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Equalities & Diversity

Equalities and Diversity

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Who should attend:

This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and trustees in any setting.

Overview:

This topic is relevant to everyone as all organisations need to ensure equality of opportunity as well as embrace a diverse and ever changing world.  This course looks at what the law says and examines how it is applied practically.  It also examines discrimination and ensures services are accessible to all.

Outcomes:

The Together We're Better Listening Events

"The Together We're Better, Staffordshire Health and Care Partnership has been out and about across the county listening to local people's feedback about their experiences of health and care services and how they could be improved.

Two webinars have been organised to offer an opportunity to people who could not attend our listening events to share their views. The webinars will include an expert panel, live discussions and an opportunity to ask questions.

Autism Engagement Event

The Council is looking for support from organisations involved with Autism to help shape and develop the approach to supporting people with Autism and their Carers.

A ‘drop in’ event will be held on 24th September 2019 at the Northfield Centre, Magnolia Avenue Stafford from 10.00am – 2.00pm.  (If using a SatNav, please use postcode ST16 3BZ.)  There is no need to book, athough if you plan to attend do contact them via the email below.

Lichfield Refugee Aid - General Meeting

The next LRA meeting is on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 at 7:30 pm

Darwin Room, Wade Street Church: 34 Wade St, Lichfield WS13 6HL

Please use the Frog Lane side entrance.

The Agenda will include:

  • Feedback from City of Sanctuary meeting (2nd March)
  • Feedback from Stafford SWR meeting (25th February)
  • Plan events for Refugee week – end of June
  • Syrian family support/mentoring activities e.g. conversation practice, shopping trips

They welcome new members and hope to see you there!

Audley Health and Wellbeing Event 2018

Audley Health and Wellbeing Event, date has now been agreed for Wednesday 17th October 2018 running 10am to 2pm and we would like to invite you to come along and show off what support, services and activities you offer.

If you would like to have a stall at the event, could I please ask you to let me know as soon as possible.

If you can email me using the link to the left, we will try our best to accommodate everyone

Greater Chesterton Locality Action Partnership Health Event 2018

the Greater Chesterton Locality Action Partnership Health Event, date and time has now been agreed for Thursday 11th October 2018 running 10am to 2pm and we would like to invite you to come along and show off what support, services and activities you offer.

If you would like to have a stall at the event, could we please ask that you let me know as soon as possible.

If you can email using the link to the left, we will try our best to accommodate everyone.

THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both paid staff and volunteers who support other volunteers within an organisation.

Overview:

Volunteers are a valuable resource providing the backbone of many community organisations, and without whom, many groups would not exist.  This introductory session is a great place to start learning best practice in recruiting, supporting and retaining volunteers.

Topics covered:

          •  Why people volunteer and the importance of motivation

Community Buddies - Castle Ward, Tamworth

NEW 12 month pilot  - Community Buddy scheme to support local residents that live in the Castle Ward in Tamworth. 

Support Staffordshire will be recruiting and training a team of volunteers to become community buddies to offer a friendly ear to local residents, signposting and supporting accessibility to voluntary, community and health services.

The purpose is to connect community members with community buddies to enable them to attend local groups and to encourage and assist people facing barriers to access support within their local community.