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HSCVF Conference - 18 June

Health and Social Care – the current picture 

Olivia Butterworth, from the Voluntary Sector Partnerships and Big Society Team at Department of Health, outlined key developments in the health and social care policy field and commissioning practice, and what this means for voluntary organisations.Click here to view Olivia's presentation

Volunteering Today – Collection of case studies combining new thinking on volunteering, the Vision for Volunteering and tried and tested good practice in the volunteering world

National project representatives from Luke Rosier from Place2Be, Guy Patterson from Age UK and Rose McCarthy / Julie Barton from British Refugee Council talked about good practice in volunteering. Click here to read more

Co-production, community empowerment or bottom up involvement  - views from the frontline

Tricia Nicoll who has worked for the DH and with the New Economics Foundation presented on co-production in the health sector.  In her session she will be talked around co-production, what it means and its application in the voluntary sector. Click here to view Tricia's presentation

Alternative forms of giving

Duncan Tree from CSV, HSCVF delivery partner, along with Philippe Granger from Rushey Green Time Bank, and David Russell Young Foundation /Spice talked about the best and the newest in timebanking and current views on alternative giving. Click here to read more

Engaging with Commissioners – top tips from projects on how to do this successfully
Steve Shaw from Ashfield Voluntary Action, Anna Dawson-Jones from NCT and John Bastin from YMCA, who are representatives of HSCVF projects, talked about their own experiences of doing this, and what you can learn from their experiences. Click here to read more

Sustainability and diversifying income
David Wood and Steve Moreton from Attend, a delivery partner for the HSCVF, provided expert advice in helping organisations think through how to be more sustainable and accessing new sources of funding. Click here to read more