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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.  

 

Screen Yorkshire – Opportunity in Film part time course March 2021

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How would you like to work in Film and TV production?

Screen Yorkshire offer five part time craft courses in lighting, hair & make-up, grip, costume and production assistant (scripted), which will be delivered by NFTS, one of the leading film schools in the world, in partnership with University Centre Leeds and Keighley College.

The exciting opportunities are open for people, 18 years old and over. They will be taught by industry professionals and include work placements and on-set experience.

18 year old’s will get the course for free and other people can apply for a bursary to cover the cost of the course.

Application deadline is: 18thJanuary 2021. 

 

Download detailed information here

Twitter: https://twitter.com/screenyorkshire/status/1346088872560701440?s=20

Community Reporter 4 week course starting January 21

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What does wellbeing mean to you? What stops you from being well? What keeps you healthy? What was your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic been?

Community Reporting is a storytelling movement that spans the UK and Europe. It supports people to share stories about their own lived experiences and also capture the experiences of their family, friends, work colleagues and neighbourhoods. Community Reporters are trained in how to use basic technology to record people’s stories and use the learnings in the stories to make positive changes in their communities.

 

 

If that sounds like something you’d like to do, contact:

Rachel.Swaby@calderdale.gov.uk / 01422 392 708

The training will be delivered in four two-hourly sessions, running over four weeks. You will be taught the knowledge and skills and in the last sessions, you will make your own short documentary.

 

The sessions take place every Thursday starting on January 21st:

  • Session 1 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / January 21st
  • Session 2 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / January 28th
  • Session 3 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / February 4tt
  • Session 4 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / February 11tt

 

Active Citizen’s Project which All One Collective and Lab

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Often when you’re involved in an emergency response either as a volunteer or a paid member of staff you don’t have time to sit back and reflect on the actions you have been taking or the wider context. All One Collective & Lab will be running 6 workshops for individuals who have taken their own community action during Covid-19, volunteers involved in mutual aid groups and local community organisations to reflect on their work and their involvement in the Covid-19 response.

The workshops will provide a space for participants to explore:

•    Health: What do we mean by health? Holistic understandings of health, right to healthcare, community responses to health and wellbeing.
•    Identity and values, our reasons for taking action, individual values and experiences, self-care tools, wellbeing and sustainability
•    You and me: what is community? Who is included and excluded? Prejudice and discrimination. Power, what does it mean and who holds it? How do we empower ourselves and others?
•    Taking Action: what has worked and what hasn’t? What have we learned? How do we have more impact? How can we be more effective? What does success look like?
•    Connecting with and learning from Covid responders in other countries who are part of the Active Citizens network.
•    Recovery: What does it look like? How do we build back better? Challenging inequality, building a low carbon economy.

The workshops will help participants to develop confidence and capacity to take further social actions both individually and collectively, and to learn from others involved in this work in Calderdale, nationally and from groups internationally.

The workshops will run on Zoom but with some offline activities integrated into the sessions.  Each workshop builds on the previous one so whilst we understand some participants might not be able to attend all six, we would encourage participants to attend as many as possible.

The sessions will run from 10am -1pm (with a break)

The dates of the workshops are:

•    26th Jan
•    2nd Feb
•    9th Feb
•    Week off for half-term)
•    23rd Feb
•    2nd March
•    9th March

The project is funded by the British Council.

If anyone interested would like to join but is worried about the digital aspect of the workshops, please do get in touch and we can talk about any further support you might need to help you participate.

For people interested in participating, please email: hilaryturley@all1collective.org.uk

Download Active Citzenship on Health Inequalities Flyer PDF

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme

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Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

There will be two groups, starting on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations centre and Thursday February 4th, 2021 at the Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Another course is scheduled for September 2021.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will received £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

For more information please contact

  •  Noreen Safdar: 01422 434 980
  • Beverley Thompson: 07741671792
  • Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet Elsie Whiteley & Holy Nativity Updated version

 

50% off 2021 Spring Calderdale Adult Learning Courses

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As we know, many people have sadly lost their jobs during the pandemic, or understandably may be struggling to stay motivated. Learning something new is a great way to build skills and confidence, find something to focus on and have fun.

Looking after our mental health and emotional wellbeing is more important now than ever. Learning is one of the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ and can help us to boost our self-esteem, build a sense of purpose and connect with others.

Calderdale Adult Learning has launched its spring 2021 course programme, which will focus on digital skills, emotional health and wellbeing and employment skills to help people who are looking for a new job or want to retrain.

