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 

July

Cruse Bereavement Care Conference 2015

7 July 2015 - 8 July 2015

University of Warwick

This two-day Cruse conference will explore grief and bereavement issues and will feature world-class speakers alongside a packed programme of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities

Making Devolution Work

7 July 2015 09:30 - 16:15

Manchester Business School, MBS East, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9PL

Under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester, this day of discussion is jointly organised by a leading think-do tank the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and by academic researchers in the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. Their aim is to break down the silos and sponsor a new conversation between academic researchers, local government, business and civil society groups. 

Volunteer Coordinators Forum

8 July 2015 10:00 - 12:00

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

The Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum is a chance for people who look after volunteers, whether as their paid job or as a volunteer themselves, to come together.

Building VCS Strengths, Enabling VCS Success

9 July 2015 12:30 - 15:00

MMU Brooks Building, Hulme B1.64

This workshop is for staff, volunteers and trustees of voluntary and community groups in Greater Manchester. The workshop introduces and pilots organisational assets-based evaluation for the VCS

Wordpress - Beginners

9 July 2015 13:00 - 17:00

Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

This hands-on Union Street Media Arts training session is aimed at complete beginners to Wordpress and focuses on the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get going

More Than Just a Number!

9 July 2015 13:45 - 16:45

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

This Child Outcomes Research Consortium event will look at using outcome measures to help improve emotional wellbeing

Women's Voices

13 July 2015 12:00 - 14:00

10 Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, BB1 7BD

Lancashire Women’s Centres are keen to ensure that the voices of local women are at the heart of all they do. They want to be sure that their services continue to meet your needs, and that you are able to shape and influence their services.

Understanding charity accounts

13 July 2015 14:30 - 17:00

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, Cheshire CH2 3PD

For a lot of charities, the financial year closes on 31st March and trustees will be asked to review and approve the annual accounts. If you’re not an accountant, they can be daunting documents. This Chester Voluntary Action seminar is for anyone who wants to learn how to understand charity accounts.

The Perils of Participation: Voluntary Groups, 'Workfare" and Benefit Sanctions

14 July 2015 13:00 - 16:00

Room 2.16 Brooks Building, Birley Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, M16 6GX

This National Coalition for Independent Action meeting will provide an opportunity to share information about the Help to Work Programme and the ways in which it is being rolled out by the DWP, prime contractors and their subcontractors (including testimony from claimants who have been affected)

Social Media Surgery - Manchester

15 July 2015 12:30 - 14:30

Manchester Creative Studio, 16 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5AW

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)

Impact: Generate and Demonstrate

16 July 2015 09:30 - 16:00

MMU, Birley Building, Birley Campus, 53 Bonsall St, Manchester, M15 6GX

Cartwheel Arts are organising a conference exploring arts and impact. This event is part of their Art for Wellbeing project, which focuses on creative projects to support positive mental wellbeing.

Carers Federation Care Act 2014 Training

16 July 2015 09:30 - 16:30

Chester

Carers Federation offers expert one day training on the Care Act 2014 to build capacity within your organisation or for individuals in their role

Effective Supervision and Appraisal

17 July 2015 09:30 - 16:30

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

Carers Federation Care Act 2014 Training

23 July 2015

Preston

Carers Federation offers expert one day training on the Care Act 2014 to build capacity within your organisation or for individuals in their role

August

Tobacco Awareness Session

17 August 2015 09:30 - 16:30

4th Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF

Tobacco Free Futures would like to invite you to a one day tobacco awarness and education awarness training session for youth workers, support workers, SSS practitioners and those whose remit involves work with young people in health, education and community settings in Greater Manchester

Online Fundraising and Gift Aid

19 August 2015 09:30 - 11:00

Virgin Money, Watergate Street, Chester

If your organisation is looking to raise more money through fundraising, then this Chester Voluntary Action seminar is for you.  Learn how online fundraising and gift aid helps charities boost the value of their donations. 

September

Digital Marketing for Charities

18 September 2015 14:00 - 16:30

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, Cheshire CH2 3PD

If your organisation is looking to raise awareness, encourage engagement, manage reputation and most importantly gain new supporters / donors / volunteers, then this Chester Voluntary Action workshop is for you!

NAVCA and NCVO - Change for Good - Workshop on Strengthening Local Infrastructure

23 September 2015 13:00 - 16:00

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

This afternoon workshop, organised by NAVCA in association with NCVO, is one of a series of events around the country for local and specialist infrastructure

October

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.

Featured News

3 July 2015

Survey launched: Is the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to commissioning VCSE organisations?

Regional Voices, working with NHS England, is carrying out this survey to help understand specific issues which organisations have experienced in using the NHS Standard Contract. The survey will close at 10am on 27th July.

29 June 2015

£20 million Local Sustainability Fund launched

The fund, which will be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, will provide grants that will enable recipients to implement organisational changes and access professional advice

24 June 2015

Urgent - make sure your voice is heard on health and care

You can ensure that your voice is heard by completing the Universty of Durham and NHS England surveys on public health reforms and the NHS standard contract

10 June 2015

English Devolution: Local Solutions for a Healthy Nation

We are pleased to be featured in this Local Government Association publication about devolution and health 

1 June 2015

2015 NW Health and Care Learning Awards Announced

This year's winners of the North West Adult Learners’ Week Awards in Health and Social Care have been announced. VSNW have collaborated with Health Education North West and North West Employers to promote and celebrate these awards 

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