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Awards For All Is Helping VCA To Deliver Essential Training During 2017

At the end of 2016 we were awarded funding from Awards for All to facilitate and deliver various training and learning opportunities for our member organisations. It has been clear over recent years that organisations are becoming even more heavily reliant on volunteers as financial resources are reducing and demand for services is increasing. Organisations rely more on trying to find free training that is relevant and supports the development of their staff and volunteers as the first thing to suffer when it comes to financial planning is the training and development budget...


Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum Halton

The next Volunteer Managers/Co-ordinators Forum will be onTuesday 28 March. The Forum meets six monthly to share information, discuss issues, monitoring and anything else to do with volunteering. The meetings are informal and enjoyable. We hope you will feel able to participate. Should you feel it would be helpful or appropriate for your role as a Volunteer Manager/Co-ordinator, please come along on the above date...


St Helens Wheels For All

These rides are part of a nationally recognised programme for those with disabilities and differing needs or anyone who isn't able to manage a two-wheeled bike for whatever reason. There are a wide selection of adapted bikes to suit most abilities.  Rides take place from the Victoria Park Bike Hub on Wednesdays (10.15am to12 noon) and Fridays (13:45pm to 15:00pm)  All rides are free to attend...


Halton Affordable Warmth Strategy Launch

This will be an informal drop-in activity, continuing the 2016/2017 Winter Warmth Campaign. There will be opportunity for  professionals from different agencies to give  information, advice and materials to help people stay healthy. Refreshments will be served...


Welcome to Change, Grow, Live

From 1st February, change, grow, live will take on the delivery of substance misuse services across St Helens. Change, grow, live (GCL) is a national charity whose mission is to help people change the direction of their lives, grow as a person and live life to its full potential. They recognise the important part you play in delivering services and hope to build on the partnerships and shared care arrangements that are already in place. Working in partnership with Halton and St Helens VCA to deliver this service, they will be delivering a recovery-focused service with a full range of treatments and interventions designed to support people to take control of their recovery journey and achieve their recovery goals...


Mad Hatters Digni-Tea Party

On Monday 6th February Halton Haven are celebrating National Dignity Day, or Digni-tea day!  They are holding a Mad Hatters Digni-Tea Party at the Hospice from 1pm. They would like to encourage people to come along for a cuppa, a piece of cake and a chat about what dignity means and how we can promote it. Members of staff will be dressed up accordingly...


North West Suicide and Self-Care Prevention Project

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. In 2015, 1,659 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. The North West has the second highest number of suicides (188) across England and Wales. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling, which is why PAPYRUS dedicates its work to prevent young suicide. PAPYRUS was set up by a group of parents who had all lost a child to suicide. PAPYRUS is determined to provide support, training, fundraising and campaigning to help prevent young suicide...


Halton Neighbourhood Planning Sessions

Do you want to shape the future of your estate? Do you want to be somebody who has a say over where new homes and shops are built and how they look? Do you want to protect your favourite local places and green spaces or ensure there are enough new homes for young families? Neighbourhood planning allows local communities to play a much stronger role in the shaping of their area. The Neighbourhood Plan will listen to the wants and needs of the people of the area and put them together into a proposal that the whole community can have a say in before submitting that plan to Halton Council...


£115,000 Waste Prevention Fund for Merseyside and Halton Community Groups

The funding has been made available for Merseyside and Halton community and voluntary groups, schools, faith groups and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use, and prevent carbon emissions. The impact of the 2015/16 Fund saw 10 projects deliver 71 full time equivalent jobs (created or safeguarded), participation by 253 volunteers, 24,256 people directly engaged, 680 tonnes of waste material diverted from landfill and £68,000 of equivalent landfill costs avoided....


Haydock Women's Club

HWC are part of the National Association of Women's Clubs and meet each week with a varied program for the coming months...


Widnes Urgent Care Centre

During 2016, Widnes Urgent Care Centre staff worked extremely hard to help alleviate some of the pressure on local hospitals by assessing and treating 45,528 patients – which is an average of 125 a day. Widnes Urgent Care Centre is run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater) in partnership with NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group. It has a team of specially trained and experienced nurses on hand seven days a week to treat a range of non-serious conditions ranging from suspected simple fractures and allergic reactions to injuries and infections...


St Helens Sifonietta And Haydock Male Voice Choir

On Saturday, 4th February, 2017, St Helens Sifonietta and Haydock Male Voice Choir, are presenting a joint concert in St Helens Town Hall, tickets priced at £15 for adults and £1 for under 16s...


The Heath Drama Group Presents Snow White and Seven Dwarfs Pantomime

The Heath Drama Group presents A Spotlight Publications A Pantomime by Simon Rayner Davies. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February.  Performances start at 7.15pm. At The Heath Vista Methodist Church, Vista Road, Runcorn. Ticket Prices Adults £5.50; Children £3.50...


HPHF - Halton People’s Health Forum

HPHF have some important topics to discuss which will be led by senior NHS leaders; Sustainability & Transformation Plan; Urgent Care and Hospital Services. The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside, sets out how the health and care system can remain fit for the future and respond successfully to the growing demands that are being placed on it, alongside ambitious ideas to improve the health of people living and working in the region. Come and find out about the local arrangements...


Are You Aware Of The 2018 Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The current Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. One of the many changes that the new Regulation will deliver when it comes into force on 25 May 2018 is a new statutory obligation on data security that data processors must observe above and beyond contractual duties agreed with data controller customers...


Don't Forget...

Cheshire Victim Services Directory

Halton & St Helens VCA, working with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire have compiled a directory and on-line resource for Victims Services in Cheshire in the voluntary and community sector. The directory is for anyone who has been affected by crime in Cheshire, the website will help to find the advice and support needed. This information is provided to anyone who may need support regardless of whether a crime has been reported or when it happened...

 

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