Compact (n): A binding agreement or covenant between two or more parties. (Latin: compactus) See: Pact
The Cumbria Compact outlines the relationship between the public sector and the voluntary and community sector in Cumbria allowing them to work together more effectively to strengthen communities and improve people's lives. While there are many differences between the public and the voluntary and community sector, which must be acknowledged and respected, the sectors have much in common.
In particular, the public sector and the voluntary and community sector share a common set of principles, which are at the heart of what they are trying to achieve. These principles make it clear that the Compact is neither a set of rules nor a bureaucratic burden, but a way of working that can help deliver real outcomes and improvements for people and communities. These principles have been created to help the sectors build relationships and work together effectively in partnership.
The Compact's commitments put these shared principles into practice.
Sets out good practice for organisations working with volunteers. It is recognised that volunteers are an essential component to many services that are currently delivered within Cumbria and that it is vital that they are both recognised for the contribution they make, and at the same time, are adequately supported in their roles.
Postive Dispute Resolution process
This document contains a description of what to do if you think that an organisation has broken the commitments made through the Cumbria Compact, or if you think an organisation is not meeting the requirements of the Cumbria Compact Codes of Practice.
Compact Voice is the voice of the voluntary sector on the Compact — an agreement between the sector and the Government to ensure better working together. We provide training and resources, and represent the sector's concerns to the government.
To go to the website click here: http://www.compactvoice.org.uk/