CVS AGM & Health Network

The CVS welcomed 81 representatives from community, voluntary and statutory organisations as well as the public and private sectors, to the CVS AGM and Health Network Event at Haskayne Village Hall recently.

The event featured presentations from a variety of speakers including Greg Mitten, CVS Chief Officer, who outlined the ongoing struggles faced by the VCFS in the current climate.  He detailed the role of the CVS as an umbrella body and highlighted the five core areas of CVS work: Volunteering, Funding Advice, Information, Training, and Partnership.

Details of the presentations can be found in the following links:

A full report of the day can be found here.

Well done to Timesavers!

Well done to local charity Timesavers who have just been awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Timesavers was set up by a group of parents who were concerned about the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with moderate learning difficulties in West Lancashire. The grant will fund sessional workers, travel and office materials.

Edward McCarthy, Trustee and Secretary of Timesavers, says “Our charity aims to help overcome barriers to employability by supporting people to gain further skills and work experience in all aspects of office work such as using computers, photocopying, filing and improving their communication skills.

Timesavers is looking for help from local employers to provide unpaid office work experience for their clients for just a few hours per week.

Please contact Edward at or

CVS Annual General Meeting