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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

22 April 2014

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

NAVCA has launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive, is a member of the commission and looks forward to learning from the good practice already used across the country

20 March 2014

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

How can the Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need? You have until July 2014 to add your voice to a UK wide discussion around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work

20 March 2014

Questions on the Lobbying Act

In view of the passing of the Lobbying Bill into law, many charities and organisations that fall within the scope of the Act will have questions about how it might affect them and when further details may be available

18 February 2014

NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform

NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014

5 February 2014

Launch of Thriving Places campaign

Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, we are pleased to announce the launch of 'Thriving Places', our campaign to develop the VCS role in local economies and the life of local places. We have jointly set out five areas of action for this project and invite you to get involved in this important campaign at a crucial time for the sector. 

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