Community CVS Network

The Community CVS Network meetings are a great opportunity to keep updated, network and get peer support. Community CVS holds monthly network meetings where Practitioners and Volunteer Coordinators from all sectors in the borough come together.  Our aim is to improve and promote the consistency and quality of services working Read more…

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Your Community, Your Call

Community CVS is a proud partner of the Borough Council’s Your Community Your Call campaign. We are helping to build the movement Your Community Your Call in partnership with the borough council by connecting people and growing communities. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has always invested strongly in developing vibrant and Read more…

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Training

Community CVS delivers training to both volunteers and voluntary and community groups. We can also point you in the direction of external training providers for both individuals and groups. Sign up to our bulletin to get the latest information on training. Recovery Access Point Training Our Recovery Access Point (RAP) training Read more…

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Community Engagement

Community CVS helps organisations to engage with various communities, and helps  residents and excluded groups to have a voice. If you represent an organisation that needs to engage with a section of the community, we can help. Contact garth.hodgkinson@communitycvs.org.uk Some recent examples: 5 years of engagement activities with BME communities Read more…

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Community Centres

Community CVS is supporting the council by helping to develop community centres. We have been commissioned to support 5 volunteer- managed Community Centres which were asset-transferred from the local authority. We’re working with them to help: recruit and train volunteers build mutual support networks generate income develop activities that met Read more…

Bowel Cancer Screening

Community CVS hosts the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Community Engagement Team, who work throughout Lancashire to promote the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. What is NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme? It is a screening programme developed to identify signs which may indicate cancer.  Everyone aged 60-74 and registered with a GP Read more…

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Social inclusion football

Community CVS is challenging exclusion and connecting and developing people so that they can become assets in their communities through social inclusion football. Football is an important part of the social makeup of communities across the North West and as a result, it is seen as adding social value. People Read more…