Youth Voice Panel Recruitment

We are writing to seek your help in recruiting a panel of young people to design and deliver new ways for young people to have their say on decisions about the services and activities on offer in Hammersmith & Fulham and inform the discussions taking place by the newly established Partnership for Young People.

I attach a flyer which provides some more information about the new young people’s panel and details on how to sign up We have set up an event on Eventbrite for young people to register with – the link is as follows: http://hfpartnershipforyoungpeople-youthvoicepanel1.eventbrite.co.uk

Details will also be posted on the “H&F Youth Involved” Facebook page and, once up and running, on the LBHF internet webpage.

Please do feel free to share the flyer and reference the Event Brite link in your communications. We have just two weeks to recruit a panel of approx 8 – 20 individuals with the first session on 10 May.

In addition, by the end of May, we hope to have a short film and questionnaire, developed by the new young people’s panel, to send out. We would very much appreciate your help in ensuring the young people that attend your project(s) get their opportunity to have their say by watching the film and completing the questionnaire. We’ll be in touch with more details once the young person’s panel is formed.

 

 

 

SPACE FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS

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Fulham Good Neighbours, a local charity with 50 years of experience in supporting older people, is now able to offer its hall to other small local organisations working in this field. If you are looking for wheelchair accessible space to run meetings/workshops or other activities for older people please contact Chris Mikata at chrismikata@fulhamgoodneighbours.org or on 020 7385 8850.

Fulham Good Neighbours are willing to offer the space for free initially, depending on circumstances of each organisation and work with you on building the hire costs into your future fundraising plans.

Black on Boards: Open Evening promoting Board readiness in BME community

Black on Boards: An Open Evening 5th May

Black on Boards: Open Evening promoting Board readiness in BME community

Black on Boards is a project that seeks to recruit and strengthen,diverse, high potential talents from local Black and Minority Ethnic communities to make a contribution within UK private, public and non-profit boardrooms.
HFVC is hosting an open evening session where you will be briefed about this intriguing subject by the NIAS Director. This session will include two guest speakers and aims to give you an overview of Boardroom Experiences and Tactics, Speed Networking and Personal Experience of rising through the ranks. An interactive Q&A will follow this explanatory session. The event will take place:
Thursday 5th May 2016 from 6.30 pm to 9.00pm
At The Triangle, 5 Hammersmith Grove London, UK, W6 0LG

To register please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-on-boards-open-evening-promoting-board-readiness-in-bme-community-tickets-24618872711

Enquiries: connectingcommunities@hfvc.org.uk .

 

 

Please help with research into the use of data by the sector

Charities and social enterprises in our area are being asked to take part in a research project into the use of data by organisations in the sector. You can help by answering a few simple questions online http://bit.ly/dataevolution .

The research is part of the Data Evolution project being run by the charity DataKind UK and the social enterprise Data Orchard.

The two organisations are trying to work out the challenges and opportunities different sorts of charities and social enterprises face to making better use of data.

They hope that this will mean that it will be possible to provide better advice, signposting and support to organisations at different stages of their use of data.

Emma Prest from DataKind UK explained:

“At DataKind we have seen first hand how transformative the smart use of data can be for charities. Data-driven decision making can save organisations money and increase impact. We want to understand how we can better support the social sector as they progress along their data journeys.”

Sian Basker from Data Orchard CIC added

“The results of this research could have far-reaching impacts on the effectiveness of the sector”

“We need to hear from the charities that haven’t considered what data might mean for them as much as those that are making lots of use of analytics. There are no right or wrong answers”.

You can sign up to be sent a reminder when the survey goes live. Just visit http://bit.ly/dataevolution

More information about the project is available at the project website http://dataevolution.org.uk/ or info@dataorchard.co.uk

Latin Line Dance for Over 50’s

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Your help needed towards a CAMHS redesign in Tri-Borough

The Anna Freud Centre has recently been commissioned by the North West London Clinical and Commissioning Group (CCG) Collaborative to carry out a needs assessment and service mapping in relation to children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This will inform a CAMHS redesign in Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Tri-Borough (Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Kensington & Chelsea). Please see the below letter from the North West London Collaboration of CCGs’ Strategy and Transformation Team.

