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Halton Provider Alliance - Process To Select a VCFSE Member - Nominations Close 14th June!

The Halton Provider Alliance has been established to bring health and social care providers together as part of the One Halton Governance arrangements and to support the delivery of integrated care for local people in Halton. Now the Provider Alliance has been established it is now in a position to identify 2 VCSE sector representatives. In order to do that they are working through Halton & St Helens VCA who will support the sector to identify a suitable candidate. The Election process will be the responsibility of Halton & St Helens VCA and Halton Provider Alliance. Elected Representatives must be part of a Halton Voluntary, Community, Charity, Social Enterprise or Faith organisation, either as a paid worker, volunteer or trustee. Recruitment of representatives, will begin on the 1 June and close on the 14th June 2019...

Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting Centre

St Helens Council works closely with a number of partners, including Merseyside Police, to tackle hate crime in the borough. Unfortunately it is widely accepted that hate crimes are under reported, which means that some of the people in our communities who are being made to feel vulnerable or unsafe, are suffering in silence. This maybe due to some victims not feeling comfortable with reporting their experiences directly to the police. One of the strategies for overcoming this barrier is to establish a Third Party Reporting Centre in your workplace. Third Party Reporting Centres provide residents with an alternative to directly reporting to the police, without which a number of hate incidents and crimes would never be reported or recorded. You are invited to attend training with Constable Al Russo, Hate Crime Co-ordinator for Merseyside Police. Constable Russo has a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with hate crimes and incidents in Knowsley and St Helens...

Funding Bulletins from Halton Borough Council – June

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 Arts, Community & Voluntary, Environment & Heritage, European, Faith, Health, Schools, Sports and Youth...

Volunteer Induction Session - St Helens MIND

Last chance to get your application in for volunteering with St Helens Mind before their next induction on Friday 28th June. Volunteers are always needed for their Befriending Service & Social Groups and Activities. ACT SOON and don't miss out on the chance to join a  fab team of dedicated and respected volunteers...

Cheshire Youth Commission - Opportunity for 14-25 Year Olds in Cheshire

Leaders Unlocked are currently recruiting young people to join the Cheshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime – an exciting initiative partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner, David Keane. The Cheshire Youth Commission allows young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police & Crime Commissioner and Cheshire Constabulary.  The Youth Commission will explore urgent issues affecting young people in Cheshire,  such as reducing offending and re-offending, improving the relationship with the police, and anti-social behaviour. The Youth Commission is aimed at young people aged 14-25 years who want to make a difference to their community...

Rugby League Programme, Memorabilia & Collectors’ Fair

Saints’ Heritage Society’s Annual Programme, Memorabilia and Collectors’ Fair will be held in the Red Vee Bar at the Totally Wicked Stadium, on Saturday 15thJune 2019, from 10-30am to 1-30pm. Amongst the various collectors offering rugby league memorabilia, the Society’s table will include the sale of former journalist Denis Whittle’s memorabilia, some in the form of a silent auction. Proceeds will go to Willowbrook Hospice, a charity dear to Denis’s heart. Admission is free, but there will also be a raffle on the day for two North Stand tickets for the Saints v Wigan Warriors game on 12th July...

Youth Endowment Fund - Closes 23 July 2019

The Youth Endowment Fund is a bold new attempt to put early intervention at the heart of efforts to tackle youth offending. It will support programmes and community partnerships working with children at risk of being drawn into crime and violence, and build up their knowledge of what works to prevent that. They are launching an open call round, to fund and evaluate interventions primarily targeting young people aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. They welcome applications from charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authorities, police forces) and for-profit organisations operating in England and/or Wales. Organisations can apply in partnership, with one organisation as the lead applicant...

Connect Receives Funding Through The Health Lottery

Connect Together is launching across St Helens. It is a new social project to help children and young people with diverse needs, which can make socialising more difficult, to get more involved in a range of activities. People's Health Trust has invested £19,2000 in Connect, using money raised through The Health Lottery in the North West. This money will be used to run a Junior Social Group for 7 - 11 year olds and extend the Asperger's Youth Group (11+ years) that aims to build positive relationships and friendships between children and families across the community. Both groups will be supported by Connect's Toy and Leisure Library with loans to children and young people... 

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Do you care about healthcare where you live ? Do you want to be part of an organisation that puts the public at the heart of its efforts to improve health and wellbeing in the communities it serves. Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is seeking public governors in Halton and Warrington and will be holding elections in June. The Bridgewater public governors play an integral role in the work of the organisation and are actively involved in its work to strengthen the role community services play in local healthcare services...

VCA Membership 

Halton and St Helens VCA are pleased to welcome our new and re-registered affiliated, non-affiliated and associate members.  We all look forward to working with you. If you'd like to find out about your membership status, click on the link below which will take you to our current list of Affiliated and Associate members, or call Lynne Daffern or Debbie Morris on 01928 592405 / 01744 457100  for more information. 


Don't Forget...

VCSE Connect

Information about the voluntary, community, charitable sector still remains one of the key issues raised by professionals and clinicians when you ask the question “What could the voluntary sector do?” or “How can I refer this person to something more appropriate?”

As the gateway into the sector, Halton & St Helens VCA holds lots of information and data about local voluntary action.  We have produced that in great detail, in “Here to Help”, provided a search facility on our website, share information with key organisations and have many different ways of sharing what groups do, but still people say they don’t know what groups exist, what they do and how they get to them or refer to them.  So Halton & St Helens VCA has been working on an extension to our database which will display information about groups in an easy format, tell you what they do and when, allow clinicians and other key professionals to log-in directly and make a referral directly to the group (as long as they have agreed to receive referrals).  This means for the first time there will be a single place where referrals to the local voluntary and community sector can be made.

If you would like your organisation to be included in the VCSE Connect directory...


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