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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

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group Social Value Report

24 November 2015

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group have produced a report that evaluates the social value of their activities delivered in 2014/15

IoF and Small Charities Coalition seek smaller charities’ views on fundraising reforms

24 November 2015

The Institute of Fundraising and the Small Charities Coalition have announced that they will work together on a new joint initiative aimed to engage smaller charities on the fundraising reforms coming into effect next year

NHS England Community Grants Awarded

23 November 2015

NHS England has awarded 11 community grants, totalling £10,000, to organisations that are leading the way in involving patients and the public in healthcare projects. This includes Healthy Me Healthy Communities in Manchester

Network for Europe Programme Update

23 November 2015

Network for Europe work strategically with voluntary and community sector organisations across the North West of England to provide information, representation and strategy. They have produced an update on areas of work including the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency

Voluntary Action Oldham and CVAT to merge

23 November 2015

At their respective AGMs in October, the members of both Voluntary Action Oldham and Community and Voluntary Action Tameside voted unanimously in favour of merging their organisations

Briefing - Budget Cuts in Manchester

18 November 2015

Macc, the infrastructure organisation for Manchester, has produced a briefing about the forthcoming cuts to the Manchester City Council budget for 2016/17

Open letter about the closure of the National Coalition for Independent Action

18 November 2015

After nearly 10 years, the National Coalition for Independent Action is closing down. In an act of defiance not defeat, NCIA believes that now is the time to make space for new forms of opposition to the stifling co-option of charities and voluntary services groups as servants of state and private sector interests. In a message of solidarity, more than 65 voluntary groups – including activist groups, local service organisations, CVSs, academics and national bodies such as Children England, Directory of Social Change, the Refugee Council, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and Unite the Union – have pledged in an open letter that their voices will not be silenced.

Job opportunity x 2: Understanding sector's role in social care in Greater Manchester

11 November 2015

Understanding the role of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the social care workforce in Greater Manchester: children and young people services and After Adoption - 2 posts.

CQC asks for views on future of quality regulation

10 November 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a discussion paper that sets out some of the choices it faces in responding to changes to how health and social care is delivered, so that regulation continues to help people receive safe, high quality and compassionate care

VSNW Conference - VCSE Review

31 October 2015

We would encourage everyone to contribute to the VCSE Review before the deadline of 6th November. The chair of the review, Alex Fox, spoke about this at our recent conference and AGM and a video of this speech is now available

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Featured News

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

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

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