The Purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to outline the key components of the collaborative relationship between the Parties in the Alliance which will help to tackle and address health inequalities within local communities in Northern Ireland.

The aim of the Alliance is to share knowledge and best practice, harmonise systems, policies and procedures where appropriate, provide peer support to colleagues in other Healthy Living Centres, speak with one voice as far as it is possible to do so and to maximise influence on decision-makers. It is also a key aim of the Alliance to be tender-ready and able to respond collectively to any tendering opportunities which might arise.

From time to time the Alliance will review whether to reconstitute the Healthy Living Centres Alliance as a charitable company limited by guarantee (or other corporate model) in order to better achieve its aims.