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Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

News

Volunteer Co-researchers needed across Cheshire West and Chester

13 January 2016

Brightlife, the pioneering Big Lottery-funded partnership set up reduce social isolation amongst older people across Cheshire West and Chester, is recruiting volunteers to assist in the evaluation of its services

Get Yourself Active - a national consultation

13 January 2016

Get Yourself Active, a project funded by Sport England about finding ways to help more disabled people get active, is coming to the end of its first year. Disability Rights UK would like views on the barriers to physical activity and if personal budgets are being used for this

Deadline approaching for the 2016 SMK Campaigner Awards nominations

6 January 2016

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation Campaigner Awards recognise and celebrate people who demonstrate their commitment to, and effectiveness in, tackling the root causes of injustice and inequality, be it over the last year or over many years. The deadline is approaching to submit nominations for the 2016 awards. 

Research into what LGBT people want from health and social care

5 January 2016

A new project from the National LGB&T Partnership aims to investigate, and inform policy makers of, what LGB&T people want from health and social care services. There is an online survey to complete to give your views

Ensuring local communities benefit from development - last chance to respond

4 January 2016

DCLG ministers have launched a review to ensure local communities benefit from development. The review will come forward with proposed measures to ensure that developers are meeting their contribution to improved local infrastructure.

Realising the Value - 5 Local Partner Sites Selected

22 December 2015

Realising the Value has appointed five local partner sites to help increase the impact of person-centred, community-based approaches to health and wellbeing

'Rethinking the Future' Presentations

16 December 2015

Thanks to all the delegates and speakers who attended 'Rethinking the Future', our 2015 conference and AGM. Presentations from the day are now available.

December European Update

15 December 2015

Network for Europe work strategically with voluntary and community sector organisations across the North West of England to provide information, representation and strategy. Their December update includes information on the latest European Social Fund calls

Collaborative Working: The Third Sector and the University of Liverpool

14 December 2015

Knowsley CVS, other Merseyside social sector organisations and the University of Liverpool recently held a forum to discuss how the VCS and the university can collaborate more

Weston Charity Awards

14 December 2015

This is the third year the Weston Awards have been run and for the third year, they are expanding to help more charities. The awards provide unrestricted core funding alongside free capacity building support, and are designed to benefit smaller charities.

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Featured News

27 April 2016

Halton - a social value borough

Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action have been working with a range of partners to implement social value in Halton. This case study shows the areas of work that they have been involved in and the benefits of these

26 April 2016

The Christie NHS FT CQC Inspection

The Care Quality Commission inspection of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust takes place in May 2016. Patients who have used the hospital services in the last 12 months (and their families) are encouraged to meet CQC inspectors to give feedback at two Trust Stalls.

19 April 2016

CQC Care for Older People Campaign

The Care Quality Commission have launched a campaign asking for older people, and their friends and families, to share their experiences of health and social care

5 April 2016

Speak up about care for older people

The Care Quality Commission’s Worked up? Speak Up campaign wants older people to speak up and share their experiences of care. By providing CQC with feedback, confidentially if you wish, you will help improve the overall quality of care in England

5 April 2016

Local Sustainability Fund awards announced

The Cabinet Office have announced the first two sets of awards as part of the Local Sustainability Fund. There have been 24 awards given to organisations in the North West in this first announcement

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