Maternity Cover: Assistant Manager Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children’s Centre

SBFP & CC is based in West London and provides a range of day-time drop-in centre and outreach support services to families who are homeless, living in temporary accommodation or other unsuitable housing:

Cover Letter – Click here
Job Decription/ Person Spec – Click here
Application Form – Click here
Disclosure Form – Click here

Please note closing date for applications is 5pm on 31st March 2017.

Fundraising Reggae Night

Don’t miss the big Charity Reggae Night (Part 130) hosted by DJ Boots, fundraising for H&F charities and St Gearge’s Hospital.

When: Friday 7th April 8pm-1am

Where: The Goose, 248 North End Road, SW6 1NL

Entry: £5 (all night)

Opportunity for Local Groups to Reach Over 80,000 People

There has been a reorganisation in the council’s community investment team (CIT). For further information on these changes, please click here.

If you have any news we’re keen to tell residents about it
The communications team sends an e-newsletter every week to over 80,000 subscribers and has been including news stories on local groups. We’re currently working on marrying up these stories with our website profile on each funded group. So whether it’s a new service, a new funding allocation or an event, please do get in touch. There’s a template to help you get the information together –  click here. The contact to send it to is michael.russell@lbhf.gov.uk.

Good Practice in Social Prescribing for Mental Health

This report builds on the findings from earlier Natural England reports and explores the options for improving the commissioning of, and referral to, these services as well as scaling-up the provision of nature-based interventions.

Improving Patient & Public Participation in Health Services

NHS England has published a suite of documents to strengthen patient and public participation in health services. Together with the existing participation framework for primary care, new frameworks for public health, armed forces, health and justice and specialised services will support NHS England commissioners to carry out meaningful and inclusive participation with patients and the public. The frameworks have been developed with stakeholders, including Patient and Public Voice partners and representatives from voluntary and community sector organisations.

VCS Involvement with The Devolution Process – NCVO

NCVO has recently released a report on the extent to which the voluntary & community sector (VCS) has been involved in the devolution process. The report makes recommendations for central government, local government and the VCS sector. Click here for the report.

 

LVSC’s Social Prescribing Map Has Been Updated

Our map has been updated and it contains a number of additions. Current pages have also been updated. For further information and future updates, please contact Lisa Redding, CEO lisa@lvsc.org.uk. To access the map click here.

Small Charity Week is Back in 2017

This is why you should get involved: 

Small Charity Week celebrates the amazing work of the small charity sector and shines some light on the charities on the smaller spectrum by raising your profile with the public, businesses and local and national government. Each day of the week (19th-24th June) is themed to make sure there is something to benefit all organisations. To register your interest or to have any queries answered, please email us at info@smallcharityweek.com or call us on 0207 3244 777.

Brexit: The Small Charity Sector

Article 50 has been triggered, beginning the process for the UK formally departing the European Union. Whilst a remarkable exercise in democracy, the result of the EU referendum has left the UK small charity sector with more questions than answers. As the UK begins the complex negotiations of Brexit, the FSI is conducting research titled “Brexit: The Small Charity Sector”, which aims to inform policy and public debate from the view of small charities.

The FSI is already engaging with MPs on the subject, and we are sure you will be having your say locally, but we want to make sure that the collective voice of our members is heard in Westminster on this immensely significant issue. The focus of the survey will be about understanding how the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union may affect small charities. Your early input into the survey would be appreciated and aims to give greater attention to issues that are important to your small charity. Click here to complete the survey.

Changes to Children’s Services in London – Communications Survey

Last June improvements were made to children’s services across North West London, this led to the closure of the children’s overnight ward and children’s A&E at Ealing Hospital. For information about the changes, please click here. We would like your feedback on the communications issued around this change. All responses are in total confidence and the survey should take no more than five minutes of your time. The survey will remain open until 15 April 2017. To complete the survey please click here.