Shropshire VCS Assembly Event Reminders – All Members Invited

Welfare Reform Event

On Wednesday 4th October, Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) will be hosting an event for voluntary and community sector organisations, Registered Social Landlords, Local Members, MPs and Local Authority and other public sector staff.  The event will be held in the Council Chamber, Shirehall from 9am to 12pm.

Welfare Reform: The Big Debate 2 will follow on from an initial event which took place in 2013 which explored the welfare system and the phased introduction of changes made over the past few years.  This year’s event will include an update from the previous Big Debate, will consider the issues experienced so far and imminent changes.  Debate discussions will focus on the impact, issues and solutions of themes including Universal Credit, Disability Benefits, Food Banks, Housing and Council Tax Benefit.  Attendees are encouraged to bring along any evidence and information they have which could be useful during discussions.  Colleagues from the Cabinet Office will also be in attendance at the event and are keen to hear your thoughts.

If you would like to book a place at this event, please send the following information to vcsassembly@shropshire.gov.uk:

  • Full Name
  • Organisation
  • Job Title
  • Email Address
  • Telephone No.
  • Any Special Requirements (hearing loop, disabled access etc.)

If you would prefer to book via telephone, please contact Kate MacDonald or Sarah Dodds on 01743 258521.



Social Prescribing Event

Time: 1:30 to 16:30
Date: Thursday 12th October
Venue: University Centre, Guildhall, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ

On 12 October there will be an opportunity to attend an event to find out more about social prescribing in Shropshire. The event will cover work already taking place in Oswestry and the surrounding area and you will have the opportunity to influence the development of a bid into a national funding programme.

If you would like to book a place at this event, please send the following information to vcsassembly@shropshire.gov.uk

  • Full Name
  • Organisation
  • Job Title
  • Email Address
  • Telephone No.
  • Any Special Requirements (hearing loop, disabled access etc.)


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Event

Shropshire VCS Assembly is working with Shropshire Association of Local Councils (SALC) to provide an introduction to the General Data Protection Regulations. These changes will have an impact on all organisations, however small.   If you are not familiar with GDPR please do your best to attend. The free event will be helpful for trustees and managers but places are limited.

If you would like to book a place at this event, please send the following information to vcsassembly@shropshire.gov.uk

  • Full Name
  • Organisation
  • Job Title
  • Email Address
  • Telephone No.
  • Any Special Requirements (hearing loop, disabled access etc.)

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