Safeguarding Children and Young People and Equalities

Safeguarding Children and Young People and Equalities

This training session delivered by Engage London will help increase participants’ awareness of safeguarding practices that meet the needs of all equalities groups. It will cover:
• Protected equalities groups
• Prevalence of abuse
• Child abuse definition
• Signs and indicators of possible child abuse
• Areas that impact on children and young people’s development and survival
• Legislation and procedural guidance
• Overview of Safe Network and the resources
• Sharing good practice


Please note places are limited to 2 per organisation

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Our webinar lifts the lid on social investment misconceptions

Nine misconceptions about social investment


In a recent survey, 62% of organisations say that social investment is a useful tool for charities and social enterprises*.
If you’re exploring potential sources of funding to support your non-profit organisation’s growth, we’d like to invite you to join our free webinar ‘Nine misconceptions about social investment’.

CAF Venturesome’s Amir Rizwan will demystify this type of borrowing. Whether you’re a trustee, CEO, or are responsible for finance or fundraising, he’ll explain what you should know to help you decide if social investment is right for your organisation.
This 30 minute webinar will cover key areas including:
• what social investment can be used for
• how you can access social investment and what social investors look for from borrowers
• how other social organisations have benefited from social investment

Join us and see if social investment could be an option for your organisation. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you.

Register now for:

Nine misconceptions about social investment

Thursday 15 October 2015

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Interested but can’t attend?
Register anyway and we’ll send you a recording of the webinar.

*What do charity leaders think about social investment?
Big Society Capital and ACEVO, February 2015.


Presenter: Amir Rizwan

Amir joined CAF Venturesome in January 2014, having worked previously in the financial sector for RBS and BNP Paribas. At CAF Venturesome, Amir conducts due diligence on social investment applications and manages a portfolio of clients. He is also is responsible for assisting with the management of the Community Land Trust Fund and managing business development for Venturesome.

Masbro Indoor Boot Sale

Indoor Boot Sale


Masbro Centre • 87 Masbro Road • London W14 0LR


2nd Sunday of every month 10am

  Masbro indoor boot sale – a great experience –  with a range of stalls from household and  garden items , clothing, jewellery, toys to crafts, candles and wellbeing items.


Face painting, dance promotion,
coffee and food. Pick up a bargain for Xmas!

 For stall availability and further information contact Max Wallace

tel: 020 7605 0800 or email:
Company No. 3446256 Registered Charity No. 1092258



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‘What do we need to do to make London a fairer city?’ – London Fairness Commission

The London Fairness Commission has been established to convene the first citywide debate on fairness in 100 years. Chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale, it is an independent group of academics, policy makers, business and third sector leaders with a passion for London. Launched in June this year, the Commission has so far asked Londoners to consider how they view fairness, whether London is a fair city, and what should be done to make London fairer. They have recently published an Interim Report, reflecting their findings and setting a series of fairness dilemmas for Londoners. The Commission’s recommendations will be published in March, and will be designed to influence the incoming Mayor.
The commissioners are very keen to hear from both the voluntary sector and those who volunteer within their local community, individuals who work in the community sector, or is a member of a local community group, and are holding two Open Space events on Monday 9th November, Museum of London, Terrace Gallery, 10am to 4pm or 6 pm to 8.30pm. Open Space allows everyone at the meeting to raise the issues that matter to them, share and develop ideas and consider recommendations for the future. It is participative, energetic and focused.
Details of the event and booking can be found here

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me –


Telephone: 020 7832 5813 | Email:
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World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2015

It’s World Mental Health Day this Saturday, 10 October, with the theme of ‘dignity’. There’s a poster attached giving some ideas on how to bring dignity into the workplace – why not bear these in mind when speaking with colleagues?


On the day itself, Harrow Mind in North West London are going to receive a visit from the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge to visit some young Time to Change Champions.
Time to Change is a national programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. They have several campaigns, including the ‘small things’ campaign, such as asking ‘how are you?’ or making a cup of tea for someone else. Why not think how you can do a small thing for someone else? It might just make a big difference….

Here are some tips on how to look after your own wellbeing, based on the five ways to wellbeing, and here are some for staying well at work. Why not try some?


See flyer here

Free Seminar on How To Successfully Start Your Own Profitable Online Business

How To Successfully Start Your Own Profitable Online Business


Starting your own online business can be an intimidating process requiring tons of hard work.

