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The voluntary and community sector has made significant contributions to health and wellbeing, often reaching areas and communities that have been difficult to reach by mainstream health and social care providers. One East Midlands aims to keep the voluntary and community sector informed about these changes and where possible contribute to policy and strategy development.

Rights resources for professionals working with young people

New briefing aimed at supporting professionals working with young people to identify sources of high quality information and resources on young people’s rights

Accessible Information Standard Review – Have Your Say

NHS England is reviewing the Accessible Information Standard to assess impact and ensure it is ‘fit for purpose’ and is inviting views

‘Meet the funder’ webinars: New VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England recently launched the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The Alliance is the first component of a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Programme which has been developed following the VCSE review 

Invitation to Voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partners for an update webinar on Sustainability and Transformation Plans

NHS England would like to invite voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partners to join us for an NHS England webinar for a national update on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). 

Regional Social Prescribing Conference for East of England - 7 February 2017

This interactive event will share national and local evidence of impact, consider available models, funding arrangements, programme start up and what support may be needed over time to manage governance, risk and evaluate impact.

Living with Dementia Guide

DEEP, the UK Network of Dementia Voices, have launched a great new guide Our Rights, Our Dementia.

VODG Social Value Toolkit

VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) has launched a practical resource that supports the delivery of social value in the commissioning of social care.

Government consultation on proposals for the local system to fund supported and sheltered housing - runs until 13 February 2017

The Government has launched its consultation on proposals for the local system to fund supported and sheltered housing. It has also published its Supported Accommodation Evidence Review.              

DWP/DH Work and Health Green Paper Consultation

On 31 October 2016 the Department of Work and Pensions and the Department of Health launched a Green Paper and consultation to help more disabled people and those with long term conditions, into work called Work, health and disability: improving lives. The consultation runs until the 17 February 2017.

Bursary scheme for NICE annual conference

Apply for a chance to receive a 2-day delegate pass worth £149 for the NICE Annual Conference 2017. Closing date: Thursday 5th January 2017, 5pm


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