Frailty Roadshow

The NHS information bus is hosting a frailty roadshow of particular interest to people with long term conditions and those caring for them. From 10am to 3pm at these locations:

19 November – Cinderford Co-op

21 January – Lydney, Newern Street car park

On the bus there will be representation from Age UK Gloucestershire, Carers Gloucestershire, 2getherTrust, Telecare, the Community Wellbeing Service and hopefully South Western Ambulance Service.  The roadshow will provide resources to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in managing frailty to help reduce or even reverse the impact of frailty on daily activities.

Carers’ Rights Day

Do you, on an unpaid basis, look after a family member, friend, neighbour or child with disabilities? Even if your loved one lives separately, or is supported by others, you are a Carer.

Register for this event, organised by Carers Gloucestershire, taking place on 23 November from 10.00am – 2.30pm (includes lunch), at Churchdown Community Centre Parton Road, Churchdown, GL3 2JH

For more information please phone 01452 872240 or email mmills@carersgloucestershire.org.uk.

Tech for Good in Gloucestershire

6 & 7 December 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester.

Are you an ambitious charity, social enterprise or purpose-driven business interested in developing your digital offer? Are you at a place where productivity and impact has slowed your provision? Would you like to explore how ‘tech for good’ can benefit the services that you offer?

‘Tech for Good’ not only helps charities adapt to a more complex and digital world but can improve people’s lives. Importantly, it strengthens the whole sector to respond to some of the large-scale social challenges we see in our world.

The Civil Society sector is at the forefront of some of the most exciting application of new technologies to solve pressing social problems. However a recent Charity Digital Skills report found that two-thirds of charity leaders see the potential of using digital to deliver their strategy and services more effectively, but over half of charities see their digital service delivery skills as fair to low.

To book your free place click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tech-for-good-for-charities-tickets-51955160283. For further information contact Julie Ellison: Julie.Ellison@thegrowthhub.biz.

Vacancy at Headway Gloucestershire for Deputy Enablement Manager

Full & part time applicants considered

Headway Gloucestershire works to make a positive difference to the lives of adults with brain injury. We provide specialist recovery support and respite through our Enablement Service, open every weekday, with offer activities that focus on rehabilitation. The Deputy Enablement Manager will be responsible for overseeing each day, ensuring that planned activities are delivered and that support is tailored to meet the needs of each individual survivor to maximise our contribution to their recovery

More information at https://www.glosjobs.co.uk/healthcare-management-jobs-in-gloucester/deputy-enablement-manager-full-and-part-time-applicants-considered-454479/. Closing date: 9am on 26 November.

Macmillan HUB Information and Support Volunteer in Gloucester

People affected by cancer tell us they need local support. By joining us as an information and support volunteer, you’ll be assisting us with delivering a service which offers information and support to patients and their families at a challenging time in their lives.

Based in the information HUB at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital you will meet and greet visitors and provide basic information, signposting to other resources and services and referring onto other Macmillan staff members if needed.

You will need to be available during the service opening times, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We would suggest a minimum of 3 hours per week, more if you have the time. Closing date 31 December.

For more information please visit https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/about-us/support-our-trust/volunteering/

Inclusion Gloucestershire seeks new trustees

An exciting opportunity to contribute to the governance of a young, dynamic and successful all age / all disability organisation. As a trustee, you will work as a team to provide strategic guidance and routine managerial support to our user led charity.

If interested, you will be fully supported to firstly learn then undertake the function of a trustee. A genuine desire to help the disabled communities of Gloucestershire is essential. You must be able to attend board meetings every two months and be committed to provide ongoing support to our operational team as and when required.

The role of trustee is voluntary and we are particularly keen to harness the contribution of applicants with lived experience of disability or mental ill health. Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018. Email your interest to info@inclusion-glos.org or contact Roger Clayton or Jan Tredgett on 01452 623120 for more information.

Gloucestershire Leaders Group

Gloucestershire Leaders Group is a peer to peer group, open to all leaders of independent Gloucestershire charities. This is a facilitated group, drawing from a range of tried and tested coaching techniques and business / organisational development principles. Each 2 hour session will focus on a specific topic such as Resilience, Organisational Structure, the Relationship between Leader and Trustees, Managing Change, Communication, Strategy and Vision, Sustainability, Financial Strategy. Find out more here.

Mental Health Awareness Training

Half day sessions on mental health awareness training taking place across the county until the end of November, funded and supported by the Gloucestershire Mental Health Crisis Concordat and by One Gloucestershire. This training is about responding to people in mental health crisis (including an overview and informing people as to when and how to refer). This training has initially been rolled out to non-Crisis 2gether teams, the police; and then to a few initial frontline agencies, such as P3.

The training is suitable for people working in health and care settings plus staff and volunteers from support, advice, housing settings.  Find further details including dates, locations and booking details Mental Health Awareness Flyer v3.

Training from Gloucestershire Counselling Service

Introduction to Counselling & Listening Skills. For you if you want to develop your listening skills at work or home, or if you want to find out more about training to be a counsellor. To find out more & to book: www.gloscounselling.org.uk/training or call 01453 766 310

CPD & Specialist Training Events led by top trainers in their fields, including:

24 & 25 November: How Attachment & Adaptation to Danger Shape our Adult Relationships by Madeleine Woof

1 December: Stories you shared with me: An experiential workshop on the place of narrative & story-telling in psychotherapy by Christina Moutsou

26 January 2019: Introduction to Jungian Theory & Practice by Hugh Gee

11 May 2019: Adolescence by Margot Waddell

Find out more and book: www.gloscounselling.org.uk/events-and-workshops 01453 766310

Barnwood Trust free open workshop programme for autumn – spring 2018/2019

These sessions are an opportunity for you to connect with people where you live and work, and to reflect and learn about how to build more inclusion and a greater sense belonging in Gloucestershire. Our aspiration is that these learning experiences feel safe, fun and inspirational – we invite you to come along.  Topics include Conversations That Include Everyone, Building Welcoming Communities, Working with People and Groups, Crowdfunding 101 and Communication for Community Groups.  More information at https://www.barnwoodtrust.org/learning/workshops/.

Young Gloucestershire Training Calendar 2018-19

Young Gloucestershire is pleased to announce the training calendar for 2018-19. The sessions include Safeguarding, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Substance Misuse Screening Tool and Body Image. All sessions are at Greyfriars House, Greyfriars, Gloucester, GL1 1TS. To download the training calendar, please visit YG’s website and to book, please email hello@youngglos.org.uk.

GLOMAS Training Courses for 2018

Courses in our new programme include:
Welfare Benefits – an Overview  – 26 November 2018
Welfare benefits for Clients with Disabilities – 10 December 2018
Universal Credit – 18 January 2019
Benefits for Older People – 28 January 2019
Benefits for Younger people – 15 February 2019
How to fill in a PIP form (short course) – 4 March 2019
Helping clients with debt problems – 6 March 2019

Find out more about course content, cost and how to book at http://glomas.org.uk/training/