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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

News

Lessons from Tameside's Universal Credit pilot

11 October 2013

The latest findings from the Universal Credit trial area has shown that claimants will need more support in budgeting and operating the new online system

Update on the Lobbying Bill

11 October 2013

 NAVCA have put out a call for support to amend the Bill in the House of Lords

NAVCA publish results of 2013 chief officers’ survey

19 September 2013

The latest NAVCA chief officers' survey results show the changing circumstances of the voluntary sector and its relationships with public sector organisations, including the new health structures, and bodies such as the Local Economic Partnerships

On the Frontline

19 September 2013

Sefton Young Advisors and Sefton CVS have produced 'On the Frontline', a film which shows the current increase in demand for voluntary sector services such as a local food bank and the Citizens Advice Bureau

Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime Helpline Launched

11 September 2013

Stop Hate UK is a national organisation working to provide support to victims of hate crime. They have launched a new 24 hour helpline service, Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime, in England and Wales. 

Core funding and free training for health charities - 2014 GSK IMPACT Awards

4 September 2013

Nominations close soon for GSK’s IMPACT Awards which are designed to reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health

Get on board with the Fair Train Work Experience Quality Standard

21 August 2013

Do you currently offer or arrange work experience in any form?  You can now get involved in the development and testing of a new national quality standard for work experience.

Wirral launches an international search for health innovators

21 August 2013

This competition, thought to be the first of its kind in health and social care, is looking for new approaches to the problem of keeping people well and out of mental health services

Applications open for Dream Fund 2014

15 August 2013

This year's Dream Fund is now open for applications. It gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The deadline for proposals from organisations is 20th September.

Survey of North West social enterprises

15 August 2013

Social Enterprise North West is undertaking a study of the sector in the region to provide an up-to date and accurate account of the investment demand among social enterprises in the North West

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Featured News

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

Two of the six case studies looking into how voluntary organisations can be sustainable are from Blackburn with Darwen. These provide valuable lessons for thinking about the future direction of the sector in public service delivery.

15 September 2014

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report

1 September 2014

VCS engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards

Regional Voices (of which VSNW is a member) has published the full report from the survey conducted earlier this year about how the voluntary and community sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards

1 September 2014

Book your place at the VSNW Conference and AGM 2014

Please join us on 15th October for an interesting day of debate and discussion on the latest issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in the North West. The day will include a series of workshops and two great keynote speakers. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference

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