Newshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/Two innovative Salford services selected for Realising the Value programmehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-09-two-innovative-salford-services-selected-for-realising-the-value-programmehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-09-two-innovative-salford-services-selected-for-realising-the-value-programme<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">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 </span></p>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000GM Health and Social Care Devolution Event Presentationshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-08-gm-health-and-social-care-devolution-event-presentationshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-08-gm-health-and-social-care-devolution-event-presentations<p>From April 2016, Greater Manchester will take full responsibility for its devolved &pound;6 billion health and social care budget. Nearly 100 people from VCSE organisations attended a meeting on 27th January to discuss the five-year strategic plan for health and social care in Greater Manchester. The presentations from the event are now available</p>Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000North West organisations shortlisted for the Social Value Awardshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-03-north-west-organisations-shortlisted-for-the-social-value-awardshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-03-north-west-organisations-shortlisted-for-the-social-value-awards<p>Individuals and organisations in the North West have been shortlisted for the UK&rsquo;s first Social Value Awards to be announced at the Social Value Summit on 11th February</p>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000We would like to hear your Compact storieshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-03-we-would-like-to-hear-your-compact-storieshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-03-we-would-like-to-hear-your-compact-stories<p class="MsoNormal">VSNW has been working with Compact Voice to provide support to NW local voluntary and public sector partners and networks in their Compact arrangements with local government and commissioners. 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NAVCA have produced&nbsp;a briefing that explains why this is important for local infrastructure organisations.</p>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000The Economic and Social Benefits of Social Prescribing - The Rotherham Evaluation Reporthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-02-the-economic-and-social-benefits-of-social-prescribing-the-rotherham-evaluation-reporthttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-02-the-economic-and-social-benefits-of-social-prescribing-the-rotherham-evaluation-report<p>The evaluation was carried out by Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of Voluntary Action Rotherham, and examined a three-year pilot programme in which GPs were allowed to refer people with long-term conditions to voluntary sector organisations. The report outlines the range of social and economic benefits that social prescribing has brought to the local community. This information was previewed at the 2015 VSNW Conference in a workshop by Janet Wheatley from Voluntary Action Rotherham</p>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000Greater Manchester PCC Funding Opportunitieshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-01-greater-manchester-pcc-funding-opportunitieshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-02-01-greater-manchester-pcc-funding-opportunities<p>Community groups and organisations across Greater Manchester are invited to bid for a share of &pound;900,000 funding to reduce demand on police services by building strong neighbourhoods, boosting volunteering, and empowering our region&rsquo;s young people.</p>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000New free Big Lottery Fund VCSE Strength Checkerhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-01-27-new-free-big-lottery-fund-vcse-strength-checkerhttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-01-27-new-free-big-lottery-fund-vcse-strength-checker<p>Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations will have the ability to improve their performance and sustainability, thanks to a new online tool supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Learning from this will be evaluated to share with the sector.</p>Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000VSNW are proud to launch the 2016 North West Adult Learners Week Awardshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-01-26-vsnw-are-proud-to-launch-the-2016-north-west-adult-learners-week-awardshttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-01-26-vsnw-are-proud-to-launch-the-2016-north-west-adult-learners-week-awards<p>We are proud to once again be a partner of the North West&nbsp;Adult Learners&rsquo; Week Awards, in conjunction with Health Education England and North West Employers, and the nominations are now open</p>Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000CQC seeks views on its vision for the futurehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-01-26-cqc-seeks-views-on-its-vision-for-the-futurehttp://www.vsnw.org.uk/news/view/2016-01-26-cqc-seeks-views-on-its-vision-for-the-future<p>The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation</p>Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000