It is vital that any service changes are made based on a comprehensive knowledge of what is being done now.

Therefore we are asking all local organisations which work with children and young people, parents, carers and families to complete the following surveys. Please distribute these links to the relevant members of your team:

  1. To be completed by a member of the senior management team. This survey asks questions about the service provided by your organisation, and the workforce you employ. For more information and to complete the survey, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWL_7
  1. To be completed by all other members of staff, particularly those who provide training. This survey asks questions about your role in the organisation, any training you have provided, and training you have received. For more information and to complete the survey, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWL_Training7

We would like to thank you in advance for your support. And of course we are keen to hear your views too. Your help in completing both of these surveys is crucial.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with (Nuno Nodin, Research Manager, Nuno.Nodin@annafreud.org, 020 7443 2983; Jeni Page, Project Manager, Jeni.Page@annafreud.org, 020 7443 2221)

 

3x Job Opportunities with Advance

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ADVANCE delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. We work within a coordinated partnership response to violence against women and girls in these three boroughs as part of the Angelou Partnership, within the partnership ADVANCE provides independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.

Female* Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) – part time
Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2017
Salary: NJC scale 29 – 31 £28,191 – £29,838 per annum pro rata inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 21 hours per week with some on-call cover required
Work Location: Based at ADVANCE Hammersmith office and community locations

The IDVA will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specialising in working with clients at high risk. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with services providing services to clients and partner agencies within the Angelou Partnership. The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the team leaders and project manager.
Closing date: 11th May at 12pm Interview date: to be confirmed

 
Female* Duty Worker – part time
Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2017
Salary: NJC scale 18-21 £20,632- £22,616 per annum pro rata inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 21 hours per week with some on-call cover required
Work Location: Based at ADVANCE Hammersmith office and community locations

The Duty Worker will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process. They will work within the team to make proactive contact attempts with high volumes of new referrals and once this contact is established complete initial needs and risk assessments. They shall provide initial advice and crisis safety planning before the case is allocated to an IDVA/caseworker or referred to the appropriate partner agency for ongoing support. They will provide this high quality support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice, civil remedies, housing and related matters.
Closing date: 11th May at 12pm Interview date: to be confirmed
Consideration will be given to applicants wanting to combine both Duty Worker and IDVA part time posts into one full time role of 35 hours per week.

 

Female* Housing IDVA
Contract: Fixed term maternity cover June 2016 to April 2017
Salary: NJC scale 29 – 31 £28,191 – 29,838 inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week with some on-call cover required
Work location: Based at Hammersmith & Fulham Housing and the ADVANCE Hammersmith office

The Housing IDVA will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specialising in working with clients for whom housing and risk of tenancy breakdown is a factor. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and
support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from age 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with housing services and partner agencies within the Angelou Partnership. The post holder will work in Hammersmith & Fulham borough under the guidance of the team leaders and project manager.
Closing date: 25th April at 12pm Interviews: week commencing 2nd May

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and particularly welcomes applications from BME groups and the LBT community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday pro rata and a non-contributory pension scheme.

To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to althea.k@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:
Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6 The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road

FREE Office Space for Charities in Wandsworth SW15

AVIRE

Offer of RENT & RATES FREE office space for Charities in Wandsworth SW15

We are offering the following:-

  • Small office Suites ranging from 500 – 2,000 sq ft
  • Large office Suites ranging from 3,000 – 12,000 sq ft
  • Minimum availability of 2 years

If any Charity is looking for space to use, please call to discuss your requirements further

For further information and to arrange viewing please email yvettecautonelliott@avire.co.uk or victoriamorgan@avire.co.uk or telephone 01295 256 338

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Coordinator

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Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences are meetings where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases to ensure that all parties put in place a plan for safety.  Would you like to coordinate this crucial process?  We have a rare opportunity for a role in London, that requires knowledge of domestic abuse, interventions as well as administrative and good interpersonal skills.

Salary:  starting salary £30,000 (includes ILW) Full Time (35 hours per week)

Interview date: Thursday, 5th May 2016

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 5pm Wednesday, 27th April 2016

Application packs are only available on our website: www.standingtogether.org.uk 

For any queries, please email admin@standingtogether.org.uk or call on 020 8748 5717.