3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey November 14

In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey

In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

New People’s Panel for West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Survey

People across West Yorkshire are being asked to help shape a new people’s panel which will play an important role in advising health and care services across the area.  With already strong mechanisms in place to hear from people in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield District, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), want to build on this by giving people an opportunity to also have a voice at a West Yorkshire level.

Take the survey here : www.tinyurl.com/wypanel22 by November 11
or read to the end to find how you can complete a paper copy

WY HCP, which plans and delivers health and care services for people across the area, has asked West Yorkshire Healthwatch organisations, the independent health and care champions, to develop a new panel. The panel will be made up of people and communities from across the area. It aims to empower people to have their say about services and to put the voice of people at the heart of decision-making at a West Yorkshire level.

Working with existing and new networks across local areas, people will have the opportunity to get involved in influencing decisions made by the new NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Board.

Sharanjit Boughan, West Yorkshire Healthwatch said: “Ensuring diverse voices are heard from across the area is essential to help health and care services meet the needs of all our communities. We especially want to hear the voices of those who experience the greatest health inequalities and who we might not usually hear from. Please come forward and get involved”.

Cathy Elliott, Chair of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board said: “As the independent champion for anyone using health and care services, Healthwatch is a key partner within WY HCP and ideally placed to do this essential work on our behalf. We really want to reach as many people as possible, so that we can make sure people’s feedback and experiences of local services are heard at the highest level. This is ultimately all about making the right decisions and ones that make a positive difference to everyone’s lives”.

Anyone interested in helping to shape the panel is invited to take part in a survey and share their thoughts and ideas, including what the panel will be called and how people could be supported to get involved. The survey can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/wypanel22 – alternatively, for a paper copy or to request alternative formats, or to be taken through the questions on the phone, contact your local Healthwatch. The survey closes for comments on the Friday 11 November 2022.

Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey by October 26th

We are delighted to invite you to take part in our annual Crime and Community survey. The survey is in its third year running, and we want to hear your views on crime, community, and your experience of Neighbourhood Watch. The survey is open to everyone across England and Wales, regardless of whether you are a Neighbourhood Watch member or not.

Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWCCS2022

All responses will be anonymised and aggregated, and everyone who completes the 5 – 10 minute survey can choose to opt-in to the prize draw to win one of four £25 Amazon vouchers.

The results will enable us as a charity to better understand crime and fear of crime, benchmark whether membership in a Neighbourhood Watch scheme or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area impacts crime levels, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together. This information is vitally important to ensure we can better target our work to meet your crime and community needs and concerns.

Last year our survey received 16,000 responses from across England and Wales, providing us with rich and useful data. This year we will be able to compare our data to the last two year’s results and share our findings with you.

Please complete our survey and share it via email and social with all the various communities you belong to, whether they be a Neighbourhood Watch community or other such as sport, religious or work community.  This will help us receive a good balance of responses from members and non-members, enabling us to compare experiences between these two groups.

Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWCCS2022

The survey closes on 26th October 2022. 

Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey

The VSI Alliance is gathering feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.The information we receive back will form the basis of a findings report that will be presented on behalf of the VSI Alliance and the local VCSE Sector by Julie Robinson, CEO of VAC at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares, on Thursday 11th August.The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VCSEFINANCIALSUSTAINABILITY/The deadline for submissions is Thursday 4th August in order to give time to analyse and write up the information for presentation.Thank you,VSI Alliance

Request for Insight: Mental Health, Neurodiversity, Autism and Learning Disabilities

NHS Calderdale CCG is undertaking a mapping exercise to understand what insight we have of peoples experiences of services that provide support around mental health, neurodiversity, autism and learning disabilities. This includes services provided by the NHS, other health providers and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations. 

If you have collected any insight, or are aware of any engagement / consultation activity that has taken place or reports developed across Calderdale about these services, please could you share this with kirsty.wayman@nhs.net by Monday 30 May.

Click Here To Email Insight

Public Spaces Protection Orders Renewal – Community Consultation

Working together to keep communities safe and to protect the environment – everyone has a part to play

More information and further Public Consultation Event Dates here

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the legal restrictions in place to protect Calderdale’s distinctive moorlands and to keep public spaces safe and clean.

Calderdale Council is reviewing its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which can prohibit certain behaviour or activity as well as require action to be taken in a defined area.

Calderdale currently has seven PSPOs which cover the following:

·         The Moorland Fire PSPO was implemented in June 2019 to protect the borough’s moorland and upland areas by preventing the risk of fire.

·         Five of the remaining PSPOs introduced restrictions on a person in charge of a dog/s, for example not entering specific areas such as children’s playgrounds and failing to clean up after their dog.

·         The final order is in respect to the consumption of alcohol in a public place or other designated area. The order allows Police and community safety wardens to require individuals to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol

By clicking on the link below there is further information about (PSPOs), details of consultation events around Calderdale, FAQs about the PSPO renewal. Maps and link to the consultation feedback form.

Public Space Protection Orders | Calderdale Council

As PSPOs affects us all your views, comments and suggestions are important, so please complete and return the consultation feedback form.

Consultation Feedback Form and other documents here