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Garry Jones's blog

As I write we are in the depths of discussions with PCNs (Primary Care Networks – clusters of GPs, working together) about the opportunity provided by national funding for social prescribing link workers. Ourselves and VAST have pitched a bold proposition to place this service at the heart of the local voluntary sector, by employing the workers through a consortia approach. This would mean generalists working for ourselves and VAST, able to signpost and support patients to access the broadest range of community and voluntary sector services; instead of drawing upon medical services.

Safeguarding for Managers

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at individuals who work or volunteer with adults who may be vulnerable to abuse.

Overview

This introductory session will provide participants with an understanding of what to look for to safeguard adults from harm, how to recognise abuse, respond effectively and refer appropriately.

Topics covered:

Support and Supervision of Staff

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at those who are new to supporting or supervising staff or who would like to refresh their skills.

Overview:

Effective support and supervision of staff involves using many skills. This course aims to equip new and existing line managers with all the tools they need. The course will cover the role of supervising, holding one to one meetings including appraisals, how to listen well to staff and provide feedback, how to motivate and dealing with poor performance.

Volunteer Management

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at volunteer managers and co-ordinators or anyone with responsibility for managing volunteers.

Overview:

This is an ideal course for busy volunteer co-ordinators who wish to gain knowledge of best practice and how to apply it. The day will also provide opportunities to network and share information. The course will cover:

THE RIGHT START: Committee & Trustee Roles & Responsibilities

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

The Right Start: Monitoring & Evaluation

This training is currently funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

The Right Start: Writing Basic Business Plans

This training is currently funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.