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VSI Alliance Update 12 August 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 12 August 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Next Companionship Cafe in Elland Morrisons – August 9th
  • NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – September 7th
  • NHS Heathy Start Scheme prepaid card – apply online
  • Party this Summer with the Lower Valley Children’s Services!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing team@calderdalelowervalley.com

You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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CSCS Online Course Free Fully Funded Training – West Yorkshire

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CSCS One Week Online Course – Free Fully Funded Training – West Yorkshire

 

Free Fully Funded Training – West Yorkshire

START DATE: Monday 22nd AugustCOMPLETION DATE: Friday 26th August

Learn from home, with the support of an online tutor

What your clients will learn:

  • Level 1 Certificate of Introduction to Construction
  • Award in Personal Resilience and Perseverance
  • Level 1 Award in Understanding Mental Health
  • ETA L1 Award in H&S in a Construction Environment

 

  • Cyber Security Qualification Also Included!

Level 1 Award in Cyber security

This single unit qualification is designed for learners to learn about cyber crime. They will understand routine protective methods used to maintain cyber security including the principles of vulnerability and penetration testing and user access control.

Eligibility

Learners must be unemployed. Be receiving a benefit. A UK resident for 3 years or more Aged 19 or older on 31 August within the 2021 to 2022 funding year

A Maths and English assessment must be completed before your clients can start the course. This will be sent via email.

Once they have completed the assessment, a tutor will contact them to go through the enrollment over the phone prior to the course start.

Please click the button below to refer your candidates.

 

Click Here to Book!

NHS Heathy Start Scheme prepaid card – apply online

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The NHS Healthy Start scheme aims to help those who are pregnant or have responsibility for at least one child under the age of 4, who are on a qualifying benefit and a low income.

There is now an online application process with a prepaid card to be used for purchasing healthy food and milk, to replace the paper vouchers. You can also use the prepaid card to collect free NHS Healthy Start vitamins.

The card can be used to buy

  • milk and cow’s milk-based infant formula milk
  • fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried and tinned pulses

Find out more by visiting www.healthystart.nhs.uk and please share with your family and friends.

Digital Skills One Week Online Course – Android Tablet on Completion – Starting August 15th

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DIGITAL SKILLS – ONE WEEK ONLINE COURSE – WEST YORKSHIRE

FREE ANDROID TABLET ON COMPLETION OF COURSE

Course Start Date: 15th AugustCourse Completion Date: 19th August

This is a remote course where your clients will study from home, they will receive help and guidance daily from a online tutor.

Online – Monday to Friday

Monday Times: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday to Friday Times: 10am – 4pm

Units Covered

  • Developing digital career skills
  • Management of Information
  • Digital device safety awareness
  • Communication and Productivity
  • Digital Security

Eligibility

Learners must be unemployed. Be receiving a benefit. A UK resident for 3 years or more Aged 19 or older on 31 August within the 2021 to 2022 funding year

A Maths and English assessment must be completed before your clients can start the course. This will be sent via email.

Once they have completed the assessment, a tutor will contact them to go through the enrollment over the phone prior to the course start.

Please click the button below to refer your candidates.

Click Here to Book!

West Yorkshire Partnership Shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Awards

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SETTING THE STANDARD FOR HEALTHCARE EXCELLENCE: WEST YORKSHIRE PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 HSJ AWARDS

 

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) is proud to reveal that they have been shortlisted for several awards at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to showcase their achievements on a national platform. This includes being short listed for Integrated Care System (ICS) of the Year and Communications Initiative of the Year Award for their Root Out Racism Movement, developed in partnership with West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit. West Yorkshire Vascular Service has also been shortlisted for the HSJ Provider Collaboration of the Year.

Other organisations which make up WY HCP, including Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, were shortlisted in the Performance Recovery Award Category for Technology and Relationships Improving Flow. Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has also been shortlisted for the Staff Wellbeing Award.

WY HCP won the HSJ Award for ICS of the Year in 2021.

The pressures faced across the healthcare sector haven’t been far from the headlines over the past 12 months – yet the quality and overriding positivity of the award entries this year highlight the enduring devotion of workers within the health and social care industry, dedicated to improving patient outcome.

A staggering 1067 entries have been received for the HSJ Awards 2022, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 162 organisations). The high volume – and exceptional quality – of applications is once again reflecting the breadth of innovation and care within the UK’s healthcare networks.

Now in its 42nd year, the HSJ Awards continue to provide an opportunity to shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the sector deliver daily.

Of the 25 categories, three are new for 2022, representing some of the recent challenges and triumphs within the NHS. These comprise new awards for Covid Vaccination Programme, Reducing Healthcare Inequalities and Performance Recovery Award.

The judging panel was made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including; Sarah-Jane Marsh (Chief Executive, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT); David Probert (Chief Executive, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust); Dr Bola Owolabi (Director Health Inequalities, NHS England and NHS Improvement); Eugine Yafele (Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust); Tracy Allen (Chief Executive Officer, Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust)

Following the thorough judging process, WY HCP was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (November 17th).

Shortlist for ICS of the Year: Since 2016, WY HCP focus has been on the collective difference they make to people’s lives, improving quality and efficiency of services. This long-term change covers all aspects of integrating health and care and making lasting improvements to inequalities by concentrating on wider determinants of health as set out in WY HCP’s improving population health annual report 2021/22. The five local places (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District), provider collaboratives, primary care networks, VCSE, communities and local people are the vehicles for change. WY HCP tackle issues reaching far beyond the ‘NHS norm. WY HCP won the HSJ Award for ICS of the Year in 2021.

Being short listed for Communications Initiative of the Year, a WY HCP race review (2020) identified the need for an anti-racism movement aimed at colleagues and communities. The Partnership serves one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the UK (20% of people are from minority ethnic communities), and its structure offers a reach of 100,000+ workforce, with a population of 2.4 million. The Root Out Racism Movement was co-created with a project group of 42 colleagues and over 100 other staff involved in focus groups, the majority of whom have a lived experience of racism. The movement has over 550 organisations and community champion supporters.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, said: “On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate WY HCP on being shortlisted as a finalist in the category of ICS of the Year and Communications Initiative of the Year. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice!

 

“Year on year the number of entrants continue to rise which I find so encouraging and is testament to the effect that HSJ Awards can have on improved staff culture and morale.

 

“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in November, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service. But we never forget that the award ceremony is not just a celebration within a night, but a platform to recognise the hard work of all our NHS staff, all year round.”

The full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards can be found at https://awards.hsj.co.uk/ alongside details of the Awards partners; https://awards.hsj.co.uk/partners

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 17th, 2022.

 

New Staying Well Men’s Group at The Space starting September 8th

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We have exciting news!

 

The Space @ Field Lane start a new Staying Well Men’s group every Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30 am.

The first session is on Thursday 8th September

Download Information (PDF)

Come along for a cuppa & a friendly chat, make new friendships

The group is also looking for new ideas and activities.

Regular activities will include:

– Kurling
– Dominoes
– Pool table (free)
– Table tennis
– Cards

plus occasional guest speakers & much much more!

 

The Space @ Field Lane
Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT
T: 01484 556924
E: mail@thespaceatfieldlane.org.uk

 

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 05 August 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

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This week:

  • The Space @ Field Lane community cafe summertime offer and other activities
  • Seated Exercise at Hipperholme Christ Church every Tuesday
  • Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve Free Open Day August 6th
  • Party this Summer with the Lower Valley Children’s Services!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing team@calderdalelowervalley.com

You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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VSI Alliance Update 05 August 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.