Training

Volunteer with Sure Start Children’s Centres

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Here are Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership we recognise that volunteers play an important part in helping us to provide a quality service, at the same time building a portfolio of work experience and qualifications.  This can then help when applying for paid work.

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What Sure Start Can offer you as a Volunteer:

◾A wide variety of Vacancies

◾Opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience in a work environment

◾A placement with regular supervisions, guidance and feedback

◾A professional working environment with well-developed policies and procedures

◾In house training if appropriate

◾Paid expenses if necessary

◾References for future employment

 

Other reasons why you might want to volunteer:

◾Advice & guidance

◾Keeping you active

◾Improving your community

◾Making friends

 

What we ask from you as a Volunteer:

◾Regular attendance and commitment to appointed role

◾Actively promote Children’s Centres values

◾Be respectful, honest, professional and polite

 

The next Volunteering course will take place:

Friday 24th September 10:00am – 12:00pm & Friday 1st October 10:00am – 12:00pm (you will need to attend both sessions)

 

If you would like to attend the next course please click on the link https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1__fsform3525422_copy to complete the application form, if you would like further information please call 01422 251090

Become an Engagement Champion

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Do you enjoy listening and talking to people?

Do you have an interest in health issues?

Are you from a Calderdale voluntary or community group?

Become a voice for your community

Join the Engagement Champions

Engagement Champions are individuals working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector who are trained to engage with the local population on Calderdale CCG’s behalf and talk to them about changes and developments in health services. Engagement Champions give communities a louder voice and help to make sure that health services are developed in response to the needs of local people.

You will receive free training for this role and support along the way.

The training programme starts on 21/09/2021

Read further for more information

Starting out in the Screen Industry : ScreenSkills & Creative Access Mentoring

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Calling all aspiring Film & TV professionals! If you dream of creating new gameshow formats, have ambitions to direct a historical drama or just want to get behind the scenes of your screen, apply now for this unique mentoring opportunity…

Creative Access is excited to be partnering with ScreenSkills to give budding talent from under-represented communities the opportunity to meet and learn from experienced professionals in the screen industry via an exclusive mentoring programme, Starting out in the Screen Industry.

The mentorship aims to reach creatives in under-represented communities who want to explore, or begin, their journey towards their first or next opportunity in Film and TV drama; Craft and technical; Editorial and production.

What do you need to apply?

  • A genuine passion for at least one of the areas or departments in the screen industries
  • An aim to gain employment in a relevant trainee or entry-level role in the future or to secure support with progressing your existing career within the screen industries
  • A willingness to engage positively with a mentor on a monthly basis for six months

Plus, you’ll need to:

  • Be able to participate between September 2021 – March 2022
  • Be over the age of 18, still in education or training, or in the early stages of your screen industries career
  • Identify as being from an under-represented group in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

If that sounds interesting to you, visit Creative Access for full details and to make an application

 

Starting out in the Screen Industry : ScreenSkills & Creative Access Mentoring

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[Excerpt: Full information here]

Calling all aspiring Film & TV professionals! If you dream of creating new gameshow formats, have ambitions to direct a historical drama or just want to get behind the scenes of your screen, apply now for this unique mentoring opportunity…

Creative Access is excited to be partnering with ScreenSkills to give budding talent from under-represented communities the opportunity to meet and learn from experienced professionals in the screen industry via an exclusive mentoring programme, Starting out in the Screen Industry.

The mentorship aims to reach creatives in under-represented communities who want to explore, or begin, their journey towards their first or next opportunity in Film and TV drama; Craft and technical; Editorial and production.

What do you need to apply?

  • A genuine passion for at least one of the areas or departments in the screen industries
  • An aim to gain employment in a relevant trainee or entry-level role in the future or to secure support with progressing your existing career within the screen industries
  • A willingness to engage positively with a mentor on a monthly basis for six months

Plus, you’ll need to:

  • Be able to participate between September 2021 – March 2022
  • Be over the age of 18, still in education or training, or in the early stages of your screen industries career
  • Identify as being from an under-represented group in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

If that sounds interesting to you, visit Creative Access for full details and to make an application

Leeds Citywide NHS Race Equality Network webinars

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Unleash the potential within us – exploring solutions and breaking barrier to improve workforce race equality 

You are invited to join these webinars on topics of positive networking and forming connections that promote better collaboration for improving outcomes.

