As you may be aware, the NHS Healthy Start scheme is changing. By March 2022, paper applications will be replaced by applying digitally, along with some other key changes to the scheme.
Healthy Start families get help from the government to buy healthy food and milk and free Healthy Start vitamins. It is important that in our roles working with families, we are aware of the scheme and how families can sign up.
The supporting digital access to the NHS Healthy Start Scheme in Calderdale is a bespoke training session focused around Healthy Start. It will equip you with the knowledge to support the families you meet to register for the Healthy Start scheme.
VCS Peer Support Webinar
Tuesday 18th January 2022 3pm – 5pm
This directory is full of information about the diverse range of help and services available from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector that can support you to have a safe, supported Winter.
Find help on:
- Mental Health
- Physical Health
- VSI Volunteer Hub
- Food Support
- Specialist Support
The directory includes places where you can find food and resources support as well.
Hard copies will also be available in January 2022.
So, who are VAC?
In a nutshell, VAC is a Charity for Charities and the Voluntary and Community Sector providing services and initiatives to organisations across Calderdale and Kirklees including their work as part of the VSI Alliance. Their vision is to promote positive social change to improve local lives. To find out more about VAC’s work and ethos, please visit the website www.cvac.org.uk.
If we were to strip back our Trustee recruitment goals, we are looking for people. Passionate people with an interest in the development & success of Voluntary & Community Sector. If you also have professional and/or lived knowledge or experience in the following areas that would be an added bonus:
- Local Government
- Estate/Property Development or Management
- Health Background
We are looking for people who may be considering taking their first step in a Trustee role or may have been involved with trusteeships previously.
When considering a trustee role, it can be a tough decision to choose which great cause and organisation could best benefit from your time and knowledge. By becoming one of our Trustees, you will not only be shaping the work of VAC but you will be supporting and championing the work of the Voluntary and Community Sector across the Calderdale and Kirklees landscape!
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for Trustee expressions of interest is Friday 31st December 2021.
Interviews will take place week commencing 14th January 2022 and successful candidates will be invited to observe the next board meeting on 26th January 2022.