Ward Hadaway is holding a FREE interactive seminar on looking at on social investment and addressing what the benefits could be for charities. This event will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2013, in their Newcastle office (Sandgate House, 102 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX), from 8.00am – 10.30am. Social investment has been talked about for some time and there are an increasing number of projects and opportunities for charities in this market.
The seminar will be delivered by experts to provide an in depth overview and will cover:
•What is social investment:
Overview of social investment
What is happening in the North in the sector
•Is your organisation ready for social investment:
Governance – what charities should be doing
Contracts to prepare for social investment
•Learning from case studies
Practical issues arising from social investment projects
Working with project partners
The Fairbridge Programme, now part of the Prince's Trust, has announced that their next Access course for those aged 16+ will be starting on the 22nd April 2013. Access runs monthly, with the following course starting on 20th May 2013.
Fairbridge has also published a timetable of activities taking place during May 2013.
Places are limited and usually fill up quickly; to book a place or to find out more please contact John Blakburn, Senior Outreach and Development Worker, on 0191 2288100 or via email: email@example.com
NECA will be holding several training courses at the new CONNECT Building in Sunderland, including Level One Basic Carpentry Skills (starting 7th May '13) and Certificate In Basic Vehicle Maintenance (starting 30 May '13).
Click here to view the full May-June '13 schedule of events for details, or click the links above for further information on those courses.
To enquire about a course or to book please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 414 6446.
Due to popular demand the Policy and Representation Partnership have committed additional resources to running the ‘How to Develop a Campaign Strategy’ and ‘How to Lobby Effectively’ masterclasses again.
The first two series are all fully booked and feedback has been extremely positive:
“I have found these master classes are pitched at exactly the right level - in depth, detailed and drawn from the knowledge of those obviously well experienced in campaigning without them being too complex or full or jargon. Exceeded all expectations!”
'Thank you, these have been the best workshops I have seen in the last decade. It's so unusual that you get so much out of workshops'
These sessions are aimed at those working in the voluntary and community sector that are already trying to influence policy decisions but would like to work with experts in the field to gain more of an in-depth knowledge of successful methods and strategies to take their campaigns to the next level.
See below for full details.
Wayout in Gateshead (WinG) is currently holding two FREE Outdoor Development Courses for over 50s and housing tenants from Gateshead. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, improve fitness and increase confidence all free of charge.
The two courses currently on offer are:
1. Gateshead Housing tenants - 3 day outdoor programme + 3 day residential expedition in April and May ? Thursdays and Fridays
2. Over 50's - 1 Day outdoor taster day for adults from Gateshead and surrounding areas in April and May ? Thursday and Fridays
All necessary outdoor equipment, professional instruction, insurances and minibus transport to / from WinG (Low Fell) is provided for FREE.
This free training, delivered in partnership with Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing, will focus upon increasing the knowledge, confidence and competence of frontline workers and volunteers who work alongside those with severe mental health issues to enable a more effective working relationship that can remove barriers and enable access to support that will assist with identified physical health needs.
Click here to view the official flyer with full details of venue, date and times. For more information, or to book a place, please contact Washington Mind Telephone: 0191 4178043; Email: email@example.com; Website: www.wellbeinginfo.org/life
This April, Aspire is holding training courses in the following areas:Personal Development, Health and Wellbeing, English and maths, IT and Computing and Therapies and cCaft (please note there is a weekly contribution of £2 for all therapies and craft courses).
Courses will be held at Aspire House, Rear of front street, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 3AW.
For full details of the courses please contact Aspire on: 0191 389 1504
The DARE programme is a 12-week community based programme for children and their mothers who have been exposed to domestic violence and abuse. The purpose of the groups is for children to have an opportunity to move beyond what has happened in their family in a safe and therapeutic way. This means giving children an opportunity to process and understand the violence and abuse they have experienced. There is a call for more facilitators and free training is being offered.
To find out more visit http://digbig.com/5bheeg
To apply to be a facilitator visit http://digbig.com/5bheeh
This one day SCARPA course is for front line workers who have substantial face to face contact with young people who are taking risks.
To find out more visit http://digbig.com/5bheed
To book a place visit http://digbig.com/5bheee
Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre (TRCC) will be holding several training sessions between July-December 2013. These courses are specifically designed for workers who wish to increase their awareness and confidence in dealing with the issues and want to consider ways of supporting survivors sensitively and effectively. All workshops are held in an accessible venue in Newcastle city centre, usually confirmed at the time of booking, with refreshments provided at all workshops and lunch, including vegetarian options, provided on full day workshops.