Volunteer opportunities

We are recruiting for three new roles:

Carers Cuppa Volunteer- Carers Network have launched a new project called Carers Cuppa in partnership with Charing Cross Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital. Each hospital will have a designated “Carers Cuppa” table within the hospital cafés, offering a place to support unpaid carers of the sick and disabled.

Carers Cuppa Volunteers will reach out to hidden carers and highlight that the Carers Cuppa table is designated place to meet other unpaid carers in a similar position, whilst networking with hospital staff to promote the project to patients. The volunteer will also promote our services and facilitate referrals to Carers Network.

More information on Carers Cuppa can be found below:

https://carers-network.org.uk/information/carers-cuppa/

Community Outreach and Events Volunteer: Delivering information stands in GP Practices, promoting our services and volunteering opportunities at job fairs, and volunteer fairs. Other aspects of the role include delivering support groups or greeting and liaising with carers at social events. 

Community Link Worker- The Community Link Worker is an outreach-based role that will work closely with our Service Managers to travel tri-borough. The role of the Community Link Worker is to build relationships with new partner organisations to increase referrals to Carers Network, and to raise awareness of our services in the wider community.

Carers Cuppa Volunteer Poster 
Carers Cuppa Volunteer RD
Community Link Worker RD 
Community Outreach and Events Volunteer poster 
Community Outreach and Events Volunteer RD

 

Community Days Out

Our aim is to encourage people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths, ages and backgrounds to come together to socialise, develop new relationships and most importantly enjoy their day out of London. We visit sea-side/coastal areas (beaches), Theme parks, Safari Parks, Water-parks and more that are mainly based in the UK.

We create community development and make these trips available and affordable for individuals and families that can’t necessarily afford to travel at weekends or during the holidays.

All trips are being promoted/marketed via our contact mailing lists (email and What’s-App), flyers, posters and on social media channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; where we are growing a strong and supportive following from the LBHF and wider community.

We are currently looking to enrol our media into Youth groups; Community based centres, Care homes, Play associations etc.

There’s No Better Way to End 2019…

This year, West London Business and the Park Royal Business Group invite you to celebrate the holiday season at the House of Commons on 5th December, 7pm-10pm in the beautiful Terrace Pavilion. Join us for a great night of networking in magnificent surroundings!

This year, we will hold a panel discussion on the following theme: “How can business and government work together to deliver benefits for the community?”

Panel:

Tom Levitt
Former Labour MP for High Peak

Mary Macleod
Former Conservative MP for Brentford and Isleworth

This will also be the occasion to celebrate with those who made it to the shortlist for the West London Business Awards 2020!

If you have any questions about the reception please email pim.ungphakorn@westlondon.com or call 020 8607 2500

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales)

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. The next closing date for applications in this round is the 10th February 2020.

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Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK)

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

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Funding Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England)

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. The funding can support many different types of partnership, including cross-sector partnerships; local place-based collaboration; and local and national organisations working together around a particular theme. The grants can be used to fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. A total of £40 million is available this year. The funding is being made available through the Big Lottery Fund’s Partnership Fund and applications can be submitted at any time.

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Carer’s Network AGM

Save the date!

  • Carers Network Annual General Meeting
  • Friday 13 December 2019
  • 12.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, London W10 4JL. Map here.

Business meeting

We will discuss the formal business required at an AGM – Carers Network’s annual and Treasurer’s reports, performance, achievements and plans for the future.

Speaker

We are very fortunate to have Roy Lilley as our speaker. Roy is a broadcaster, commentator, writer and journalist, focusing on the NHS and associated issues. Roy will be speaking on the future of the NHS, carers accessing the NHS and reflecting on his own experience of being a carer.

Participation 

We’ll finish the event with a dynamic African-Caribbean music and dance participatory workshop session with members of the Carl Campbell Recycled Teenagers’ 50+ dance programme. The session is geared towards improving mental and physical health and wellbeing and all those attending are welcome to join in with the workshop.

We’ll have mince pies to round off the event.

Please do let us know if you are able to attend so we can ensure we order enough refreshments for everyone.

 

Street Games are Offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid – 2 day course
Weds 11th & Thurs 12th December, 9am – 4:30pm
@ Edward Woods Centre, 60-70 Norland Road, W11 4TX
Please click here for booking

H&F Council are Recruiting

Family Learning and Community Engagement Officer at grade SO2

(£33,759 – £34,986) full time equivalent. The post can be offered as full time, part time, Job share secondment opportunity, as we would be very open and flexible.

For expression of interest and more information,
please contact: Penny.asumang@lbhf.gov.uk or via telephone on 0208 753 6325.
Closing date for application:
Friday 30th November 2019