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News

Locality and NAVCA Devolution Principles

19 January 2016

Locality and NAVCA, together with their members in West Yorkshire, have produced a joint publication which outlines a set of five key principles that should underpin devolution

Results Published from Survey of Not for Profit Legal Advice Providers in England and Wales

19 January 2016

The Ministry of Justice have published the results of a survey, carried out by Ipsos Mori, of not for profit legal advice providers in England and Wales

CQC Consultation - Code of Practice on Confidential Personal Information

18 January 2016

The CQC are asking for people's views on whether their updated code of practice provides a consistent and lawful approach to obtaining, using, disclosing and handling confidential personal information across all areas of CQC's work

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.

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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