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Job Vacancies

Well-being and Befriending Officer Salary: £12,400 actual Hours: part-time 3 days per week. Initially a 6 month fixed-term contract. Expected to continue subject to funding Oswestry Community Action, Qube is an independent charity serving the community across North Shropshire. There … Continue reading

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Volunteering News

New Research Published – Demand for Volunteers The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to undertake a qualitative study into what drives demand for volunteers across England. The research examined … Continue reading

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Partner News – PCCO Updates

New Chief Constable for West Mercia Police Pippa Mills has been officially confirmed as the next Chief Constable of West Mercia Police. Pippa is currently the Essex Deputy Chief Constable and will bring a wealth of experience from her service in Essex and … Continue reading

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Ethical Property Foundation – Support Available

Shropshire VCS Assembly has had offers of support from the Ethical Property Foundation in the past and they are currently working to provide online information and advice to charities and community groups across England and Wales. In addition to their … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Youth Engagement Grant The Youth Engagement Grant will support young people across England to participate in the development of policy affecting them, enabling more young people to have their voices heard and participate in decision making on a national policy … Continue reading

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News from the Kings Fund

New publication – Understanding Integration The Kings Fund has published a new report named ‘Understanding integration: how to listen to and learn from people and communities’. The move towards integrated care has been the defining policy in health and care … Continue reading

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NCVO Respond, Recover, Reset – New Survey

Shropshire VCS Assembly encourages members to participate in this vitally important study by NCVO, Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University. The Centre of People Work and Organisational Practice at Nottingham Trent University, together with NCVO and Sheffield Hallam University … Continue reading

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Pandemic Summer Campaign

VCS Assembly Members are asked to support local partnership and promote an information campaign designed to reduce the spread of Covid-19 infections. The campaign focuses on reminding people of 6 actions we can all take: Wash your hands regularly Wear a … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Some important reminders from recent VCS Assembly newsletters: The Royal British Legion in Shropshire are recruiting for Volunteer Poppy Appeal Organisers in order to secure the Appeal across the county.  More details are available here: http://vcsvoice.org/2021/07/poppy-appeal-organisers-needed/ Please email Jenny Robey if you … Continue reading

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It’s Antisocial Behaviour Week

The 19th to 25th July marks the first ever antisocial behaviour (ASB) awareness week. The national organisations supporting the event include the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) … Continue reading

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