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We strive to keep the sector well informed, from one-page briefings to full length research documents. You can find all of them below.

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Devolution, Our Devolution: Perspectives on the Meaning of Devolution

Devolution, Our Devolution: Perspectives on the Meaning of Devolution

Devolution in England is happening now. We want the voluntary and community sector to play a key role in developing the thinking around what a good model of devolution looks like and how it could work best for the communities we represent.

This report contains thirteen different perspectives from across the North West and further afield to give us all food for thought on what devolution could mean and the role of the sector. 

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The Implications of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for the VCS

The Implications of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for the VCS

This report, commissioned by Liverpool CVS United Way, explores the implications of city region working, and specifically the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, for local voluntary and community sector groups:

- Combined Authorities: The Implications of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for the VCS (September 2014).  This report includes a section on VCS involvement in the other four Combined Authorities.

- Executive Summary

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Response to Dept of Health draft guide on Making Complaints and Giving Feedback

Response to Dept of Health draft guide on Making Complaints and Giving Feedback

The Department of Health are developing a simple guide to help patients and the public understand how to give feedback and make a complaint about their experiences of NHS care and services.

VSNW’s comments on the draft Making Complaints and Giving Feedback guide are informed by the work we have recently carried out with CQC in gathering information for their inspections.

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Briefing #92: Statistical Summary of the Sector in Cheshire & Warrington

Briefing #92: Statistical Summary of the Sector in Cheshire & Warrington

Key findings about Cheshire & Warrington's voluntary, community and social enterprise sector are that:

  • There are over 4,300 voluntary, community and social enterprise groups in Cheshire & Warrington.
  • The income of the sector is approximately £340m (as at 2010/11).
  • There are at least 9,000 people employed in the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector in Cheshire & Warrington.
  • Every week, over 95,000 people volunteer with VCS groups in Cheshire and Warrington.
  • These volunteers contribute over 145,000 hours of their time, which is equivalent to over 3,800 full time jobs.