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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

VSNW Publications

Latest Publications

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.

Green Bullet #46

25 September 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - read about the latest pre-election environment manifestos  
► Information about neighbourhood planning and plans for the green belt
► The latest publications, events and consultations

Health Bulletin #61

17 September 2014

Included in this edition:

►Consultation on NHS England 'Accessible Information Standard'
►Skills for Care: Principles of Workforce Integration
►Alzheimer's Society: Dementia 2014 - Opportunity for Change Report

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VSNW Bulletin #88

1 September 2014

In this edition:

► Book your place at the 2014 VSNW Conference & AGM
ESF Community Learning Grants - Round 7
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #88

Green Bullet #45

29 August 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - Break the Bag Habit, Bee World
► Information about neighbourhood planning, fracking and transport
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Health Bulletin #60

14 August 2014

Included in this edition:

► Consultations on the Care Act, GPs fitness to practice, NHS payment system
► Making health and social care information accessible
► National review of choices in end of life care
 
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Briefing #92: Statistical Summary of the Sector in Cheshire & Warrington

6 August 2014

Key findings about Cheshire & Warrington's voluntary, community and social enterprise sector are that:
► There are over 4,300 voluntary, community and social enterprise groups in Cheshire & Warrington.
► The income of the sector is approximately £340m (as at 2010/11).
► There are at least 9,000 people employed in the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector in Cheshire & Warrington.
► Every week, over 95,000 people volunteer with VCS groups in Cheshire and Warrington.
► These volunteers contribute over 145,000 hours of their time, which is equivalent to over 3,800 full time jobs.

VSNW Bulletin #87

30 July 2014

In this edition:

Book your place at the 2014 VSNW Conference & AGM
► Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #87

Featured News

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

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. Thanks to Charity Bank for their sponsorship of the conference

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