Going Green, by Sue Spiller, Sobus CEO

The recent meeting of world leaders in Glasgow at the end of October provided a useful opportunity to remind us all of the precarious balance our environment is in, and the chance to think about how we can, as organisations and individuals, do our bit to help this vital area of work. Read on

Remember, Remember, Events in November! by Sue Spiller, Sobus CEO

November is certainly a notable month – with the beginning of the month starting Bonfire Night on the 5th November, where we celebrated a foiled attempt by Guy Fawkes and his associates to blow up the Houses of Parliament, and Diwali, observed by more than a billion people across the world.

Diwali, also known as the festival of lights brings prayer, feasts, fireworks and, for some, a new year. The end of Diwali in 2021 coincides with Bonfire Night – so no doubt the skies over London during the first weekend in November lit up!

Other notable dates this and next month include…

RSPCA Seeks Pool of Temporary Trustees to Help Struggling Branches

Civil Society have reported there are currently 150 RSPCA branches, which carry out most of the direct animal welfare duties such as running rehoming centres, neutering, veterinary and microchipping services in local areas. However, RSPCA’s campaign notes that occasionally ‘a branch may fall into national administration and need some extra help’. Find out more here.

#RespondRecoverReset: Have your Say

As we move into a world where most legal restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 have been lifted, we are all having to again develop new ways of working to adjust to this next ‘new normal’. As NCVO, Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University approach the final few rounds of their survey, they are hoping to capture what this experience is like for organisations like yours. Find out more.

Managing Staff Wellbeing in a Hybrid Workplace

Are you managing a mix of remote and in-person working at the moment? This article from the Financial Times has some interesting tips for businesses (but still relevant to charities!). Find out more.

Carers Rights Day Event, 25th November

Thursday 25 November is Carers Rights Day. This is the national awareness day to help ensure unpaid carers know their rights and are able to access support that is available to them as soon as they need it. Please join us on the day from 10am-11am at an online event for professionals to learn about Carers’ Rights. The event will be hosted by Carers Network’s Chief Executive Sally Prentice. There will be a talk by Sandie Roberts, Carers Network’s Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea Services Manager and Paula Linan, Carers Network’s Hammersmith and Fulham Services Manager. You will be able to learn about the rights unpaid carers are entitled to and find out how Carers Network can support any of your clients who may be carers themselves.

Join the meeting online on Zoom on Thursday 25 November from 10am-11am here:


Meeting ID: 819 9754 1693
Passcode: 484107

Full programme at: https://carers-network.org.uk/carers-rights-day-2021/

If you’d like to attend we would greatly appreciated it if you can RSVP by replying to events@carers-network.org.uk

Tune in to This Week’s Episode of Illuminate, our Peer Researchers Podcast

Recorded at White City Place, Illuminate is a podcast created by young people where we carry out real & raw interviews to shine a light on how it feels to grow up in Hammersmith & Fulham. Join us as we cover everything from policing to being unapologetically yourself. For enquiries please email annie@yhff.org.uk

In the latest episode we discuss the barriers that can stop young people achieving their potential. In addition to how to know your rights and protect yourself from the police in light of Sarah Everard.

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£5 Tickets for Award-winning, ‘Botis Seva’ at Sadlers Wells

Sadler’s Wells have allocated £5 tickets for Award-winning, ‘Botis Seva’ BLKDOG (details below).

South London-born, Seva formed his company Far From The Norm aged 19. Influenced by hip-hop theatre his talent grew largely unmentored and was nurtured on the streets of London. Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist. A genre-defying blend of hip-hop dance and free form antics, BLKDOG explores the inner battlefield of an ageing artist trying to retain his youth.

Click on link for more info and to watch the trailer Botis Seva – BLKDOG – Sadler’s Wells Theatre (sadlerswells.com)

The £5 tickets offer are for seats on the Upper Circle for performances on Fri 19 and Sat 20 November. (This show is suitable for ages 12 upwards, starts at 7.30mpm and last for 1 hour and 10 mins with no interval)

To book please call the Box Office on 020 7863 8000 or online and use the promo code BLKDOG1. (Please note that there is a £3 transaction fee for phone or online bookings)