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January 2017

Volunteers and the Law

January 24
VANL,
4-6 Robert Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NG
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Book before January 1st and receive a 10% Discount. A popular and comprehensive course for anyone involved in managing volunteers. This course will cover the following: Definitions of the term ‘volunteer’ and volunteer worker’. Points of convergence and divergence between paid staff and volunteers. The ten laws that impact on paid staff and volunteers. Contracts v volunteer agreements. You will also learn about: Volunteers and data protection Employment rights and responsibilities Equality Law and Diversity Issues Health & Safety Human…

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Goole & District Health Forum

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Courtyard,
DN14 6AE
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Problems accessing treatment and support? Dissatisfied with your treatment or the support offered? Want to comment on good support or treatment outcomes? The Aim of this monthly drop-in group is to try and help with problems and issues that you may experience: GP Appointments Access to Specialist/Consultant services Ambulance Response Times In-Patient experience Out-Patient appointments Aftercare Assessments Social Care Support with Long Term Health Conditions Side-Effects Transport They can put you in touch with the right people or support services…

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Community Transport Health and Wellbeing Festival

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Burnby Hall Community Centre,
33 The Balk, Pocklington, YO42 2QF
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This Festival is an opportunity for members of the Pocklington and surrounding communities to come and discover the new community transport services that will be on offer within their community. Community Transport is focused on providing transport solutions for those who are vulnerable, isolated and socially excluded, regardless of their age. Community Transport services are unique as they help to reduce the barriers to transport (rurality, accessibility and affordability) thereby reducing isolation. This enables users of the services to become…

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Active forever

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grimsby Leisure Centre,
Cromwell Rd, , Grimsby , DN31 2BH
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Hear all about Lincs Inspire’s new Active Forever programme – wellbeing activities designed to support a wide range of health conditions. For more information and to RSVP email activeforever@Lincsinspire.com

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Job Centre Awareness Event

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Britannia House Jobcentre,
2 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8NF
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This event is designed to give key stakeholders and partner organisation an overview of both the current benefit system and also the future direction as Universal Credit begins to roll out in the area. The event is in direct response to many requests for information following partnership meetings and will play a crucial role in raising awareness of what Jobcentres offer and the support available to our customers. The Jobcentre understands the important role that supporting organisations play in moving…

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Funding Expo  

January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Guildhall,
Hull, HU1 2AA
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The ERDF Priority 3 SME Support – Investor Readiness call in the Humber  (closing date 17 February 2017) is open, for further information the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) will have a stand at the Humber Funding Expo during the afternoon of the 25 January 2017 from 1.30 pm at Hull City Council’s Guildhall in Hull. The Humber Funding Expo is an opportunity for any business or organisation to find out more about this current ERDF Priority 3 Call and other…

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Living well with cancer: Eating well

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bransholme Health Centre,
Goodhart Road, Hull, HU7 4DW
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Have you or someone you know been affected by cancer? Having a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming but there are small things you can do that can make a big difference to how you cope, both before and after treatment. This includes stress management, eating well and staying active. Penny Brohn Cancer Care are offering sessions for cancer sufferers and their close supporters. To find out more, and to book a place, ring 0303 3000 118 or e-mail bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk

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HeadStart Hull Market Engagement Event

January 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Brunswick House,
Strand Close, Beverley Road, Hull, HU2 9DB
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HeadStart Hull is a 5 year programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund which aims to “Enable children and young people to have positive mental health and wellbeing, thrive in ‘their communities’ and to ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges” The HeadStart Hull Goals reflect the HeadStart Hull Vision and contribute to its achievement. All aspects of the model will contribute to ensuring that: Children and young people are confident to discuss feelings/worries with a trusted adult and support their peers. Children…

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Brough and Community Stroke Group    

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Petuaria Centre,
Centurion Way, Brough, HU15 1DF
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Providing support and friendship to stroke survivors, carers and families Meetings will take place on the last Thursday of every month 1-3

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Second Thoughts East Yorkshire Charity Launch Night

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hessle Rugby Club,
Livingstone Rd, Hull, HU13 0EG
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New local charity ‘Second Thoughts East Yorkshire’ (STEY) is holding its launch night with local band ‘The Jackdaws’ providing the music, supported by female vocalists ‘Kelly Marie’ and ‘Jessie Stride’. As well as the entertainment, there are great raffle prizes too! Doors open at 7pm and the gig starts at 7.30pm. The charity was formed in May 2015 and began operating in August that year. In its first 18 months it has supported over 150 people in managing mental health problems…

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Lost Abbeys around Grimsby and Cleethorpes

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Peter’s School Hall,
Cambridge Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LW
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An illustrated talk by David Start Covering local monasteries and Nunneries, including Humberston Abbey, Wellow Abbey Grimsby, Orford Nunnery and more…. Tickets £4 including refreshments Booking essential via the Tourist Information Centre, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes. Tel 01472 323111  

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North East Lincolnshire Diabetes Support Group (Scartho)

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scartho Community Library,
St. Giles Avenue, Scartho, Grimsby, DN33 2HB
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Today’s subject is Foot Care A local Support Group, set up to offer people a chance to share their experiences and learn more about diabetes For more information contact Dave McGuire on Tel: 07941847602, e-mail mcguire.dave@hotmail.co.uk or go to their Facebook page

