SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending 19th May 2017

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Highlight of the Week

‘Loneliness and the effects of befriending’ – Older People’s Thematic  

Monday 5th June – 10am -12noon
The older peoples thematic is one of our new one’s as part of our target audience focus thematics.  This one if for those of you that work or volunteer with older people. We are delighted to have Lin Boulter from Age Concern Southend will be talking about loneliness, and the positive effect befriending can make.
To book your place please register on the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loneliness-and-the-effects-of-befriending-older-peoples-thematic-tickets-34656010059

News

60 Minute Mentor South Essex – Volunteering Opportunity

This is a new mentoring programme targeted at year 8 students who are ‘at risk of disengagement’. It is a really great project providing young people access to an inspirational role model which they may not have previously had access to.
The programme is being delivered across South Essex and we are looking for volunteers from the local business community to become mentors for the project. All mentors will receive a full half day training session and will be fully supported throughout the project by myself.
There is a total commitment of three days over a seven month period.

More information here

Safeguarding Policy                                                 

Do you need to write a Safeguarding Adults policy for your organisation or group? If so this guide produced by Southend, Essex & Thurrock Safeguarding Adult Boards may be of help to you.

A Guide to Developing a Safeguarding Adults policy

Carers Week

Carers Week 201712th to 18th June is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the invaluable contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

So, we hope you will join us in raising awareness of the over 17,500 Carers living & caring in Southend-on-Sea, who everyday look after their loved ones.

This year Southend Carers will be hosting events for carers to come along to, take a break & have some fun including information stands in the town centre, a “Zest, Rest & De-Stress” Day, Fun Walk on the Pier & Bingo Night.

For more information on Carers Week events please call Southend Carers on 01702 393933 or email: info@southendcarers.co.uk  or visit our website www.southendcarers.co.uk

If you want to know more about Carers Week or what is going on nationally go to the Carers Week page

Can you Help?

The Essex Asian Women’s network are looking for a white pull up screen that can be used with a projector.  If you have on which you no longer use and would be willing to donate it please contact Nirmal by email  nirmalgupta1@hotmail.com

Events & Meetings

‘Dying Matters’  – Carers Thematic – Tuesday 13th June – 1-4pm

In our 2nd Carers Thematic in partnership with the Southend Carers Consortium with will be focussing on Dying Matters and those potentially difficult conversations carers might need to have with loved ones. We have a packed afternoon, with speakers covering subjects such as wills, legal Power of Attorney, DNAR (do not attempt resuscitation) and advance directives. We will also have some discussion based around difficult conversations and all top of all this a showcase of organisations that support this area of work. To book your place on this event register on the following link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dying-matters-carers-thematic-tickets-34656092305

‘It’s not all a load of rubbish’ – Veolia Engagement Event – Wednesday 14th June – 12.30-3pm

The Council waste management provider Veolia are keen to engage with the local community to create a network for discussion and engagement, this event will be your opportunity to find out more about Veolia and the potential work and support they can provide to your organisation, association or the street you live in. The event will begin with a light lunch. To book your place register at the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-not-all-a-load-of-rubbish-veolia-engagement-event-tickets-34659011035

Princes Trust Team Programme

Taster Days – Wednesday 31 May 2017 & Wednesday 7 June
The programme is for 16-25 year olds who are not currently in work, education or training (NEET), it’s a 12 week personal development programme where you can gain skills and qualifications as well as meeting new people.
Highlights of the programme as follows:
•             Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live
•             Take part in an action packed residential trip
•             Get two weeks’ work experience in something you’re interested in
•             Develop your English and Math’s skills
•             Its Free and does not affect Job seekers allowance

More details and referral form

Per Mare per Ecclesiam  (By the Sea, by the Church)

10 June
PinpointCreate mark Borough’s 125th anniversary with new outdoor production
Arts organisation PinpointCreate are working in conjunction with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to produce a free, live performance with storytelling, theatre and music to celebrate moments in time throughout Southend-on-Sea’s 125 years as an incorporated borough.
The performance explores how Southend-on-Sea has developed since 1892, presenting stories of the people who visited or settled in the town over the years since then. The title Per Mare per Ecclesiam, and inspiration for this performance comes from Southend-on-Sea’s Coat of Arms and motto.
There will be performances at 4pm and 6pm on Saturday 10 June at Belfairs Woodland Centre in Belfairs Woods. Free tickets can be obtained from www.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information, please go to www.pinpointcreate.com

Training

Voluntary Sector Training Survey

Voluntary Sector Training (VST) continues to run an annual training programme for the voluntary sector providing a range of training courses to suit every need.

