VAS Annual Review 2015-16
Voluntary Action Swindon’s Annual Review for the 2015-16 year is now available.
This Annual Review includes a foreword from Lord Joel Joffe, information on the services provided to charities and community groups, and commentary from our Chair Tim Ward and CEO Richard Hill on the progress made in the last year on building towards a settled and sustainable future for VAS.
Read the Annual Review 2015-16
Read the Annual Review 2015-16: Easy Read (Clear Text) version
Select Committee Discusses Digital Skills in Charities
The Lords Select Committee on Charities has heard that too many charities lack the required levels of digital knowledge and skills to ensure they invest in the right products and services.
Peers heard that opportunities to boost organisational and fundraising strength are being missed because charity leaders aren’t investing in skills.
B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Summary Sustainability Transformation Plan Released
Health and care organisations across Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire have released a summary of their Sustainability and Transformation Plan ahead of full publication in the coming weeks.
Overall, across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) the standard of health and care services compare well to other areas of England. However, there are still improvements that need to be made to make sure services are the best they can be – and are sustainable now and in future years.
Report Loan Sharks
Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high interest rates, with horrendous consequences for the victims. Families live in fear of the knock at the door, knowing they could never be free of the debt and wondering where the next meal for their children might come from.
If you have any information about loan sharks in Swindon - even the smallest detail - please fill in as much of the linked form as you can and email it to Wendy Loades, Lead in Awareness, Intelligence, Support & Education from the Stop Loan Sharks Team - Trading Standards, at email@example.com
Information Form to Report Loan Shark Activity