Volunteer Week 2018

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The countdown to Volunteers Week 2018 has begun!

At Healthwatch Central West London we are currently planning this year’s celebration, so make sure to check for more information coming your way.

If you haven’t volunteered with us before, or are looking to get involved again, why not check out our current volunteering roles on our website, or speak to us at volunteer@healthwatchcentralwestlondon.org

Click here to go to the Volunteering section of the Healthwatch website

Calm Mediation – Volunteer roles – two opportunities

Calm Mediation have two volunteering opportunities available. Please click the links below for details of the roles

For more than 20 years Calm Mediation have been helping people to resolve conflict.

We provide the following services in the London area:

Mediation in the community
Helping neighbours, families, young people and others to resolve conflict in their lives.

Mediation in the workplace
Supporting employers and employees to resolve conflict at work.

Restorative justice
Helping victims and offenders to move forward in the aftermath of crime.

Training
Teaching the skills of conflict management, mediation and restorative justice.

Originally established as CALM (Confidential and Local Mediation) in 1995, we amended our name to Calm Mediation in October 2016. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registration no. 1161807.

 

Information gathering sessions with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on racism

Invitation: Information gathering sessions with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, will undertake an official country visit to the UK from 30 April to 11 May 2018 at the invitation of the Government.

The Special Rapporteur will start her fact-finding mission in England and namely London, before proceeding to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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If you are interested in meeting the UN Special Rapporteur on racism and sharing information with her, please RSVP to this email (racism@ohchr.org) no later than Wednesday, 25 April. Kindly use the subject line “Civil society meetings London- UK visit of the SR on racism” and include the following information:

  •  Name of individual attending
  • Job title
  • Organisation
  • Direct contact details
  • Meeting(s) you would like to attend

Due to limited space, please kindly note that we are only able to accommodate one representative per entity/organization. The Special Rapporteur also welcomes and strongly encourages the participation of community representatives and youth. Subject to the available space, stakeholders may be represented at more than one meeting relating to their work. Please indicate your preference as well as any additional meetings you/your organisation may wish to attend. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Detailed information on the modalities of each meeting will be shared with all confirmed participants.

Written submissions of information are strongly encouraged before, during and after the mission and can be sent to racism@ohchr.org.

Additional information on the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism can be found at the following links:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Racism/SRRacism/Pages/IndexSRRacism.aspx

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Racism/SR/Newsletters/NewsletterNo.1-Jan2018.pdf

 

The Reader – Building communities through Shared Reading

The Reader is an organisation passionate about the power of reading together and works to build community and individual well-being through our weekly Shared Reading groups.  Our staff and volunteers are trained to pick and read aloud great literature which allows us to feel safe to open up and to share with one another personal meanings and experiences. We believe that reading great literature together gives us insight on what it means to be human, improving our personal well-being and helping us connect with one another.

 If you are interested in attending or hosting one of our groups, please contact Erin at erincarlstrom@thereader.org.uk.  You can also check out our website at www.thereader.org.uk.

 “It always makes me feel more fulfilled than the other days”

 ~Shared Reading group member

“After the reading group I feel a change in the way things go, like there’s fresher air – things feel more alive.”

 ~Shared Reading group member

Click here for a list of Reader Groups in Hammersmith and Fulham

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Mental Health Equality for BAMER communities in London

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ROTA, together with Black, Asian and Minority, Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) community organisations in West London and HEAR Network is launching a mental health equality campaign in the run up to the local elections.

In the open letter we call on all candidates in the local elections to commit to the six action points that have been co-authored by Experts by Experience, user-led Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and BAMER organisations, to improve the design, commissioning and delivery of mental health services for BAMER communities and, therefore, reduce mental health inequality.

Sign the letter HERE.

We ask you to support our campaign by:

  1. Sharing the open letter with your network
  2. Signing up to the open letter electronically
  3. Emailing or mailing the open letter to local candidates in your borough
  4. Using Social Media to hold local parties, local candidates, local authorities, CCG’s and other mental health stakeholders to account, using the following hash tags: #MHEquality #MentalHealth4All #HardlyHardToReach

ROTA will keep you up to date on the outcome of the campaign.

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356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA

Email: rota@rota.org.uk
Website: www.rota.org.uk

 

Mama Biashara – A Hand Up not a Hand Out

Mama Biashara is a grassroots African charity. We are small. We understand small and the challenges of being a small organisation. Like fundraising. Regular fundraising or one off fundraising is a nightmare when you are tiny. Not any more. Mama Biashara is offering you a space in the shop inside West 12 Shopping Centre.

A space to craftwork or anything else that speaks of your community or a place to offer something else to raise funds – hennawork or braiding for example. You can use the space to raise awareness as well as funds and to offer advice if that is what you do.

The space is free. As long as all the money raised goes to the work of your group. You do not need to be a registered charity. Just a community group helping others. You do not even need to speak English – we can help with that.

We have a good customer base. We are already a community shop. Now we want to open up to many more communities.

