West Lancs CVS has been awarded the Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2015 in the Edgehill awards for our work with the University and the Connect4Life project.

Also in the award ceremony at Edge Hill University, all four students on the Student Placement Scheme received ‘Highly Commended’ certificates under the External Employee awards – for their work with their projects within the CVS Community Learning Support Hub student placement scheme.

The Student Placement Scheme is designed to support local organisations in communicating health messages locally – with an overall aim of mobilising local communities around health. It is a partnership between the West Lancashire CVS, West Lancashire CCG and Edge Hill University. Each placement worker is assigned for 12 months to a local VCFS member organisation with the purpose of increasing knowledge, information and activity around health issues to promote patient and public involvement within the health economy of West Lancashire.