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Ardwick Green North
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M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

VSNW Publications

Latest Publications

Health Bulletin #64

17 December 2014

Included in this Health Bulletin:

► NHS England launches initiative to help patients take control of their health
► Care Quality Commission: Complaints Matter
► Regional Voices launches third survey on voluntary sector engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards


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Devolution, Our Devolution: Perspectives on the Meaning of Devolution for Voluntary and Community Groups

3 December 2014

Devolution in England is happening now. We want the voluntary and community sector to play a key role in developing the thinking around what a good model of devolution looks like and how it could work best for the communities we represent.

This report contains thirteen different perspectives from across the North West and further afield to give us all food for thought on what devolution could mean and the role of the sector. Click here to download a copy.

 

VSNW Bulletin #91

3 December 2014

In this edition:

Read Devolution, Our Devolution - Perspectives on the Meaning of Devolution for Voluntary and Community Groups
► Complete the survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape
The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #91

Green Bullet #48

26 November 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - nature and wellbeing, brownfield land, water
► Information about climate change, HS3 and renewable energy
► The latest publications, events and funding opportunities

Health Bulletin #63

18 November 2014

Included in this Health Bulletin:

►Care Act 2014: statutory guidance for implementation and the NHS Five Year Forward View
►Autism statutory guidance consultation launched
►New funding available for drug and alcohol recovery

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VSNW Bulletin #90

5 November 2014

In this edition:

► Read the presentations from the 2014 VSNW Conference & AGM
► A new Chief Executive for Voluntary Sector North West
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #90

Green Bullet #47

23 October 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - Vote for wild flowers in Manchester & Liverpool and Trees of Special Interest
► Information about green belt plans and waste management
► The latest publications, events and consultations

Health Bulletin #62

20 October 2014

 Included in this Health Bulletin:

►Plans for further developing Technology Enabled Care Services announced
►Local action on health inequalities: evidence papers
►Age UK – talking treatments ‘Take the first step’

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VSNW Bulletin #89

1 October 2014

In this edition:

► Last chance to book your place at the 2014 VSNW Conference & AGM
► Carers Social Action Support Fund
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #89

Response to Dept of Health draft guide on Making Complaints and Giving Feedback

30 September 2014

The Department of Health are developing a simple guide to help patients and the public understand how to give feedback and make a complaint about their experiences of NHS care and services.

VSNW’s comments on the draft Making Complaints and Giving Feedback guide are informed by the work we have recently carried out with CQC in gathering information for their inspections.

Featured News

24 November 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

24 November 2014

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

Two of the six case studies looking into how voluntary organisations can be sustainable are from Blackburn with Darwen. These provide valuable lessons for thinking about the future direction of the sector in public service delivery.

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

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