In addition to supporting the voluntary sector and supporting individuals to volunteer, we have another very important role, and that is to develop new activity to support either the voluntary sector or disadvantaged individuals, in short if a need is identified, we will take action to create new projects, partnerships or even organisations.
VANL has through this work developed a very strong track record for reaching some of the most vulnerable and hard to engage people in society and also achieved a great deal of success in our work with young people reflected in some of our projects:
SCHOOLS CHOICES – Supporting young people to make the right choices in relationships and other behaviours which might affect their health and wellbeing into the future.
SMOKE FREE KIDS – schools based smoking cessation and prevention programme.
Are you interested in our services for your school, or want to find out more? Click the link.
STREET OUTREACH – engages with street based sex workers who are often society’s most vulnerable people for reasons other than their sex work to improve health and wellbeing and opportunities.
COMMUNITY LOCAL LED DEVELOPMENT is a strand of the European Structural Investment Framework, which aims to equalise the economic situation for some of our most disadvantaged communities. VANL is working on engaging people and organisations to shape Local Development Strategies which must be community led by Local Action Groups. Do you have a project idea? Or you have something to say about what would make a difference in our urban communities; then read on by clicking the link!
SOCIAL PRESCRIBING – is a tool which ‘links patients in primary care and their carers with non-medical sources of support within the community, which is tailor-made for Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). VANL is currently carrying out work with the CCG to engage the voluntary sector in designing a Social Prescribing service for North Lincolnshire. Interested, or want to get involved click on the link!
TOGETHER is a partnership of mainly voluntary organisations led by VANL who are working on using the old T J Hughes building to raise funds, deliver services, publicise, promote and further the work of the voluntary and community sector. Click the link if you would like to use the space, become a partner, or volunteer, or you would like to see this lovely building brought back to life!
Have you heard? Winterton has £1 million to spend on improving the Town?
VANL is very pleased and proud that the Committee representing and acting for the people of Winterton has chosen VANL as its Local Trusted Organisation to help them to deliver the plan for Winterton. To find out more please click the link.
THE LASER EMPORIUM is very different from our other projects, but has, as always, a social impact!
The Laser Emporium offers bespoke amazing gifts or beautiful keepsakes or ornaments for your home which are distinctively different from the norm.
So what’s the social impact? Every sale will contribute to helping us help others and the Emporium also offers people the opportunity to get involved, learn new skills and build confidence!
So go on take a look by clicking the link!