In the current climate people have told VAC that they do not have the time to meet on a regular basis – the format adopted by networks in the past. In response, VAC now makes sure that civil society organisations are kept informed about issues that affect their work and community, through the weekly e bulletin (and social media). The bulletin gives people basic information and the choice as to whether or not they want to follow up some issues in greater detail on our website.
Each week the newsletter features:
- Weekly highlights from the voluntary and community sector
- News and policy – local and national coverage of relevant stories or policies affecting civil society organisations
- Funding News
- VAC event listings
- Other event listings
- Jobs and volunteers
- Offers, resources and announcements
“One thing that VAC does so well is the newsletter. Of all the newsletters I get, I make sure I read the VAC one – it’s really good, it just has a wealth of information. Everyone here is very busy so I go through it and highlight what someone might need to know and send it on. And we advertise our services through the newsletter as well”.
Allegra Lynch, Director of Camden Carers
“What is really, really helpful is the VAC newsletter. We get loads out of that newsletter. For a start, current knowledge about what’s on the go across the borough, that’s really important to keep up. We also use it as a medium for reaching out to people; to get our voice and message out to the wider voluntary sector. It comes out every Friday and it’s a first class resource”.
Frances Hasler, Director of Camden Healthwatch
To subscribe to this e-bulletin just send an email to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org your request, name, organisation and email address.
If you would like to include an item in the e-bulletin, please email it to: Kevin Nunan, mailto:email@example.com a note of which section you would like it to appear under.
Typetalk: textphone users can contact any member of staff by simply using the 18001 prefix before the number of the person you would like to speak to.