  • Tuesday 24 August: Power of Networks 1.30pm -3pm
  • Tuesday 07 September: Allyship 1.30pm – 4pm
  • Thursday 14 October: Reciprocal Mentoring 2.30pm – 4pm

Download full details here

There is an application form for the Reciprocal Mentoring only. To join the other webinars, please find information below.

Reciprocal Mentoring Application form

For more information and to register your interest, please contact:

Leeds Primary Care Confederation: lenoccg.bamegp@nhs.net

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: leedsth-tr.BME@nhs.net

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust: lcht.ren@nhs.net

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: andrewsimscentre.lypft@nhs.net

 

New opportunities for a brighter future with Calderdale Adult Learning

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The new Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) prospectus is landing on the doorsteps of every household in Calderdale, with a new curriculum full of exciting, affordable courses to inspire and help people towards the jobs and lives they want.

 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAL has worked hard to introduce an innovative mix of COVID-safe learning methods. Whilst socially distanced face-to-face lessons are now available at CAL’s Heath Campus, many courses are available to access from learners’ own homes with CAL successfully using Google Classroom software to bring lessons to learners.

The new prospectus includes a rich range of interesting courses, many discounted by 50% or free. CAL want to help everyone in the borough access the learning they need to enrich their lives and improve job prospects. There’s a course for everyone, from developing an interest, improving maths, English and job search skills, to professional training for the workplace.

CAL’s Community and Family Learning has a vibrant range of sociable, welcoming classes, helping people to better wellbeing with opportunities to meet others. In addition, Skills for Adults with Learning Disabilities offers learning opportunities in everything from digital employability, photography and preparation for volunteering, to work improving confidence and skills.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:

“The last year has been challenging for everyone and our adult learners have shown such resilience and an impressive commitment to their learning journey. As we approach the registration period for 2021/22 courses, we’re looking forward to welcoming even more learners to CAL and have a range of courses and different learning options to suit everyone.

“As well as face-to-face courses, we’re pleased to also be able to include online learning in this year’s prospectus, to ensure that everyone can access the learning they want in a way that’s right for them.

“Many of us have reassessed our priorities over the past 12 months and I’d encourage anyone looking to develop their skills or look for a new challenge to browse the courses on offer. Many are free or discounted and our experienced tutors are ready to welcome you and support you to reach your goals.”

CAL continues to receive amazing feedback about its courses. Existing learner Bex, said: “I’m on an exciting journey. I was born and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The CAL courses at Heath are a massive part of the network which allows me to achieve.”

Retired learner, Katherine has been learning Italian for three years at CAL and is now at advanced level. She said: “It’s a great place to make new friends, have a brilliant learning experience and feel welcomed. I’m glad to be able to keep learning the language I love.”

Learners have also welcomed the opportunities to access courses in a number of different ways and full support is offered for those unsure about online options.

Marcus Gregg, CAL Maths Tutor, says of the online learning, “Last year’s feedback from learners has been really positive. Full [free] training is given at the start of each course and you don’t need IT skills to use it.”

To find out more about Calderdale Adult Learning, or to view the brochure online, visit: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/education-and-learning/adult-learning

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

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The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.

The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or Sally Fletcher Sally.Fletcher@Calderdale.gov.uk.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Budget like a Boss! with help from Noah’s Ark – extra days

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Do words like debt, balance, finance, budgeting confuse you? Would you like to take charge of your money for good?

Noah’s Ark have put together a two half-day course that will show you exactly how you can do that.

Due to the popularity of this course, extra sessions have been added.

  • 21st June and 12th & 19th July
    at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre (Hopwood Lane, Halifax)
  • 2nd & 9th July Illingworth Children’s Centre
  • 15th and 22nd July Ash Green Children’s Centre

Sessions start at 9.30AM until 1.00PM.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses paid.

To book a place, contact Andrew, Lesley or Kelly on 01422 364664 or email debt@noahsarkcentre.org.uk