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, current areas of work include co-ordinating VCS health and social care networking & policy and supporting increased VCS influence over the Localism policy agenda.
VSNW Bulletin #80
Green Bullet #36
VSNW Annual Review 2012-13
Through 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.
Listen Value Invest
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.
Big Society Policy Resource
Online website dedicated to better understand the implications and opportunities for the voluntary and community sector of the Government's developing Big Society agenda
The Improving Representation Project will support and motivate VCS organisations and their representatives in the North West of England to better influence policy-making. It will also work with regional statutory agencies to increase their confidence in the accountability of VCS representatives.
Read more: Improving Representation Project
Presentations now available from 'Thriving Places' - the VSNW Conference and AGM 2013
Thanks to all the speakers and delegates who attended our conference on 14th November. The presentations from the day are now available.
Success stories from the Children and Young People Network
Success stories from delegates at the recent Children and Young People's North West Network residential event
Additional partner sought for health and care voluntary sector strategic partner programme
The Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England want to appoint an additional partner from voluntary and community sector organisations to join the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme for 2014 to 2015
Delegate places are now free at 'Thriving Places', the VSNW Conference & AGM 2013
You can now book your place at our annual conference and AGM for a day of thought-provoking speeches and discussions about the role the North West voluntary and community sector can play in improving local communities
On the Frontline
Sefton Young Advisors and Sefton CVS have produced 'On the Frontline', a film which shows the current increase in demand for voluntary sector services such as a local food bank and the Citizens Advice Bureau
Contact UsVoluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301