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Invitation: Liverpool City Region's VCFSE Sector Metro Mayoral Hustings 2021

Ahead of the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor election on the 6th May 2021, the VS6 Partnership are delighted to be hosting a VCFSE Mayoral Hustings event with the main party candidates on Tuesday April 20th 2-4pm. The Hustings will follow a question-and-answer style structure, with candidates also given the chance to address the sector during their opening statement.  We are pleased to announce that Sally Yeoman, Chief Executive of Halton and St Helens VCA, Vice-Chair of VS6 (and also a NAVCA award-winning Chief Exec of the year 2020) will be chairing the event...

Quarterly Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting

In April we will be bringing together all individuals (volunteers / staff) who are responsible for volunteers in their role for a Volunteers Co-ordinators Network meeting. On the agenda will be: Returning to volunteering activities - your concerns / issues and areas for us to explore;
Let's take a breather - how are you? Check in and share how this last year has had an impact on you individually; The Coronavirus roadmap out of isolation - what does it mean for your volunteers - update on the guidance from Government about volunteering; Online Recruitment events - engaging volunteers; Volunteering Portal - Questions & Answers...

St Helens VCSE Forum - 12th April 2021

The next St Helens VCSE Forum meeting will be on Monday 12th April 2021 at 10am. However, due to COVID-19  we will be conducting it online using Zoom (requires internet access only). We are bringing key partners together to connect with the sector to provide and share key developments on St Helens Cares and we will update on key work and initiatives in St Helens and we will be updating on the St Helens Together Strategy...

Sahir House Is Recruiting A New CEO

The current CEO  of Sahir House is moving on to new things and they are looking for someone to take them forward as they grow their support offer and develop new services. Sahir House has been recognised as one of the best small health charities in the country and they have recently expanded their charitable objects to reflect their experience in engaging with and supporting not just people living with HIV, but also LGBT+ people and those seeking asylum. They are recruiting a suitably experienced CEO to guide the charity through its next stage of development...

Volunteer Digital Champions Course

Would you like to use your skills to help and support others with their digital skills  There is a new Volunteer Digital Champions course starting at Kingsway Learning Centre on Thursday 29th April, 12.30pm to 3pm...

Wellbeing Enterprises - New Program for Mental Health Boosting Webinars

The latest, exciting new programs from Wellbeing Enterprises has been produced, offering a number of webinars throughout April ‘21.  These courses are under a banner of ‘Our New Program for Mental Health Boosting Webinars’...

Masonic Charitable Foundation

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Most of the support provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs. They can also award grants to provide specific items or services. A range of health and care needs, including medical and dental treatments, counselling and mobility aids or home adaptations are supported, with funding also available for respite, residential, nursing and dementia care.  Did you know that they also provide grants to charities...

Lloyds Bank Foundation Grant Programme

Small and local charities in England and Wales helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. The funding will be open year-round, meaning charities can apply at a time that suits them and will not be restricted by deadlines...

Healthwatch Halton and Diabetes UK Project On Digital Exclusion and Primary Care

Engaging Communities Solutions CIC deliver Healthwatch Halton as well as other Healthwatch in parts of the Midlands and the North West. They are currently doing some work around digital exclusion with Diabetes UK about people’s experiences of accessing their GP practices during the pandemic if they either don’t have access to digital technology or find it difficult to use. They  would really like to hear from people who have Diabetes or perhaps care for someone who has Diabetes. Any information that you share with them will be anonymous and used for a report that will be shared with Diabetes UK...

Training and Learning Opportunities from Citizens Advice Halton

As the vaccine roll-out gathers apace Citizens Advice Halton is developing a programme of training and learning opportunities to help their volunteers get back on board and they'd like to offer some places/courses to volunteers at partner organisations. The training will be through a combination of group sessions and e-learning opportunities...

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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