NHS Brighton & Hove commissions many services from community and voluntary sector organisations.
These investments are currently being evaluated to ensure that they provide health benefits and value for money for the local population.
In April 2010 a report will be published in conjunction with the University of Brighton containing six case studies that assess how effective statutory sector investment has been in 'not for profit' initiatives.
The report also looks at a 'matrix' (see link below) of all known funding into the community and voluntary sectors in 2008 and 2009. The aim of collecting the data was to give statutory sector commissioners and third sector organisations a ‘snapshot’ of what is and isn’t being funded and an opportunity to address any gaps, overlaps or inequalities.
NHS Brighton and Hove acknowledge that the data may not be 100% complete as it was difficult to obtain full and detailed lists from all the funding sources. However, the matrix is useful as an indicative set of data, particularly in terms of the comparisons it provides between areas or themes of funding.
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