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Welcome to the last edition of the Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action E-Bulletin for 2017...

Family Christmas Survival Guide 2017

Although Christmas is meant to be a happy and joyful time, this isn't how everyone feels at this time of the year. Christmas can be a stressful time for many people.  CAHMS have a produced a new leaflet, "Family Christmas Survival Guide 2017", which could help to give you some ideas to ease the stress and contact details of various organisations that could provide some support...

Volunteer Centre Halton Vol Co-ordinators Forum

The Next Volunteer Managers/Co-ordinators Forum will be onTuesday 23 January 2018 - 11.30am-2pm, at St Marie's. 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. Lunch is not provided, so please bring along your own. Tea and coffee will be provided...

Patient Engagement Lay Member

NHS St Helens CCG is currently working to fill the lay member role for engagement on the CCG board. You may have already sat or attended board meetings for a local or national charity and would be familiar with a lot of the practices used in the CCG. If you are passionate about health care services, know St Helens and would like to be involved in shaping the delivery of health care services in St Helens, when admittedly these services are under pressure then please consider this role. There is a commitment in St Helens CCG as in the health care system as a whole, that the voice of people who use the services is developed to influence the changes taking place in recognition of the fact that without this the services will not be as effective. This is why it is important that the CCG has this role in place...

Funding Bulletins from Halton Borough Council - December

Our colleagues from Halton Borough Council’s External Funding Team have prepared some Funding Bulletins containing valuable information for voluntary organisations looking for grants to get projects off the ground. The Monthly funding bulletins offering information on funding opportunities in the following areas: Arts, Community & Voluntary, Environment & Heritage, European, Faith, Health, Schools, Sports and Youth...

Liverpool Charities Feel The Strain In 2018

New research by the Weston Charity Awards among leaders of small and medium sized charities highlights that Liverpool charities expect to do more with less next year. Around three in five (61%) Liverpool charities surveyed feel their income will stagnate or decline over the next year. Yet it is remarkable that in spite of financial pressures two thirds (67%) of these charities said they expect to help more local people in 2018...

Nick Tackles Static Endurance Challenge To Raise Money For Hospice

A local Runcorn man with his friends and family are taking on a day-long physical challenge to raise funds for his local Hospice. They aim to raise £4,000 for Halton Haven Hospice from the challenge which will take place between 11am and 5pm. Nick and his friends raised £4,400 from doing a similar challenge in Tesco in October, which led to Nick being shortlisted for volunteer of the year at Trinity Mirror‘s Your Champion awards last month...

Willowbrook Hospice Christmas Tree Collection

Let Willowbrook Hospice collect your real Christmas tree from your door...and they will take it to be recycled into garden mulch. All the support during the Christmas Tree collection is provided free of charge and any donation goes directly to fund the vital work of Willowbrook Hospice. If you can donate £5 (or more if you wish) you will be helping to provide the specialist care to somebody’s loved ones now and in the future...

NWC SCN Mental Health Network News

This e-bulletin aims to provide a synthesis of national and regional developments in mental health; highlight newly available data and policies, support collaboration and share best practice...

Christmas Message From Everyone at Halton & St Helens VCA

We would like to wish all our member organisations, partners and volunteers a very happy christmas and best wishes for the new year.  We all look forward to working with you again during 2018!

Our offices will close Friday 22nd December and reopen Tuesday 2nd January.




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