Newshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/State of Caring 2016 Reporthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-29-state-of-caring-2016-reporthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-29-state-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 +0100Job Opportunity: CLEShttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-27-job-opportunity-cleshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-27-job-opportunity-cles<p>Closing date - 12 noon on 4th July</p>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100Realising the Value Updatehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-22-realising-the-value-updatehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-22-realising-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 +0100Trustee Vacancies - LGBT Foundationhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-trustee-vacancies-lgbt-foundationhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-trustee-vacancies-lgbt-foundation<p>Closing date: 28th July 2016</p>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100Nesta Crowdfunding good causes reporthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-nesta-crowdfunding-good-causes-reporthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-nesta-crowdfunding-good-causes-report<p>Nesta launched a survey in January 2016 on&nbsp;crowdfunding for&nbsp;charities, social enterprises and community groups. They have now published the results in a report, created in partnership with NCVO, to explore the opportunities and challenges in crowdfunding for good causes</p>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100New Regional Voices briefing: VCSE Review Recommendationshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-new-regional-voices-briefing-vcse-review-recommendationshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-new-regional-voices-briefing-vcse-review-recommendations<p>Regional Voices, of which VSNW is a member, has published a new summary of the recommendations of the VCSE Review. The review examined the role of the VCSE in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes.</p>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100People and Communities Board - Six principles for engaging people and communitieshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-people-and-communities-board-six-principles-for-engaging-people-and-communitieshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-people-and-communities-board-six-principles-for-engaging-people-and-communities<p>These six principles were developed by the <a href="http://www.nationalvoices.org.uk/node/1114">People and Communities Board</a>, one of the Five Year Forwrad View programme boards, in conjunction with the new models of care &lsquo;vanguards&rsquo; sites, to give practical support to services as they deliver the &lsquo;new relationship with people and communities&rsquo; set out in the Five Year Forward View.</p>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100EU referendum: Potential implications for the North Westhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-eu-referendum-potential-implications-for-the-north-westhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-20-eu-referendum-potential-implications-for-the-north-west<p>The North West Leaders Board, which comprises of local authority leaders from the region along with other representatives including VSNW Chief Executive Warren Escadale, have issued a report on the implications of leaving the EU for the North West</p>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100Draft ESOL Strategy - Have Your Sayhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-13-draft-esol-strategy-have-your-sayhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-13-draft-esol-strategy-have-your-say<p>The National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA) believes an English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) strategy is vital to bring stability to the ESOL landscape after decades of shifting policies at the hands of successive governments. Together with other stakeholders from across the sector and based on existing documents such as the strategies for Wales and Scotland, they have formulated a draft ESOL strategy for England and they have launched a consultation exercise to gather views</p>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100DoH call for evidence for new carers strategyhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-13-doh-call-for-evidence-for-new-carers-strategyhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-06-13-doh-call-for-evidence-for-new-carers-strategy<p>The Department of Health (DoH) are planning to produce a new carers strategy and have announced a call for evidence. The deadline for this has been extended to 31st July 2016</p>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100