Cheshire Police Commissioner John Dwyer wins Compact Leadership Award

John Dwyer was recognised for helping develop a local Compact agreement and for consistent investment in the voluntary sector

John Dwyer
John Dwyer

The police and crime commissioner for Cheshire was among the winners at this year’s Compact Awards.

John Dwyer received the Compact Leadership Award last night in London at a ceremony organised by Compact Voice, which represents the voluntary sector on the Compact.

Dwyer’s award, which is presented to the person who has shown outstanding leadership that has led to consistent championing and support for the Compact, was honoured for his part in developing a local Compact agreement and for his consistent investment in the voluntary sector, Compact Voice said.

Other winners of the awards, which are announced every year during Compact Week, included the Sussex Youth Commission, which took home the Compact Engagement Award, and the NHS Health Education North, Central and East London Deaf Inclusion Project, which received the Compact Advancing Equality Award.

A health project in Stockton-on-Tees received the Chris Frost Award, named after the former multiple Compact Award winner, who died in 2013.

The Stockton scheme was recognised for its innovative approach to commissioning, which has led to improved relationships between the voluntary sector, the clinical commissioning group and the local authority.

The Compact is the agreement setting out how the government and voluntary sector organisations should behave towards each other.

Peter Holbrook, chair of Compact Voice, said: "This year’s winners are a showcase of creative and innovative approaches to partnership working. The theme that connects them all is when communities are put first the voluntary and public sector can achieve some truly amazing things together."

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