New survey looks at joint working between Jobcentres and VCSE organisations
19 September 2016
VSNW has conducted a survey of VCSE agencies to understand the strength of relationships between local voluntary sector groups and Jobcentres, particularly where health and work initiatives are involved.
Support and funding for VCSE Apprenticeships in the North West
6 September 2016
Health Education England North West (HEENW) are offering telephone support to VCSE organisations in the North West thinking about taking on an apprentice.
Government responds to letter from charities regarding the Lobbying Act
31 August 2016
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.
Building bridges, breaking barriers: Integrated care for older people
13 July 2016
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reviewed how well different health and care services work together to support the needs of older people in England
Core funding and free training for health charities - 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards
12 July 2016
The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and this is their 20th awards programme. The awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.
CQC Inspection of Tameside General Hospital
11 July 2016
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
Adult Learners' Week Awards in Health and Care - Winners Announced
4 July 2016
On Thursday 16th June, the Whitworth Art Gallery hosted the ceremony for the 2016 North West Adult Learners' Week Awards in Health and Care on behalf of the Health Education England North West and their partners, including Voluntary Sector North West
Disability and employment reports
4 July 2016
The Resolution Foundation and the TUC have both published reports on disabled people and employment
State of Caring 2016 Report
29 June 2016
Carers UK’s State of Caring 2016 report shows that, one year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014 – designed to improve support for carers – carers in England are still struggling to get the support they need to care well, maintain their own health, balance work and care, and have a life of their own outside of caring
Realising the Value Update
22 June 2016
Regional Voices, of which VSNW are a member, has been part of a consortium working with NHS England, Nesta, Health Foundation, Behavioural Insights Team and 5 VCSE partner sites on a project to evidence the value of different approaches to person centred care and to find ways to encourage greater use and uptake. The project was hugely ambitious and complicated, and has met with some challenges over the past 18 months, but findings are starting to emerge and a project update is now available.