Learners can gain important qualifications in subjects like English, maths and employability, and develop new skills in areas such as digital, cookery, arts and beauty. There are daytime and evening classes, and a variety of courses for adults with learning disabilities.

We’re currently offering a 50% discount for everyone who enrolls on one of our spring courses. English and maths courses are free for everybody and many of our courses are offered free to those in receipt of JSA/ESA or on a low income.

Face-to-face adult learning at Heath Campus in Halifax and in community venues is currently on hold to protect learners and staff from COVID-19. However, courses and group learning activities are being delivered online in their usual vibrant and inspiring way, and staff are continuing to provide support throughout the learning journey.

The Council is working hard to ensure buildings are COVID-secure when they can safely reopen.

You can visit our website to view the range of courses on offer and enroll for spring 2021.

I wish you all the best on behalf of the CAL team and we look forward to welcoming new and returning learners in the new year.

Faith Leadership in Uncertain Times Free Online Workshop

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This day is a continuation of a dialogue bringing together leaders and activists from the Muslim and Christian faiths for a time of reflection and discussion.  It is part of a larger international movement towards a deeper engagement between these two great global traditions – Islam and Christianity

 

 

Date: Monday 7 December 2020

Time: 10.00 to 12 noon

 

To register please go to this Zoom link:  https://bit.ly/2Ga970h

Who is the session for?

  • Faith Leaders, Imams and Priests
  • Interfaith Forum Members and Community Activists, Cultural Trainers
  • Public and Health Sector Workers involved in Intercultural work

It will be of vital interest to all who recognize the potential joint working brings for community cohesion and development

Facilitators:
Kaushar Tai, Director -Aksaa
Revd. Mike Gartland, Director – Spirit in Mind

For further information please contact Kaushar Tai on 0783 3811914 or Mike Gartland on 01924 316282 or email: pastoral.care@swyt.nhs.uk

LAB Online course starting December 4th for people aged 19+ in Calderdale

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LAB Online Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course starting on 4th of December,  available to people aged 19+ in Calderdale.

Try something new with LAB Online and polish up those virtual  communication, interview and team skills that will help you to thrive in today’s job market.

Calderdale Adult Learning and the national award – winning Proper Job Theatre Company have joined forces to offer this  free short course to inspire people to develop new online skills during these distanced times. Make your time inside count by developing new tools useful for future training or employment – and by earning a qualification from the comfort of your own home.

The free fun online sessions use drama and media training techniques to develop your skills and confidence. Join the LAB Project and learn about other free local provision, including other free CAL qualification courses. Join our friendly team over a cuppa each morning, learn new skills and earn a new qualification in just two weeks.

Sessions are delivered over Zoom. Internet access needed but no previous experience required.

LAB Online is part of the LAB Project. This is currently aimed at supporting adults in Calderdale who would enjoy keeping connected and using creative learning techniques to boost wellbeing, confidence life planning and employment skills.

Enquiries –  or to register for a place – contact Melissa
t: 07368291874
e: Melissa@properjob.org.uk

Find out about the range of Proper Job Covid 19 Support activities at www.properjob.org.uk

Info on all LAB Courses

Proper Job Theatre running The Lab Project 30 October – 13 November

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OUR UNIQUE FLAGSHIP COURSE IN IMPROVING CONFIDENCE AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

There is a new two week session of the LAB project course.

Designed for unemployed adults aged 19+, the LAB Project is a two week course combining team working, confidence building and communication skills, working towards participants delivering a drama workshop in a school during the second week.

The course starts runs between 30th October – 13 November.

The sessions will run over Zoom from 10am – 1pm each day for two weeks.
Learners will also be expected to complete some independent study as part of the course.

For more information and to book contact engagement@properjob.org.uk
Or call
Melissa: 07368 291874 or Audrey: 07716 638762

Since 1997 over 7000 people across the North of England have successfully completed the course with most participants progressing into employment, training, volunteering or further education.

There is also the opportunity for participants who complete the course to gain an accredited Level 1 Award in Progression.

This is followed by development of individual action plans, a tailored progression route for each participant and follow up sessions working alongside individuals for 6 weeks following the course.

 

VSI Alliance Training Programme Survey

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

VSI Alliance would like your feedback to help them plan their next training sessions.

We’re conducting a short survey for our next training programme and your input would be very much appreciated.

Click the button below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!

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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.