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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

Publications

Health Bulletin #78

11 April 2016

VSNW Bulletin #102

29 March 2016

Green Bullet #64

29 March 2016

Events

Systems, Complexity & Leadership

13 May 2016

Introduction to Volunteer Management

17 May 2016

CLES Think Time: What does Europe do for us?

17 May 2016

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

Health

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

27 April 2016

Halton - a social value borough

Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action have been working with a range of partners to implement social value in Halton. This case study shows the areas of work that they have been involved in and the benefits of these

26 April 2016

The Christie NHS FT CQC Inspection

The Care Quality Commission inspection of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust takes place in May 2016. Patients who have used the hospital services in the last 12 months (and their families) are encouraged to meet CQC inspectors to give feedback at two Trust Stalls.

19 April 2016

CQC Care for Older People Campaign

The Care Quality Commission have launched a campaign asking for older people, and their friends and families, to share their experiences of health and social care

5 April 2016

Speak up about care for older people

The Care Quality Commission’s Worked up? Speak Up campaign wants older people to speak up and share their experiences of care. By providing CQC with feedback, confidentially if you wish, you will help improve the overall quality of care in England

5 April 2016

Local Sustainability Fund awards announced

The Cabinet Office have announced the first two sets of awards as part of the Local Sustainability Fund. There have been 24 awards given to organisations in the North West in this first announcement

Contact Us

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