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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

Book your place at the VSNW Conference and AGM 2012

27 September 2012

It is as vital as ever that the voluntary and community sector continues to keep up-to-date with the current policy agenda and how it affects our organisations and the people we work with in communities throughout the North West. Given the current environment of challenges and opportunities, the sector needs to develop new routes to influence and ways to work with the new 'state' on a local and national basis. 

The State We're In will start with our keynote speaker, Chris Goulden from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He will be setting the context for the day by looking at the current social and political environment. There will then be the opportunity to attend workshops that discuss the latest developments in areas such as:

  • Health
  • Localism
  • Economy
  • Environment 
  • Children & Young People
  • Equalities


There will also be a panel discussion on how the voluntary and community sector works with new and current structures such as local authorities, LEPs and police and crime commissioners. A North West Regional Funders Forum workshop will take place to outline key issues, barriers and opportunities for funding and share regional intelligence on funding and investment options. 

Please join us by registering at http://vsnwconference2012.eventbrite.co.ukWhen you register, you will be asked to confirm which workshops you would like to attend. The workshops are arranged into five subject areas - localism, health, economy, future of the VCS, and the environment, children & young people and equalities networks. There is one workshop from each subject area in each set of workshops. 

For further queries about the conference, please contact Helen Walker, Information Officer on 0161 276 9303 or at helen.walker@vsnw.org.uk

 

 

 

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Survey launched: Is the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to commissioning VCSE organisations?

 We have been told that VCSE organisations find the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to having their services commissioned by the NHS.  Consequently NHS chief, Simon Stevens, committed to exploring a shorter version of the NHS Standard Contract for low-value contracts, in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

Regional Voices, working with NHS England, is carrying out this survey to help understand specific issues which organisations have experienced in using the NHS Standard Contract. We expect the survey to take no more than 15 minutes. The survey will close at 10am on 27 July.

Take the survey about the NHS Standard Contract for VCSE organisations.

More information about VCSE commissioning issues in health and wellbeing and the background to this work on the Standard Contract.

NHS England will undertake its annual, wider, consultation in preparation for the 2016/17 Contract later this year, which VCSE organisations will also be invited to participate in.

If you have any queries about this survey, or would like any support filling it in, contact Emma Baylin or Yoshiko Stokoe on 0113 394 2300 or email emma.baylin@involveyorkshirehumber.org.ukwww.regionalvoices.org/NHSStandardContract

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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