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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.


  • 30 Mar
    Free session - Personal Independence Payment: Make it Practical 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Hear the most recent DWP update regarding the transfer from DLA (Disability Living Allowance) to PIP (Personal Independence Payment), as well as information specific to Glasgow;

    Find out about PIP criteria, components, assessment and claims process;

    Discuss suggestions with the DWP about how the 3rd sector can prepare, and how vulnerable clients might be supported in partnership with the DWP;

    Share your challenges, ideas and suggestions about how services are currently responding – what is and isn't working;

    Discuss alongside the DWP and colleagues within the 3rd sector practical ways to prepare claimants – and your service – for forthcoming changes


  • 01 Apr
    Sharing learning for Link worker/Community connector approaches in Scotland 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    The role of Links Workers, Community Connectors, Navigators and Practitioners is increasingly being recognised as a vital role in supporting people to live well in their community.

    Across Scotland there are a number of innovative approaches that aim to support people to connect in to their local community assets. Many of these approaches see the primary care team as key to this approach.

    This event will share learning across people and programmes interested community-connected primary care and 'links' approaches and launch the Links Worker programme's Record of Learning.  Each delegate will be issued with a hard copy of each of these modules to take away on the day.

    The day will be highly interactive and delegates can choose to attend three topic-based workshops where they will explore how other people and programmes are operating and what they are learning.

    Further details can be found on Eventbrite where you can register for the event, with the agenda to follow at a later date. We very much hope you or a representative will be able to join us on 1 April.

  • 20 Apr
    Active Seniors – Seniors Hustings Westminster Elections 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Seniors Hustings - Westminster Election


  • 22 Apr
    Do you work with children and families in Drumchapel – New Drumchapel Early Years network launch 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Health, Education, the Third Sector, Social Work and Glasgow LIFE are working together to establish a Drumchapel Early Years Network for everyone who works with the Early Years in Drumchapel

    You are invited to the NETWORK LAUNCH


  • 12 May
    National Co-Production Conference - Time to walk the talk with Co-production 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    The free conference will be brimming over with activities, work sessions, training opportunities, discussions and debates, with the aim of bringing together all we know about co-production in Scotland.  The organisers are particularly keen for the conference to hear from groups of people with lived experience of co-production, and invite you to get in touch with ideas for how you could contribute.  Support is available for the attendance of local or unfunded groups.  The deadline for conference submissions is Friday 3rd April 2015.  Click here for more information, including booking details, or view the event flyer.

  • 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.

  • 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:


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