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

Website Accessibility

VSNW wants to ensure that its internet portal is and remains as accessible as possible to all users. 

 

VSNW seeks to ensure that our web portal conforms to (World Wide Web Consortium) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) level 1 and aspires to reach level 2.  These guidelines were adopted by the Web in 1999 with version 2 adopted in 2006.

 

Level one ensures that at least a minimum level of access is guaranteed. Level two removes many of the barriers for access across a range of disabilities and is seen as good practice

 

In developing this site we have minimised accessibility issues at the design level by removing aspects around Flash, Multimedia and minimising the need for images. We have considered colours and page design and language.  We have contacted a number of user groups through our members to suggest and test our accessibility. However if you have an issue or suggestion for improving our web site accessibility please contact info@vsnw.org.uk

 

VSNW along with our web design partner are committed to the monitoring and improving of our site accessibility.  We regularly check and monitor the site.

VSNW will accept documents for down load from third parties only if they meet the level one WCAG criteria.  VSNW will link to sites that meet the WCAG level one criteria, those that fail will be highlighted.

 

For more information read  VSNW's Website Accessibility Policy

Featured News

11 July 2016

CQC Inspection of Tameside General Hospital

Patients and families who have used the hospitals services in the last 12 months can come to meet Care Quality Commission inspectors on Tuesday 19th July 2016

20 June 2016

EU referendum: Potential implications for the North West

The North West Leaders Board, which comprises of local authority leaders from the region along with other representatives including VSNW Chief Executive Warren Escadale, have issued a report on the implications of leaving the EU for the North West

13 June 2016

DoH call for evidence for new carers strategy

The Department of Health (DoH) are planning to produce a new carers strategy and have announced a call for evidence. The deadline for this has been extended to 31st July 2016

24 May 2016

Review of partnerships and investment in the voluntary sector

The final report of the VCSE Review, Joint review of partnerships and investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the health and care sector, has been launched

24 May 2016

CQC Inspection of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

The CQC inspection of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust takes place on 7th June 2016. Patients who have used their services in the last 12 months (and their families) are encouraged to give feedback on their experiences

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