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Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group - Vacancy

Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group has a vacancy for an Outreach and Engagement Worker to be based at their Widnes Centre but working across Halton. The vacancy is for 17.5 hours per week. The opportunity offers pro rata remuneration at NJC Grade 3 spine point 16, £17,419 (Pro rata yearly salary is £8,709.5). The role offers the equivalent to four weeks paid annual leave plus a pro rata share of eight days bank holidays. The closing date for receipt is mid-day on Friday 6th April 2018...

Sefton CVS Area Leads

Sefton CVS are seeking to enhance how they deliver support to the voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector across Sefton.  Moving to a locality based model of delivery they are looking to appoint three Area Leads to join them to deliver on this ambition. Leading a small staff team within a defined locality, post holders will enhance volunteering and access to funding for local groups and organisations supporting them to respond to the needs of local residents.  The roles also include taking responsibility for one of the following thematic areas: Equalities and Mental Wellbeing; Children, Young People and Families; and Older Citizens. Closing Date is 10 am on Monday 16th April 2018...

Round 4 of Co-Op Funding Closing 8th April 2018

Do you know of a local cause that could benefit from funding?  The Co-op Local Community Fund supports causes that bring people together and make a difference. Have you applied before and been unsuccessful? They've now changed some of their criteria and can support a wider variety of causes, so please apply again, you might be eligible this time around...

WASPI Halton

Are you a Woman born in the 1950's who would like to join a group of women against state pension inequality to campaign against the rise in the state pension age. You will be part of the National WASPI campaign asking for fair transitional arrangements for all women affected by the 1995 pensions act raising womens pension age from 60, and the subsequent 2011 act accelerating this rise. WASPI are meeting on Wednesday 10th April 2018 at 7:30pm... 

Get In The Saddle For Willowbrook’s Ride 45 Cycling Challenge

Registration is now open for Willowbrook Hospice’s 5th annual sponsored cycle challenge on Sunday 15 July! Starting and finishing at Rainford High School, Ride 45 is an amazing 45 mile cycle challenge through some of the most scenic countryside in Merseyside, Wigan and West Lancashire. Whether you’re a keen cyclist, an amateur rider or just looking to get fit for summer, Ride 45 is the challenge for you...

Volunteer Recruitment At Citizens Advice Halton

Citizens Advice Halton has a number of volunteering opportunities for local people. No prior experience is needed as they have a really good training and support program for each role. Citizens Advice Halton ensure that there are opportunities to build skills and develop yourself. There is also an emphasis on empowerment, equality and anti-discriminatory practices. Volunteering helps some people improve their job prospects, gain experiences or support their studies. It can also help people to get to know their community or give something back to the area they know...

Your Opinion Matters

Merseytravel is interested in the views of people from across the region. They will be holding a series of focus groups to help test new products and services and gather feedback on the services they provide. They would like to hear from you if you can spare two hours, up to five times between April and December 2018. Participants will receive vouchers for each session attended...

Healthwatch Halton And Saying Goodbye

From 1st April 2018, Healthwatch services in Halton will be provided by a new contract holder, Engaging Communities Staffordshire CIC (ECS). The change of provider has led to a restructuring of the support team for Healthwatch Halton.

Sadly they are losing their admin officer, Julie Doyle, who has been a member of the team for almost four years.  Matthew Roberts who has very ably led the team for the past 18 months, will be returning to Halton & St Helens VCA in a full-time role.

From 1st April the Healthwatch Halton team will be:

Dave Wilson – Manager

Irene Bramwell – Community Outreach Lead  

Jude Burrows – Engagement & Information Lead

Contact details will remain exactly the same:

Healthwatch Halton, St Marie’s, Lugsdale Road, Widnes WA8 6DB

Tel: 0300 777 6543

General Email – enquiries@healthwatchhalton.co.uk

Everyone at Halton & St Helens VCA would like thank to our former colleagues with Healthwatch Halton for all their hard work with VCA and wish them continued success with the project. We look forward to working alongside them in the future.

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