We’re offering free upskilling and training for organisations. Interested? Get in touch
We have an exciting opportunity for SME’s across Lancashire to access fully funded staff training and development.
The “Upskilling the Health and Social Care Workforce” project, which is part funded by the ESF, offers bespoke training and development across a range of topics, including;
Key Skills (Maths, English, ESOL) – Business administration – GDPR – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Health and Wellbeing, Including mental health – Coaching and mentoring – Leadership and Management. With options for training to be accredited or non-accredited, we aim to meet the needs of your business and/team in a way that suits you.
The Community CVS are an approved centre for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and for NCFE, which means we do not use a local college or adult learning provider to deliver our training, instead, we use our team of professional trainers.
Don’t be fooled by the name, this opportunity isn’t exclusively for those working in adult Social Care!
Providing you have a turnover and/or balance sheet of less than ~£50million and have received ~£178,000 De minimis in the last 3 fiscal years. This fantastic opportunity is for any SME in Lancashire that has links to the social determinants of health – see the graphic below for the wide range of services/areas this can cover.
So, if you’re interested in rewarding and #upskilling your employees without needing to spend a penny, get in touch now and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the detail.
To learn more, please contact Chris via email@example.com.
Our main focus is to upskill the workforce within the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector, but we can also support GP practices, care homes and other organisations operating in the private sector within the health economy.
Central and West Lancashire
Community CVS is looking to rent premises within Preston, from which a small team of 2 to 5 staff will be based. The premises will be used to deliver the Action for Jobs and Upskilling projects. We are looking to rebuild a CVS presence within the Central Lancashire area. We are particularly keen to hear from people with strong VCFSE networks and understanding of the Central Lancashire area, who are encouraged to apply for any of the roles, but particularly those roles that will be based within Preston City Centre.
West Lancashire CVS
West Lancashire CVS will promote the project across West Lancashire. The charity employs 9 staff, who deliver a social prescribing service within West Lancashire and have strong links with the GPs and Primary Care Networks within the area.
Citizens Advice Blackpool / Blackpool Wyre and Fylde CVS
Citizens Advice Blackpool will employ a workforce development officer, who will help to co-ordinate and deliver the training offer within the Fylde Coast. The charity also has strong links with the GPs and Primary Care Networks within the area employing Link Workers and delivering advice sessions within the practices. Blackpool Wyre and Fylde CVS will promote the training offer to the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector across the Fylde Coast.
Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde
Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde will employ a workforce development officer, who will help to co-ordinate and deliver the training offer within the Fylde Coast. The Volunteer Centre are employing LINK Workers supporting Primary Care Networks within the area.
Lancaster District CVS employs Connecting Communities Development Officers, who help to deliver the Connecting Communities Programme on behalf of the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group. They are also part of the Population Health Management approaches being delivered within the Lancaster area.
Community CVS – based in Blackburn, the charity is the lead body for the Upskilling project and an Action for Jobs project. Leading on the delivery of a Population Health Management approaches within the VCFSE Sector within Blackburn with Darwen. Manages an Approved Training Centre with the Chartered Management Institute, NCFE and Royal Society for Public Health. Delivers business advice to people wanting to start up in business or existing businesses.
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS
Based in Burnley with outreach centres in Pendle and Rossendale, the charity has strong links with GP practices throughout the area and employs Community Connectors and LINK workers to support local Primary Care Networks. Involved with delivering Population Health Management approaches within the VCFSE Sector. Partner with Community CVS on the Action for Jobs initiative.
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS
Based in Great Harwood – but serving the local authority districts of Hyndburn and Ribble Valley. Strong links with GP practices employing community connectors and LINK workers to support local Primary Care Networks in Hyndburn and Ribblesdale. Involved with delivering Population Health Management approaches within the VCFSE Sector. Partner with Community CVS on the Action for Jobs initiative.
Lancashire BME Network
Lancashire BME Network is the leading network for BAME groups operating across Lancashire. We will work with them to develop and promote a training offer that is suitable for BAME groups and also helps to promote the career progression of BAME individuals within the workforce.
SELNET is the leading network for social enterprises across Lancashire. We will work with them to develop and promote a training offer for social enterprises.