Your voice matters

Do you have a disability, autism or mental ill health? or care for someone who does? Inclusion Gloucestershire wants to hear from you. They are running a series of events in July. Find out more at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inclusion-your-voice-matters-july-2019-gloucester-cinderford-cheltenham-stroud-tickets-64360927266


Gloucestershire Care NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust Annual General Meetings

On Tuesday 23 July from 4 to 7pm at the Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR.  As part of the merger between the two trusts, the AGMs are being held together and will share more news about the transformation programme and progress for the year ahead. For further information or to confirm attendance, please email 2gnft.comms@nhs.net or phone Lisa Evans on 0300 421 7113.  

Beat the Street is up and running

Beat the Street is running in Gloucester with more Beat Boxes and prizes to be won until 7 August. Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge where Gloucester residents will be rewarded with points and prizes for exploring the city. Beat the Street is designed to inspire people to make small changes, such as walking or cycling to school every day, to improve health and help embed physical activity into everyday life.

You can find more information at https://beatthestreet.me/gloucester or call Helen Milchard on 01452 393606 or email helenmilchard@activegloucestershire.org.

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: 23 July, 20 August, 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

Managing Challenging Behaviour

Managing Challenging Behaviour training programme, delivered by Young Gloucestershire, is suitable for those working with 11-25 year olds.

The programme considers general poor behaviour, how to prevent it and respond to it including what challenging behaviour is, why changing behaviour occurs and how we can develop our response to challenging behaviour. The programme is on 16 September at 6.30-8.30pm. To book a place, please email hello@youngglos.org.uk or for more information, please visit Young Gloucestershire’s website.

Better Care Together Events: Focus on Learning Disabilities

This will be the third in the series of events sponsored by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust as they prepare to merge to form a new organisation.

This event on 2 October will focus on Learning Disabilities and will give an opportunity to hear from local people with lived experience as service users and carers and to consider our current and future opportunities and challenges. The Trusts are delighted to be welcoming Gavin Harding MBE to this conference as our keynote speaker. Gavin works for NHS England in the Learning Disability Programme as a Learning Disability Adviser, a position he has held since 2015. Gavin was also the first person with a learning disability in the UK to be elected as a local councillor in 2011 and achieved another first in 2015, when he was appointed Mayor of Selby Town Council. The Eventbrite booking site for the event will be active from mid-August.


Vacancy at Home-Start Stroud for Early Outcomes Fund Project: School Readiness Family & Volunteer Co-ordinator

26 flexible working hours, scale 13 (£22,021) £15,474 pa.

12 months contract starting September 2019 with expected continuation subject to funding

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible person with great initiative to work as part of this exciting project in Gloucester which will be the start of the expansion of our services into Gloucester City. The candidate should have excellent personal and communication skills and have previous experience in family support and/or early years.

Home-Start Stroud District is a charity training and supporting volunteers to provide regular support, friendship and practical help to families with pre-school aged children in their own homes and through group work.  We are committed to early intervention support.

Please email enquirieshomestarsd@gmail.com to request an application pack. Closing date: 29 July.

Vacancies at Gloucestershire Young Carers

Young Carers Project Worker

21 hours per week. £21,268 pro rata (£12,071 per annum). Permanent contract subject to continued funding.

The successful candidate will contribute to the provision of youth work for young carers across the county.  You will lead a minimum of two weekly term time respite/activity young carer groups in various localities (currently Cam and Cirencester).  You will work collaboratively with sessional workers, volunteers and Gloucestershire Young Carers Development Workers to achieve positive outcomes for young carers.  You will also be involved in organising and delivering a program of short breaks to young carers across the county and providing one to one support to young carers as appropriate.

We are looking for an experienced worker with proven ability in communicating sensitively with children, young people and their families and in organising group activities.  You will have excellent organisational skills and be proficient in the use of IT.  You will need to be available for regular evening and occasional weekend work.  You will preferably hold a relevant qualification (Level 3) within Youth Work/Education/Social Care/Health.

For further information please call Laura Ritchings or Ele Semadeni on 01452 733060. For application details please visit our website: www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk or email mail@glosyoungcarers.org.uk. Revised closing date: 10 am on 29 July.

Senior / Group Workers

From £10.96 per hour including holiday pay. 2.5 hours per session / 24 sessions per year term time only

To co-facilitate our respite/activity young carer groups. Vacancies exist in the Cam group (8 – 16 years) and the Cheltenham and Forest Senior Groups (11 – 16 years).

We are seeking experienced youth/play workers with proven ability in communicating sensitively with children and young people and their families and in organising group activities. The posts involve regular early evening work.

For more information please call: Laura Ritchings/Ele Semadeni on 01452 733060. For an application pack: visit www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk. Applications will be processed on receipt and interviews held until the posts are filled.

Listening Post seeks Counselling Tutors

We are currently looking for part-time tutors to join our growing training team to deliver our Foundation Course in Counselling Skills (Level 2 & 3) and our Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4).

We need tutors to start with immediate effect.  You should be available to teach one afternoon and evening session per week over three terms plus some Sunday workshops during the academic year.

For an application pack please contact Linda Bullock, CEO, at Listening Post on 01452 383820, linda@listeningpost.org.uk.  If you feel an informal chat would be helpful before applying please contact us. More information available at .http://www.listeningpost.org.uk/en-gb/recruitment.aspx

GayGlos LGBTQ+ Youth Group

GayGlos is looking for someone to lead its team of volunteers in the running and development of its successful Social Youth Group for 14-18-year-old LGBTQ+ people and those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity. The group meets in central Gloucester on alternate Saturdays (11:30-15:30) throughout the year.

You don’t have to be LGBorT but must understand the needs of LGBTQ+ young people and have some previous experience of working with young people.

This could lead to the opportunity to become the paid-leader of the group for a person with the right skills and experience.  For more information or to register your interest contact: volunteer@gay-glos.org or 07903 472899.