A review of health and care investment in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector began in February 2015. The Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England recognise the importance of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in improving the health and wellbeing of the nation’s population and want to find out more about what is happening on the ground.
Read more on the VCSE review website, see the Blog and Comment.
Download the briefing document.
During the last week of February, three focus groups met in Worcester, Wolverhampton and Leeds. This was the initial stage of the UK review that will report back to Government, a review that intends to influence policy on how health and wellbeing initiatives are supported.
Community Catalysts led the first stage of reporting in partnership with local organisations.
Community micro-enterprises and voluntary organisations joined an open focus group to explain:
- What they do and how they contribute to the wellbeing of the people they support and the local community.
- What gets in the way of providing services for more people and what could government do to remove those barriers?
- If they receive grant funding and, if so, how useful it has been in helping them to establish the enterprise and grow
Download the Worcestershire Focus Group notes that will feed into the overall report.
Worcester Volunteer is registered with this new initiative from NCVO.
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- Players buy tickets online for £2 each – players can buy as many tickets as they want and can either play once, or set up a recurring monthly credit or debit card payment.
- When paying for their tickets online, players are asked to select which charity they would like their ticket proceeds to go to. Charities get £1 of every £2 ticket sold.
- Players are asked to select their chosen charity from a drop-down list. Charity must register to appear in this list – the organisation administrator just needs to set up a personalised online fundraising page.
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Worcester Volunteer Centre has been in the local news recently as it reached a landmark anniversary of 25 years:
A Charity Dinner was held at Worcestershire Cricket Club on Saturday 25 October to celebrate the 25th Anniversary.