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Ardwick Green North
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M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
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Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

News

VSNW sign letter to the Prime Minister on anti-advocacy clauses

16 February 2016

Along with over 140 other charities, Voluntary Sector North West have signed a letter to the Prime Minister to express concern about the proposed 'anti-advocacy' clause that the government is proposing to include in new grant contracts from 1st May 2016

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.

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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