News 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 +0100Disability and employment reports<p>The Resolution Foundation and the TUC have both published reports on disabled people and employment</p>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100Adult Learners' Week Awards in Health and Care - Winners Announced<p>On Thursday 16th June, the Whitworth Art Gallery hosted the ceremony for the 2016 North West Adult Learners' Week Awards in Health and Care on behalf of the Health Education England North West and their partners, including Voluntary Sector North West</p>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100State of Caring 2016 Report<p>Carers UK&rsquo;s State of Caring 2016&nbsp;report shows that, one year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014 &ndash; designed to improve support for carers &ndash; carers in England are still struggling to get the support they need to care well, maintain their own health, balance work and care, and have a life of their own outside of caring</p>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100Realising the Value Update<p>Regional Voices, of which VSNW are a member, has been part of a consortium working with NHS England, Nesta, Health Foundation, Behavioural Insights Team and 5 VCSE partner sites on a project to evidence the value of different approaches to person centred care and to find ways to encourage greater use and uptake. The project was hugely ambitious and complicated, and has met with some challenges over the past 18 months, but findings are starting to emerge and a project update is now available.</p>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100