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Posted: 14 Mar 2019
MVSC is the umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Merton.  We provide organisational development, fundraising, volunteering and strategic representation support to charities, community, faith and social enterprise organisations.  The organisation has an excellent reputation with the voluntary and community sector and public sector partners and stakeholders. Recruitment Trustees MVSC is looking to recruit four new trustees with generalist and specialist knowledge,... read more
Posted: 14 Mar 2019
What is the Health and Social Care Forum   The Health and Social Care Forum is a thematic forum of INVOLVE.  The Forum meets regularly to discuss its particular areas of work.  Members include voluntary and community organisation representatives from health, social care and wellbeing services in Merton.     In each meeting, there are representatives from various organisations within Merton to discuss service delivery, information exchange, news and updates on events and activities, and address... read more
Posted: 13 Mar 2019
What is INVOLVE?   INVOLVE is the leading network of the community and voluntary sector in Merton and the Community Engagement Network for the borough.  It aims to make sure that the needs and preferences of service users, carers and the wider community are identified and kept central to the planning and delivery of services in Merton.   INVOLVE is a member of the Merton Partnership and is how MVSC keeps in touch with local voluntary groups face to face.   INVOLVE meets to communicate and... read more
Posted: 11 Mar 2019
Merton Volunteers gathered together at the Vestry Hall on Thursday 28th February in recognition of the amount of voluntary work they had done in Merton.  The volunteers had been invitated by MVSC, Merton Council and ValueYou, to receive a ValueYou Certificate and Reward Card as a special thank you for giving over 100 hours of their time to volunteering in the borough.   Most of the volunteers attending had been volunteering for many years and had clocked up well over 100 hours! Certificates... read more
Posted: 6 Mar 2019
Two events to put in your diary Wellbeing Services at the Wilson: Steering Group Meeting on 20th March.  Click here for more information MVSC's Annual Conference on 1st July.  More information to follow. Mayor of Merton's Events The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Mary Curtin, invites you to the following upcoming charity events in aid of the Mayor’s Charities: Friends in St Helier and Colour House Children’s Theatre.  Please contact the Mayor’s office for information on booking tickets. Irish... read more
Posted: 27 Feb 2019
The Friends of the Wrythe invites you to share your memories of the Wrythe Green area, together with any photos or other memorabilia, as part of an exciting new local history project. Join us or just drop in on Wednesday 13th March any time between 4 pm and 6.30 pm at the Salvation Army Hall, 31 Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton SM5 2DS. (Refreshments will be provided.)   You can find out more and contact us on our Facebook page
Posted: 14 Feb 2019
Gymnastics for older people - come and join Love to Move Following the launch of their new club at the Wimbledon Library, Home Instead are delighted to bring a new initiative to the borough. In partnership with the British Gymnastics Foundation, they are launching a chair-based gymnastics programme specially designed to get older people moving and functioning better.  Follow this link for more information and booking arrangements. Almost every part of this exercise programme works on the bi-... read more
Posted: 31 Jan 2019
The London Borough of Merton a number of spaces available to Merton Partner organisations and community groups. In the first tranche, we have 1 MHFA, 6 MHFA Champion and 19 spaces available for the Suicide Explained (SE) course available to you and your Merton voluntary sector partners at MVSC. 10 Suicide Explained places are also available to the MH Forum team. We would appreciate your help in disseminating awareness of these courses internally and contacting Imran Mauthoor on Imran.Mauthoor@... read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2019
Upcoming MVSC events – check out and sign up Health and Social Care Forum - 9th April INVOLVE - 16th April Annual General Meeting - 22nd October Use this link for more details, the agenda, papers and to book. MVSC trustees – changes under way We write on behalf of the Board of Trustees of MVSC to let you know that our Chair Sarah Wilson has had to resign for personal family reasons.  We of course understand Sarah’s need to resign and wish her and her family well for the future.  Over the... read more
Posted: 14 Jan 2019
New Year message from our Chief Executive Happy New Year from MVSC.  We wish you a year full of promise, opportunities and successes for your organisation and in all you do for your service users in Merton. We are very excited about what the voluntary and community sector can achieve together in 2019.  Working with public and private sector partners is equally crucial as we cannot achieve our objectives for residents without them. It should therefore be no surprise that collaboration remains... read more