Research

The North West Infrastructure Partnership has an annual budget of £20,000 to commission research. This funding forms part of VSNW's support for NWIP funded through the Lottery.

 

Year 1

In Year 1 (2009/10) of the Basis 2 project, NWIP commissioned research from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) looking into the value of grants in the North West: Demonstrating the Local Economic and Social Value of Grant-making with the VCS...

 

Year 2 

In Year 2 (2010/2011), NWIP has commissioned the following two pieces of research:

Progressing Big Society
New Local Government Network (NLGN) are conducting this research which is expected to be launched in Westminster by Nick Hurd on 19th May 2011: research outline paper (to include a NW focus)

Equality, Localism and Big Society
Following a highly competitive tendering process a joint bid by the Centre for Local Policy Studies (CLPS) and CLES is now examining the impact of Government policy on voluntary sector equalities groups in the North West. There will be a series of roundtables in May seeking to understand the impact on equalities strands across the North West and gain a more in-depth understanding through three case-study areas. 

  • Outline of the research project which is project-managed by Stuart Speeden, Director of CLPS
  • This research is supported by a steering group that consists of: Louise Barry (Merseyside Disability Federation and NW Disability Infrastructure Partnership), Heather Williams (Lesbian and Gay Foundation), Dan Silver (One North West), Dr Catherine Walker (Directory of Social Change), and Warren Escadale (VSNW). 
  • Drawn from the research findings and a roundtable session facilitated by 1NW and CLES, New Start magazine have published a headline article: 'All Remaining Unequal' (21st April 2011) 

 

Contact at VSNW

To discuss any of the above please contact Warren Escadale, VSNW's Policy and Research Manager.

 

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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