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VSNW conference programme is released

10 October 2012

'The State We're In' VSNW Conference & AGM
22nd November 2012, Manchester

Programme

10am Introduction by Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive

Setting the scene – Tom MacInnes from the New Policy Institute
The New Policy Institute produces reports on social policy for organisations such as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Age UK and Unison. Their latest statistics on poverty and social exclusion, produced for JRF, will be published on 29th November.  

10.45am Break

11am Workshops

Localism
– Police and Crime Commissioners 

Health
– The new health state and how to engage (Emma Easton, Regional Voices)

Economy
– LEPs (Neil McInroy, CLES)

Future of VCS
– Future of Infrastructure - Assist (Leesa Herbert,  NCVO)

 
Networks
– Children & Young People (Dave Packwood, Barnados and Elizabeth Harding, NWRYWU)

12.15pm Lunch and VSNW AGM

1.00pm Workshops

 Localism - Community Rights (Anton Schultz and Jeff Scales, Locality)

Health – Public Health (Dominic Harrison, Blackburn with Darwin Public Health)

Economy – Work Programme  (Tracy Fishwick, Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion)

Future of VCS – Regional Funders Forum

Networks – Local Natural Partnerships (Andy Yuille, CPRE North West)

2.15pm Workshops

Localism - Community Budgets

Health
– Social Care 

Economy
– Current and future European funding (Angeliki Stogia, Network for Europe)

 
Future of VCS
– Chief Executives Policy Group (Richard Caulfield)

Networks – Equalities & Welfare Reform (Dan Silver/Amina Lone, One North West)

3.30pm Role of the VCS in working with new and current structures – panel session

Richard Caulfield - chair 
Local Economic Partnerships - Mike Blackburn
Police and Crime Commissioners – Jane Kennedy (Merseyside police commissioner candidate)
Local authority - Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council
NHS representative – to be confirmed 

4.30pm Round up and finish

Please join us by registering at http://vsnwconference2012.eventbrite.co.uk. When 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. The workshops on Eventbrite will be slightly different to those listed above but please just complete it as far as possible as it will be useful for planning workshop numbers. 
 

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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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