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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

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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