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

Welcome To Volunteers Week 2021

Welcome to #VolunteersWeek. We're really excited to be sharing stories and thanks from organisations and volunteers across this week.

Keep updated by following our Facebook and Twittter feeds and share your stories with us too, or through our YouTube Channel.

If you would like  to find out more about volunteering or if you have any volunteer roles, then the link below will take you to our dedicated volunteer portal:



Job Vacancy - Health Improvement Specialist- Mental Health. Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention 

Are you passionate about changing lives? Are you the key person who has what it takes to work with partners to improve the mental health and wellbeing of those who have been impacted by the pandemic? Interested in project managing a unique programme of work funded by Public Health England? If so, don't miss this opportunity to join the team at Halton Borough Council as a Health Improvement Specialist in Mental Health. Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention...

Plan Bee Looking To Recruit a Chef/Trainer

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. They want to 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're looking for someone who is reliable, trustworthy and enthusiastic about delivering a high-quality product to their customers. The ability to use initiative and work independently is required...

South Liverpool - Opportunity to bid for Social Prescribing Link workers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches

Two Primary Care Networks covering South Liverpool are looking for a new partner/partners to provide Social Prescribing Link Workers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches across both networks. The networks are inviting providers to bid for the option of three lots- to provide Social Prescribing Link workers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches across both networks (Childwall/Wavertree) (Speke/Woolton/Aigburth/Gatacre/Garston/Allerton). Both networks operate independently, however they are working collaboratively to deliver a number of network components inclusive of their approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of their populations...

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

Free Meals For Isolated People In St Helens

Apex Charitable Trust / Plan Bee Community Coffee shop have successfully secured funding which offers free meals to isolated people in St Helens. The only criteria is that you live in St Helens and experiencing one or more of the following: Isolated; Experiencing financial difficulties; Unable to leave your home due to health issues, then you can claim a free ‘My Meal’ every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...

St Helens Mental Health Summit - Thursday 1st July 2021

The mental wellbeing of many people will have been impacted directly by Covid-19, whether through the virus itself, the impact on jobs or the economy, self-isolation or the tragedy of losing a loved one. NHS St Helens CCG / St Helens Borough Council are inviting people and organisations from across St Helens to come together to share experiences, dispel some of the myths and find practical solutions to supporting mental health prevention and improved mental wellbeing as a part of everyday life...

Vacancy - Multi Specialist Advocate 

n-compass are looking to recruit a Multi Specialist Advocate covering St Helens - Meresyside to provide independent one to one statutory and non-statutory advocacy in accordance with the agreed individualised approach and legislative requirements...

Bereavement Support Group - A Place to Grow Allotment Group

MIND St Helens are offering a safe space for therapeutic group bereavement support. A place where the isolation of grief could be met by others and can share the pain of loss. These weekly sessions will run for 6 weeks and provide an opportunity for people to meet others in similar circumstances and to realise that they are not alone in their experiences, to build confidence, and to make new friendships. After the 6 weeks, members will be able to join the regular allotment groups if they have found the experience enjoyable and beneficial...

Halton Borough Council's Starting Back Fund - Closing Date 18th June

Halton Borough Council is committed to supporting community groups and voluntary organisations and believes these groups can make a positive contribution to improving community life. As a result of the impact Covid has had, additional funding has been set aside for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Halton to support them with returning to their activities safely, now that lockdown restrictions have started to ease. The Starting Back Fund is available to enable you to continue or restart delivery of services which were stopped by the pandemic. It could also help you to change and adapt your delivery to meet Covid Safe requirements...

Newton and Earlestown Community Group Awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Congratulations to Newton and Earlestown Community Group who have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups. They have dedicated their award to all of their hardworking volunteers who give their time and effort freely, without demanding thanks or recognition...

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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