Who we are

The Richmond Group of Charities is a coalition of 13 leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector.

We work together as a collective voice to better influence health and social care policy and practice, with the aim of improving the care and support for the 15 million people living with long-term conditions we represent. We are passionate about bringing the patient and user voice into the very heart of health decision-making and to encourage and facilitate the kind of transformational change which will most improve outcomes and experience for people. We aim to champion the cause of improved outcomes and better use of health and care resources through person-centred, high-quality care.

We are a coalition of health and care charities working together to help people living with long term, multiple or complex health needs to live well and thrive.

  • We bring together our insights, knowledge and expertise as a thought leader.
  • We act together to advocate for improvements and transformation in health and care services.
  • We work together to promote the value of holistic support to improve health and wellbeing.
  • We collectively make the case for the contribution, reach and impact of the VCSE in health and care.
  • We are greater than the sum of our parts.
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Multiple Long-Term Conditions

Focusing on those with multiple health conditions holds the key to a stronger NHS.

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Physical Activity

We are united in our commitment to supporting people living with long-term conditions to be more physically active.

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Value of the VCSE sector

Charities are a vital part of the health and care system, providing support to millions of people living with long-term conditions as well as being experts in policy development and service design.

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Why us?

We have unique insights into how people with a range of different long term conditions live their lives and experience their care, and have the knowledge and commitment to help improve the quality of care for all.

Our Values

  • Collaborative: We will actively work to build support and consensus across internal and stakeholder networks. We share our resources and expertise with external partners and seek to add value to their work wherever we can.
  • Effective partners: We act as effective and engaged partners with the system and across the wider VCSE.
  • Focused on solutions: We use our insight and experience as VCSE organisations to advocate for ‘what works’ in service delivery and design.
  • Forward thinking and bold: We combine our research and expertise to drive new agendas and act as a thought leader. 
  • Authoritative, credible and authentic: Our work is authoritative, evidence-based and authentic to the needs and experiences of people we represent.