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

3 July 2015

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

 We have been told that VCSE organisations find the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to having their services commissioned by the NHS.  Consequently NHS chief, Simon Stevens, committed to exploring a shorter version of the NHS Standard Contract for low-value contracts, in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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. We expect the survey to take no more than 15 minutes. The survey will close at 10am on 27 July.

Take the survey about the NHS Standard Contract for VCSE organisations.

More information about VCSE commissioning issues in health and wellbeing and the background to this work on the Standard Contract.

NHS England will undertake its annual, wider, consultation in preparation for the 2016/17 Contract later this year, which VCSE organisations will also be invited to participate in.

If you have any queries about this survey, or would like any support filling it in, contact Emma Baylin or Yoshiko Stokoe on 0113 394 2300 or email emma.baylin@involveyorkshirehumber.org.ukwww.regionalvoices.org/NHSStandardContract

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 

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