We are going through a period of change and we are currently looking at a potential new model of delivery.  In order to plan for the future, we would appreciate your views on our current offer, to help us in shaping the future model.  Please help us by taking a few minutes to complete the following survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GYZ8K2D

HIV awareness session

31 May 2017
The Terrence Higgins Trust is holding a HIV awareness session on the 31st May 2017 10am-2pm at Southend fire station.
“We can now say with confidence that if you are taking HIV medication as prescribed, and have had an undetectable viral load for over six months, you cannot pass HIV on to your partner, with or without a condom”

HIV Today is a training course aimed to update professionals, members of the public and those working with marginalised groups about ‘where we are today’ with HIV.
This one day training course provides information on how HIV is transmitted, prevented and managed through treatment and medication. It also looks at the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS and explores how we can take an active role in helping to prevent it. This course will give you up to date statistics on HIV prevalence in Southend, and what services are available in the area for testing and support. This course requires no previous knowledge or experience around HIV and is open to everyone.

To book a free place please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hiv-today-southend-tickets-34239895449

For more information please contact 07468 726019.

or email: southend@tht.org.uk

Writing Winning Funding Bids for Health & Social Care Tenders provided by Voluntary Sector

Training
1 June 2017

This one day course on the 1st June takes a look at the practical steps charities and social enterprises can take once they have identified a suitable tender opportunity. It also focuses in detail on the skills and information required to complete a high scoring health and social care tender submission.
Suitable for staff with responsibility/involvement in submitting tenders. The course assumes a basic knowledge of where to find tender opportunities and how to register on procurement portals.
The trainer: Gemma Underwood has worked in-house for large, medium and small charities and as a Bid Management Consultant for national bid writing companies. This has seen her write hundreds of tender responses and secure contracts with a combined value of over £62m for health and social care providers. As a result, she is aware of the challenges you are likely to face when completing a tender and can offer practical advice.

Read more and Book

Funding

Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market

Deadline 14 June 2017

The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, the Foundation is looking to support bids which promote knowledge of landlord’s obligations or tenant’s rights and responsibilities. Trustees are also looking at the feasibility of establishing a dedicated research centre for the private rented sector in England and Wales. A national funding stream for larger projects with national impact [c £50,000 per project]; an innovation fund to enable those riskier projects to be funded [c £25,000 per project]; and a community stream for local projects [c £10,000 per project]. Visit http://tdsfoundation.org.uk/#apply-for-funding for more information.

Sport England Small Grants Programme

Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies such as schools, sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and governing bodies of sport can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. The aim of the fund is to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Priority will be given to projects that increase the number of adults participating in moderate intensity sports; and projects seeking to reduce the drop off rates for 16-19 year olds. Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within ten weeks. Visit https://www.sportengland.org/funding/small-grants/ for more information.

Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Opens for Applications

Football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations; etc can apply for grants for the development of new or refurbished local football facilities through the Football Foundations Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund. The Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund gives grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 for projects that improve facilities for football and other sport in local communities. This can include grass pitches drainage/improvements; pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches; etc. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that all available options for match funding have been exhausted and to be able to provide evidence for this. As a guide, projects would normally be expected to secure 50% match funding although each project will be assessed based on individual circumstances. Applications can be submitted at any time. Visit http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/premier-league-the-fa-facilities-fund/ for more information.

The Shackleton Foundation Leadership Award

Deadline 4 August 2017
The Foundation supports aspiring individuals (Leaders) and social entrepreneurs who exemplify the spirit of Shackleton by showing the characteristics of leadership, innovation, enterprise, inspiration, ambition, endurance and courage in their proposals to set up a social venture. Awards consist of seed-funding of up to £10,000 and a year of support from a dedicated mentoring team. People of any age, background and nationality with the vision and leadership to make a difference to disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people in the UK can apply. Visit http://shackletonfoundation.org/about/ for more information.

Equipment Grants for Mentally & Physically Disadvantaged Children (UK)

Wooden Spoon the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Through the programme funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. Since being founded in 1983, Wooden Spoon has made grants of over £20 million to more than 500 projects in the British Isles. Applications can be made at any time and applicants should contact their regional volunteer group. Subject to an application being approved by Wooden Spoon Trustees, the Society require a minimum of one Wooden Spoon membership to be taken out by a representative of the applicant organisation.  Visit https://woodenspoon.org.uk/our-grants/how-to-apply/ for more information.

Funding to for Projects that Stop Disadvantage Young People Commit Crime

Deadline 28 June 2017
The William Wates Memorial Trust provides grants for projects that help disadvantaged 5-19 year olds move away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. The Trustees will primarily support projects in London and the South East. However, they will also consider nationwide projects. To be eligible, applicants need to be registered charities or not for profit organisations. Visit http://www.wwmt.org/ for more information.

