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

Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting

Our new Volunteering Services Officer, Eluned Hughes, will be hosting a Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting through zoom on Monday 7th September, once you have registered you will recieve the link and password to the zoom meeting...

VS6 - LCR Sustainable & Affordable Food Assembly - Pre Survey

On 1st October 2020, VS6 and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are jointly hosting an VCFSE Assembly event on Sustainable & Affordable Food. Ahead of this, they would like to gather information on the state of the VCFSE sector concerned with this issue. This will inform the topics of discussion and provide valuable context to the debate...

Recovery and Resilience Toolkit - Could You Help Save A Life?

To help connect those who need it most to key information and support, Halton’s suicide prevention partnership has created a recovery and resilience toolkit containing key social media messages, resources and details of training available...

Job Vacancy For Plan Bee Community Coffee Shop

Plan Bee is a fully trading community coffee shop offering high quality food and drinks whilst also providing employment opportunities and career advancement for people who have a criminal record. Apex Trust help people with a criminal record to move forward with their lives and volunteer within Plan Bee, enabling them to learn new skills and develop work experience, including barista skills, cookery skills, customer service and food hygiene. They are looking for someone who is reliable, trustworthy and enthusiastic about delivering a high-quality product to customers.Closing date 7th September...

Funding Bulletins From Halton Borough Council – September

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...

COVID Posters and Information Available in 11 Languages

Public Health England have produced COVID posters and information that is available in 11 languages and free to share...

The Women's Organisation is Recruiting

The Women’s Organisation is delighted to announce four job opportunities to join their growing team. They are currently looking for: Business Adviser; Programme Manager; Finance & Monitoring Administrator; Training & Development Specialist. Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm, Wednesday 9th September 2020...

Latest Guidance On Coronavirus For Voluntary Organisations From NCVO

This week NCVO, have made some updates to their coronavirus guidance for voluntary organisations. including guidance on Supporting staff, volunteers and beneficiaries and keeping safe; Contingency planning and financial implications; How charities are helping; Involving volunteers...

Focus Imagine Podcast

As mentioned in previous postings Focus Employment has been working on the Idea to develop a monthly podcast. To explore equality, diversity and inclusion exploring local, national and international perspectives, produced by Walk on Water PR for Focus Employment Hub...

HDL Re-Opening - No Face to Face Benefit Service Yet

Halton Direct Link have reopened their office, opening hours are 9am to 4:30pm (not open on a Saturday).  There will be no face to face benefit service available for the foreseeable future within HDL, please continue to direct customers to call the benefits service on  0151 511 7772 for support or advice...

Online courses from Wellbeing Enterprises for September 2020

Wellbeing Enterprises have announced their new Adults and Chilren's programes that are currently available online...

A Consultation On Ward Boundaries For St Helens Council Has Begun

A 10-week public consultation on proposals for new council wards and ward boundaries for St Helens Council has been announced. The consultation will close on 02, November 2020. After they have considered all representations made to them during this consultation, they intend to publish draft recommendations in February, 2021. They will then hold a further period of consultation on their draft recommendations. The final recommendations are expected to be published in June 2021. The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in May, 2023...

The Mansion House Trading Events Cease Operating

Age UK Mid Mersey Trading Ltd, trading as The Mansion House, has faced a number of financial challenges in recent years which have been compounded by significant financial losses due to the coronavirus crisis. The Charity Board of Trustees have therefore made the very difficult decision to cease trading in all weddings, events, catering or licensed facilities with immediate effect. It is very important to note that their charitable services in support of the elderly and vulnerable will continue as normal and remain unaffected...

Job Vacancy Citizens Advice Sefton

Citizens Advice Sefton are looking for someone to lead a team of Advice Supervisors supporting teams of volunteers across Sefton. You will join a senior management team and take responsibility for the delivery of a good quality and accessible advice service to the public through multiple channels. You will be able to work to forecasts and you are someone who enjoys helping others to reach their potential. You will have a good knowledge of our main enquiry areas (welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment) and the ability to monitor performance in others in a constructive and positive manner. Closing date for applications: 12pm 11th September...

Would You Like a Social Prescribing Course or Wellbeing Activity For Your Beneficiary Group?

Wellbeing Enterprises CIC is working with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Halton to provide a range of social prescribing activities free of charge for people living and working in Halton. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the Wellbeing Enterprises team are actively looking for third sector partners to take up this exciting offer. 

Welcome To New Staff

We have recently welcomed 3 new members of staff to the VCA staff team:

Christine Tully: Many of you will already know Christine from her previous role with Volunteer Centre St Helens.  She has re-joined VCA as our new Volunteer Coordinator for the Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Volunteer programme and will be working to develop roles across both hospitals and to recruit volunteers for those roles. 

Louise Matthews: Louise has joined the team as our new Warrington and Halton Hospitals Volunteers Administrator. She has over 15 years experience is Administration and Customer Service and has spent 9 years Volunteering at WHH.

Eluned Hughes: Eluned has been involved in the Voluntary and Community Sector for over 20 years, supporting individuals into volunteering and assisting organisations to develop volunteer programmes as part of Volunteer Centre Liverpool and then Volunteer Co-ordinator of LCVS’s Volunteer Hub. She has now joined the VCA team as our new Volunteering Services Officer and will be hosting her first Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting on Monday 7th Sept.




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