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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 

February

Excluded: Exploring the Barriers to, and Facilitators of, Personal Budgets in Mental Health

17 February 2016 16:00 - 17:30

Harrington Building, 3rd Floor Room 320, UCLAN

This University of Central Lancashire seminar will use the outcomes of their study and associated evidence to critically explore the barriers to, and facilitators of, Personal Budgets

CQC Listening Event - Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

17 February 2016 18:00 - 19:30

Oldham Event Centre (Broadway Suite), SportsDirect.Com Park, Furtherwood Road, Oldham, OL1 2PA

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust takes place at the end of February 2016. CQC would like to hear the experiences (good, bad or mixed) of people using Trust hospital services in the last 12 months

Charity Law Update - The Essential Trustee

19 February 2016 13:00 - 14:00

Live!, Limewood Close, Newton Lane, Chester, CH2 2HH

Chester Voluntary Action would like to invite you to their Charity Law Update where they will be reviewing the recently revised trustee guidance from the Charity Commission. The Essential Trustee is the key guidance for all charity trustees in England and Wales, and explains what the Charity Commission expect of trustees and their roles and responsibilities.

E-Marketing for Charities

19 February 2016 14:00 - 16:30

Live!, Limewood Close, Newton Lane, Chester, CH2 2HH

This Chester Voluntary Action workshop will look at email marketing, which is still one of the best tools to generate revenue, provide lead generation and increase positive brand awareness. Email marketing can be cost-effective; it is customisable and measurable so it allows you to target specific audiences complimenting other digital marketing channels.

Behaviour Management and Youth Arts

24 February 2016 10:00 - 16:15

HOME, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

Understanding challenging behaviour and the best ways to cope with it is essential to any youth arts project. This one-day Artswork course looks at how you can create a positive environment from the offset, and get the most out of your young people!

More Than Just the Baby Blues

27 February 2016 10:00 - 16:00

The Counselling and Family Centre, 40 Mayors Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9RP

This workshop, organised by The Counselling & Family Centre, is for counsellors and other related professionals who want to develop a deeper understanding around postnatal depression and the impact on women, babies and their families

March

Deafness & Dementia 2016 Conference

3 March 2016 09:30 - 16:30

County Stand, Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY

The Deafness & Dementia 2016 Conference, organised by the Deafness Support Network, is for clinicians, health and social care providers and commissioners, researchers, individuals who may be experiencing related issues, families and carers

Managing Risk for Voluntary Organisations

4 March 2016 10:00 - 12:00

Aaron and Partners, 5-7 Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HG

Working in any organisation is never plain sailing. Obstacles keep delaying us or stopping progress completely so we all need to find a way of predicting what could happen. At this Chester Voluntary Action workshop, they will look at some practical approaches to this vital part of good governance in the voluntary sector.

Using data: how to make your case and influence people

8 March 2016 09:00 - 13:00

Gujarat Hindu Society, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN

This practical VSNW workshop will guide participants from voluntary sector health and social care organisations through the internet and highlight where to locate relevant statutory and voluntary sector data to evidence need, influence strategic decisions and support funding applications

Local Authority Bus Services – An Endangered Species?

8 March 2016 11:00 - 15:00

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

This Future North West workshop is a must attend event for all representatives of 50+ groups interested in ensuring the continued operation or replacement of their publicly funded local bus service

Mental Health and Human Rights for the Third Sector

8 March 2016 13:00 - 17:00

Preston

The British Institute of Human Rights invites you to attend a learning event on March 8th about human rights and mental health

CQC Listening Event - Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

8 March 2016 18:00 - 19:30

Gateway Conference Centre, 71 London Rd, Liverpool, L3 8HY

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust Inspection takes place in March 2016. CQC would like to hear the experiences (good, bad or mixed) of people using Trust hospital services in the last 12 months

Mental Health and Human Rights for the Third Sector

9 March 2016 10:00 - 13:00

Blackburn

The British Institute of Human Rights and Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen invite you to attend a learning event on March 9th about human rights and mental health

Introduction to Volunteer Management

16 March 2016 10:00 - 13:00

CVS Cheshire East, 11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

This 3 hour CVS Cheshire session is aimed at people who are new to managing volunteers or involving volunteers in their organisation. Is your organisation volunteer ready? Come along and find out more about how you can prepare your organisation to effectively involve volunteers.

Manchester Social Media Surgery

18 March 2016 12:30 - 14:30

Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Social media surgeries are informal drop-in sessions where anyone from the voluntary and community sector can come and pick the brains of 'surgeons' (helpful volunteers who understand the world of Twitter, Facebook and the rest).

Salford CVS VCSE Conference 2016

22 March 2016

AJ Bell Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, Manchester, M30 7WH

This Salford CVS conference will be a full day of great opportunities for your organisation, including workshops, speakers and networking

Introduction to Community Asset Transfer

22 March 2016 10:00 - 13:00

Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

This Macc introductory workshop is aimed at members of voluntary and community organisations who are thinking about or looking to take on a community asset

April

Responding to Children’s Views on Child Poverty

22 April 2016 10:30 - 15:30

Harrington Building Lecture Theatre, University of Central Lancashire, Adelphi / Victoria Streets, PR1 7DR

Young researchers and professors of social policy and social work - Tess Ridge & Griet Roets - will present findings from research with children experiencing poverty and their proposed solutions to existing inequality

Featured News

9 February 2016

Two innovative Salford services selected for Realising the Value programme

Two Salford services dedicated to giving people the tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing have been selected to take part in a national programme funded by NHS England

3 February 2016

North West organisations shortlisted for the Social Value Awards

Individuals and organisations in the North West have been shortlisted for the UK’s first Social Value Awards to be announced at the Social Value Summit on 11th February

1 February 2016

Greater Manchester PCC Funding Opportunities

Community groups and organisations across Greater Manchester are invited to bid for a share of £900,000 funding to reduce demand on police services by building strong neighbourhoods, boosting volunteering, and empowering our region’s young people.

26 January 2016

CQC seeks views on its vision for the future

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation

26 January 2016

VSNW are proud to launch the 2016 North West Adult Learners Week Awards

We are proud to once again be a partner of the North West Adult Learners’ Week Awards, in conjunction with Health Education England and North West Employers, and the nominations are now open

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