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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.

EU referendum: Potential implications for the North West

20 June 2016

The North West Leaders Board, which comprises of local authority leaders from the region along with other representatives including VSNW Chief Executive Warren Escadale, have issued a report on the implications of leaving the EU for the North West

People and Communities Board - Six principles for engaging people and communities

20 June 2016

These six principles were developed by the People and Communities Board, one of the Five Year Forwrad View programme boards, in conjunction with the new models of care ‘vanguards’ sites, to give practical support to services as they deliver the ‘new relationship with people and communities’ set out in the Five Year Forward View.

New Regional Voices briefing: VCSE Review Recommendations

20 June 2016

Regional Voices, of which VSNW is a member, has published a new summary of the recommendations of the VCSE Review. The review examined the role of the VCSE in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes.

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Featured News

11 July 2016

CQC Inspection of Tameside General Hospital

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

20 June 2016

EU referendum: Potential implications for the North West

The North West Leaders Board, which comprises of local authority leaders from the region along with other representatives including VSNW Chief Executive Warren Escadale, have issued a report on the implications of leaving the EU for the North West

13 June 2016

DoH call for evidence for new carers strategy

The Department of Health (DoH) are planning to produce a new carers strategy and have announced a call for evidence. The deadline for this has been extended to 31st July 2016

24 May 2016

Review of partnerships and investment in the voluntary sector

The final report of the VCSE Review, Joint review of partnerships and investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the health and care sector, has been launched

24 May 2016

CQC Inspection of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

The CQC inspection of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust takes place on 7th June 2016. Patients who have used their services in the last 12 months (and their families) are encouraged to give feedback on their experiences

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