Know Your Patch – Cotswold Network

GRCC is running the Know Your Patch meeting for the Cotswold Network on 26 September, 10am-12pm at Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester.  This is for voluntary organisations based in the Cirencester area.  If you would like to book a place, please email bpond@grcc.org.uk or call 01452 528491.

Know Your Patch – Tewkesbury Network

The next Know Your Patch event for the Tewkesbury area will be held on 26 September 10am–12pm at MidGlos Indoor Bowls Club, Spinners Road off Green Street, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4LS. To register interest in the network or attending this or future events, please email tkyp@ccp.org.uk.

Focus on Learning Disabilities – Opportunity, Inclusion and Equality

An event from 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. On 2 October, 9.30am-2.45pm at Walls Club, Hammond Way, Gloucester GL4 3HG.

Find out more about our commitment to addressing equality of opportunity and access to health for people with learning disabilities.  Find out about how we are making sure that people with learning disabilities have equal access to opportunities and health care.

The keynote speaker will be Gavin Harding MBE, who is an advisor to NHS England, has a learning disability and was the Mayor of Selby.

There will be four Listen, Share, Learn sessions where you’ll be able to listen to others, share your thoughts and learn new things. You can choose two from the following:

  • The Dental Access Service
  • Reasonable adjustment and health inequality
  • The Opportunity Zone
  • Making Things Easy Read

Kingfisher Treasure Seekers will also be telling us about a project with the local Police Constabulary, recruiting people with learning disabilities as Police Cadets.

Book your free place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/focus-on-learning-disabilities-opportunity-inclusion-and-equality-tickets-70118206443.

Swindon and Gloucestershire MIND Open Day 

Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind are holding an Open Day at  Alexandra Wellbeing House in Gloucester on 9 October from 12pm to 3pm. You can view the premises, meet the team and gain insight into what they do.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alexandra-wellbeing-house-open-day-tickets-69268653407 for more details and to book a ticket.

ASIST and SAFETALK training

Sunflowers offer Livingworks evidence-based, accredited training courses in Suicide Awareness and Intervention. These courses are free of charge to be held in Stroud.

  • ASIST is a 2-day interactive workshop in Suicide Intervention. Our next course is taking place in Stroud Town Centre on 10 and 11 October 2019. You will need to attend both days from 9.30am-5pm.
  • SAFETALK is a 4-hour Suicide Awareness workshop. The first workshop is taking place in Stroud Town Centre on 1 November 2019. You will need to attend from 9.30am-1.30pm.

Book now by emailing glos.sunflowers@outlook.com.

Page by Page

Set up to support families affected by cancer. A place for any family members, children, parents, grandparents or carers to come together and talk about the effects it has on them. With a team of professional advisers to support you through a difficult time.

Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month: 12 October, 9 November, 14 December, 2-4pm. At Charlie’s, Unit 2, Madleaze Road, Gloucester GL1 5SJ. Drop in or call Jo on 07786 547439.


Walk for Wards

In Cirencester Park on Sunday 13 October from 10am. Choice of 3km and 10km routes. In aid of Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity.

To register contact ghn-tr.fundraising@nhs.net or call 0300 422 6738. For more information visit https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/charity/get-involved/events/walk-for-wards-2019/.

Why not join the Paediatric Diabetes Team and help raise money for the Charity Trust Fund? This goes towards running events like family days, camps, days out, resources. To donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GlosPaedsDiabetes.  If you’d like to join this team on the walk please register with raphaella.rookes@nhs.net by Monday 30 September with names and route choice.

Help set priorities for housing with care in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council is working in partnership with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and the six District Councils to develop a Housing with Care Strategy. This strategy will outline the future requirements for housing with an element of onsite care that provide security of tenure with accommodation that supports individuals to maximise their independence, health and wellbeing.

The County Council wants to hear from VCS organisations, large and small, that work in this area.  This is your opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions and influence the strategy to develop the current housing offer. 

Following a brief introduction there will be workshops which will enable you to discuss with other VCS organisations what is important to you and your community.  There will be an update following the meeting of how your ideas are reflected in the strategy.

The event, co-hosted by the VCS Alliance, will be on 23 October, from 9am-1pm at Dowty Sports and Social Club, Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester GL2 9QH.

To book please visit Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/help-set-to-priorities-for-housing-with-care-in-gloucestershire-tickets-70882723133.

If you have any queries please contact the Strategic Housing Project Team, housingwithcare@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Active Ageing Forum

The next Active Ageing forum run by Active Gloucestershire will be held on 24 October 2019, from 9.15am to 12.15pm at Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown.  The session will cover:

  • Showcase on positive active ageing
  • Campaigns to get older adults moving more
  • An interactive workshop on the support system for physical activity for older people in Gloucestershire
  • Sharing sessions
  • Networking time

To book visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/active-ageing-forum-october-2019-tickets-66669549417.


Vacancy at Stroud District Council for a Community Health & Wellbeing team

This part-time role will deliver 1-1 and group physical activity sessions for young people aged 11-15 years old at various locations across the district. This will be achieved by: developing meaningful relationships with young people and external partners including: secondary schools, youth groups, youth services and health and leisure providers. Organisation, interpersonal skills and time management are vital to deliver a high-quality service.

The role will also lead and deliver a new pilot project in collaboration with Home-Start Stroud District and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Children’s Mental Health and Maternity Services. This will involve setting up and delivering physical activity classes for mums who may have post natal depression or experiencing other challenges related to being a new mum.

Find out more: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/jobs-with-the-council/healthy-lifestyles-officer-children-and-young-people. The closing date is 22 September.

Active Gloucestershire – The Change Maker Programme

Active Gloucestershire has created The Change Maker programme to get Gloucestershire moving. It will support you by:

  • Providing a wide range of workshops, learning labs, courses and inspiring events to develop and enhance your skills
  • Bringing you together to share learning and best practice
  • Sharing with you the latest research, thinking and insight around health and movement, physical activity and sport

The Change Maker programme is open to everyone. If you would like to join the Change Maker programme, sign up here to receive updates and invitations.

Warm & Well Fuel Poverty Awareness training

Severn Wye Energy is offering free CPD accredited training in Fuel Poverty Awareness at its offices so that individuals from small organisations can attend. The training sessions are available monthly and run from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Severn Wye Energy Agency offices in Highnam.

Dates are: 24 September, 22 October, 19 November, 10 December. You can book onto a session by visiting this page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/warm-amp-well-1771857787