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House of Lords Select Committee on Charities
Report and Reccommendations of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities
Posted: 29/03/2017

Research Brief - The Strength of Voluntary Projects
Following the Sharing our Strength Conference applications are invited to carry out resesrch into the Strength of Voluntary Projects in Worcestershire
Posted: 22/03/2017

Sharing our Strength Conference Report
The Final Report on the Sharing our Strength Conference held in December is now available - including the The Way Forward for the sector
Posted: 09/03/2017

Worcestershire VCS Conference 2016
Bookings are now open for the VCS Conference which is being held on Wednesday 7th December at Worcester race Course. Registration opens at 9:15am for 9:45am start and the conference closes at 3:30pm.
Posted: 25/09/2016

Applications are Invited for Places on Worcestershire Health and Social Care Leaders Forum
Representatives of third sector, voluntary and community organisations and networks across Worcestershire are invited to submit applications for two membership places of the Worcestershire Health and Social Care Leaders Forum. There will also be the opportunity for two deputy roles.
Posted: 15/12/2015

New Public Health Newsletter for Worcestershire
The first edition of Worcestershire County Council's Public Health Newsletter has been published
Posted: 24/11/2015


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National Review of health and care investment in the Voluntary and SE Sector

A review of health and care investment in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector began in February 2015. The Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England recognise the importance of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in improving the health and wellbeing of the nation’s population and want to find out more about what is happening on the ground.

Read more on the VCSE review website, see the Blog and Comment.

Download the briefing document.

During the last week of February, three focus groups met in Worcester, Wolverhampton and Leeds. This was the initial stage of the UK review that will report back to Government, a review that intends to influence policy on how health and wellbeing initiatives are supported. Community Catalysts led the first stage of reporting in partnership with local organisations.
 
Community micro-enterprises and voluntary organisations joined an open focus group to explain:
  • What they do and how they contribute to the wellbeing of the people they support and the local community.
  • What gets in the way of providing services for more people and what could government do to remove those barriers?
  • If they receive grant funding and, if so, how useful it has been in helping them to establish the enterprise and grow
Download the Worcestershire Focus Group notes that will feed into the overall report.


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