Chester Voluntary Action’s Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector Network Forum

The Forum meets quarterly and enables the local sector to meet together to engage in discussions, consultations, network, share news and raise issues of concern.

For more information about the above network please contact or call 01244 401 272


Previous meetings:

September 2016

Minutes from the meeting

Presentation for Early Intervention Stakeholders from Jo Jones, (Cheshire West and Chester)

June 2016

Included a presentations about Social Impact  and updates from Storyhouse and West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

More information can be found in the minutes from the June meeting

March 2016

Included presentations about How SkillShare can benefit your group and The West Cheshire Way

More information can be found in the minutes from the March meeting

December 2015

Included presentations about Hate Crime reporting and Trafford Hall community involvement as well as news of a major consultation about the future of third sector infrastructure services.

Minutes from December meeting

September 2015

Minutes of Network Meeting – 10 September 2015

Presentation from Brightlife Cheshire

Presentation on Community Energy


June 2015

Agenda for meeting on June 11 2015

Notes from June meeting

Presentation from Health Education North West

March 2015 – The Universal Credit was a featured presentation.

Universal Credit Presentations 

Universal Credit
Universal Credit – families

Information on making a claim

There are also these guides available online :-

Universal Credit and other benefits – provides information on other support you may be entitled to if you receive Universal Credit.

Universal Credit and tax credits – gives details on how Universal Credit affects tax credits claimants.

Help with budgeting your Universal Credit – gives details on the budgeting support available through DWP and other organisations.

Support if you are dependent on drugs or alcohol – how Universal Credit can be tailored to support a claimant if they are dependent on drugs and/or alcohol.