residents are encouraged to complete the survey online https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk.

This guide outlines the current loneliness policy context, uses a range of case studies to demonstrate effective local delivery models working in practice, and provides useful check lists and top tips on how to measure and evaluate outputs.