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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

Integrated Personal Commissioning: Realising Person Centred Care Through Volunteering

3 February 2015

GHS Enterprise, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN

This event is part of a series which will explore how volunteers and volunteer involving organisations can contribute to and help deliver integrated, person centred care, in the context of ambitions of the Integrated Personalised Commissioning programme announced by NHS England in ‎August 2014.

SARF Debate: Payday Lending by Carl Packman

4 February 2015 16:30 - 18:30

24/26 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DZ

This Social Action & Research Foundation debate is an opportunity to join writer, researcher and blogger, Carl Packman to discuss his new book, 'Payday Lending: Global Growth of the High-Cost Credit Market'

Breaking the Barriers - BME health inequalities conference

5 February 2015 10:00 - 15:00

Richmond Hall, Lomax Street, Rochdale, OL12 0JR

This conference, organised by Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Networks and Rochdale Women's Welfare Association, is for both health professionals and community members

Introduction to Tendering & Bids

5 February 2015 10:00 - 13:00

CVS Cheshire East, Ashton House, 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of contracts aimed at the community and voluntary sector. Does your organisation need to find out more about how to bid for these funds? This three hour introductory CVS Cheshire East course aims to demystify the process.

Breakfast learning session – the road ahead and how to respond

10 February 2015 10:00 - 12:30

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

The speaker at this NCVO breakfast briefing session will be Karl Wilding, NCVO’s director of public policy, and it will provide an opportunity to meet and discuss the challenges with other voluntary sector leaders

Open Lecture: The work of a Shadow Minister

13 February 2015 11:00 - 12:30

Lecture Theatre 2 (Ground Floor), Crawford House, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

As part of Parliament’s Open Lecture series, Lucy Powell MP will give a lecture on the work of a Shadow Minister

Writing for Impact

17 February 2015 10:00 - 16:00

CVS Cheshire East, Ashton House, 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP

This one day CVS Cheshire East course is ideal for anyone who writes grant applications, funding bids or reports and would like to to make their writing more human, engaging and persuasive

Health Equity North: One Year On

19 February 2015 10:00 - 16:15

University of Chester Riverside Campus, Main Lecture Theatre, Castle Drive, Chester, CH1 1SL

Public Health England (PHE) commissioned an independent inquiry to provide fresh insight and understanding of health inequalities in the North, which resulted in the publication of the Due North report in September 2014. This conference is a continuation of the debate which PHE has been initiating and supporting with stakeholders on the recommendations of Due North, and on future work of the Health Equity North collaborative.

Measuring Social Value

24 February 2015 - 25 February 2015

Manchester

This CLES learning event will introduce participants to the concept of social value, and support trainees to identify the right approach for them. The course will be ordered according to the step-by-step process required to evidence social value.

March

Introduction to Writing Grant Applications

5 March 2015 10:00 - 13:00

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

This introductory CVS Cheshire East session is aimed at voluntary sector organisations who are new to writing grant applications and funding bids or have not applied for sometime and would like a refresher. It will give an overview of the best practice in writing and submitting grant funding applications.

Loss and Bereavement Awareness Workshop

11 March 2015

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

This one day Cruse loss and breavement workshop will help staff and managers to make a caring and professional response, which can significantly enhance the quality of service and support given

Out with Prostate Cancer Conference

14 March 2015

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

This is the first national LGBT prostate cancer conference bringing together people affected by prostate cancer as well as those who work to provide support. It has been organised by Prostate Cancer UK, METRO and the Lesbian & Gay Foundation

Local Works Conference

16 March 2015

Manchester Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ

There is a growing voice for employment programmes and skills budgets to be devolved, but what does this mean in practice? Local Works is a working conference to consider what would need to change – at the local level, in Whitehall, and in the provider market.

Training the Trainer

19 March 2015 - 20 March 2015

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

This 2-day Institute of Leadership and Management recognised course is to enable participants to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their training skills and practices

Commercial Masterclass

23 March 2015 - 24 March 2015

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

VSNW are hosting, in association with NCVO and the Cabinet Office, a two day Commercial Masterclass. If your organisation is looking at bidding for public service contracts, either alone or as part of a consortium, and you feel you need to ‘up your game’ in terms of business practices, this masterclass is for you.

Getting the Most from Social Media

25 March 2015 10:00 - 13:00

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

Would you like to do more with your organisation's social media? This CVS Cheshire East session is aimed at community and voluntary groups who already use social media but would like to find ways of getting the most out of it.

Featured News

20 January 2015

Building Better Opportunities Survey

Big Lottery Fund and New Economy, on behalf of Greater Manchester partners, are in the process of designing the Building Better Opportunities funding programme and they are seeking the help of the sector.

8 January 2015

Petition to protect funding for Rural Community Councils

Ninety years of dedicated support for England’s 11,000 rural communities is under threat after the government warned it may withdraw funding from the ACRE Network.They are asking for everyone to sign a petition to oppose this and call on Defra to continue funding.

24 November 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

24 November 2014

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

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