Free Quality for Health Course at VAC

Quality For Health® is a quality assurance system developed by VAC specifically to support Voluntary and Community sector groups and organisations delivering local health services – and their funders – to clearly identify the difference they are making to their users through quality service delivery.

VAC will be running a FREE training session ‘An Introduction to Quality for Health’ June 6 between 10:00 and 12:30. This session is aimed at organisations delivering health and health related services who want to find out more about the Quality For Health® quality assurance system. It will be held at their offices in Hall Street, Halifax. Further details can be found at http://cvac.org.uk/product/introduction-to-qfh/. If you have any problems accessing the training via their website, please contact the training administrator on: training@cvac.org.uk  or by phoning 01422 348777.

Volunteering with VAC

VAC have a number of volunteering opportunities available.

Their volunteering roles will help you make a real difference for local people across Calderdale.  All VAC volunteering roles require people to be over the age of 18.

VAC is recruiting volunteers to gather customer feedback, listen to people’s experiences and gather vital information for organisations about the quality of their services. Quality Voice ensures that people’s voices are heard to help improve services and to champion quality and continuous service improvement.

A variety of methods will be used including:

  • Making telephone calls to services
  • Visits organisations and talking with customers about their experiences
  • Mystery shopping services
  • Reviewing services websites

More information can be found by downloading the Quality Voice leaflet or by visiting http://cvac.org.uk/volunteering/

 

 

 

 

 

Our Place provides a safe and social environment for Calderdale residents 50+. A team of trained volunteers provide hot and nutritious meals to people in a friendly and attentive environment. Our Place improves the lives of Calderdale residents and their health and wellbeing by providing a social and stimulating environment for people to be in.

Ways to get involved:
Befriender – attend Our Place sessions, chat to service users, assist serving food,cleaning up and helping with activities.
Timings: 10 – 4pm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Cook – help prepare a two course meal, including planning the menu and shopping.
Timings: 9:30 – 1pm on Saturday or Sunday
Driver – collect and return service users. Drivers would need their own car, a clean driving licence and appropriate insurance. Out of pocket expenses will be paid.
Timings: Saturday and Sunday 8:30 – 10:30am & 3 – 5pm (Some flexibility will be required)
Passenger Assistant – to assist drivers collecting and returning service users.
Timings: Saturday and Sunday 8:30 – 10:30am & 3 – 5pm (Some flexibility will be required)

For more information download the Weekend Care leaflet

Big Lottery Workshop at VAC

vac-logoVAC have organised an event with the Big Lottery staff to talk to groups about People in the Lead… Find out more…

Wednesday 26 January 2017 – 1pm to 3pm
At VAC, Hall Street Halifax, HX1 5AY

Click here to view the agenda

There will be an opportunity to talk to Big Lottery staff and VAC staff will be available at the end of the session so do please bring your idea/project with you to discuss.

Please note: The session is only open for groups that have never applied for funding from the lottery or have applied but been unsuccessful.

Call 01422 348777 ext 210 or email training@cvac.org.uk to book a place

Developing a Recovery College Model for Young People Aged 13-19

Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group are looking to improve emotional health and wellbeing services for young people aged 13- 19. They are looking for partners to help develop a Recovery college model for Calderdale.

Definition of a recovery college model:
A range of courses and workshops aim to help people recognise and develop their own:

  • personal resourcefulness
  • resilience
  • become experts in their own self-care
  • work towards achieving their goals and ambitions

If you think your group has something to offer and would be interested in working in partnership with other organisations, please get in touch and we can support you to contribute.

Contact Chris or Elaine on Christine.stephen@cvac.org.uk or Elaine.peaker@cvac.org.uk

The deadline for final submissions to Calderdale Council and the Calderdale CCG is Friday 17th February 2017.

November Health News from Voluntary Action Calderdale

Each month Voluntary Action Calderdale put together a brief round-up of news and events in health.

The aim of the newsletter is to help you keep up-to-date with information and developments in health; by collating health related news from a range of local, regional and national organisations.

Click here for a copy of the November Health News

Understanding the Quality For Health Indicators – VAC Training

This session will provide an opportunity to explore the indicators that make up the quality areas within the system and how to gather appropriate evidence – The session will cover the following:

  • Overview of the quality areas and what they mean
  • What the indicators means in terms of you delivery
  • Setting your evidence against the indicators
  • The need to be able to demonstrate that your delivery can be measured against the indicators

The session will be held on Tuesday 29 November from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale.

All VAC workshops are free to Calderdale Voluntary/Community groups working around health. Each organisation that’s entitled to free training will have a unique discount code that will need to be entered at checkout for every online booking. Please speak to the training administrator to access your discount code.

Contact the training administrator on 01422 348777

For all other organisations, the costs per delegate are as follows:

  • Calderdale based voluntary and community organisation = £50
  • Outside Calderdale voluntary and community organisation = £75
  • Public bodies e.g. police, general practice, social services = £100

Click here for more information and to book online

October Health News from Voluntary Action Calderdale

Each month Voluntary Action Calderdale put together a brief round-up of news and events in health.

The aim of the newsletter is to help you keep up-to-date with information and developments in health; by collating health related news from a range of local, regional and national organisations.

Click here for a copy of October’s Health News