NWIP

North West Infrastructure Partnership

The North West Infrastructure Partnership (NWIP) is a developing partnership of regional and sub-regional VCS infrastructure organisations who come together to provide a coherent voice for the voluntary and community sector at regional level. It is facilitated by VSNW.

NWIP’s purpose is to improve the ability of the whole of the voluntary and community sector across the North West to influence local, regional and national policies and strategies, by bringing together infrastructure organisations around a shared agenda.

Action for Children
Age UK
Cheshire Community Action *
Community Alliance 
Community Empowerment Practitioners Forum
Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations
Cumbria CVS* - Karen Bowen
Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisations *
Lesbian and Gay Foundation
Merseyside Disability Federation +
National Housing Federation NWCare and Support Forum
Network for Europe
North West Council for Voluntary Youth Service
North West Environment Link
North West Forum of Faiths
North West Rural Community Councils
North West Tenants and Residents Assembley
North West VCS Learning and Skills Network
One North West
Refugee Action
North West Children and Young People's Partnership
Sefton CVS*
Social Enterprise Partnership North West
Third Sector Lancashire *
VCS Engage
Voluntary Sector North West
Volunteering North West

* denotes 5 Counties Partnership Members

+ MDF currently attend NWIP as the accountable body for the North West Disability Infrastructure Partnership

Previous Meetings

23rd June 2011
23rd June 2011 Minutes
VSNW Update
NW Disability Infrastructure Presentation
Cabinet Office Presentation

11th March 2011
11th March 2011 Minutes
VSNW Update

7th December 2010
7th December 2010 minutes
VSNW Update

1st September 2010
1st September 2010 minutes
VSNW Update

24th June 2010
24 June 2010 minutes
Presentation delivered to Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society
CLES Presentation of Grant Research

Social Enterprise North West Presentation
VSNW Big Society Presentation 
VSNW Update

14th April 2010
14 April 2010 minutes
Grant Making with the Voluntary and Community Sector

CLES Research Update
VSNW Update

2nd March 2010 - Houses of Parliament!
Please go to the Listen, Value, Invest Website for further information on the NWIP event in London

9th December 2009
9th December 2009 Minutes
NWDA SQW Report
CLES Proposal
Information Portal Project Plan
VSNW Update

22nd September 2009
22nd September Minutes
VSNW Update
Martin Newton Presentation on relationship with HEIs
RS2010 presentation - Ian Ruff
Taking Forward the strategy - briefing note

30th June 2009
30th June 2009 Minutes

 

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 

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