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

COVID-19 Updates 

You will find all our news items about any COVID-19 items in this section... 

NCVO Coronavirus Advice

Check out the NCVO website who have refreshed their coronavirus practical advice pages to reflect the very latest information...

Update From DCMS/DHSC On Rapid Testing (lateral flow) For People Who Don't Show Covid Symptoms

Following regular meeting with DCMS, The Department of Health and Social Care have provided NCVO with clarity on advice for organisations wishing to apply to receive rapid lateral flow test kits (testing for those who have no covid symptoms) to undertake testing of their staff who cannot work from home. Employers can register to order free coronavirus free rapid lateral flow tests for their employees and volunteers who cannot work from home if...

PHE Launches New Psychological First Aid Training For Those Supporting Children and Young People Affected By COVID-19

Online training developed by PHE is now available to all those who care for or work with children and young people aged up to 25. People that care for or work with children and young people that have been affected by COVID-19 (or other emergencies or individual crises) will be able to access a new online Psychological First Aid (PFA) training course. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on children, with many reporting that it has made them feel more stressed, lonely and worried. The online course, developed by PHE, offers training on how to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by emergencies or crisis situations.  Children and young people can be very resilient, but crises such as COVID-19 can severely impact their mental health. Getting the right support early on can help prevent problems occurring or worsening...



Other News

Halton & St Helens VCA Online Funders Fair

You can now register for the Halton & St Helens VCA Funders Fair being held on Friday 5th March, this will be an online session using zoom. Funders will be joining us throughout the day to give a short presentation along with a short time to answer any questions you may have. The event will give you an opportunity to find out what funding is available directly from the funder, each funder will be allocated a slot and you can join or leave the meeting dependent on the funder that you want to hear from or you can stay for all of the sessions. You will be able to hear from funders such as PH Holt Foundation, WEA on their ESF grants programme and the National Lottery Community Fund and many more...

Opportunity for Learning Disabilities Assistant

Knowsley Disability Concern are seeking a full time Assistant to join their small, busy Learning Disabilities team and contribute to the planning and provision of supportive, fun and stimulating programmes for adults with learning difficulties and/or autism. This is a rewarding role and an exciting opportunity for someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude who enjoys applying their personal skills and experience to help develop and deliver new and innovative services that really make a difference... 

Programme of Activities - Wellbeing Enterprises CIC - April to June

Our colleagues at Wellbeing Enterprises have asked us to promote their upcoming Programme of Activities for April to June 2021. They include; “Drumming for Fun”, “Food & Your Mood”, “Sing Your Heart Out” and much, much more...

VS6 Invitation - Liverpool City Region

The VS6 Partnership would like to invite you to the Liverpool City Region VCFSE Draft Manifesto 2021-2024 Consultation assemblies taking place on Monday 8th March and Monday 22nd March 2021. The purpose of this event is to share with you the 2021 – 2024 VCFSE manifesto for the City Region and to gather your views and feedback on the manifesto in advance of the upcoming LCR Metro Mayoral elections in May...

Funding Bulletins from Halton Borough Council – March

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...

Cheshire Youth Commission on Policing and Crime 2021 Needs Young People

The Youth Commission are currently recruiting young people to join the Cheshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime – an exciting initiative in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), David Keane. This is brilliant opportunity for young people to gain new knowledge, skills and experiences. Members of the Youth Commission will play an important role in helping to run consultation events and gather the opinions of other young people about policing, crime and reducing offending and re-offending...

Governance Jargon Buster

You may find this useful Governance Jargon Buster produced by GirlDreamer and Trustees Unlimited helpful in demystifying loads of governance jargon, perfect for anyone thinking of becoming a trustee...

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 contact Lynne Daffern (ldaffern@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) or Debbie Morris (dmorris@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) for more information




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