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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301

Events and Training

Forthcoming events in the North West 


Rethinking the Future - VSNW Conference & AGM 2015

7 October 2015

Kings House Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB

The next five years will be a turning point for the voluntary and community sector. Devolution provides an opportunity to rethink our purpose, role and relationships – how can we take a stronger hold of our own future? The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, will enable you to hear from key thinkers and engage in discussions with VCS colleagues from across the North West

NHS Citizen: Get involved in shaping local services

7 October 2015 13:00 - 15:00

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

FaithAction are running this FREE half-day session, which is a chance to learn about NHS Citizen and the best ways to have your voice heard, plus a chance to meet and hear from officials involved in NHS Citizen and share your views with them directly

Effective Supervision and Appraisal

8 October 2015

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

This GMCVO course explores the role supervision and appraisals play in the workplace and the value they can bring if designed, planned and delivered effectively

Presentation Skills

12 October 2015

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

This GMCVO course is all about presenting well… from understanding the importance of preparation, to taking your presentation to the next level

Taking Power Back Book Launch

13 October 2015 18:00 - 20:00

Chapter One Books, 19 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1BY

New Local Government Network, Centre for Local Economic Strategies and Cities@Manchester invite you to join them for the launch of Taking Power Back, the new book by NLGN director Simon Parker

CORE 2015

14 October 2015 - 15 October 2015

Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre, 4 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester, M4 4EW

As a movement of independent organisations, what are our CORE values? How do we put them at the heart of everything we do? How do we put them into practice? Who are our allies? CORE is the annual NAVCA Chief Officers Residential Event which is open to chief officers and senior managers of NAVCA members

Have your say - VCSE Review

15 October 2015 12:15 - 16:00

LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF

Join LGBT Foundation, the Race Equality Foundation and NCVO at this afternoon workshop to share your views and feed into the VCSE Review

Loss and Bereavement Awareness

21 October 2015

YHA Manchester Conference Center, Potato Wharf, Manchester M3 4NB

In any business environment, even staff who are confident and competent in their interactions with others can find themselves feeling apprehensive when confronted by a bereaved client or colleague. Yet for some companies, this is a fairly common occurrence. The CRUSE one-day loss and berevement workshops will help staff and managers to make a caring and professional response, which can significantly enhance the quality of service and support given.


CVS Cheshire East Annual General Meeting

3 November 2015 14:30 - 18:30

The Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Rd, Crewe CW2 6EB

CVS Cheshire East invite you to their AGM where they will also be launching their new volunteering campaign 'Give 5', which is a fresh and innovative new way of promoting volunteering and they will be showcasing its many benefits across their local community.

Locality Convention 2015

10 November 2015 - 11 November 2015

St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The theme of the Locality Convention 2015 event is Keep it Local – for better services, better value and better results for our communities. The convention brings together hundreds of people doing amazing work in communities around the UK and the world to celebrate the incredible things which the sector achieves every single day.

BHA 25th Anniversary Event

20 November 2015 19:30 - 01:00

The Place Hotel, Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2TP

BHA are celebrating their 25th anniversary by hosting a celebratory and fundraising event


Learning in the Voluntary and Community Sector

4 December 2015 12:00 - 16:30

Ellen Wilkinson Building (room B4.3) - The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

This event focuses on learning and development in the voluntary and community sector and is funded by the North West Doctoral Training Centre

Featured News

23 September 2015

CQC Inspection - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 CQC are holding Listening Events in advance of their Central Manchester University Hospitals inspection which begins on 3rd November.

9 September 2015

Rethinking the Future: VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year's VSNW Conference will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Leese on the potential role of the sector in devolution, Alex Fox on the future of the sector's role in health and social care, and workshops from CLES, NCVO, and Network for Europe.

8 September 2015

2015 VSNW Conference and AGM Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring our conference is a great way to promote your organisation to the voluntary and community sector across the region. There are opportunities to book an exhibition stall and/or add a flyer to our conference information.

18 August 2015

Bookings are open for the VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, will take place on Wednesday 7th October in Manchester

3 August 2015

VCSE role in Greater Manchester Devolution

A collective partnership letter has been sent to Tony Lloyd, the Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, which gives proposals for the VCSE role in GM devolution

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301