The Good Things Foundation is hosting an online roundtable on Monday16th May from 12-2pm.

We’re taking a closer look at what can be done to ensure older people’s voices are heard in the digital inclusion arena.  This feels more important than ever given the continued shift to online services, rising costs of living, and ongoing effects of the pandemic – which are all disproportionately impacting older people.

If you’re interested, we’d love you to join us virtually on Monday 16th May 2022 (12-2pm) alongside organisations across the UK working with older people, as we discuss how rapid digitisation during the pandemic has impacted on older people’s access to services.

What does government – UK, nationally, regionally, locally – need to do now to support older people with digital inclusion?

How can we ensure older people’s voices are heard in the digital inclusion arena?

Our CEO, Helen Milner, will be chairing, and members of Good Things Foundation’s Connect Up Community of Practice, as well as our Older People’s Panel, will be there so discussions are grounded in the experiences of people at the heart of the issues. 

Here’s the Eventbrite link if you’d like to join: Register here to join us for the event

As you may know, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) has begun the process of engaging with the local voluntary and community sector regarding their main grants programme, the 3rd Sector Invesetment Fund (3SIF).  The council wishes to coproduce its 3SIF Strategy with the community, and has already held the first of several meetings with the VCS on this recently.

Given the importance of local grant funding from LBHF, Sobus would like to invite VCS organisations based in or operating in H&F to come together to discuss this, and explore what we think should or could be included in this strategy. 

The council will be holding further meetings on this, but we felt that it’s important that the sector has the opportunity to meet seperately to discuss and share our ideas and explore questions or points that we might wish to raise with LBHF as part of this process.  

Please click here for further details.  You can book via eventbrite by following this link: CEO Forum  The meeting is on 7th April and will start at 10.30, and end with a networking lunch for attendees. 

We look forward to seeing you soon

 

Sue

Sobus CEO

National Day of Reflection 23rd March

The overall purpose of the Day of Reflection is twofold – to remember those we have lost during the pandemic, and also to pay tribute to the ongoing work of thousands of people, professionals and volunteers, who have supported us all during this time. Full information is available here.

  • A Minute of Silence at 12 noon which can be observed as a private moment or at your workplace or community. You can also join the Minute of Silence online from 11.50 where a short programme will include a specially written poem and the London Community Gospel Choir. (Register before the day.)
  • Wall of Reflection. A Wall of Reflection in your community is a place to share thoughts about those we have lost and those who continue to serve. You can display photos, poems, objects, music, stories, articles, hobbies or recipes – whatever feels right for you. A full guide is available to download and materials are available from any Marie Curie shop.
  • Tea and biscuits. This can either be in connection with a Wall of Reflection or as a stand-alone activity.  This is simply an opportunity to bring people together in your community – maybe those who have lost loved ones, or just a gathering of people who would like to reflect on the experience of these two years.

You can add your local activities to the national activity map by completing the online form here (where you can indicate whether your event is private or public).

 A full day of online activities – to participate in any or all of these you should register in advance.

  • 7.00-9.00pm. Coming Together in Hope; A National Service of Reflection for Black Communities affected by Covid 19 pandemic.  This is a Christian service to which everyone is invited. The service takes place in person in Birmingham and is co-organised by London-based Ubele Initiative. To attend in person register here. To view via a livestream on Youtube use this link which will go live on the day.  Ubele are also planning an evening event at the Conway Hall in London – if you are interested please contact us and we will send details as soon as we have them.

We want to know how you would like to get involved with Small Charity Week. As a small charity, or funder, or sponsor, we want to know your ideas and what you’d like to contribute to the week.  We’re open to all suggestions and excited for what we can achieve together. So, if you have the time, we’d love it if you could join our session on the 9th March at 14:00 to discuss co-designing this Small Charity Week. Click here to join us

APPG will be holding their next annual general meeting on Wednesday 9 March at 11:00, they’ll be discussing Communities Leading Change – the role of communities in levelling up. Click here to register your place.

Community Connect Initiative

Together we can arise and make a difference in our communities.

Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday 22th February 2022.
 
For more information click on the link: www.peoplearisenow.org 
 

 

Bayo is a space to find collectives, organisations and services from across the UK – run by and for the Black community – to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Developed by The Ubele Initiative, Mind, Young Minds and Best Beginnings, Bayo was funded by The National Emergencies Trust and is run by The Ubele Initiative.

Find your space

The Youth Engagement and Diversion Team (Hammersmith and Fulham) are holding a community event aimed at parents/guardians to make them aware of organisations and support networks which are available within the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

The event will be held on Friday 25th February 2022 at 17:00hrs – 20:00hrs at Queen Park Rangers Football Club, Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, London W12 7PJ.  

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Based on Sankofa principles of seeking knowledge from the past to benefit the futures of generations to come. The Ubele Circles Project is an opportunity for you to explore anti-racist activism in Britain. You will be a part of a group which will come together to learn from an elder social activist and will examine their role in British social activism and the changes they have contributed to making. By the end of the process we hope for you and your co-learners to write a blog showcasing your learning.

The Circle will take place between February – March 2022 and will be led by social activist, artist, curator and educator Michael Mcmillan. This circle will run for a duration of 4 weekly sessions. Michael will facilitate interactive sessions exploring activism through an artistic lens.

If you are interested in being a part of The Ubele Circles Project, we require you to commit to meeting weekly between 6 pm – 7:30 pm on the dates outlined below;

Wednesday 16th February @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 23rd February @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 2nd March @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 16th March @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Application deadline: Monday 14 February 2022

Click here to apply