Together we can end the stigma around suicide prevention. 

Movember is a fan'tash'tic opportunity to raise awareness of the issues which affect men's health.   Which is why we're encouraging participation in the annual Movember campaign in support of the OK2ASK suicide prevention in St Helens.  You may like to share within your own organisation and perhaps encourage participation too? 

 

Most importantly, we want to use the month long campaign of the message "that it's #OK2ASK a Bro, how they are, it's OK to talk about feelings, and it's OK to NOT be ok.   Here's all the info you need. You can also request the assets without the council crest on, for you to add your own logos on - please just let them know. 

https://bit.ly/OK2ASKMOVEMBER

 

 

 

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
As part of Soroptimists International 16 days of activism against gender based violence they have produced a flyer to raise awareness of spiking click on the image to download flyer.

 

 

Free PPE

We have supplies of free PPE available for VCFSE sector organisations and you can also have some supplies to pass on to your beneficiaries, it is particularly relevant with winter approaching and the concerns regarding the potential increase in flu as well as Covid this year.

We have the following items:

  • Hand Sanitizer Gel

  • Face Shields

  • Disposable protective gloves 

  • Disposable face masks 

  • Protective goggles

Email info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk with the following details and we will get back to you asap

Name, Organisation Name, phone number and please let us know if you are based in Runcorn, Widnes or St Helens so we can pass on your request to the most relevant member of staff. 


Latest Government Guidance on Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do#may-whats-changed

Coronavirus Vaccines – Frequently Asked Questions

 

Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities 

 


 

 

 

Until further notice Halton and St Helens VCA will be managing their work as follows:

 

If you need a contact for our volunteering portal and volunteering across both Boroughs it’s Claire Redford-Kerr  credford-kerr@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


If you need a contact for the Covid-19 response in St Helens it’s Annie Lawrenson alawrenson@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


If you need a contact for the Covid-19 response in Halton it’s Matthew Roberts Mroberts@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


You can also contact Sally Yeoman our Chief Officer for issues in both Boroughs. She will also be picking up LCR work with VS6 colleagues syeoman@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


For comms/website and information queries contact dmorris@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk  ldaffern@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


Our phones will be redirected and you will be able to contact us by using our usual numbers 01744 457100 / 01928 592405


Trustee Vacancies at Halton and St Helens VCA

If you're passionate about supporting #Halton & #StHelens #VCSE sector, have strategic vision, the ability to think creatively, good judgement and a willingness to speak your mind, we're looking for at least three new trustees to join our Board. We are particularly keen to hear from our members and/or anyone with a financial background.  For more information about the trustee role click here

 


COVID-19 INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR VOLUNTARY GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS / NEW AND EXISTING VOLUNTEERS IN THE HALTON AND ST HELENS AREA

VCA have produced a handy sheet for groups to use to start to plan what you might do next. If your organisation needs help or support with your plans please continue to let us know, click here to access the handy sheet for groups.  Click here to find out what you can and cannot do and Click here to visit our webpage on recovery and resilience for useful guidance. Click here to find general information that will help your organisation through the Covid-19 Crisis 

Click here to find out how Halton Borough Council can support you during COVID-19

Click here to find out how St Helens Council can support you during COVID-19 

 

Click here for information relating to engaging volunteers or becoming a volunteer in Halton or St Helens

 

 

 

 

 

 


If you live in Halton and St Helens and need some support please click on the links below for more information

Click here to see the Service Status for Halton Groups (updated regularly)

Click here to see the Service Status for St Helens Groups (updated regularly)

 

 

 

 

 

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Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DB

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk

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Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.