Polish Healthfest

On Saturday 7 October 2017, 1pm-4pm
At Kingsway Community Centre, Thatcham Ave, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2GF

Gloucestershire CCG and Healthwatch Gloucestershire are organising this event, with Polish people in mind.  People from the health service and organisations that offer help and support locally will be present.  It will be an opportunity for people to share experiences and ask questions, and there will be workshops through the afternoon, eg on children’s health, men’s health.

There are a spaces available for stands for voluntary and community sector organisations in the health/wellbeing field to provide information to the Polish community, about their work and the help they can offer. If you are interested in having a stand at the event, please email sophie.ayre@healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk by 25 September

Promoting Physical Activity sessions for older adults during October

Following International Older Persons Day on 1 October, Active Gloucestershire is looking to promote opportunities to inspire more people aged 60+ to engage in physical activity.  As part of an awareness raising campaign they want to collate activities across the county between 2-15 October specific to older groups.

If you can offer reduced sessions or taster sessions during that fortnight or would be interested in promoting available opportunities, please contact sarahhaden@activegloucestershire.org as soon as possible.

GlosGirlsCan: Female Coaching Bursary

Active Gloucestershire are looking to support female coaches, leaders, co-ordinators and volunteers from across the county with the latest Female Coaching Bursary.

Open to females aged 14 years and more, currently involved or who would like to be involved in leadership, coaching or instructing physical activity.  Receive up to 50% or up to £250 towards a qualification, training course or workshop.  Applications open until 1 October 2017.  GlosGirlsCan Female Coaching Bursary Information and GlosGirlsCan Female Coaching Bursary Application Form.  For further questions, contact Kirsty.dunleavy@activegloucestershire.org or call 01452 393618.

Timeline Poetry workshops

RS Collective presents Timeline Poetry on 27 September, 18 and 25 October from 7-9pm at Roots Café, 69 Alvin Street, Gloucester.  The evening includes creative writing, storytelling, open mic sessions and poetry.  Free of charge, donations welcome.  In association with the Black Elders Day Centre. Contact Val on 07985 105 198 to find out more.


Barton and Tredworth Memory Cafe

Run by Positive Caring Programme and Managing Memory 2gether. These sessions are open to all, but are primarily aimed at people from BME communities. Held at Charter Court, Victoria Street, Gloucester GL1 4EP on Tuesdays 3 October, 7 November and 5 December from 2.30pm-4pm.  No need to book.  Please call Saleha on 01452 425007, Kathy on 0800 694 8800 or Sarah on 01452 500885 if you would like more details.


Aiming High/GAIN Network meeting

Run by Active Gloucestershire and Active Impact these quarterly meeting are for anyone with an interest in leisure and social opportunities for disabled children and young people.  The next meeting will be on 11 October. Speakers include a local funder, C.P Sport and other local organisations. To book a place please contact rowlandclark@activegloucestershire.org.

GFIRST LEP is looking for Voluntary/Community Sector Board Member

Are you passionate about Gloucestershire, its economic wellbeing and future success?  GFirst LEP’s primary goal is to grow the economy of Gloucestershire and we have achieved significant success since our formation in 2011.  We’re now recruiting two new board members to represent the private sector and the voluntary & community sector.

We want GFirst LEP to continue to be successful and we’re looking for board members who have the drive, passion and commitment to help our partners and our great executive team make that happen.  Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership is led by the business community in partnership with voluntary, education and public sectors to help Gloucestershire realise its economic potential.

We are committed to ensuring that our board represents the diversity of Gloucestershire and we welcome applications from anyone aged 18 and above who can broaden our diversity either through experience, sectoral expertise or their background.

Find out more about GFirst LEP at http://www.gfirstlep.com/. Further information on the roles and how to apply is available from info@gfirstlep.com. Closing date for applications is noon on 6 October.

Vacancy at Priors Park Neighbourhood Project

Priors Park Neighbourhood Project in Tewkesbury is seeking an experienced Project Manager.  The successful candidate will develop services and activities to improve the quality of life of the local community and to ensure the Centre is fully utilised with activities and events suitable for all ages.

They are looking for a self-motivated individual to be responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of the project. This is full-time, fixed term contract for one year with a salary of £25000.

For further information or an informal chat please contact: Kevin Cromwell, Chair PPNP, 07860 230711, councillor.cromwell@tewkesbury.gov.uk, or Elaine Hancox, Office Assistant PPNP, 01684 290069 (Mon-Thur 9-2pm), priorsparknp@gmail.com. Applications should be made to the office or to priorsparknp@gmail.com.

Volunteer Mental Health Buddies wanted by Family Lives

Can you offer someone recovering from a mental illness support to: Improve self-management and coping skills; Reduce social isolation;Increase physical and social activity. Comprehensive training provided. Call Rebecca Wheatley: 07587 373 436 Email RebeccaW@Familylives.org.uk

Forest Voluntary Action Forum Training Schedule

FVAF are delighted to offer an extensive training programme available throughout the Forest of Dean.  The training is open to anyone and youth sector courses are heavily subsidised by the Forest of Dean District Council.  Training includes safeguarding – for children and adults, food safety, first aid at work, volunteer management, how to measure success and much more.  Further details here: Forest Voluntary Action Forum Training FINAL.

Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.  These free courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.  Find more about the courses here and dates and booking here.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a free two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training, anyone 16 or older can learn to use the ASIST model.  Find dates and how to book at ASIST courses 2017 – 2018.

For further information on either course, please contact Isabel Romero at Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire on 0800 122 3788 or Isabel.romero@hlsglos.org.

GLOMAS training

Autumn courses from Gloucestershire Money Advisory Service (GLOMAS) include Employment Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, An Overview of Welfare Benefits and Universal Credit.

Spaces available on Welfare Benefits for Young People on 3 October. This course looks at the benefit system and covers in detail specific benefits to which young people are entitled.

Find out more at http://glomas.org.uk/training or call 01452 527202 x 202.

Training from Young Gloucestershire

Find out more at https://www.youngglos.org.uk/community-involvement/training. To book email hello@youngglos.org.uk.

Gloucestershire Counselling Service

GCS is offering the opportunity to join their Certificate in Supervision course.  They also run a one day workshop Using Supervision, highly recommended for anyone who receives supervision and for those seeking to train as a supervisor.

Introduction to Counselling & Listening Skills. An evening course: 9 November 2017 – 1 February 2018 held at GCS, Stroud cost: £195

Designed for those who want to venture into counselling and develop their communication skills. This ten week course offers a chance to explore and develop how you relate to others, boosting your ability to truly listen. The training is invaluable for anyone with a listening or counselling function in their work and for anyone interested in finding out more about counselling.

Contact: training@gloscounselling.org.uk Visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk Tel: 01453 766 310