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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

News

Two innovative Salford services selected for Realising the Value programme

9 February 2016

Two Salford services dedicated to giving people the tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing have been selected to take part in a national programme funded by NHS England

GM Health and Social Care Devolution Event Presentations

8 February 2016

From April 2016, Greater Manchester will take full responsibility for its devolved £6 billion health and social care budget. Nearly 100 people from VCSE organisations attended a meeting on 27th January to discuss the five-year strategic plan for health and social care in Greater Manchester. The presentations from the event are now available

We would like to hear your Compact stories

3 February 2016

VSNW has been working with Compact Voice to provide support to NW local voluntary and public sector partners and networks in their Compact arrangements with local government and commissioners. We would really interested in your stories around Compacts or partnership arrangements to gain some understanding of the current state of play across the North West

North West organisations shortlisted for the Social Value Awards

3 February 2016

Individuals and organisations in the North West have been shortlisted for the UK’s first Social Value Awards to be announced at the Social Value Summit on 11th February

The Economic and Social Benefits of Social Prescribing - The Rotherham Evaluation Report

2 February 2016

The evaluation was carried out by Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of Voluntary Action Rotherham, and examined a three-year pilot programme in which GPs were allowed to refer people with long-term conditions to voluntary sector organisations. The report outlines the range of social and economic benefits that social prescribing has brought to the local community. This information was previewed at the 2015 VSNW Conference in a workshop by Janet Wheatley from Voluntary Action Rotherham

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans - NAVCA Briefing

2 February 2016

NHS England requires every area to produce a Sustainability and Transformation Plan as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View. NAVCA have produced a briefing that explains why this is important for local infrastructure organisations.

Greater Manchester PCC Funding Opportunities

1 February 2016

Community groups and organisations across Greater Manchester are invited to bid for a share of £900,000 funding to reduce demand on police services by building strong neighbourhoods, boosting volunteering, and empowering our region’s young people.

New free Big Lottery Fund VCSE Strength Checker

27 January 2016

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations will have the ability to improve their performance and sustainability, thanks to a new online tool supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Learning from this will be evaluated to share with the sector.

Maximising the contribution of volunteering and social action to reducing health inequalities in public health

26 January 2016

Volunteering Matters, Leeds Beckett University and the Kings Fund are collaborating on a project to understand and maximise the contribution of volunteering and social action in reducing health inequalities in public health

CQC seeks views on its vision for the future

26 January 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation

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Featured News

9 February 2016

Two innovative Salford services selected for Realising the Value programme

Two Salford services dedicated to giving people the tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing have been selected to take part in a national programme funded by NHS England

3 February 2016

North West organisations shortlisted for the Social Value Awards

Individuals and organisations in the North West have been shortlisted for the UK’s first Social Value Awards to be announced at the Social Value Summit on 11th February

1 February 2016

Greater Manchester PCC Funding Opportunities

Community groups and organisations across Greater Manchester are invited to bid for a share of £900,000 funding to reduce demand on police services by building strong neighbourhoods, boosting volunteering, and empowering our region’s young people.

26 January 2016

CQC seeks views on its vision for the future

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation

26 January 2016

VSNW are proud to launch the 2016 North West Adult Learners Week Awards

We are proud to once again be a partner of the North West Adult Learners’ Week Awards, in conjunction with Health Education England and North West Employers, and the nominations are now open

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