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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.


  • 31 Jan
    Calling all musicians - 10hr Music Improvisation Marathon 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

    Beat the winter blues and take part in the EPIC


  • 31 Jan
    Invite to seminar: Save Kobane Defeat ISIS 10:45 AM to 03:00 PM

    The struggle against ISIS in and around the Kurdish town of Kobane in Syria has captured the imagination of people throughout the world. The brave defenders of the town, men and women, organised in the Kurdish people’s defence forces the YPG and the YPJ, have held up the advance of ISIS.  Something like 200,000 refugees have fled and are now living in refugee camps in Northern Kurdistan (South East Turkey) supported by local people and local authorities without the support of the Turkish government or international aid organisations.



  • 04 Feb
    Awareness raising session on Women and Equality 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM


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    Glasgow Women’s Voluntary Sector Network invite you to an awareness raising session on;


    Women and Equality


    So do women have true equality?


    Many men and women will say yes, and there are women who feel completely liberated and equal to their male counterparts. However they are not necessarily representative of the vast majority of women in our society.


    This presentation will address some of the issues surrounding women and their position in society; from education to the criminal justice system.


    Discussion groups will give participants the opportunity to give their opinions on the issues raised, making suggestions on how (if required) inequality and discrimination can be challenged.


    Facilitated by Frances Monaghan from Wise Women


    Date:     Wednesday 4th February 2015 


    Venue:  Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow G5  

                   (behind Gorbals Leisure Centre)


    Time:    10am till 1pm


    Registration will be open from 9.30am and tea, coffee and breakfast pastries will be available.


    Travel expenses will be available. We are unable to offer childcare for this event


    This information session is open to women service providers (paid or unpaid) and also individuals who are interested in this issue and who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness.


    You must register for this event and places are limited therefore please register with Lorna as soon as possible via this link;http://www.wisewomen.org.uk/gwvsn_form3.html ...

  • 07 Feb
    Universal Credit Training Session 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    WestGAP are hosting this training session on Universal Credit. The training will be useful to people with experience as an adviser and to anybody involved in supporting claimants, formally or informally. Space is limited, so if you would like to attend please send us an email: info@westgap.co.uk

    Universal Credit: essential knowledge about the new system

    By the end of this half day training course participants should be able to:

    1. Identify the circumstances in which a claimant will have to claim Universal Credit and advise on mechanisms of avoiding being caught by the new system.

    2. Understand and explain the basic calculation of the amount of Universal Credit.

    3. Advise on the claiming and payment process and understand the remedies for delay in payment.

    On the same day, from 2pm-5pm, we will be facilitating a workshop about Universal Credit, looking at why this new benefit has been introduced and the effects we can expect it to have on our conditions, in and out of work.

    The workshop is open to all; no prior knowledge is required. There is level access to the venue from the street and accessible toilet facilities. If there is anything in particular we can do to make it easier for you to attend, please let us know.

    West Glasgow Against Poverty (WestGAP)

    365 Paisley Road West
    G51 1LX

    0141 328 5133

  • 09 Feb
    Workshop - Reclaiming our Lives: Working with Males who have experienced Sexual Abuse 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Drawing on the book 'Reclaiming Our Lives: A workbook for males who have experienced sexual abused' by Jim Campbell and Ron Coleman, this workshop presents the recovery journey and experiences of the two authors. In this workshop, participants will learn some of the techniques and approaches that the book outlines in helping male survivors of sexual abuse reclaim their lives and recover.


  • 17 Feb
    Welfare Reform - Taking Action Together 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    A partnership approach to mitigating the impact of welfare reform on health and social care in Scotland.

    This free event for the third sector, NHS and local authorities aims to:


  • 17 Feb
    Welfare Reform - Taking Action Together 09:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    A partnership approach to mitigating the impact of welfare reform on health and social care in Scotland.

    This free event for the third sector, NHS and local authorities aims to:


  • 28 Feb
    Beyond Food Banks? Growing a Food Justice Movement in Scotland 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Do you help run a food bank? Or have you used a food bank?  Are you appalled at the need for food banks in Scotland today?  The Church of Scotland and Church and Society Council invite you to a free one-day conference exploring food poverty and how we can work together to grow a movement to eliminate it.


  • 10 Mar
    Launch of Substance Misuse Toolkit for those working with children and young people 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

    Following on from the successful development of the secondary schools substance misuse toolkit, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, together with partner local authorities, have developed a similar online resource for primary schools and youth services to support the delivery of substance misuse education across the curriculum. The aim of this event is to provide staff with an opportunity to get "hands on" experience of the toolkit and to network with colleagues from across Greater Glasgow and Clyde to share good practice around the delivery of substance misuse education in school and community settings.

    What will be covered on the day?

    The event will incorporate key note presentations and workshops on the following:


  • 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:


  • 30 Nov - 31 Jan
    04 Feb - 09 Feb
    17 Feb - 28 Feb
    10 Mar - 11 Jun