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February 2017

Population Growth in Grimsby 1841 – 1866

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The  Minster,
St James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP
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An overview of the rapid development in Grimsby after 1841 and the effect this increase in population had upon everyday life and death. Also included will be an overview of the events associated with Grimsby Old Cemetery, using anecdotal evidence and newspaper reports Full afternoon tea provided Fee £8 Booking essential – please contact Linda Salkeld on 01472 200329, 07732 559 587 or e-mail lindasalkeld2@gmail.com   ,

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Demonstrating social impact (Half Day)

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Enterprise Village,
Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT
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For VCS organisations that want to improve the way they measure and communicate the difference they make. Suitable for people with experience of impact measurement that wish to review their practice, and anyone wanting to understand the key issues. What demonstrating impact means and why it matters Creating a theory of change to map your impact on different stakeholders Methods for gathering quantitative and qualitative data Systems, toolkits and approaches Communicating impact to different audiences For a booking form, and…

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Small grants course (Half day)

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Enterprise Village,
Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT
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For VCS organisations that want to build/improve their skills in applying for small grants (approx. £10k and below).Suitable for staff, trustees or volunteers that are new to grant funding and bid-writing, and those with a basic level of experience. Different funding types and eligibility requirements Using tools to carry out a funding search Identifying and understanding the elements of an application Writing a simple project plan Note – it is recommended that this is undertaken prior to the large grants…

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East Riding Futures in Mind Transformation Plan

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
County Hall,
Beverley, HU17 9BA
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Do you support children and young people in East Riding of Yorkshire or considering expanding your work in the area? Do you want to find out what is happening in the East Riding of Yorkshire to support Children and Young People’s emotional health and wellbeing? Do you want to work in partnership with other services to help develop more support and resources in the future? If the answer to these questions is YES, then YOU are invited to the following…

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Hull Tenants’ Forum

February 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Guildhall,
Hull, HU1 2AA
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Working in Partnership: Help to shape the future of Hull’s Housing Service Guest Speaker: Service Planning Manager, Neighbourhoods and Housing If you think that services could be improved or you have suggestions on how to combat problems in your area, why not come along to the meeting. For more information please contact the Tenant Participation Team on 300300 or email tenant.resident@hullcc.gov.uk

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Living well with cancer: Managing Stress

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bilton Grange Health Centre,
Diadem Grove, Hull, HU9 4AJ
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Have you or someone you know been affected by cancer? Having a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming but there are small things you can do that can make a big difference to how you cope, both before and after treatment. This includes stress management, eating well and staying active. Penny Brohn Cancer Care are offering sessions for cancer sufferers and their close supporters. To find out more, and to book a place, ring 0303 3000 118 or e-mail bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk

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Tendering for work – a guide to contracts and commissioning

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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For VCS organisations seeking to understand the processes involved in bidding for contract work, particularly those that have previously resourced their work through grants or donations. Suitable for staff or trustees that are, or are likely to be, involved in writing bids and tenders. Finding opportunities and registering with procurement sites The different terms and ‘jargon’ associated with tendering Meeting the requirements of a pre-qualifying questionnaire Responding to an invitation to tender Partnerships, consortia and sub-contracting Writing a good tender…

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March 2017

Good governance – trustee roles and responsibilities

March 8 @ 12:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Enterprise Village,
Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT
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For trustees and committee members, and staff that attend board meetings or recruit/support trustees. Different organisational structures in the voluntary sector Governing documents Legal roles and responsibilities – compliance, prudence and duty of care Charity accounting – SORP and the SOFA Developing strong and diverse boards Meetings and sub-committees Conflicts of interest and reporting concerns Duration: Half day For a booking form, and details of prices click here

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Job Centre Awareness event

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Britannia House Jobcentre,
2 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8NF
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This event is designed to give key stakeholders and partner organisation an overview of both the current benefit system and also the future direction as Universal Credit begins to roll out in the area. The event is in direct response to many requests for information following partnership meetings and will play a crucial role in raising awareness of what Jobcentres offer and the support available to our customers. The Jobcentre understands the important role that supporting organisations play in moving…

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The Way Forward 2017

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humber Royal Hotel,
Littlecoates Rd, Grimsby, DN34 4LX
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Join North East Lincolnshire CCG (Accord) to discuss health and social care service plans for North East Lincolnshire.

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Large grants course (Full Day)

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Enterprise Village,
Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT
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For VCS organisations looking to make applications for larger grants (£10k and above). Suitable for people with some experience of writing grant applications. Identification and demonstration of need Capital applications Budgeting and full cost recovery Monitoring and evaluation Partnership bids For a booking form, and details of prices click here  

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The Way Forward Twilight session

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre 4,
17a Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE
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Join North East Lincolnshire CCG (Accord) to discuss health and social care service plans for North East Lincolnshire

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Fundraising Strategy

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Enterprise Village,
Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT
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For VCS organisations that want to plan ahead and diversify their income. The course covers: The purpose and contents of a fundraising strategy Legal and ethical aspects of fundraising including the new regulator Different income types and the ‘return on investment’ of fundraising techniques Communicating your plans to others Duration: Half Day For a booking form, and details of prices click here  

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People Management

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Enterprise Village,
Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT
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For VCS organisations that are embarking on employing staff for the first time or for staff who manage or supervise and /or recruit employees.  Managers that have supervised paid staff for a while and feel that they need a bit of development, support or simply updating would also benefit from the workshop. The workshop will include: The organisation – where do you and your team fit into its objectives, do you really know? Volunteer or Employee? The manager and employee…

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