VSI Alliance

VSI Alliance Update 21 January 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

In this VSI alliance News & Events you will find help and information on various aspects of healthy living, training opportunities, as well as funding, jobs and volunteering options.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Supporting Digital Access to the NHS Healthy Start Scheme

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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.

Available sessions: Friday 21 January and Tuesday 25 January
The training is aimed particularly at those people whose role involves engaging with or supporting families in Calderdale who are in pregnancy or have children aged under 5.
Please use the Eventbrite link to book onto the training course. There is still some availability on dates in January. A link to the TEAMS meeting will be sent out to you ahead of the attendance date.Fri, 21 January 2022 12:30 – 13:15 GMT | Click Here to Book. Tue, 25 January 2022 15:30 – 16:15 GMT | Click Here to Book If you have any questions or need any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact: Rachel Smith, Health Improvement Specialist, Calderdale Council rachel.smith@calderdale.gov.uk 01422 206036

VSI Alliance Update 14 January 2022

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

The latest VSI alliance News & Events discusses Coronavirus vaccination, local consultations, online activities and training opportunities from various organisations, as well as job vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

VSI Alliance Update 7 January 2022

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

The latest VSI alliance News & Events circular brings you information on local surveys, training opportunities, police updates, available seminars and as ever, funding options, job vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

VSI Alliance Winter Directory 2021/22

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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
  • Loneliness
  • 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.

VSI Alliance Update 17 December 2021

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. Find information for emergency food support during the Christmas period, coronavirus information, funding options as well as volunteering and job opportunities.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Could you be the next VAC Trustee?

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Voluntary & Community (also known as VAC) are looking to continue building their board of trustees to reflect the diversity and expertise of the great communities they work with.

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.

VAC Trustees

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!

For further information, please visit the website www.cvac.org.uk or for an informal chat please contact Tracy Saunders our Chair on 07810 156765 or tracy.saunders@btinternet.com.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to info@cvac.org.uk 

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.

VSI Alliance VCSE Winter Directory 2021/22

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The VSI Alliance are producing a Calderdale Winter Directory of all the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector support and services available to individuals over the Winter months.  This may be promoting part of your regular service delivery or it may be Winter specific work the VCSE are providing.As examples, the Winter Directory is aiming to include information on Mental Health Support, Wellbeing Sessions, Physical Activity, Food Support Services, Social Groups etc.The directory has a very tight turnaround to collate the information so apologies for the short deadline for information. To include your organisation or specific service, please complete the Microsoft Form via the link below by 1pm on Thursday 16th December 2021.

https://forms.office.com/r/6Ur17PEX94

If you wish to discuss further, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk 

VSI Alliance Update 10 December 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. It gives updates on the newest Covid rules, vaccination information, consultations and events, training events, funding, as well as job and volunteering opportunities.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.