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St. Thomas Centre

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

News

VSNW Conference - Devolution

31 October 2015

A major topic at this year's VSNW Conference and AGM was devolution. A video of the keynote speech by Sir Richard Leese is now available along with a list of devolution bids

Have your say on the VCSE Review

28 October 2015

At our recent annual conference and AGM, we ran a workshop on the current VCSE Review of the investment in and partnerships with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in health and wellbeing. It is important that as many people as possible get involved in contributing and you can have your say in a number of ways. The deadline for responses is 6th November

A Day In The Life work shadowing scheme

28 October 2015

NCVO’s A Day In The Life programme matches voluntary sector staff with civil servants, giving each the chance to spend up to a day in each other’s workplace. There are currently still places available for staff from the North West working in administrative or service delivery roles to shadow civil servants from the Department for Work and Pensions

The state of the North 2015: Four tests for the northern powerhouse

27 October 2015

The IPPR North’s annual State of the North report for 2015 looks to the long-term future and asks a simple question: How will we know whether the ‘northern powerhouse’ is working?

NAVCA 2015 Survey of Chief Officers

26 October 2015

NAVCA has published the findings of their 2015 survey of Chief Officers, an annual survey carried out to determine the views of NAVCA members on current policy issues

Can councils and residents work together to achieve lasting change in communities?

26 October 2015

New Start magazine is partnering with Local Trust to explore how residents and local authorities can collaborate to achieve lasting change in communities. In a climate of widespread reductions to funding for public services, what are the benefits and challenges of collaboration?

NatWest SE100 awards showcase the best of the UK’s social enterprise sector

20 October 2015

The NatWest SE100 Index has announced the winners of its 2015 awards. Five winners were chosen from 1120 social ventures listed on the NatWest SE100 Index in the UK. Congratulations to FRC Group in Liverpool for being winners in the Impact Champion category.

Building Better Opportunities Fund

19 October 2015

The Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund for projects across England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion

Delivering Differently for Young People funding

30 September 2015

The Cabinet Office has set aside a further £200,000 of funding to support up to five more local areas in 2015/16 as part of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme. This is a government initiative aimed at funding alternative ways of providing local authority youth provision (resilience building).

Rethinking the Future: VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

9 September 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year's VSNW Conference will feature keynotes from Sir Richard Leese on the potential role of the sector in devolution, Alex Fox on the future of the sector's role in health and social care, and workshops from CLES, NCVO, and Network for Europe.

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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