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Tel: 0161 276 9300
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Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

News

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.

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Featured News

19 September 2016

New survey looks at joint working between Jobcentres and VCSE organisations

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.

6 September 2016

Support and funding for VCSE Apprenticeships in the North West

Health Education England North West (HEENW) are offering telephone support to VCSE organisations in the North West thinking about taking on an apprentice. 

31 August 2016

Government responds to letter from charities regarding the Lobbying Act

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.

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

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