How to join

Membership criteria

Make sure your organisation meets our five criteria:

1. Voluntary and community or other not-for-profit organisation

Private sector businesses and public sector bodies will not be eligible to join.

2. Area of operation

Members must be either based in, or delivering services in, Newcastle upon Tyne and/or Gateshead, as defined by current local authority boundaries.

3. PQQ compliance

To become a full member of the consortium, an organisation must be able to meet the policy, procedure, and system requirements of a typical public sector pre-qualifying questionnaire. Associate members will have to demonstrate how they are working towards PQQ compliance. This is essential for the consortium to be able to show that its members can meet the minimum standards required for service providers.

4. Information management capability

Consortium members must be able to provide the Hub with regular information relating to client numbers, case details, financial performance, and similar. Information must be provided in a form that is complete, clear, and accurate. This requirement is fundamental to the operation of the consortium.

5. Commitment to consortium working

Commitment to the consortium’s vision and values; to participating actively in the consortium’s development; and to sharing expertise, knowledge, and experience with other members.

Cost of membership

To support our development, from 1 April 2020 we will introduce an annual joining fee of £50.

This enables us to bring our members together more frequently for meetings and other events.

The fee will be applied upon joining the Consortium and annually thereafter.

How does my organisation apply to join?

Please contact Vanessa Nogueras for more information:

vanessa@bluestoneconsortium.org.uk
07845 074206