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Welcome to Voluntary Sector North West

VSNW is the regional voluntary sector network for the North West. Our purpose is to support a connected and influential voluntary and community sector (VCS).

Besides working for a well represented sector, our main current areas of work include co-ordinating VCS health and social care networking and policy and developing a progressive and socially just vision of the role the VCS can play in local economies

Areas of Work

HealthEconomyThriving PlacesInfrastructure


Green Bullet #58

28 September 2015

VSNW Bulletin #98

16 September 2015

Health Bulletin #72

9 September 2015


Rethinking the Future - VSNW Conference & AGM 2015

7 October 2015

NHS Citizen: Get involved in shaping local services

7 October 2015

Effective Supervision and Appraisal

8 October 2015

Strategic work

Thriving Places


Thriving Places

'Thriving Places' is VSNW's and CLES' (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) campaign to develop a progressive and socially just vision of the voluntary and community sector's role in the life of local places. 

Read more: Thriving Places 

Localism and Localism Resources

Latest updates on VSNW's work to support VCS and infrastructure groups to engage in the localism policy agenda, including: 

An Introduction to Localism
Localism Resources for groups: 'Getting the Localism Bill RIght: six questions for your MP' plus presentations, briefings and links; and a Focus on Equality


VSNW's health agenda workThrough Regional Voices, VSNW is a strategic partner of the Department of Health. We support a number of large health-related networks and provide regular briefings, a specific health bulletin and Health News Updates

Specialist areas of our work include: PersonalisationSocial ValueMental Health and Skills for Care.

Listen Value Invest

Listen Value Invest is a region-wide campaign movement, which is led by VSNW. Listen Value Invest is a region-wide campaign movement, which is led by VSNW. 

Listen Value Invest aims to demonstrate the excellent work carried out by community and voluntary groups across the North West of England, delivering vital services, changing lives and transforming communities. Not only do we support people and communities, but we also deliver enormous economic benefits.

Featured News

23 September 2015

CQC Inspection - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 CQC are holding Listening Events in advance of their Central Manchester University Hospitals inspection which begins on 3rd November.

9 September 2015

Rethinking the Future: VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year's VSNW Conference will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Leese on the potential role of the sector in devolution, Alex Fox on the future of the sector's role in health and social care, and workshops from CLES, NCVO, and Network for Europe.

8 September 2015

2015 VSNW Conference and AGM Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring our conference is a great way to promote your organisation to the voluntary and community sector across the region. There are opportunities to book an exhibition stall and/or add a flyer to our conference information.

18 August 2015

Bookings are open for the VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, will take place on Wednesday 7th October in Manchester

3 August 2015

VCSE role in Greater Manchester Devolution

A collective partnership letter has been sent to Tony Lloyd, the Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, which gives proposals for the VCSE role in GM devolution

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk