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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

Programme

Full Programme

9.15am                 Refreshments and Registration 
 

10am                    Introduction by Chair and Launch of the Big Society, Equalities and Localism research 
 
 
10.30am               Morning Workshops 1

  • Big Society and Equalities (following on from launch of research)
  • Public Health Reform and the VCS
  • LEPs and the VCS
  • The Future of Volunteering
  • Open Public Services White Paper
 
11.30am               Break

11.45am               Morning Workshops 2
  • Big Society: Lessons from the Vanguards
  • Clinical Commissioning and the VCS
  • European Social Fund
  • Where next for VCS Infrastructure?
 
12.45pm              Lunch and VSNW AGM 

1.45pm                 Keynote speaker: Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Civil Society Minister
 
2.15pm                 Afternoon Workshops

  • Community Organisers
  • Health & Wellbeing Boards and Healthwatch
  • Work Programme
  • Chief Executives’ Policy Group
 
3.15pm                 The Future Role of the VCS
Panel session with Kevin Curley (Chief Executve of NAVCA), Richard Caulfield (Chief Executive of VSNW), Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Shadow Civil Society Minister) and Debra Allcock Tyler (Chief Executive of the Directory of Social Change)
 
4.30pm                       Round up and finish

Featured News

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

26 August 2014

BIG Assist and Financial Sustainability

BIG Assist have awarded £267,000 to 35 infrastructure organisations in the North West, 12% of all awards in England. What they have funded most is the work in financial sustainability

28 July 2014

Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding

VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this

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