News launch 'People's Plan for Greater Manchester'<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">A new citizen-led initiative, the People&rsquo;s Plan, has been launched in Greater Manchester. All who live, work or study in Greater Manchester are encouraged to get involved and to share their views, priorities and proposals for devolution across the region.</span></p>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100VSNW's Conference and AGM 2016: Community Powered Change<p>This year's VSNW conference, Community Powered Change, will look at how communities can be the drivers of transformation, with keynote speakers and panellists including:&nbsp;Professor Ruth Lupton, Head of the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit,&nbsp;Kathy Evans, Chief Executive of Children England</p>Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100CQC Inspections in the North West<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">CQC have announced upcoming hospital inspections for the next year in the North West. Care Quality Commission inspectors will be visiting the following hospitals, on the following dates:</span></p>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100Job Opportunity: CEO at Cumbria CVS<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Cumbria CVS are recruiting for a new Chief Executive Officer, with a closing date for applications of 25th October 2016</span></p> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div>Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100New survey looks at joint working between Jobcentres and VCSE organisations<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">VSNW has conducted a survey of VCSE agencies to understand the strength of relationships between local voluntary sector groups and Jobcentres, particularly where health and work initiatives are involved.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100Support and funding for VCSE Apprenticeships in the North West<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Health Education England North West (HEENW) are offering telephone support to VCSE organisations in the North West thinking about taking on an apprentice.&nbsp;</span></p>Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100Government responds to letter from charities regarding the Lobbying Act<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">After over forty organisations, including VSNW, Children England, NCVO, and NAVCA, wrote to the Minister for Civil Society to express worries over the effect of the 2014 Lobbying Act on charities' activity, the Government has responded.</span></p>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100Building bridges, breaking barriers: Integrated care for older people<p>The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reviewed how well different health and care services work together to support the needs of older people in England</p>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100Core funding and free training for health charities - 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards<p>The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and this is their 20th awards programme. The awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people&rsquo;s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King&rsquo;s Fund.</p>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100CQC Inspection of Tameside General Hospital<p>Patients and families who have used the hospitals services in the last 12 months can come to meet Care Quality Commission inspectors on Tuesday 19th July 2016</p>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100