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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

VSNW Health Bulletin #76

3 February 2016

Included in this edition:

►  Grant funding opportunity – Learning Disability Engagement
►  Patient Reported Outcome Measurement public consultation
►  Adult Learners Week North West Awards in Health and Social Care

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Green Bullet #62

27 January 2016

In this Bulletin:

► Climate change and food waste
► Information on planning and energy
► The latest publications, consultations and funding

Briefing #98 NHS England New Models of Care: Vanguard Sites in the North West

19 January 2016

The purpose of this briefing is to:

  • Outline the purpose of the new care models

  • Outline the different types of Vanguard site

  • Provide a list of the North West sites with contact details

 

Health Bulletin #75

6 January 2016

Included in this edition:

►  Consultations on Cancer Drug Fund and Migrant Health Care Cost Recovery
►  Accelerated Access Review Survey
►  Questionnaire on Patient Choice and Discharge

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Green Bullet #61

21 December 2015

In this Bulletin:

► Climate change - Paris agreement
► Publications - Air pollution and butterflies
► The latest resources and consultations

VSNW Bulletin #100

4 December 2015

In this edition:

► Read our Blog and Briefing on the Autumn Statement
► Compact Voice Survey Summary
► The latest VCS news and forthcoming events

The full bulletin can be viewed via the following link - VSNW Bulletin #100

Briefing #97 Autumn Statement 2015

2 December 2015

The purpose of this briefing is to:

• Provide an overview of the main changes to affect the voluntary and community sector from the Autumn Statement
• Outline some of the implications for the sector and local government

Green Bullet #60

26 November 2015

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - Climate change, Big Pathwatch and Giving Tuesday
► Publications - Set up to fail and Green bridges
► The latest resources and consultations

Health Bulletin #74

17 November 2015

 Included in this edition:

►  CQC Invisible Conditions Campaign
►  Social Prescribing - Rotherham Evaluation Report
►  New Mental Health Services Passport for children and young people

 
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VCSE Review: Discussion paper on the challenges and solutions to better investment in and partnership with the VCSE sector

11 November 2015

This is the VSNW response to the discussion paper on the challenges and solutions to better investment in and partnership with the VCSE sector. This response drew upon a workshop discussion held at VSNW’s annual conference on 7th October 2015. This well attended workshop focussed very much on the relationship between the sector and its public sector partners.

Key points from the workshop discussion focussed on:

·         The importance for the voluntary sector to be confident in its values and its role while at the same time recognising that it needed to show ‘good governance’ and also be able to provide strong evidence of its worth

·         The need for the voluntary sector to be seen as an integral part of health and care pathways.


We give five recommendations, drawn from our workshop and from engagement in local strategic discussions, in particular as part of the emerging devolution discussions in the five subregions of the North West.

Featured News

9 February 2016

Two innovative Salford services selected for Realising the Value programme

Two Salford services dedicated to giving people the tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing have been selected to take part in a national programme funded by NHS England

3 February 2016

North West organisations shortlisted for the Social Value Awards

Individuals and organisations in the North West have been shortlisted for the UK’s first Social Value Awards to be announced at the Social Value Summit on 11th February

1 February 2016

Greater Manchester PCC Funding Opportunities

Community groups and organisations across Greater Manchester are invited to bid for a share of £900,000 funding to reduce demand on police services by building strong neighbourhoods, boosting volunteering, and empowering our region’s young people.

26 January 2016

CQC seeks views on its vision for the future

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation

26 January 2016

VSNW are proud to launch the 2016 North West Adult Learners Week Awards

We are proud to once again be a partner of the North West Adult Learners’ Week Awards, in conjunction with Health Education England and North West Employers, and the nominations are now open

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