Say Hello to Hannah
Say Hello to Hannah

17th August, 2015

Richmond Fellowship in Wakefield welcomes Hannah Moradi as their Peer Support Coordinator. Hannah tells us a bit about her role.
To be a CIC or not to be?
To be a CIC or not to be?

24th July, 2015

A guest blog from Voluntary Action Worthing exploring the choice of registering as a Community Interest Company (CIC).
Wakefield CCG’s Third Sector Champion
Wakefield CCG’s Third Sector Champion

29th May, 2015

It's increasingly being recognised that activities provided by voluntary organisations have a positive impact on people's health and well-being – both physical and mental. However, there has historically been quite a chasm between the clinical side of treating poor health and activities that promote positive health, with very little investment in or recognition of the voluntary sector's contribution. Wakefield CCG has recently created a new post which aims to bridge this gap.
Big is not (always) beautiful
Big is not (always) beautiful

4th March, 2015

FINALLY it is being recognised that the current model of contracting which favours huge corporations like G4S and Serco may be a bit lacking!
Is there a future for local VCSE infrastructure?
Is there a future for local VCSE infrastructure?

13th February, 2015

The Commission on the Future for Local Infrastructure has just published its findings – and its conclusions are thought-provoking. Alison Haskins, Nova CEO, muses on what it means for Wakefield district.
The Heineken Effect
The Heineken Effect

13th February, 2015

Local voluntary sector organisations in Wakefield district have achieved brilliant results in supporting people into employment. But the scheme is ending shortly and despite 160 people finding (and staying) in work, there are no plans to continue it. Alison Haskins, CEO of Nova, wonders why.