Mental Health Awareness – FREE Online Course

With one in six adults experiencing common mental health problems every week and suicide being the biggest killer of young men in the UK, there is a clear need for an increased understanding of an issue that affects the lives of so many people. By increasing awareness and learning mental health first aid skills, we can support friends family and colleagues and even save a life.

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (NCFE)

The free online course combines both theoretical elements and a practical application. It aims to increase awareness of mental health. Including, what it is, how common mental ill-health is and how to reduce stigma and discrimination. As well as, equipping you with the basic skills to respond appropriately when others are experiencing a mental health crisis. For further information click here.

Giving World Helps Charities Access Brand New Life-Essentials For Free.

With the impact of the coronavirus measures on community organisations and their vulnerable beneficiaries, we are reaching out to confirm that we continue to operate, partnering with businesses and charities such as yourselves to get goods to where they are needed most.

As we approach the end of the furlough scheme when we will all be supporting the newly vulnerable, we have a wide range of products available including clothing for adults and children, toiletries, baby products, toys, bedding, kitchen equipment and other household items, books, crafts and ambient foods. Goods are for your organisation’s beneficiaries and cannot be sold or used for fundraising. Does this sound useful to your organisation? If so, you can register/request items for free and view available products on our website:

Please do let us know if there are particular items that would help support your beneficiaries during this difficult time as services resume.
Goods can be collected directly from us, or if this is not possible for you, we can arrange delivery at cost. Delivery costs range from £10 for a box of items to £65 for a full pallet – our website works out a maximum delivery cost based on what you request. We will always endeavour to reduce this when packing your items so that the final charge is as low as possible.

You can find out more here –

If you have any questions, any way we can help you deliver more essential supplies to the people who need them most, please call us on 0116 251 6205.
This dedicated support line is open 9.30am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9.30am-12.30pm Friday.
You can also send an email with any queries to

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Job Opportunities

We are now recruiting for 12 apprentice positions, 2 of which are ring fenced to Care leavers and Looked after children.

Adverts have gone live today on the RBKC Careers portal (individual links below) and will be closing on 13th October 2020. All applicants will need to apply through the portal.

These vacancies will be open to all, with no geographical restrictions.

However, applicants who are either:

  • A resident in the Borough
  • An RBKC care leaver
  • An RBKC school leaver who left school in the past 5 years.

and who meet the minimum requirements of the role as outlined in the Job Description, will be guaranteed an interview.

Please share with your network and help us spread the word!

Links to Job Adverts open to all










Links to Job adverts ring fenced to Care Leavers only.
Only RBKC and WCC Care Leavers can apply to the jobs below. They will need to apply using the links below as the jobs will not be visible on the RBKC Careers portal.


Government Update 23rd September 2020

The Prime Minister made a statement to the House of Commons outlining further measures in England to tackle the spread of coronavirus. The PM’s statement can be found at:

From today (Wednesday 23 September), office workers who are able to work from home should do so and the requirement for customers to wear face coverings will be extended to all users of taxis and private hire vehicles.

From Thursday 24 September measures include the following:

  • pubs, bars and restaurants must operate table-service only, except for takeaways;
  • hospitality venues must close at 10pm (which means closing, not last orders). The same will apply to takeaways, although deliveries can continue;
  • the requirement to wear face coverings will be extended to include retail staff and staff and customers in indoor hospitality, except when seated at a table to eat or drink; and
  • covid-secure guidelines will become legal obligations in retail, leisure, tourism and other sectors.

Furthermore, from Monday 28 September a maximum of 15 people may attend weddings, while 30 may attend funerals. Business conferences, exhibitions and large sporting events will not be reopened from 1 October.

These new measures will be enforced by tighter penalties. Guidance on the additional measures will be made available on

Funds Online FREE Webinar

Our hugely popular Funds Online free webinar returns on Wednesday 30 September. Getting your hands on funding is #NeverMoreNeeded so find out how to get your share of £8 billion from more than 8,000 funders. Find out more and book here.


Celebrating Silver Sunday Week at Open Age. Grab your dancing shoes and join us online Friday 2nd October! See flyer for details.


New Government Package To Support And Enforce Self-isolation

A new package has been announced to support and enforce self-isolation. People will be required by law to self-isolate from 28 September, supported by payment of £500 for those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result.


Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation Training Opportunities

Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation has teamed up with LBHF on the project OOSS to enable free training for all our service users and stakeholders, in order for them to facilitate their services in the safest manner.



Kickstart Scheme


Announced earlier this year, the Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion investment by the government to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds.

Businesses are now able to sign up to be part of the landmark scheme, aimed at giving young people a future of opportunity and hope by creating high-quality, government-subsidised jobs across the UK.


FREE Courses for Residents of England

We have secured funding for 57 free courses for residents of England including several brand new courses! We have access to a range of fully funded level 2 courses that offer huge advantages, helping you to learn and progress. We want to support you in focusing on retraining or up-skilling, providing you with motivation, job satisfaction, and brand new qualifications.Online learning gives you the flexibility to study all from the comfort of your own home or office with no strict deadlines or timetabling. Our free courses are fully accredited by NCFE and successful completers will be awarded a formal qualification. There is a range of courses to choose from including mental health, digital skills, a variety of business workshops and a host of health and social care courses to name a few. View our full list of free courses here