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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 

May

Systems, Complexity & Leadership

13 May 2016 10:00 - 16:00

The Life Centre, Wesley Hall, 235 Washway Road, Sale, M33 4BP

In this interactive and informative North West Employers masterclass, Myron Rogers and Chris Lawrence-Pietroni will utilise their expertise and practical experience to work with the audience to explore the topics of system, complexity and leadership

Introduction to Volunteer Management

17 May 2016 10:00 - 13:00

11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

This three hour CVS Cheshire East 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

CLES Think Time: What does Europe do for us?

17 May 2016 14:00 - 16:00

Central Manchester

Think times are designed to give you the head space to consider the direct relevance of key policy issues to your professional interests or sector. Each of the two-hour sessions will be led by a member of the CLES team who will provide a comprehensive overview of the topic before facilitating discussion about what it means in practice.

CharityComms Regional Group - Videos on a shoestring

18 May 2016 13:30 - 16:00

Reason Digital, 3rd Floor, 24/26 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DW

Video has become one of the most powerful forms of communication. Every day, one billion videos are viewed on Facebook, 12 million videos uploaded to Vine and hundreds of millions of hours of YouTube videos watched. At this seminar, they will be looking at how you can produce video content that can engage, inspire and create change all on a small budget

Funding your Project - searching, applying and diversifying funds

19 May 2016 10:00 - 12:30

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

This Macc workshop is specifically for voluntary and community organisations in the city of Manchester who are looking for funding. It covers searching for funds using the funding portal, applying and diversifying funding to your project, and is aimed primarily at organisations who are new to funding.

Business Continuity Planning

20 May 2016 10:30 - 12:30

Chester Zoo, Caughall Road, Chester, CH2 1LH

This Chester Voluntary Action workshop will give you an overview of Business Continuity Management and how it assists and supports an organisation’s operation and delivery of their vital services

BIHR - Mental Health and Human Rights for the Third Sector

24 May 2016 13:00 - 17:00

Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn BB2 1AG

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Featured News

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

5 April 2016

Speak up about care for older people

The Care Quality Commission’s Worked up? Speak Up campaign wants older people to speak up and share their experiences of care. By providing CQC with feedback, confidentially if you wish, you will help improve the overall quality of care in England

5 April 2016

Local Sustainability Fund awards announced

The Cabinet Office have announced the first two sets of awards as part of the Local Sustainability Fund. There have been 24 awards given to organisations in the North West in this first announcement

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