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West and Central Voluntary Sector Network (WCVSN)

WCAVSN is a member organisation of small and medium voluntary sector providers in the West Area of Glasgow.

The Network works to provide advice, information and training to the voluntary sector and supports organisations to engage with the West and Central & West Community Planning Partnerships.

A key function of the Network is to facilitate the flow of information from key partners to the voluntary sector thereby enabling voluntary organisations to participate effectively in these new structures and ultimately to secure the best possible outcomes for the people who access their service

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  • 30 Nov
    Midsummer Market 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Visit the Trongate area of Glasgow on Saturday 21st June and buy beautiful, high quality products made by people who care! The Midsummer market is hosted by Beyond the Finish Line in association with Run Native, an online market place by social enterprise for social enterprises.


  • 27 May
    Art in the Gart – Sculpture Unveiling: 200 years of mental health care in Glasgow and Scotland 01:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    All welcome to help celebrate 200 years of mental health care in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, which is being marked by the unveiling of a sculpture by Jephson Robb.

    Mee at Tate House at the west end of the site beside the Crow Road emergency entrance to the Gartnavel site.


  • 28 May
    Recovery and Welfare Reform 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Recovery Focus: Make it Practical What happens when welfare reform means... we just don't have time for recovery?

    Joint session between GCVS the Scottish Recovery Network.

    This will be useful opportunity to explore the concept of recovery in practice, the impact of welfare reform on recovery and wellbeing, plus learn practical tips and tools to re-focus on recovery day to day – all of which could have a long term impact on client, volunteer and staff wellbeing, as well as your daily work practice and broader service outcomes/funding.


  • 30 May
    Roots Scotland: Want to learn more about Glasgow in a fun way 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM

    Roots Scotland is funded by Historic Scotland to increase knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the historic environment by minority ethnic communities in Scotland.


  • 01 Jun
    Tackling violence against women in the Garscadden/Scotstounhill and Partick West wards 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    The North West Violence Against Women Steering Group would like to be part of a conversation on how to tackle violence against women in the Garscadden /Scotstounhill...

  • 02 Jun
    OPFS Scotland - Giving Single Parents a Voice 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    The "Giving Single Parents a Voice" event will shine a light on the issues and policies that matter most to single parents.
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    One Parent Families Scotland



    Event: Giving Single Parents a Voice

    Join us on 02 June 2015, from 6pm to 8pm, at The Members' Room at The Scottish Parliament.

    Giving Single Parents a Voice

    Single parents from across Scotland will be shining a light on the issues that matter to them at a Scottish Parliament reception.

    With one in four families now headed by a single parent and a new Westminster government imminent, it has never been more important to listen to what single parents have to say on the issues which most concern them – Childcare, Benefits & Tax Credits, Welfare Reform, Employment, and Attitudes & Stigma.

    The support and campaigning charity One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is hosting the event. Our thanks go to Christina McKelvie MSP for sponsoring the event.

    Come along to the reception and hear single parents and campaigners talk about their concerns.



    Giving Single Parents a Voice
    Scottish Parliament 
    - 02 June 2015 (6pm - 8pm)
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  • 03 Jun
    Drumchapel Early Years Network Meeting 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    The theme of the meeting will be 'Addressing Child Poverty'


  • 04 Jun
    Knightswood Connects - Working better together for older people in Knightswood 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    You are invited to the following event:

    Knightswood Connects


    Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (BST)

    Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre
    64 Balmoral Street
    G14 0HB Glasgow
    United Kingdom

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    Knightswood Connects is a new initiative which aims to bring together practitioners from all sectors (including health, social care, police, voluntary sector, fire, cordia) to make connections to others who work with older adults in and around the Knightswood neighbourhood, and to begin conversations about how we can work better together to improve the lives and outcomes of older people. ...

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    We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there!

    Kind regards,
    Louise Gallagher

    North West Health Improvement Team on behalf of the 'Knightswood Working Group'




  • 09 Jun
    Active Seniors Day in the Park 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Whiteinch Park


  • 11 Jun
    LEAD Scotland National Conference - Delivering positive outcomes for disabled & disadvantaged learne 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Lead Scotland's 4th national conference: 'Can We Make Things Better? YES WE CAN!!' Delivering positive outcomes for disabled & disadvantaged learners

    11TH June - This is a save the date invitation. The venue is still to be confirmed, but is likely to take place in central Scotland. Following the success of last year's conference, we're delighted to confirm that Keith Aitken (award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster) will be chairing the conference for a second year running.

    The key theme of this year's conference will be around creative and inclusive approaches to delivering positive outcomes for disabled and disadvantaged learners. We really want the debate to focus on the widest possible range of positive outcomes for such learners, including progression through learning, moving on to employment, training or volunteering, as well as other 'softer' outcomes such as becoming more independent and developing self-confidence and communication skills.

    The conference will be relevant for staff in:


  • 11 Jun
    Can We Make Things Better? YES WE CAN!’ Lead Scotland 2015 National Conference 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    The key focus of the conference will be around creative and inclusive approaches towards delivering positive outcomes for disabled and disadvantaged learners, and will be relevant for:

    College and university staff
    CLD providers
    Careers advisers/guidance staff
    Employers and work placement providers
    Employment support agencies
    Voluntary sector support organisations
    Local authority staff
    NHS boards.

    To find out more about the conference and to book your place, please visit our Eventbrite bookings website.

    You can either attend for a half-day or full-day (both of which include lunch), and bookings should be made by Thursday 28th May 2015.

    If you have any questions about the conference, please get in touch with us at conference@lead.org.uk or call 0131 228 9441.

  • 22 Jun
    Glasgow Social Work Services Provider Event – Health and Social Care Integration 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM

    The next Glasgow Social Work Services Provider Event will be focussed on Health & Social Care Integration.

    Please note GCC may not be able to offer places to all interested parties due to the level of expected interest in this event.

    June's event will include presentations on the following:


30 Nov - 28 May
30 May - 02 Jun
03 Jun - 09 Jun
11 Jun - 22 Jun