Networks

VSNW is a membership organisation, and many of its members are also membership organisations.  VSNW is therefore sometimes described as a network of networks. 

VSNW develops networks around areas of common interest and works in partnership with other networks.  These thematic networks aim to bring voluntary and community sector organisations together to address strategic issues affecting their area of interest or work.

Current VSNW-facilitated or partnered networks include

  • North West Infrastructure Partnership
  • Health & Social Care Network 
  • Learning & Skills Network
  • PROMiSE: network for third and independent sector providers of mental health services in the North West
  • North West Environment Link
  • Volunteering North West
  • Five Counties Partnership
  • C&YP NW
  • Future North West (the NW Forum on Ageing)
  • NW Equality & Diversity Group
  • One North West (Regional BME Network)

 

    VSNW's directory of VCS Skills for Care Lead Contacts

As part of our network development activity, we have produced The Care Directory: 

 

Featured News

31 August 2016

Government responds to letter from charities regarding the Lobbying Act

After over forty organisations, including VSNW, Children England, NCVO, and NAVCA, wrote to the Minister for Civil Society to express worries over the effect of the 2014 Lobbying Act on charities' activity, the Government has responded.

11 July 2016

CQC Inspection of Tameside General Hospital

Patients and families who have used the hospitals services in the last 12 months can come to meet Care Quality Commission inspectors on Tuesday 19th July 2016

20 June 2016

EU referendum: Potential implications for the North West

The North West Leaders Board, which comprises of local authority leaders from the region along with other representatives including VSNW Chief Executive Warren Escadale, have issued a report on the implications of leaving the EU for the North West

13 June 2016

DoH call for evidence for new carers strategy

The Department of Health (DoH) are planning to produce a new carers strategy and have announced a call for evidence. The deadline for this has been extended to 31st July 2016

24 May 2016

Review of partnerships and investment in the voluntary sector

The final report of the VCSE Review, Joint review of partnerships and investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the health and care sector, has been launched

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