Newshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/Guidance for Providers on Displaying CQC Ratingshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-31-guidance-for-providers-on-displaying-cqc-ratingshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-31-guidance-for-providers-on-displaying-cqc-ratings<p>Following consultation CQC has now produced guideance for providers on&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">meeting the new requirement to display CQC ratings in their premises and online. &nbsp;</span>These ratings tell the public whether a service is outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">They have also published the final and complete guidance on regulations (the Fundamental Standards).</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100Job Opportunity: Healthwatch Cheshire Easthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-30-job-opportunity-healthwatch-cheshire-easthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-30-job-opportunity-healthwatch-cheshire-east<p>Closing date - 5pm on 24th April</p>Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100Open Awards Bursary Schemehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-30-open-awards-bursary-schemehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-30-open-awards-bursary-scheme<p>This is a new bursary scheme to support adults who face financial barriers and this scheme is being promoted as part of Adult Learners Week</p>Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100Job Opportunity: NHS Englandhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-23-job-opportunity-nhs-englandhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-23-job-opportunity-nhs-england<p>Closing date - Wednesday 15th April</p>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000Job Opportunity: Lancashire Women's Centreshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-02-job-opportunity-lancashire-women-s-centreshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-03-02-job-opportunity-lancashire-women-s-centres<p>Closing date - 9th March 2015</p>Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000Final report by The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sectorhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-23-final-report-by-the-panel-on-the-independence-of-the-voluntary-sectorhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-23-final-report-by-the-panel-on-the-independence-of-the-voluntary-sector<p>The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector has published it&rsquo;s fourth and final report, <em>An Independent Mission:&nbsp;</em><em>the Voluntary Sector in 2015</em><i>, </i>which calls for strong, inclusive leadership by the voluntary sector to protect its independent mission and for the government to establish a &lsquo;new settlement&rsquo; with the sector</p>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Wheels for All Leader Traininghttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-18-wheels-for-all-leader-traininghttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-18-wheels-for-all-leader-training<p>In partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, Cycling Projects will be delivering a series of Wheels For All leader training courses across Greater Manchester in the next month</p>Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Extension to Big Assist Programmehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-17-extension-to-big-assist-programmehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-17-extension-to-big-assist-programme<p>The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Big Lottery Fund have announced that the Big Assist programme to support infrastructure organisations has been extended</p>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Communities need greater powers to save local assetshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-09-communities-need-greater-powers-to-save-local-assetshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-09-communities-need-greater-powers-to-save-local-assets<p>A new report from the Community and Local Government Select Committee finds that government should make it easier for people to take on and run pubs, post offices and community centres. They also found that the most of the community rights had not been really used yet to their full extents</p>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Defra confirms further funding for ACREhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-04-defra-confirms-further-funding-for-acrehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2015-02-04-defra-confirms-further-funding-for-acre<p>Defra (the Department for Environment, Food &amp; Rural Affairs) has confirmed that it will maintain its investment of &pound;2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16</p>Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000