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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.

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service East of England winners and Nominations for 2016

Congratulations to the East of England organisations awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service this year.

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service East Midlands winners and Nominations for 2016

Congratulations to the East Midlands organisations awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service this year.

Public Health England 2015 Heatwave Plan for England

The 2015 Heatwave Plan for England was published on 20 May 2015, and the Met Office will issue Heatwave Alerts from 1 June to 15 September 2015.

Influencing decision makers and commissioners New free online training course

 NCVO has produced a new free online course called Influencing decision makers and commissioners 

Would you like to empower your staff and volunteers to help improve the health and wellbeing of older people?

The Cascade Training Programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has trained over 1400 volunteers and staff across 70 organisations to support over 5500 older people. Age UK are offering training for local partners and other organisations. They are running two free events which they would like to bring to your attention.

Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service: Patient and Public Workshop – London 10th June 2015

NHS England are currently consulting on proposed changes to the service specification for the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service. The three month consultation was launched in March and will run until 18 June 2015.

New learning network for housing, care and health - Deadline 8th June

The National Housing Federation and The King's Fund are offering a unique new opportunity for housing associations to participate in a tailored learning programme to support their knowledge of the health and care sectors. 

New advice portal on NHS procurement process

The Eastern Academic health and Science Network [eahsn] has launched an advice portal that gives straightforward advice about the NHS procurement process. This interactive tool provides essential information on how to navigate the complex NHS Procurement system which will be useful for VCS and SME’s thinking about working with the NHS.

Next-generation social care: The role of e-marketplaces in empowering care users and transforming services

Following the Care Act 2014 there has been widespread take-up of e-marketplaces, as local authorities seek to fulfil their new responsibilities to provide information and support to a broader section of the population.


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