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 #82
Green Bullet #39
Health Bulletin #54
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
NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform
NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014
Invitation to tender - UK Urban Ageing Consortium
Closing date - 5pm on 28th March 2014
Launch of Thriving Places campaign
Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, we are pleased to announce the launch of 'Thriving Places', our campaign to develop the VCS role in local economies and the life of local places. We have jointly set out five areas of action for this project and invite you to get involved in this important campaign at a crucial time for the sector.
Briefing Note: Elis Group Framework Agreement
Six NHS Commissioning Support Units have come together in a strategic alliance called the Elis Group to deliver a range of highly specialised services.
Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2013
The previous report was previewed at the VSNW Annual Conference 2012. This latest research shows that more people in working families were in poverty than workless families
Contact UsVoluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301