Thematic Networks are for voluntary and community sector organisations that provide activities or services in a particular field, e.g. health and social care, employability, advice.  These Networks, which meet on an ad hoc basis, are for anyone working or volunteering in the sector including staff, volunteers and trustees and is administered by Northumberland CVA.



To provide an opportunity to support areas of the sector in meeting the needs of local communities.  This will be achieved by providing networking opportunities for groups and individual in the sector to come together and:

  • raise issues and concerns about their community and their area of work
  • share expertise, good practice and find solutions to problems
  • identify training and development needs
  • work together and share resources where opportunities arise
  • have a voice and influence in planning and policy making in partnership with other networks



  • An opportunity to come together, share and discuss issues and concerns of their area of work.
  • Knowing issues and concerns raised will be considered by the Northumberland VCS Assembly Executive Committee and if appropriate, through the VCS/ NCC Liaison Group
  • Feedback will be provided in response to issues raised.
  • Peer advice and support to assist learning and development of  your organisation
  • Identifying and providing support to assist delivery of specific training needs of your organisation
  • Identifying opportunities to work together, share resources and expertise.




COVID-19 documents 


Food Network documents


Health & Social Care documents:


Devolution Stakeholder documents:


Welfare Reform Strategic Group documents: