Have your voice heard on national and local consultations

CVS Current Consultations

The Voice of the VCFS and our Partners

CVS is asking members of the VCFS and our statutory partners to complete the survey below to help us understand:


  • How aware the VCFS and our partners are of the role CVS can play in representing their voice and supporting the resolution of issues
  • How confident the VCFS is in raising their voice individually or collectively and the role CVS can play in empowering this
  • Where there are areas of good practice in Cross Sector working and use these to further build good relationships

The survey should take 15 minutes and will close on Friday 8th April 2018 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VCFSVoice

The Voice of the Volunteer

We would like to hear the Voice of the Volunteer! 

Do you have a volunteering story to tell? How did you become involved in volunteering, what have been the benefits to you and did you experience any barriers that got in the way? Let us know at enquiries@cvsce.org.uk or complete our Volunteer survey at: 




External consultations

Mental Health Consultation

Proposed redesign of specialist mental health services for adults and older people

NHS partners are carrying out a 12-week public consultation on proposals to redesign adult and older peoples specialist mental health services in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal.


This consultation will take place from 6 March to 29 May 2018, comprising an online survey.

Click here to go to a page outlining details of six consultation events and to read the consultation document.


The consultation partners are:

  • NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • NHS South Cheshire CCG
  • NHS Vale Royal CCG
  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cheshire East Carer Respite Survey

Cheshire East Council are in the process of reviewing the current carer pre-bookable bed respite service and assessing how to offer the best good value and quality service that meets the needs of many.


The Council would like to use this survey to advise Carers of the types of services that they are proposing to meet their needs and the needs of the cared for person. They want to ensure that any changes they make to the Carer Respite service reflect your views.  View and give your feedback on the Carer Respite Survey.


View the supporting document (PDF 308kb) 


Deadline for the Carer Respite Survey: 5pm on Monday 4 June 2018


Cheshire East Council is also holding an event for Carers who use carer respite in Cheshire East. The event will take place at Macclesfield Old Town Hall on Tuesday 1st May 2018 from 2pm to 4pm (refreshments will be available from 1.30pm). Click here for further information and to book your place by Friday 20th April 2018.


Healthwatch priorities survey

Healthwatch Cheshire West and Healthwatch Cheshire East, the local independent consumer champions for Health and Social Care services in Cheshire, are conducting a survey to help them to establish their priorities for the coming year.


Each year, Healthwatch ask the public what issues and areas you would like them to focus on and explore in more depth, which along with intelligence from other sources, goes into producing their workplan.


The work Healthwatch do enables them to collect your views and experiences of the Health and Social Care services you receive. In turn, this helps to inform the priorities and quality of services commissioned by the NHS and local authorities. Therefore, your response to this Priorities Survey is very important in helping Healthwatch determine which areas to focus on.


You can complete the survey here.


Thank you for your time. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Daniels (louise.daniels@cvsce.org.uk) or Suzanne Thomas (suzanne.thomas@cvsce.org.uk) or by phone on 01270 763100.