PACT is an agreement between Tameside’s voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector (VCFSE) and public-sector agencies.
PACT features three main principles:
- Involving community groups and charities in advising and delivering services
- Better communication to build partnership working
- Working together to secure investment
PACT was signed by the leaders of NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG, Tameside Council, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Action Together, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Police, Active Tameside, Jigsaw Homes and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
PACT aims to give people a meaningful opportunity to be involved in decision-making and in setting priorities. It sets out commitments, including demonstrating that engagement was carried out at the earliest possible point in planning services, showing that feedback is listened to and shapes policy, and that there is VCFSE representation across all decision-making and governance partnerships.