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

Events and Training

Forthcoming events in the North West 

May

Measuring social value

25 May 2016 - 26 May 2016

Manchester

This CLES learning event will introduce participants to the concept of social value, and support trainees to identify the right approach for them

June

BIHR - Mental Health and Human Rights for the Third Sector

7 June 2016 13:00 - 17:00

The Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster LA1 1PX

The British Institute of Human Rights invites you to attend a learning event about human rights and mental health. The event is part of a project run by BIHR and partners which looks at how human rights can help ensure people using mental health/mental capacity services are treated with dignity and respect.

Lammy Review consultation event

7 June 2016 13:30 - 17:00

Manchester

This Clinks consultation event aims to gather the views of voluntary sector organisations working with people from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to inform their response to the government’s review of racial bias and BAME over-representation in the criminal justice system

BIHR - Mental Health and Human Rights for the Third Sector

8 June 2016 09:45 - 12:45

Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SR

The British Institute of Human Rights invites you to attend a learning event about human rights and mental health. The event is part of a project run by BIHR and partners which looks at how human rights can help ensure people using mental health/mental capacity services are treated with dignity and respect.

Manchester Voluntary Sector Assembly

8 June 2016 13:00 - 16:30

Halle St Peters, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF

This assembly is an opportunity for you to share, learn about and discuss some of the key issues affecting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Manchester and to be part of The Way Forward, a set of proposals to maintain and increase the impact of the VCSE sector in Manchester.

European Funding in Greater Manchester 2014-2020

9 June 2016 09:30 - 13:00

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

This GMCVO and Network for Europe event will give a broad overview and understanding of the current position with the European funding programme 2014-2020

Supporting Self Management

16 June 2016 10:00 - 16:00

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS

The National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme and Macc are hosting two Greater Manchester shared learning workshops bringing together people working in charities, wider health and care organisations, and those with lived experience to develop approaches which enable people to live well. 

Including the Invisible

17 June 2016 10:00 - 16:00

The Joyce Leyland Centre, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB

This one day course, organised by Youth Focus NW and the Proud Trust, is aimed at all practitioners working with young people who want to develop their understanding of the issues faced by LGBT young people and ensure that their everyday practice is open, inclusive and meeting their needs

Adaptive Leadership

22 June 2016 10:00 - 16:00

Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY

In this thought provoking and practical masterclass, Myron Rogers and Chris Lawrence-Pietroni will explore in depth the topic of adaptive leadership. Adaptive Leadership is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organisations adapt and thrive in challenging environments.

Where does Greater Manchester volunteering go from here?

23 June 2016 09:30 - 14:00

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

You are invited to this GMCVO event to give your views on the future of volunteering in our region and to have your say on the development of the Volunteering Greater Manchester network.

Introduction to Writing Grant Applications

28 June 2016 10:00 - 13:00

Ashton House, 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP

This CVS Cheshire East workshop is ideal for community and voluntary organisations who are new to applying for grant funding. They will take you through the steps to help you ensure success with your grant bids

Peer Support

28 June 2016 10:00 - 16:00

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

The National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme and Macc are hosting two Greater Manchester shared learning workshops bringing together people working in charities, wider health and care organisations, and those with lived experience to develop approaches which enable people to live well. 

July

Wirral Reaching Communities Masterclass

8 July 2016 10:00 - 16:00

St James Centre, 344 Laird Street, Wirral, CH41 7AL

This Community Action Wirral workshop is for trustees and staff of community organisations, charities and social enterprises who are considering applying to the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme for revenue funding of over £10,000

Social Return On Investment Practitioner Training

28 July 2016 - 29 July 2016

Manchester

This two-day practitioner training provides a thorough overview of social return on investment (SROI) from two main angles - a practical, step-by-step introduction to the SROI process and a more in-depth discussion of the theoretical issues

Featured News

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

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

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