About VAC – Improving Local Lives Kirklees
We are pleased to announce that VAC have been successful in securing funding from Greater Huddersfield CCG and Kirklees Council to continue to deliver our work in Kirklees during the period 2018/19. We will continue to provide support and advice services around the following:
Community Voices – Community Voices are individuals working in the VCSE sector who are trained to engage with the local population on Greater Huddersfield CCG’s behalf and talk to them about changes and developments in health services. Community Voices give communities a louder voice and help to make sure that health services are developed in response to the needs of local people.
Quality For Health (QFH) is VACs unique quality assurance system for the VCSE delivering health services that enables organisations to demonstrate the difference their organisations make to service users by delivering high quality services.
Organisational Development Support – providing development and funding support to groups and organisations that participate in Community Voices and that are working towards achieving Quality For Health.
Video Case Studies
The Denby Dale Centre
The Denby Dale Centre was established in 2005 by members of the Denby Dale Methodist Church. The organisation’s main aim is to reduce isolation in the local area by running activities that bring people together and to improve quality of life.
The Denby Dale Centre has been receiving support from VAC – Improving Local Lives Greater Huddersfield since the service began in April 2017. Paul Jones, the Centre Manager for The Denby Dale Centre regularly attends our Small Groups Network Meeting and the organisation is working towards the Quality For Health award. The Denby Dale Centre also has a trained Community Voice who regularly takes part in engagement and consultation activity on behalf of Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
This video demonstrates the fantastic work that The Denby Dale Centre does across its two sites (Denby Dale and Kirkburton) and the impact its work has on the local community.
We have a created a guide to some simple and easy ways to increase your organisation’s funding and reduce costs. Download a copy here.
Can my organisation get support?
We offer support to VCSE organisations working in Greater Huddersfield who are part of the Community Voices project and that are working towards achieving Quality For Health. This support is tailored to meet your needs and at a time that suits you including evenings and weekends.
Contact VAC – Improving Local Lives Kirklees
VAC – Improving Local Lives Kirklees has a dedicated staff team who can provide VCSE organisations with ongoing support at either their premises or at our office base at AGE UK Calderdale & Kirklees.