Celebrate your Covid Hero/es for our Dudley CVS Covid Heroes Awards 2020









2020 has been an unprecedented time for us all with the Covid-19 Pandemic. Dudley CVS feels that this year’s awards need to recognise and reflect the outstanding contributions made by both individuals and groups, to support those most vulnerable during these challenging times. We wish to recognise volunteers, paid staff and local groups who have truly gone the extra mile. This could include:

frontline work supporting the most vulnerable members of society and those who have caught COVID-19

  • providing critical care to COVID-19 patients
  • developing innovations to support the vulnerable and those with COVID-19
  • going to extraordinary lengths to keep critical services going
  • volunteering in the community or for service organisations in support of those affected by COVID-19

Please tell us about your Covid Hero/es:

What difference have they made?

  • Who have they supported?
  • What challenges have they overcome?
  • What makes them exceptional?

How to nominate:

Please download the nomination form here and send to admin@dudleycvs.org.uk. Closing date: Friday 28th August 2020

Voluntary Sector Online Engagement Session on the Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS (DIHC)

Voluntary Sector Online Engagement Session on the Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS (DIHC)
Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 9:30 – 11:30
Formerly referred to as the Dudley Multi-Specialty Community Provider (MCP), it has now been renamed to reflect the terminology used in the NHS Long Term Plan and to recognise the fact that it will hold a different style of contract – the national Integrated Care Provider Contract. The formal name of the new organisation will be “Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust”.
Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS (DIHC) was authorised on April 1st 2020. It brings together a range of health and care services in one organisation to work with primary care, delivered by General Practice, at its heart.
The NHS organisation has been created following the merger of Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (to form Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) and is the organisation which will become the future Integrated Care Provider once the procurement is complete.
The first services to be provided by the new organisation are Mental Health Primary Care and Mental Health Talking Therapies.
Other services will join once the Integrated Care Provider contract is awarded after the 1st October 2020 by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group.
Purpose of this online session:
·         To provide an opportunity for voluntary organisations and community groups (including social enterprises, faith based organisations) to learn about developments, progress, future plans and timescales with the DIHC
·         To gain a deeper insight on what the DIHC is aiming to achieve and how
·         To explore how the voluntary and community sector can play an active role and be a key partner in the DIHC going forward

·         To learn about future plans for the commissioning of services


Who the session is aimed at: Trustees/directors, staff and volunteers from voluntary organisations and community groups operating across Dudley borough
Event joining details: This event will be held online using either Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Online event joining details will be sent out to all participants booked on a few days before the session.
For more information about the DIHC go to:
Or you can call Kate Green on 07376 671698. Email: kategreen@dudleycvs.org.uk
To book a place at this session visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/115961561151