Chelmsford CVS E-Update #283 Safe, Services & Sector

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Sector Studies

Voluntary Sector Training have an array of different course available this Autumn/Winter. Coming up in September are:

Project Management (Chelmsford, 14th or Colchester, 25th)
Writing a Business Plan (Colchester, 17th)
Emergency First Aid at Work course (Colchester, 18th).
From October onwards, there are courses on finance to fundraising, and health and safety to supporting volunteers.

Find all of the details on the VST webstie by clicking here.

Chelmsford Community Transport Saturday Trips

Please find below details of Chelmsford Community Transports latest Saturday Excursions.

Please share with anyone you feel may benefit from signing up on one; their excursions are a good way of meeting new people, staying active and reducing loneliness.

Chelmsford Community Transports minibuses are all fully wheelchair accessible.

Please call 01245 477750 (option 1) to book – please note that the excursions are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please ask to speak to Kirsty.

Saturday Excursions

Meal Choices

Dentistry Services for People Living with Learning Disabilities

The Public Health England Observatory Team are writing a report which focuses on dentistry services for people with learning disabilities. The aim of the report is to share information, knowledge and best practice throughout the country to support people in improving services and care.

They would like to include as many good practice case studies as possible in this report so that other people can benefit and use this information to support people with learning disabilities in relation to their dental needs and oral health care. They would also like to signpost people to resources they can access free of charge.

Please send your stories, examples of your work and resources that relate to dentistry services and oral health care for people with learning disabilities to Anna, the project manager by clicking the ‘Email Anna’ link below.

Email Anna

Safe Place to Be

Comic Relief is seeking to fund organisations who are working to prevent homelessness and the provision of insecure shelter.

Comic relief are interested in work that:

  • Uses a rights based approach
  • Uses a participatory based approach; valuing the experience and insights from people directly affected by homelessness and shelter insecurity at all stages of the project.
  • Recognises the complexity of people’s needs, the effects of trauma, uncertainty, violence and abuse and works in partnership to meet these needs.
  • Contributes to a movement for change, translating the learning from communities into effective advocacy, collective action and influence.

Comic Relief is also seeking to support a small number of social tech projects.

Who can apply: Registered charities based in the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria

Maximum grant: £300,000

Consortia applicants will be able to apply up to £750,000.

Deadline: 1 October 2018

Click here to apply

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