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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.


  • 03 Oct
    Glasgow City Council Youth Employability Services Review Third Sector Consultation 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Glasgow City Council is in the process of reviewing Youth Employability Services in Glasgow.

    This event, jointly hosted by GCC and the Glasgow Third Sector Interface will be an opportunity to:


  • 03 Oct
    Raising awareness about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Raising awareness about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    9.30am – 12.30pm Friday 3rd October 2014

    This information session is open to all and will be of interest to a range of services including health visiting, homelessness, mental health, education, youth services and refugee and asylum support.

    Discussion will include definitions, causes, possible health impact, legislation, why it is an issue for Scotland and services and resources.


  • 06 Oct
    Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse; Mind and Body Conference 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM

    Monday, 6th October 2014
    1pm – 5.30pm
    The Grand Central Hotel
    99 Gordon Street,
    Glasgow, G1 3SF

    In this year of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, SAY Women are taking the opportunity to explore the impact of childhood sexual abuse on the health and wellbeing of survivors. They are delighted to announce that Sarah Nelson and Norma Howes will be contributing to the discussion about what barriers survivors experience in relation to health and wellbeing and workshops will explore best practice and new, creative approaches.

    Booking packs will be available from Monday, 1st September 2014.

    For more information please contact SAY Women on 0141 552 5803 or email enquiries@say-women.co.uk

  • 11 Oct
    Cancer Support Scotland Big Fun Run 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Big Fun Run at Bellahouston Park 


  • 23 Oct
    Joint SDLA/EHRC Conference: A Level Playing Field - Discrimination Law in 2014 09:15 AM to 04:00 PM

    Scottish Discrimination Law Association in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission

    A Level Playing Field?
    Discrimination Law in 2014

    Thursday 23 October 2014
    9.15am for 10.00am – 4pm
    Hilton Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT


    Discrimination and the Burden of Proof: A game of two halves - Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters

    Age Discrimination: Coming of Age? - Richard O'Dair, 36 Bedford Row

    Tribunal Fees: What's Happening? - Jonathan Mitchell QC, Arnot Manderson Advocates

    Issues in Goods and Services Claims - Catherine Casserley, Cloisters

    Racism: Football's Response -Tony Higgins, Vice President World Players' Union

    Scottish Women in Sport – Kayleigh Grieve, Scottish Women in Sport

    Beyond the Games - Equality in Sport - Alastair Pringle, Director EHRC Scotland

    For information on costs and booking to attend, docdownload SDLA/EHRC Conference Flyer

  • 29 Oct
    Huntington's Disease Workshop 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM

    29th October, 2pm to 4.30pm
    St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
    East Barns Street
    G81 1EG

    Scottish Huntington's Association will be holding a workshop to provide an overview of Huntington's Disease.

    The workshop is for all staff who work in health and social care services.

    This workshop will look at what Huntington's Disease is...

    Who does Huntington's Disease affect?
    What impact does the disease have on individuals and their families?
    What difficulties do people with Huntington's Disease experience?
    How is Huntington's Disease managed?
    What coping strategies do people with Huntington's Disease use?

    The workshop consists of presentation and participation in group exercises and discussion.

    This Course is free for NHS, Local Authority and Voluntary Sector staff. Otherwise an attendance fee of £20 applies.

    For full Workshop details, download docxflyer

  • 30 Oct
    The State of Social Justice - Community development in a post referendum world 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    The State of Social Justice - Community development in a post referendum world


  • 08 Nov
    Celebrating 60 Years of Care 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

  • 10 Nov
    The Big Ambition 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Addaction - The Big Ambition 


  • 10 Nov
    The Big Ambition 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Addaction - The Big Ambition 


  • 20 Nov
    Tobacco Awareness training – for groups in North West 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    The North West Health Improvement Team are offering tobacco awareness training for any organisation who would like to be able to provide tobacco information sessions to their young people.

    Course: Tobacco Awareness Training
    Where: Heart of Scotstoun
    When: Thursday 20th of November 2014
    Time: 10am - 12pm
    Teas & coffees will be provided.

    The training is designed to provide you with enough information and resources that you are able to have an informed and constructive discussion with young people about some of the issues around tobacco and smoking.

    There will be a resource pack made available to you as well as links to organisations where you can get further information or training.

    This training is NOT designed to enable you to support a young person who would like to quit smoking however there is information in the pack for you to signpost the young person towards appropriate support should they require it.

    Please contact Susan directly should you wish to register yourself/staff members for a place on this training.

    Tel: 0141 211 0317 email: susan.hearty@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

  • 12 Dec
    Would you like a table at Drumchapel Christmas Craft Fair 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Drumchapel Christmas Craft Market

    Drumchapel Community centre Kinfauns Drive on 12th December

    Are you a local organisation who would like a table to sell crafts to raise funds, or a local craft person then contact hilda@cope-scotland.org to book a table?

    This is not a commercial event, this is for local groups services and craftspeople, tables are limited so book one now!

    Yes it maybe early to think of Christmas but for those wanting a stall to raise funds gives you time to plan and for all of us wanting to buy the lovely goodies on sale gives us time to save!!

    If you are interested then please phone 944 5490 or e-mail hilda@cope-scotland.org

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06 Oct - 23 Oct
29 Oct - 08 Nov
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12 Dec - 12 Dec