New IPPR North Report - Too small to fail
16 February 2016
This IPPR North report, the first in their programme of research on 'The Future of Civil Society in the North', reviews the available evidence on the value of small and medium-sized charities (those with annual incomes of between £25,000 and £1 million), and on how recent changes to public policy have impacted upon them.
North West winners at the first ever Cabinet Office Social Value Awards
15 February 2016
Liverpool-based Fusion21 were amongst the North West winners of the inaugural Social Value Awards
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.