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

News

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.

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

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Featured News

19 September 2016

New survey looks at joint working between Jobcentres and VCSE organisations

VSNW has conducted a survey of VCSE agencies to understand the strength of relationships between local voluntary sector groups and Jobcentres, particularly where health and work initiatives are involved.

6 September 2016

Support and funding for VCSE Apprenticeships in the North West

Health Education England North West (HEENW) are offering telephone support to VCSE organisations in the North West thinking about taking on an apprentice. 

31 August 2016

Government responds to letter from charities regarding the Lobbying Act

After over forty organisations, including VSNW, Children England, NCVO, and NAVCA, wrote to the Minister for Civil Society to express worries over the effect of the 2014 Lobbying Act on charities' activity, the Government has responded.

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

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