A Hand Up not a Hand Out is Mama Biashara’s motto. That is what we are offering.

Unit 19 W12 Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush Green

biasharacop01@gmail.com

Tel: 07803507269 – just ask for Mama Biashara

Work Opportunities – Citizens Advice Hammersmith and Fulham

The following Job Opportunities are currently available at Citizens Advice Hammersmith and Fulham;

  • Team Leader
  • Digital Inclusion Coordinator

Team Leader

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week            

Contract:  Permanent                      

Salary: £26000 – 28500

Citizens Advice Hammersmith and Fulham is one of the first advice agencies to secure a 10 year funding agreement for our generalist advice service and associated specialist projects.

We require experienced and highly motivated generalist advisers to work as team leaders to:

  • support and develop volunteer delivery of our information and advice services across multiple channels, including our volunteer-led library service, and
  • to instil a customer-focussed, quality-driven approach to the delivery of our service.

This is a new post and an excellent opportunity for ambitious team players who relish the challenge of working in a fast-paced, quality-driven environment, playing a pivotal role supporting and developing frontline staff in the delivery of information and advice.

Application Pack: http://cahf.org.uk/about-us/work-us/

Closing Date: Friday 27 April 2018 by 1pm

Interview Dates: Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd MAY 2018 (fixed date)

 

Digital Inclusion Coordinator

Part-time 15 hours per week          

Contract: Fixed Term three years from appointment     

Salary: £11200 – 11400

We are currently seeking an innovative and engaging Digital Inclusion Coordinator  to join our well established TechTalk project.

The roles requires you to support Volunteer Digital Champions to deliver TechTalk support to local residents on topics such as use of social media, online shopping and using web for employment opportunities and applying for welfare benefits.   To expertly engage with stakeholders providing presentation and training sessions.  A strong interest in social media and new digital innovations is a must.

Application Pack: http://cahf.org.uk/about-us/work-us/

Closing Date: Friday 27 April 2018 by 1pm

Interview Dates: Thursday 3rd MAY 2018 (fixed date)

London Marathon update from Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation

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Please support our first ever fundraiser 

Support @beneckett as he runs 👣 the London Marathon for us.

We’ve been a bit quiet lately as we’ve been busy working on many things. Design and consultation on our Theory of Change continuesWe will be recruiting for some really exciting roles soon

Plus we edge closer to our BIG launch on 10th May! Today though we would like to ask for support for our first ever fundraiser, BenEckett

Ben is running the 2018 LondonMarathon for us with all funds raised going into our Small Grants scheme. These Small Grants will be awarded to our Smaller Members to help support them in the the great work they do for Children and Young People.

Here is the link if you want to support Ben

Even £2 can make a huge difference as we can win a bonus £1000 from Localgiving #localhero

This is judge on how many different donors we get not the total amounts donated so please help where you can as this money will make a big difference to our Members projects.

We will be back in touch soon with a more comprehensive update on Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation and opportunities for you.

Fulham Good Neighbours plan another bumper Parsons Green Fair

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We will be transforming Parson’s Green by staging a super fun day this coming July, and raising money to support our work with local older people in need. To learn more about our charitable work, please visit http://www.fulhamgoodneighbours.org/our-services

Parsons Green Fair attracts around eight thousand visitors and this year we will have more than 100 stalls including charities, organisations, and small businesses creating awareness for their products or services. Lots of those who have already booked to take part come back year after year, which confirms the event’s popularity. All indications are that this year’s Fair – on 7th July 2018 – will be bigger and better than ever.

The event will be opened officially at 11.30am by the Chair of Fulham Good Neighbours Robert Fryer and the Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham (TBC).

 

The main stage programme includes:

12.00pm         Music ‘All – A School of Music for All

12.30pm         Slice/Cupcake Family Club

12.55pm         The Little Dance Academy

1.20pm           Stagecoach Theatre Arts – Fulham

2.00pm           La Sylvaine School of Dancing

3.00pm           Albert & Friends Circus Skills

3.30pm           Magician – John Clayton

4.00pm           Pinky & Roxy Magic Show

4.30pm           Fulham Brass Band

On the Children’s Stage acts will also include a Magician and a performing dog. Other attractions include Carousels, Bouncy Slide, Bouncy Castle, Trampolines, plus ‘Punch and Judy Shows’ and ‘Riffham’s Donkey Rides’ and a Petting Zoo.

A wide range of refreshments will be provided at the event including offers from; Il Pagliacci, BBQ,  Bombay Street Food, Jerk Spice, Heavenly Crepes and much more.

We are still looking for local volunteers who could act as Event Marshalls; to find out more please visit us at https://www.parsonsgreenfair.org/get-involved All those interested in having a stall are encourage to contact info@fulhamgoodneighbours.org as soon as possible.

The main event sponsor is Marston Properties but we are grateful to all other sponsors like Strutt&Parker.

Jac Davies 020 7385 8850

Parsons Green Fair Administrator

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