12 Days of Giving : Movement for Good 2022

12 days of giving is the last phase of Movement for Good’s 2022 programme!

For 12 days in December Movement for Good will be drawing 10 charities per working day to receive £1000.

The first draw will be taking place on the 1st December and the last draw will be on the 16th December.

For a chance to receive £1000 pound, nominate your charity using this link: https://movementforgood.com/

 

If you would like to nominate North Halifax Partnership, you could follow the link on the card below!

 

 

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

Become an Engagement Champion to benefit your organisation

In a nutshell, the Engagement Champions programme is about capturing the views of local people and communities, especially those who are seldom heard, specifically in relation to health.Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations are so well placed in communities to engage with residents.This is where you come in!Delivered by VSI Alliance on behalf of NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, the Engagement Champions programme supports reps from VCSE organisations to undertake training and become an accredited  ‘Engagement Champion’ and give your service users and communities a voice when it comes to health services and proposals.

Here are some of the other benefits of becoming an Engagement Champion!

Earn money for your organisationOffered opportunities to carry out paid surveys and/or focus groups
Get Invited to local events where you can meet with the people and organisations involved in shaping local health services.

The Engagement Champions Training TimetableAll session are held online via Zoom.  Attendees need to be able to commit to attending all 4 sessions.

Training Session 1How the NHS Works Tuesday 26th April 2022 10am – 12:30 pm
Training Session 2Legal and statutory obligations for engagement Tuesday 3rd May 2022 10am – 12:30 pm
Training Session 3Engagement Methods & approaches Tuesday 17th May 2022 10am – 12:30 pm
Training Session 4Equalities, Safeguarding and Evaluation and Certificates Tuesday 7th June 2022 10am– 12:30 pm

Ready to be an Engagement Champion? Email us!

More information about the programme

The NHS has a legal duty to involve local communities/communities of interest when health changes are being considered and the training provides the knowledge and skills needed to carry out engagement and consultation work on behalf of the NHS locally.  The training is free and once trained, volunteers will be able to give their organisation the opportunity to be approved providers of engagement for the NHS locally with the potential to carry out paid work.

The training is spread over 4 sessions (currently delivered on Zoom).  The training provides an understanding of how the NHS works and why the NHS is required to involve local communities in changes to services.  It covers methods and approaches to engagement and consultation which can be useful skills for your own personal development and benefit your organisation and also key information about equalities and safeguarding.  Participants are asked to complete a practical task asking service users to complete a survey.

Express interest in becoming the Volunteers’ Week Pin Badge Designer by March 31

For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we wanted to do something special to thank the volunteers of Calderdale by creating the first Volunteers’ Week pin badge – and who doesn’t love a pin badge?

Thanks to the artistic flair of Memory Lane Cafe volunteer, Georgia, we designed a glow-in-the-dark pin badge that was given to Calderdale volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, especially during such a difficult year.This small token of big appreciation went down so well last year that we would like to do it again!  All we need is this year’s designer!We are looking for a local volunteer who has a love for design/art/illustration and would be up for co-creating our next pin badge, seeing them proudly displayed on volunteers’ coats around the borough!

If you would like to nominate one of your volunteers to help create the 2022 Volunteers’ Week pin badge, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk  by Thursday 31st March 2022.

Does our next Volunteers’ Week Pin Badge Designer Volunteer with you?

For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we wanted to do something special to thank the volunteers of Calderdale by creating the first Volunteers’ Week pin badge – and who doesn’t love a pin badge?

Thanks to the artistic flair of Memory Lane Cafe volunteer, Georgia, we designed a glow-in-the-dark pin badge that was given to Calderdale volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, especially during such a difficult year.This small token of big appreciation went down so well last year that we would like to do it again!  All we need is this year’s designer!We are looking for a local volunteer who has a love for design/art/illustration and would be up for co-creating our next pin badge, seeing them proudly displayed on volunteers’ coats around the borough!

If you would like to nominate one of your volunteers to help create the 2022 Volunteers’ Week pin badge, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk 

Optimal HR: Grant Funded HR Essentials Workshop – 23rd & 24th March

       

Optimal HR: Grant Funded HR Essentials Workshop – 23rd & 24th March – Elsie Whiteley Centre in Halifax – Book Now! 

Optimal HR have been working in partnership with VSI Alliance and Voluntary Action Calderdale to provide grand funded HR support to charitable organisations within the Calderdale area who employ people.We are running a two day HR Essentials two-day workshop aimed at staff who have line management responsibility for other staff as part of their role. This grant-funded workshop supports each organisation to provide managers with essential, practical HR knowledge, skills and understanding required to pro-actively and consistently manage people issues including those relating to an employee’s conduct, capability and grievance.

There are a limited number of places available on this workshop. If you would like to request a maximum of two attendees from your organisation.Please email Admin@optimal-hr.co.uk to request a place. All places will be confirmed within 2 weeks.

Free Winter Care Packs available to support vulnerable individuals

A number of free winter care packs are available to Calderdale organisations supporting vulnerable individuals.

The packs include some essential items to support those most in need during the cold months.To register your interest, please email the required quantities to info@cvac.org.uk

Collection from VAC Resource Centre, Hall St Halifax HX1 5AY