Volunteer Expo 2021 – The Power of Volunteering

Volunteer Expo Online is the new, national event to encourage people to get involved in volunteering, while celebrating the impact of charities, not-for-profits and community organisations.

Volunteers are all unique. Different ages, experiences and skills, but what unites us is our open minds, caring hearts and drive to make a difference.

Whether you’re looking to make your first steps in volunteering, or you’re already active in a number of ways, there is something for you.

This virtual event means you can participate from anywhere, and tickets are completely free!

The Power of Volunteering

The impact of COVID-19 on society has been huge. But in the face of challenges, it provides opportunities for us to come together and create change.

Volunteer Expo Online will give you chance to discover how charities and not-for-profits have been instrumental in keeping society moving, and what role you can play in the future.



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