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Posted: 4 Oct 2018
Mitcham Cricket Green has been shortlisted for the Civic Voice England’s Favourite Conservation Area award. There are just 18 shortlisted conservation areas out of 249 nominees.  This is a great chance for the Green and Merton. Cricket Green needs your support to win this award! Time is short – the winner will be announced at the Civic Voice annual conference on 19th and 20th October. Please support Cricket Green by: 1. Voting.  To vote, go to the voting page at https://www.... read more
Posted: 3 Oct 2018
Three important events at MVSC in October: The Joint Mental Health and Heath and Social Care Forums meeting on 9th October - to book INVOLVE on 16th October 2018 - to book MVSC's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 23rd October 2018 - to book. Please follow the above links to book your place at these events.  We look forward to seeing you.
Posted: 3 Oct 2018
Are you or a family member living with diabetes? Have you been told that you are at risk of type 2 diabetes? Do you volunteer or provide services for residents living with diabetes? If so, we would like to hear your views and opinions and help us in our work to tackle diabetes in Merton. Merton Council and Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (MCCG) want to work with local residents and communities to tackle some diabetes challenges. At two workshops in early October, we will be working with... read more
Posted: 2 Oct 2018
A community get-together with live African drumming Special performances for kids Everyone is invited! With African Educational Cultural Health Organisation (AECHO) and Black Asian Minority Ethnic Voice (BAME)
Posted: 2 Oct 2018
Merton Connected       Weekly news from Merton Voluntary Service Council     1st October, 2018  MVSC events More events  Jobs More jobs  Blog More blogs   What's on this week More events This fortnight's news - 1st October 2018 News and Updates Merton Council Launches 2019-22 Strategic Partner Funding Programme Merton Council’s Strategic Partner Funding Programme has opened for bids from voluntary and community sector organisations.  This fund comprises five separate elements:... read more
Posted: 18 Sep 2018
Are you or a family member living with diabetes?  Have been told you at risk of diabetes? Do you volunteer or provide services for residents living with diabetes?   Would like you to have your voice heard and help us in our work to tackle diabetes in Merton?   Merton Council and Merton Clinical Commissioning Group want to work with local residents and communities to tackle some diabetes challenges. At two workshops in early October, we will seek out solutions to a number of questions,... read more
Posted: 18 Sep 2018
News MVSC AGM, Save the Date! Our AGM is taking place on Tuesday 23rd October 2017, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Vestry Hall. Hannah Doody, Merton Council’s Director of Community and Housing, will give the Keynote Speech. We expect to see you all there (staff, Trustees and volunteers).  BOOK HERE.  If your organisation is currently registered as a member of MVSC, you are entitled to speak and vote at the AGM. At the AGM, some of the current Trustees will put themselves forward for re-election.  Further... read more
Posted: 6 Sep 2018
The NHS in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton is looking at the challenges faced by Epsom and St Helier hospitals. They want to make sure the hospitals can continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable services for local people in the years ahead.  They have identified some potential solutions that they want to discuss with the communities in these areas. They are running a series of discussion events open to the public. This is your chance to share your views and ideas. Everyone is... read more
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
One You Merton’s Know Your Number campaign’s stations will be open to the public for checking blood pressure as follow: 10th & 13th September – at Merton Civic reception area. 11th & 14th September – at Mitcham Fire brigade Station, Community Room.
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
The Local Government Association (LGA) have launched a public consultation and accompanying Green Paper on the future of adult social care.  The consultation is seeking views on future funding options for adult care recipients and unpaid carers.  NAVCA analysis suggests the green paper is highly interesting and points out the important role that voluntary organisations play in this field.  They say 'It’s also a good starting point for a conversation about more personalised, preventative and... read more

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