Made of Money – Award Winning Training in Delivering Financial Education

‘Made of Money’ – 2 day Facilitator Training Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd September 2015

‘Made of Money’ is an award winning, practical and fun resource to help people on low incomes talk about money and its impact on their lives, and at the same time learn money management skills.

We offer training for workers so they can use these resources with their clients. In this engaging and interactive 2 day training; you will learn how to help clients tackle their money situation, build confidence to deal with it, and what to do if there are debts or worries.

This is not a training for you to become a money/debt advisor: it gives you tools and skills to start conversations about money, and enables your clients to be ready to seek debt or other specialist advice where needed.

More information here:
Or please get in touch: Mostofa & Catherine Utley – or 0208983 5047


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Tackling Child Poverty At A Time Of Austerity

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4in10 presents:


With £15bn of cuts to the welfare budget between 2010 and 2015 and further cuts to come in the next Spending Review, this is the time to discuss the link between child poverty and austerity.
Austerity has provided policy makers and service providers in the statutory and voluntary and community sector with some challenges and opportunities in tackling issues of child poverty in London.
CHILD POVERTY AND AUSTERITY is a capacity building seminar by 4in10 to explore the impact of austerity on issues of child poverty in the capital. The workshop will bring together speakers from think tanks, frontline service delivery and policy making to share insights into austerity and child poverty.
When: Thursday 17th September 2015
12.30pm – 4.00pm
Where: Conference Room, The Foundry,
17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR
What: Please see overleaf for further details
CHILD POVERTY AND AUSTERITY is the first in 4in10’s Capacity Building Workshops. The workshop will bring together members of the 4in10 network with academics, policy makers and service delivery staff from both the voluntary and statutory sector across London.

The workshop will be an opportunity to:

– Hear up-to-date research on living standards, deprivation and child poverty in 2015
– Discuss the impact of welfare reform on child poverty in London
– Hear how the voluntary sector and local authorities have developed creative and empowering ways of tackling austerity and child poverty
We want to explore
– Why child poverty in London is higher than in other parts of the UK
– What are the London specific challenges and opportunities regarding tackling austerity and child poverty?
– What are key policy asks in London to tackle child poverty in the context of the spending cuts?
To register: please visit
or contact Ade Sofola at:
The registration deadline is Monday the 14th of September 2015 and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
4in10 is a network of organisations working to end child poverty in London, based at Children England and funded by City Bridge Trust and Trust for London.



4in10 children live in poverty

Healthier Homes Training

Join us for Healthier Homes training:
helping local people live more comfortably and safely at home

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham invite you to attend a free training session as part of their Healthier Homes project.

Imagine living in a home which you can’t keep warm and struggling with damp and mould on your walls. Imagine risking a fall each time you use the stairs because there’s no handrail, or a shock each time you use the lights because the wiring is so old. Imagine not having enough to eat, or not being able to eat a balanced diet, because you don’t have access to or money for good quality food.

Too many people living in our Boroughs face these problems every day, putting their health and wellbeing at risk. Healthier Homes training is designed to help.

Healthier Homes training is available free of charge in the Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. The training is designed for frontline workers, volunteers and others who work with vulnerable local residents.

Training sessions will be held on:

– Tuesday 15 September (2pm – 4pm) – Kensington Town Hall
– Wednesday 23 September (2pm – 4pm) – Hammersmith Town Hall
– Wednesday 7 October (10am – 12pm) – Kensington Town Hall
– Wednesday 14 October (10am – 12pm) – Hammersmith Town Hall

Book your place now at

We can also offer dedicated training sessions for frontline teams; please email: to find out more.

By attending the training you will:

– Gain a better understanding of the health and wellbeing risks we find in people’s home, particularly related to cold and damp, home safety and poor nutrition
– Learn about ways to identify local residents who may be struggling at home
– Find out about solutions and support that are available for local residents and how to make referrals into local support services
– Help local people live more comfortably and safely in their homes, reducing their need for hospital and GP services

The training will be interactive and informative, giving you the chance to ask plenty of questions and practice your skills.

Bookings can be made online at or by calling 020 8469 1333.

Voluntary Sector Providers and Potential Providers for Adult Social Care Roundtable discussion

Voluntary Sector Providers and Potential Providers for Adult Social Care
Roundtable discussion


Desta has been commissioned to conduct a market mapping and shaping exercise of the voluntary sector for adult social care.
As part of this, we have organised three roundtable discussions for voluntary organisations which either already provide adult social care services or which would like to do so in the future. We are especially interested in providers and potential providers of home care services or providers which might support home care services through, for example, befriending services.

The discussion will look at the challenges and opportunities of providing these services, the barriers that might prevent new providers from delivering services, and the kinds of support that existing and potential providers need to deliver and grow their services.
Organisations are welcome to attend any one of these events.
Monday 20 July 1-3pm The Dalgarno Trust – please book here.
Tuesday 21 July 10.30-12.30pm White City Community Centre – please book here.
Wednesday 22 July 10.30-12.30pm One Westminster – please book here.

Best wishes,

Shani Lee

Chief Executive

Desta Consortium

Consultation on Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in your area

We want to talk about Children & Young People’s mental health and wellbeing

Where: Anteroom, Ealing Council, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, W5 2HL (10 mins walk from Ealing Broadway)
Who: This event is for children & young people, for commissioners and medical professionals, for the voluntary sector and providers of health, care and education services to share experiences and contribute to the development of plans across Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham. We want to find out your views on Future In Mind and what you think are the key priorities for your area
Contact: to confirm your attendance – or with any questions
When: Thursday 16th July, 4-5.30pm

CYP flyer 16th July

Future in Mind – one page summary

Shepherds Bush Housing Association – Community Grant



About Shepherds Bush Housing Association

Shepherds Bush Housing Association has been around since 1968 and is a trusted and
valued part of the West London community. We are much more than a landlord. We build
communities by providing homes that people can afford. We invest in people and places.
We want our residents to live in thriving, aspirational communities and recognise our role in
this. We have more than 5,000 homes throughout West London. Our services make a real
difference and a lasting return on investment.

About Shepherds Bush Housing Association Community Fund

We want to ensure that there is an opportunity for all to succeed and take part in projects in
their local community. We are investing more in our residents and local groups that work in
our communities.Our Community Fund 2015/16 will be awarding grants up to £500 for groups. The grants are
aimed at charities, residents and community groups working for the benefit of people who
live in the areas in which we operate, with a particular emphasis on our residents.

For more information click on the link below

SBHA Community Grant Guidance

Free personal training from a qualified cycling instructor

Your staff can benefit from free personal training from a qualified cycling instructor. Tailored to their needs and location, this on-bike session covers everything they need to know about commuting by bike.

If your staff members are interested, they should email with the subject line ‘Bulletin offer’ and include their name, organisation name, phone number and preferred start location.