Social Change Awards 2020 Winners Announced!

DSC Social Change Awards celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society. Congratulations to the winners, well done to the runners up and thanks to everyone who nominated, voted and continues to make the world a better place. Click here for details.

 

Healthcare in the Digital Era, from Healthwatch Central West London

The latest report from Healthwatch Central West London (HWCWL) provides an independent insight into the healthcare needs and aspirations of young people in Hammersmith and Fulham, and how these can be met using digital technology. We also worked with Sharon Tomlin from Sobus on this report, and she is credited in the document.You can read the full report and summary documents below, or find them on our website.

I hope that you find this report as informative, interesting and useful as we found the research and analysis.

For more information about the Healthcare in the Digital Era report, email: info@healthwatchcentralwestlondon.org

Happy Healthy Family Club (HHFC) Event

The topic of the month isEnergy deals‘. Our guest speaker is Simon Denyer.

An energy adviser will also be present to offer 1 to 1 advice appointments to people who need help with switching or supplier problems.

On Wednesday 29th January 2020, the program will start at 10.00 am to 2.00 pm  at Fatima Community Centre, Commonwealth Ave, White City, London W12 7QR.

Please come along to enjoy the day with us.

Do any Local Charities or Community Projects Operating in H&F Need Assistance with a Physical Task?

Goodgym Hammersmtih & Fulham runners meet every Tuesday evening to run together to a local good cause and lend a helping hand.  We have been painting school rooms, tidying community gardens, sorting clothing donations and litter picking in Hammersmith & Fulham for three and a half years now.  We are always on the look out for more Tuesday evening tasks for us to take on – and with our volunteer numbers exponentially growing we are now often carrying out two tasks in an evening.  If you have a task there are two dozen GoodGym volunteers ready to help in the borough.

To request a task, please email bethn@goodgym.org (our coordinator and run leader for Hammersmith and Fulham Goodgym).

Upcoming Finance Training from DSC

Just because you don’t have an accounting degree, doesn’t mean you’ll never understand the jargon in the finance office. Learn how to understand the finance fundamentals, interpret accounts and more. Read more

If you manage projects then it’s no secret that understanding finance will help you plan and report on projects better. No previous financial experience required! Read more

Everything you need to know about your new role as Company Secretary. In just half a day, you’ll understand your impact and duties in relation to the Charity Code. Read more

Other upcoming courses from DSC.

 

New Group in H&F for LGBT+ People Over 50

If you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans+ and aged over 50, come along to our first group on Friday 31st January 2-4pm at Elgin Close Resource Centre in Shepherds Bush. For further details of the group and venue click here

FREE Training to VAWG Practitioners in Tri-Borough: Understanding the Impact & Trauma of Harmful Practices

WGN has been commissioned by Angelou to provide FREE training on Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices training to VAWG practitioners in Tri-Borough.

Women and Girls Network is a free, women-only service that supports women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence. We offer counselling, advocacy and advice for women and girls who have experienced gendered violence, including sexual and domestic violence. Our overall aim is to promote, preserve and restore the mental health and well-being of women and girls, to empower them to make a total and sustainable recovery from their experiences of violence

The training will be delivered at CAN Mezzanine Borough, 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR (Tel: 020 3096 7600) from 10:00 – 16:30  on the following dates:

11 February 2020 Book here 

26  March 2020 Book here 

Name: Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices training

Who is this training for: These courses have been developed for front-line female staff, working directly with Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) working within London organisations. Please note that due to funding requirements, this free course is only available to female professionals providing VAWG services in Tri-Borough, London.

This course aims to introduce participants to the different types of Harmful Practices, and the psychological impact of trauma caused by these experiences.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this  training course participants will have:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of the range of harmful practices including; FGM, Forced Marriage, Faith Based Abuse ‘Honour’ Crimes
  • Increased awareness and understanding of the global and traumatic impact of Harmful Practices on clients psychological and emotional well being
  • Explored the neurobiological processes of trauma on the brain
  • Increased awareness and understanding of relevant clinical conceptualizations. Including Developmental trauma, PTSD and CTSD
  • Identified the impact of the work on practitioners and the development of self-care strategies.

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Upcoming Training Opportunties

Child Sexual Exploitation: A Trauma Focussed Approach Training – Tri Borough only – 21 January 2020 Book here
Child Sexual Exploitation: A Trauma Focussed Approach Training – Brent only – 30 January 2020 Book here
Child Sexual Exploitation: A Trauma Focussed Approach Training – Hounslow only – 4 February 2020 Book here
Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices Training – Tri-Borough only – 11 February 2020 Book here 
Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices Training – Tri-Borough only – 26  March 2020 Book here
Accredited Training: From The Margins to the Centre of Women’s Healing: Promoting Recovery to Support Women with Complex Needs – 11 and 12 March 2020 – Book here
Child Sexual Exploitation: A Trauma Focussed Approach Training – Ealing only – 3 March 2020 Book here
Child Sexual Exploitation: A Trauma Focussed Approach Training – Brent only – 24 March 2020 Book here
Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices Training – Tri-Borough only – 26 March 2020 Book here 
Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices Training – Hounslow only – 31 March  2020 Book here 

How to Develop Corporate Support

Discover who to ask, how to ask and what to ask in corporate fundraising 11th February.

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West London Zone are Recruiting!

Head of Link Work position, Full Time, £40,000 depending on experience.
They are looking for highly motivated individuals with significant professional experience in education, social work, youth and/or play work, counselling or similar. Applicants will be excellent leaders, professional and passionate about providing young people and families with the opportunities and relationships to enable them to flourish in life.

Click here to apply and more information.

Deadline: 31st January 2020 @ 5pm 

New Chair Required to Lead YHFF’s Board

Young H & F are now seeking a new Chair to lead the board in support and provision of governance of the highest quality and rigour as the organisation enters a phase of significant growth and increased impact. 
Click here for Job Spec.

To apply to become the new Chair of Young H & F, please send a CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages of A4 to gareth@yhff.org.uk
Deadline: Friday 14th Feb 2020