Funding for Projects that Gives a Voice to People Living with Dementia

Deadline 28 May 2017
The European Foundation’s Initiative on Dementia (EFID) has announced a new call for proposals on the theme of “Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia”. Awards of up to €10,000 will be made to 10 initiatives that will create and promote a voice for people with dementia in order to value their expertise and to respect their autonomy and citizenship. Supported projects can cover those living at home as well as those in residential care or staying for a period in hospital at early, middle or late stage dementia. Projects funded will demonstrate exemplary good practice, be easily accessible to the users, be long term or sustained and involve people with dementia in their design and/or implementation. Visit http://www.efid.info/awards-2017/ for more information.

Funding for projects that Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes

Deadline 9 June 2017
The Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage and by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,000 and preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year. The Trust will consider funding project as well as core running costs of organisations. Visit http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ for more information.

Jobs

Hadleigh Training Centre

Administration Assistant

Salary: £14,625.00 per annum
Working Hours: 37.5hrs per week
Details: Mon – Fri 8.30 – 16.30
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rota for part time) a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; Childcare Voucher Scheme; an employee assistance programme
Job Summary:
Hadleigh Training Centre provides a realistic training environment for adults with additional support needs and barriers to employment.  Our aim is to aid clients to enhance their personal development and maximise their potential through vocational training programmes.
Key Responsibilities:
We are currently looking to recruit a motivated individual who has good organisational and inter-personnel skills.  The successful applicant should be a good communicator and be able to relate and empathise with adults with additional support needs.
The role will require you to work on Reception within our busy Administration Department whilst completing normal administrative tasks.
The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:
Applicants should be in sympathy with the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army
Closing date:  21 May 2017   Interview date: TBC

Relief Welfare Assistant

Salary: £7.50 per hour
Working Hours: As & When Required
Details: To provide relief cover for the welfare assistant
Job Summary:
Hadleigh Training Centre provides a realistic training environment for adults with extra support needs. Our aim is to aid clients to enhance their personal development and maximise their potential through vocational training programmes. You will be part of the team maintaining and implementing a programme that helps clients with extra support needs.
Key Responsibilities:
We are currently looking to recruit a motivated individual who has good organisational and inter-personnel skills.  The successful applicant should be a good communicator and be able to relate and empathise with adults with additional support needs.  You will provide a high standard of support and will require knowledge, understanding and experience of adults within this client group.  The role will require you to ensure safety, welfare and good conduct of clients.
The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:
That they are patient, compassionate and caring person who has a desire to work with clients who have additional support needs. Must be reliable, flexible and have the ability to use your initiative is essential.
Closing date:  21 May 2017   Interview date: TBC

Administrator

Salary: £13,106.96 per annum
Working Hours: 24hrs per week
Details: To assist the Lead Administrator in the general administration of the Estate.
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rota for part time)  a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; Childcare Voucher Scheme; an employee assistance programme
Job Summary:
Hadleigh Farm Estate incorporates Hadleigh Training Centre which provides a realistic training environment for adults with additional support needs and barriers into employment, a catering facility including the Tea Rooms and Hub Café. Hadleigh Farm is a commercial farm. It has a Rare Breeds Centre which proactively conserves rare species and is a visitor centre, and The Hub which is also a growing visitor centre.  We have a special working relationship with Essex County Council in relation to the mountain bike centre. The Estate is served by a mission development team, a centre for spiritual exploration and development, and a chaplaincy team.
Key Responsibilities:
We are currently looking to recruit a motivated individual who has good organisational and inter-personnel skills.  The successful applicant should be a good communicator and be able to relate and empathise with adults with additional support needs.  You will assist the Lead Administrator with the general administration of Hadleigh Farm Estate.
The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:
That they are patient, compassionate and caring person who has a desire to work with clients who have additional support needs. Must be reliable, flexible and have the ability to use your initiative is essential.
Closing date:  21 May 2017   Interview date: TBC

Clerk Typist (Maternity cover)

Salary: £7.50 per hour
Working Hours: 20hrs per week
Details: Fixed Term for 1 year
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rota for part time) a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; Childcare Voucher Scheme; an employee assistance programme
Job Summary:
Hadleigh Training Centre provides a realistic training environment for adults with additional support needs and barriers to employment.  Our aim is to aid clients to enhance their personal development and maximise their potential through vocational training programmes.
Key Responsibilities:
We are currently looking to recruit a motivated individual who has good organisational and inter-personnel skills.  The successful applicant should be a good communicator and be able to relate and empathise with adults with additional support needs.
The role will require you to work within our busy Business Administration Department completing normal administrative tasks and covering the Reception area.
The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:
Applicants should be in sympathy with the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army
Closing date:  21 May 2017   Interview date: TBC

Appointments subject to satisfactory references and right to work in the UK
Enhanced DBS check

For further details and to apply for any of these jobs please visit The Salvation Army’s website:

http://workforall.salvationarmy.org.uk/current-vacancies

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