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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301


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

25 October 2016

Citizens launch 'People's Plan for Greater Manchester'

A new citizen-led initiative, the People’s Plan, has been launched in Greater Manchester. All who live, work or study in Greater Manchester are encouraged to get involved and to share their views, priorities and proposals for devolution across the region.

20 October 2016

VSNW's Conference and AGM 2016: Community Powered Change

This year's VSNW conference, Community Powered Change, will look at how communities can be the drivers of transformation, with keynote speakers and panellists including: Professor Ruth Lupton, Head of the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, Kathy Evans, Chief Executive of Children England

20 June 2016

EU referendum: Potential implications for the North West

The North West Leaders Board, which comprises of local authority leaders from the region along with other representatives including VSNW Chief Executive Warren Escadale, have issued a report on the implications of leaving the EU for the North West

13 June 2016

DoH call for evidence for new carers strategy

The Department of Health (DoH) are planning to produce a new carers strategy and have announced a call for evidence. The deadline for this has been extended to 31st July 2016

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

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301