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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.

Listening to people with dementia and their carers

A new listening programme to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers has been launched.

The Bright Ideas Community Business Fund is now open

This new programme will help groups get their bright ideas for a community business up and running through tailored support and grants of up to £20,00, So if you have a business idea that will benefit the local community such as running community transport, providing employment opportunities or tackling social isolation then this could be the fund for you.


The NHS partners with Twitter to help shed light on what it means to work or be a patient in the NHS

A pioneering new initiative to lift the lid on the NHS through the voices of the people on its frontline is now live with the launch of the @NHS Twitter account.

NCVO's Step-by-step guide to consortium development

This free ten-stage process will take you through all the various stages that will enable a consortium to be successful

NHS England Involvement hub gives online access to participation tools, training and resources

A new Involvement hub linking users to a range of resources from NHS England and other organisations, including the voluntary sector has been launched on the NHS England website

New Accessible Information Standard Online Forum

The Patient Information Forum (PIF), supported by NHS England, has launched a new online group to support organisations with following the Accessible Information Standard.

Supporting Children's Emotional and Mental Health - Future in Mind

National Children’s Bureau and the Young People’s Health Partnership are hosting this free seminar for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations working with children and young people on 23 November 2016 in  London

Measures of wellbeing for children in care

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is currently undertaking research on what measures, tools or indicators are used to assess the wellbeing of children in care.


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