Daniel Evans, Chair of the Board of Directors at VSGWL commented, “I am delighted to welcome Alan to the organisation. I have no doubt that Alan’s enthusiasm and collaborative approach will have a positive effect on the staff team as well as a bolstering and reinforcing effect on our relationships with key partners, both regionally and nationally as well as voluntary organisations throughout West Lothian. Alan will use his significant skills to drive the organisation forward to ensure that it meets its objectives and achieves its aspiration to be a leader in the field of strategic third sector involvement in community planning and the work of the Integrated Joint Board. Welcome Aboard!”
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian supports, develops and represents the third sector, social enterprises and volunteering across West Lothian. The development and involvement of the wider third sector, social enterprise and volunteering together with influencing and contributing to public policy will form part of the development of exciting and challenging future plans.
There has been a recent Scottish Government review of the Third Sector Interface (TSI) Model and the vision for the TSI network going forward is to have “Resilient and empowered communities creating a stronger, fairer and more equitable Scotland with a thriving third sector at its heart”.
The role of Gateway as the TSI for West Lothian going forward is to:-
• Be a central source of knowledge about Third Sector locally
• Ensure a strong voice at strategic level within local planning structures
• Build capacity for positive change
• Connect the sector to better respond to local priorities
Gateway’s vision is “To work collaboratively with our Third Sector partners in West Lothian building vibrant, strong and resilient communities”.
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