Networks develop a broad view on issues and can often be called upon to take this view into a decision-making arena. Two good local examples are:
- The Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance and elected representatives who link to the Croydon Strategic Partnership and themed partnerships
- The Health and Care Forum and elected representatives who link to the Healthy Croydon Partnership and the Social Care and Health Liaison Forum.
Croydon Voluntary Action’s managed networks are structured to enable members to influence Croydon Council, Croydon Primary Care Trust, Croydon wide initiatives and national issues affecting people in Croydon.