This seminar will show you:

  • How simple and quick it is to have your own online business without any previous experience or technical skills.
  • How you can operate the business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, whether you’re working, relaxing, vacationing, or even while you’re sleeping…
  • How you could easily generate a residual income of £2,000-£5,000 plus per week from the business
  • How you can benefit from a £multi-billion business and free state-of-the-art management support systems to succeed online,
  • How you can operate the business globally.
  • How you can have your own online business set-up for you within days

We are already showing thousands of people how to create a life and business that they LOVE… Will you be next?…

Book your place here


NLGN Workshop: Person Centred Commissioning

Person Centred Commissioning
The future for local government & third sector partnerships?

10:00 – 17:00, Thursday 12th November
Hub Westminster, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE

Kindly supported by the Lankelly Chase Foundation


NLGN is delighted to invite you to an interactive workshop, where we will be exploring the relationship between local authorities and the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in commissioning and providing social services.

Places are limited. Please email: to reserve a place.

Many councils are beginning to pare back social care and people focused services to statutory level, bringing about a fundamental change in the relationship between local authorities and the VCS. In addition, a shift from grants to contracts and commissioning has brought about tensions between commissioners and providers. Learning to navigate this new relationship has been difficult for both sectors and in many cases the conversations are stuck.

This event is part of NLGN’s ongoing research on developing a new relationship between the VCS, local government and their communities. Throughout the day we will use interactive exercises to simulate a new method of person centred commissioning, enabling attendees from local government and the VCS to simulate and test this new collaborative approach.

The workshop will provide valuable learning experience on person centred commissioning for all delegates and will contribute to NLGN’s upcoming report.

To book a place at this event, please email

I very much hope you will be able to join us for this unique and exciting event.

An Introduction to Social Investment

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An introduction to social investment for
the CYP voluntary sector in London

Venue: Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London N1 9PWDate: 22nd OctoberTime: 12.45 – 17.00


Work in the children, young people and families voluntary and community sector in London? Limited knowledge or experience of social investment?

This free half day event is an opportunity for you to find out more about social investment, what the risks and opportunities are, whether it might work for your organisation, and the different models of social investment and support that could help your organisation to access investment.
Hear from our great speakers, join in the discussions, and ask questions to social investment experts and practioners:
• Geetha Rabindrakumar, Big Society Capital: An overview of social investment
• Dan Gregory, Common Capital and SEUK: Balancing rhetoric and reality, risk and opportunity
• Joanne Hay, Teens and Toddlers: Social Impact Bonds
• Tim Wilson, City Bridge Fund: The Stepping Stones Fund
• John Clingan, Fit 2 Learn CIC: Crowdfunding loans from your community
• Azlina Bulmer, Charity Bank: Big Potential
An introduction to social investment for
the CYP voluntary sector in London

Click here to book now!

Free Healthier Homes training for charities and frontline workers

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Join us for Healthier Homes training:
helping local people live more comfortably and safely at home


The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham invite you to attend a free training session as part of their Healthier Homes project.

Imagine living in a home which you can’t keep warm and struggling with damp and mould on your walls. Imagine risking a fall each time you use the stairs because there’s no handrail, or a shock each time you use the lights because the wiring is so old. Imagine not having enough to eat, or not being able to eat a balanced diet, because you don’t have access to or money for good quality food.

Too many people living in our Boroughs face these problems every day, putting their health and wellbeing at risk. Healthier Homes training is designed to help.

Healthier Homes training is available free of charge in the Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. The training is designed for frontline workers, volunteers and others who work with vulnerable local residents.

Training sessions will be held on:

– Wednesday 7 October (10am – 12pm) – Kensington Town Hall
– Wednesday 14 October (10am – 12pm) – Hammersmith Town Hall

Book your place now at:

We can also offer dedicated training sessions for charities and frontline teams; please email to find out more.

By attending the training you will:

– Gain a better understanding of the health and wellbeing risks we find in people’s home, particularly related to cold and damp, home safety and poor nutrition
– Learn about ways to identify local residents who may be struggling at home
– Find out about solutions and support that are available for local residents and how to make referrals into local support services
– Help local people live more comfortably and safely in their homes, reducing their need for hospital and GP services

The training will be interactive and informative, giving you the chance to ask plenty of questions and practice your skills.

Bookings can be made online at or by calling 020 8469 1333.

Care Quality Commission Public Listening Event

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CQC is the independent regulator of all health and social care in England. We are given powers by the government to register, monitor and inspect all health and care services.


As you may know we will shortly be inspecting services provided by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, this includes:

• Ealing Hospital
• Central Middlesex Hospital
• Northwick Park Hospital
• Community services in Ealing, Brent and Harrow

Do give people the opportunity to share their experiences of these services with us we have organised a public Listening Event on 12th October. The full details are on the attached poster.

It would be much appreciated if you would be able to send out the attached poster to the members/users of your organisation, through any e-mail list, e-bulletin, newsletter and website you may have.