VSNW AGM & Conference 2018

‘A New Direction for Uncertain Times’

Wednesday 14th November 2018 10.00am – 3.30pm

Venue: Blackburne House, 3 Blackburne Place, Liverpool, L8 7PE

Our AGM and Conference takes place at Blackburne House (pictured below) in Liverpool on November 14th.

We can now reveal the day’s agenda, including the choice of workshops in which you can take part, so that you can plan your day with us.

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10.00am Coffee, Registration and Networking

10.30am Keynote Speaker and Q&A

Claire Dove, CEO of Blackburne House & Crown Representative of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (covering Claire’s role as Crown Representative and her thoughts on the future of the sector) (TBC)

11.00am Choice of three Workshops*

12.15pm Lunch

1.00pm AGM:

  • A review of VSNW’s work during 2018 with Warren Escadale

  • VSNW’s future priorities with Alison Page

  • Formal AGM business

1.45pm Choice of three Workshops*

3.00pm Plenary & Closing Remarks with Warren Escadale, Alison Page and the Workshop Leads

3.30pm Close


*The workshops on offer will include the following:

1. ‘What is the Sector’s role in an Inclusive Economy?’

  • Graham Whitham, GM Poverty Action, to provide a high level introduction;

  • Lynne Stafford, Gaddum, and Ellen Loudon, Canon Chancellor of Liverpool Diocese, share their learning and experiences

2. Better Start - ‘VCSE’s role in Maternity Services’

  • Jo Ward, Change Maker and Co-Chair of the North West Social Prescribing Network and Jan Campbell of Sefton CVS (TBC)

3. ‘The VCSE role in a Social Economy’

  • Garth Hodgkinson, CEO of Community CVS (Blackburn) on developing a local social economy fit for the future

  • Alan Southern of The Heseltine Institute (TBC)

4. ‘The Sector’s role in the Future World of Work’

  • FACT’s Tom Rowlands on creatively exploring lessons for the future, influencing thinking and on understanding the VCSE role

5.Changing World of Health: Keeping on Track’

  • Warren Escadale, CEO VSNW, keeping track of the new NHS “roadmap”

  • Michele Scattergood, CEO Breakthrough UK, discussing her experience of broadening engagement and participation in a Local Care Organisation

6. ‘Home Sweet Home – Developing the Sector’s role in place’

  • Liz Windsor-Welsh, CEO Action Together, Oldham, on the role of the Voluntary Sector in public service reform and Community Hubs

  • Sally Yeoman, CEO Halton and St Helen’s CVS, on Halton and St. Helen’s experiences