'Wired” is a series of half day sessions for practitioners that use a mix of short lectures, role play, exercises and discussion to give practitioners the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with challenging or troubled young people. To find out more visit http://digbig.com/5bhasg and to book a place viisit http://digbig.com/5bhasj
A new support group for carers of those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), or traits of it, is now meeting on the first Wednesday of every month in County Durham.
These sessions aim to improve your skills to help you cope with your caring role, improve your education of BPD, learn how to keep yourself safe and healthy and most importantly to have a good time.
The group's second meeting will be held on the 6th March 2013, 7pm - 9pm, at The Pioneering Care Partnership Building, Burn Lane Newton Aycliffe Co. Durham. If you would like to attend, or to find out more about the group, please contact Pam Elliot by email: pammy_ell7966msn.com or by phone: 07930158724.
Newcastle City Council is holding a consultation about its draft commissioning and procurement plan. As part of this consultation, NCVS will be holding a workshop specifically for the voluntary and community sector to look at the changes as outlined in the plan (see link below for agenda). The workshop will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2012 at Mansion House, Jesmond, 2.00 – 4.00 pm.
To book your place please contact Darren Batey before 17 October: 0191 2115871 email@example.com.
The draft commissioning and procurement plan is available on Newcastle City Council's website: http://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=140&MId=4453&Ver=4
Carers Centre Newcastle holds a Professional Outreach - a session for professionals who would like to learn more about their services - every first tuesday of the month (excluding June and December 2012). All Professional Outreach Sessions are held 10.30 – 11.30 am Carers Centre Newcastle, 6 Saville Place, Newcastle NE1 8DQ. The next Outreach session will take place 2nd October.
To book your place and for further information contact Lynn or Barrie on 0191 260 3030
Click here to view the timetable for 2012
Alternatively click here for further information
Although four in the series of five events (Leadership, Enter & View, Engagement & Representation) have already taken place, there is one final session on Influence happening later this month. The event is for LINks members who wish to gain more confidence and enhance their skills, as well as those who are new to LINks and want to make a difference to local health and social care services.
These events are a great opportunity to share and embed best practice across all LINks in the run up to local Healthwatch. To find out further details of the North East event and to book your place, please visit http://www.regionalvoices.net/events/freelinksevents/northeast/
Learning for LINks events are delivered in partnership by a consortia of: Disability Rights UK, NAVCA, the Race Equality Foundation and Regional Voices. The events are free to attend, travel expenses will be paid and lunch will be provided. Any queries about the events should be directed to Ciara McIntyre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charities, trading and the law: an Enterprising Charities event Thursday 24th May 2012 12.00noon - 2.00pm The Tansy Centre, South Hylton, Sunderland
Are you a registered charity or a constituted voluntary sector organisation interested in exploring trading and social enterprise as a means to complement grant and contract funding and improve your sustainability?
Do you work in Tyne and Wear?
If so, come along to this FREE event which will include the following sessions:
* Social enterprise and trading – is it for you? (Jon Goodwin, Pentagon Partnership)
* What are the legal implications and considerations for charities that trade? (Fiona Wharton, Ward Hadaway Law Firm)
* What support is available to organisations who want to explore trading and social enterprise? Toni Clark from SES (Sustainable Enterprise Strategies) will be on hand to explain how they, and others, can help.
* Networking lunch
To book a place, please email email@example.com
The next bi-monthly meeting for the Institute of Fundraising’s North East Group will be held on Wednesday, 23rd May 2012, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the As You Like It bar, Archbold Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1DB.
Both members and non-members are welcome to enjoy networking over canapes and a glass of wine and we are delighted to announce that the speakers will be Jo Barnett, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Money (the new owners of Northern Rock) and Andy Ditchburn, Creative Director for Perro Design and Communication. Further details about both talks can be found at www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/groups/regional-north-east (go to lefthand menu and click on Bi-Monthly Meetings).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th May to let her know you are attending (£3 per person if pre-booked).
New Horizons (Teesside) CHAT Café and Drop in Support Centre has announced their programme of activities for May
Click HERE for details
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK), the UK’s only charity dedicated to connecting, informing and supporting campaigners, opened the application process for their 2012 awards scheme on 2nd April.
The SMK Campaigner Awards recognise and celebrate some of the people who, across the UK, work tirelessly on the ground taking action on issues that matter. The award programme helps winners to develop effective and successful campaigns through a tailored package of support.
People can apply or nominate someone they know by visiting SMK’s website: http://www.smk.org.uk . Applications close at 1pm on 18th June 2012.
Women’s voices for women’s spaces is a partnership project between Women’s Resource Centre and NEWomen’s Network to provide tools, skills, resources and support for women’s VCOs to lobby policy makers about gender inequality in the North East, particularly in relation to addressing women’s issues locally, funding for the women sector and the protection of women only services. The project has a focus upon making change and learning from the concrete experience of women’s efforts to challenge gender inequality and get their voices heard locally.
We are deliverying a road-show of local meetings involving women activists and women’s organisations and groups for the purpose of identifying women’s issues and needs at a very local level. The local events will cover:
• What are the key issues for women in your local area?
• Where are the inequalities for women and between women?
• What needs to change?
• What do we know about decision making structures and who to influence?
• How can we bring about change?