Cardiff Third Sector Council is involved in several strategic partnerships.
A strategic partnership can be defined as a formal kind of partnership that brings together people from different sectors, specialisms, professions or areas of expertise in order to jointly develop policies and oversee planning.
In Cardiff, statutory and voluntary sectors recognise the value of, and are committed to, the principle of partnership: working together to plan and develop communities, and deliver a wide range of services to the people of Cardiff.
Through effective partnership working we can:
• Create strategies and programmes that take account of the needs and interests of all relevant groups and stakeholders;
• Improve the efficiency of service delivery by making better use of resources;
• Address issues that cut across individual agencies and sectors so as to deliver more 'joined up' services that better meet the needs of individual service users;
• Develop policies or deliver services in a way that would not be possible working separately.
Partnership working is about developing new ways of working and has the potential to provide innovative and shared solutions to shared problems.
Current Third Sector representation