Become a virtual volunteer for Luv2MeetU
There is an exciting new opportunity to become a virtual volunteer for Luv2MeetU working with our Virtual Coordinator Kit to run an innovative and comprehensive service for our adults with learning disabilities and /or autism.
Can you run a drama workshop, music event, gaming session or quiz on-line? Or another workshop/event with your own unique skills and interests?
Here at Luv2MeetU, Kit is developing a full and varied programme of virtual events for our club members to access nationwide. They go on round the world tours, sing their hearts out at karaoke and have discussion groups to name but a few! There will also be workshops to provide learning and life skills such as first aid and on-line safety.
Could you give one slot a week or month to run your own virtual activity to provide the people we support with an ever growing rich and varied on-line experience? It is especially important and invaluable to those struggling with anxiety, mobility issues or illness for example. It gives them a chance to still join in a social setting, communicate and to feel part of a community.
You just need to be confident, organised, able to communicate well and be patient and understanding. Some knowledge of adults with learning disabilities and/or autism would be helpful but not essential. To be able to have fun!
As a volunteer you will receive training, free DBS, expenses paid and invaluable experience and skills to add to your CV. You will meet other volunteers and become part of a nation-wide team of volunteers helping our club members to access social events, reach their potential and to feel included, an incredibly rewarding experience.
All our events are designed to be all inclusive as we are working with adults with special needs so a volunteer with a disability requirement should not have an issue. If there was we would accommodate this straight away and work with the volunteer to resolve any issues.
All volunteers would have support from our community coordinator and volunteer coordinator, emergency numbers and details. They would have links to other volunteers to share ideas, experiences, problems.
Luv2meetU is a Community Interest Company (CIC), run by and for people with learning disabilities and or autism. Our main aim is to ensure that everything we do is about providing better opportunities and activities for our club members in response to their needs and wishes.
Luv2MeetU works with adults with learning disabilities and /or autism. We run events and workshops that provide our club members with social activities, new experiences and learning opportunities. Examples of previous events include climbing, bowling, alpaca trekking and a relationship workshop. There is a community coordinator that you would be working with, either helping them on events which would allow greater numbers or running your own event, with a friend maybe, taking a group to the cinema or for a meal out for example. We want to give our adults an enriched and varied life whilst promoting independence, learning and well-being.
We are looking for volunteers to either help our community coordinator on events or run their own events, after training, with the adults that we support. You could sign up with a friend or family member, train together and then take our club members to the cinema, meal out or bowling once a month or how ever often you had time for. Design your own event, liaise with the coordinator who will write it into the next flyer and provide all the details you need. Expenses are paid, you’d be doing something hugely rewarding, giving an invaluable service to the community and enriching your own experiences and CV.
NHS Trusts recruiting in Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism
NHS Trusts in West Yorkshire are recruiting people to a range of roles in Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism
West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day
(Register : vfairs.com)
30 June 2022 11am – 7pm
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds & Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have announced they will be jointly delivering a virtual careers fair. The event is being supported by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and a wide range of external partners who work in the field of mental health, learning disabilities and autism.
The free online event will be delivered on 30 June 2022 11am – 7pm.
Job seekers and volunteer applicants can register here: West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day (vfairs.com).
The event will provide people looking for jobs and volunteering roles with and exciting opportunity to:
- find out about the wide range of jobs on offer
- hear directly from Trust staff about what it is like to work in mental health, autism and learning disability roles
- apply on the day for jobs and volunteering roles.
People can attend the event conveniently from any location as it will be accessible through mobile devices.
There will be a range of current open positions available through the virtual career fair, including both clinical and non-clinical roles, at a range of salary levels. The event programme also includes seminars, aimed at the graduate and college leavers audience.
Interested candidates, or those who know of potential candidates are also invited to register for the event and refer other professionals within this space.
Rob Webster, CEO-Designate, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership commented:
“I am pleased we are supporting this event and encouraging people to work in three fantastic local organisations. We recognise that in the post Covid-19 pandemic climate, people are looking for opportunities to change and progress their careers and the NHS offers a multitude of roles and opportunities. West Yorkshire is also a vibrant and diverse area to live and work. Whether starting your career or seeking to lead in our system, there is something for everyone.
Greg Moores, Chief People Officer, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust commented:
“This event is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach and recruit people who would like to work in the interesting and rewarding field of mental health, autism and learning disabilities. As people continue to work remotely, the virtual fair is a convenient way for job seekers to find out more about available roles.”
Muhammad Younas, CEO of vFairs commented:
“We are very happy to supply the technology that will help drive meaningful work that supports the community in West Yorkshire. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful outcomes that this event produces. If your organisation is interested in working with us, please visit: www.vfairs.com ”
Dental Hygiene session for people with Learning Difficulties
You are invited to a short session around Dental Hygiene for people with learning disabilities.
Come and learn how to keep your teeth clean and avoid dental treatment.
The session takes place on
Wednesday 16rh February from 10.30am – 12.00pm at
Calderdale Adult Learning
To book and for further information contact
email@example.com or 0300 012 0146
Get creative with Lead the Way
Creative sessions for adults with a learning disability & carers of adults with a learning disability to go along and make new friends, have fun making things together and trying out new instruments.
The cost is just £2.50 per session including refreshments.
For more information and to book a place please call Lead the Way on 0300 0120416 / 07436 102544.
Exciting new group for adults with a learning disability
Lead The Way are starting an exciting new group for adults with a learning disability and working with Hoot Creative Arts to provide 10 sessions allowing people to explore their creative side, meet new friends and have fun.
Starting on Thursday 1 October 2015 – From 10am to 12noon
Get involved for just £2.50 per session including refreshments.
For more information and to book a place please call Lead the Way on 0300 0120416 or 07436 102544
Please note – Places are limited and all 10 sessions must be attended.