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NWCN E-bulletin 23 November 2017

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1 Upcoming with NWCN

2 DfC Small Grants for Volunteering 17/18

3 Winter Loneliness Project

4 Youth Arts Health & Well Being Strategy

5 Give your views on planned changes to social housing allocation

6 Universal Credit Awareness Session

7 Amplify NI is launching Amplify Sessions this December!

8 Compassionate Campaigning

9 Circus For Everyone

10 30 Years of Erasmus+ & International Youth Work - Join the Celebrations

11 Get Started in Hair and Make-up

12 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

13 Local Volunteering Opportunities

14 Local Job Opportunities

15 Tender Opportunity with Derry Well Women

16 Upcoming with Towards Understanding & Healing 

17 Traveller Cultural Awareness Training

18 Free Training/Workshops For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations

19 Women's Centre Derry New Time Table

20 Social Innovation Skills Programme - Open for Applications 

21 Building Ballysally Together AGM Weds 29th Nov

22 Misfits And Flying Ships

23 Craft Fair and Charity Sale

24 Brighten up Christmas & Support AWARE with this little Ray of Sunshine!

25 Gear Up- Easy Introduction to riding your bike off-road

 

 

 

 

 

 

1  Upcoming with NWCN

  • Coffee & Chat event in Strabane

The Women’s Regional Consortium & NWCN in conjunction with NIRWIN invites you for a cuppa and a chat.

 

We would like to hear your views on BREXIT and key issues affecting women in Rural Areas.

 

Date: Wednesday 6th December

Time: 11am – 1.00pm

Venue: Melvin Sports Complex, Strabane, BT82 9PP

 

Festive treats will be served…

 

To book your place please contact Mary on: marydeery@womencentre.co.uk /

028 7126 7672

Or Neola on:

info@nwcn.org  / 028 7127 9090

 

* If transport is an issue for attending this event please do contact us*

 

Supported by Halifax Foundation for NI

 

  • Raising the Standards of Fundraising in NI Workshop 

18 January 2017, 1:30-4:30pm
Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership

This free workshop facilitated by the Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland and funded by the Halifax Foundation for NI will inform and educate on fundraising codes of best practice and self-regulation for any charity involved in fundraising. There are a number of workshops running across Northern Ireland with this one being in the North West.

The purpose of this project is to develop best practice standards and compliance with self-regulation in fundraising across the charity sector in Northern Ireland. This workshop will provide guidance and support to charities to understand implications of fundraising self regulation and grow best practice with trustees, staff and volunteers and essentially those who benefit from charity services such as supporters, donors and funders of charities.

Participants will get the chance to learn about developing their fundraising best practice and compliance with legal obligations as well as benefitting from being more aware of the legal and reputational risks to fundraising practice and understand better their responsibilities.

Numbers are limited for this event so early booking is advisable:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raising-the-standards-of-fundraising-in-n-ireland-workshop-derrylondonderry-tickets-38744169855

 

  • Free Basic book-keeping for small charities

24 January 2018, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership

A free two hour practical workshop for treasurers, or those that keep the financial records, of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems.

Good financial management is an integral part of ensuring good governance as it not only helps charity trustees to fulfill their legal duties but also helps to protect the charity from mismanagement of funds.  Having robust financial procedures in place will help to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness.

The focus of this workshop will be on basic bookkeeping and financial management including setting up and maintaining the books (cash book, cheque ledger, petty cash); cash handling, understanding charity funds and accounts and the role of the treasurer.  

As we’re expecting a lot of demand for this training, we’re limiting places to one per organisation in the first instance and holding a waiting list for other interested members of the organisation.  

Kindly supported by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland.

http://www.nicva.org/event/basic-book-keeping-for-small-charities-derry-city

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2 DfC Small Grants for Volunteering 17/18

 

We are happy to announce that DfC have managed to secure £240k towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2017/2018.  These small grants are a lifeline to the voluntary/community sector and we welcome this encouraging development.  Limavady Community Development Initiative Ltd (LCDI), acting as lead for the Association of Independent Volunteer Centres (AIVC), North West Volunteer Centre & Volunteer Now, are responsible for administering the Volunteering Small Grants programme as part of NI's Volunteering Strategy "Join in, get involved: build a better future".

Due to the decreased budget, the 2017/2018 grants are being limited to £500 and can only be used for the following:

•Travel

•Training – the Volunteer Centres are the ideal choice to do the training through and they will help you through all stages from choice of training, to getting the correct paperwork for your small grant

•Heat

•Light

•Insurance

 

There will be a very tight deadline for applications.  This is so that we can turnaround decisions quickly in order that groups will have approximately three months to spend the grant. 

The deadline for return of completed applications is 12noon Thursday 30th November 2017. 

Due to this tight deadline (and to enable quick turnaround) we are only accepting applications through our application form rather than through an online portal.  The application form should be completed and emailed along with all the supporting documents (constitution; volunteer policy; bank statement; accounts/income & expenditure) to the following email address:

smallgrants@lcdi.co.uk

 

Application form and guidance notes available at http://www.volunteeringnorthwest.co.uk/small-grants

 

After the deadline completed applications will be assessed, with announcements made in early January.           

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3   Winter Loneliness Project

 

Older People North West (AGE Concern) are asking people to join our dinner table to talk about loneliness this winter.

 

Older People North West (AGE Concern) in partnership with the Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project in the Waterside are launching a project to explore the causes and solutions to loneliness this winter.

 

A third of older people in Northern Ireland tell us they are lonely. Loneliness is a growing problem, in a modern society that spreads people further and further from their family roots and compels people more and more to interact with technology rather than real people. The frantic pace of life, and of Christmas especially, coupled with the darkness of winter, make one ripe for loneliness. The facts on loneliness are very worrying, particularly given that loneliness is said to be as life-threatening to older people as obesity and poverty.

 

Hope is not lost! This project entitled ‘Natter on a Platter’ invites people to attend a series of free dinners in AGE Concern’s Malvern House at 5pm on Wednesdays 29th November, 10th January, 14th February and the 2st March 2018. We are looking for people aged 60 and over to join the conversation. Whether you are lonely yourself, know someone who is lonely or want to help end loneliness in our society, we want you at our table.

 

A spokesperson from Older People North West said, ‘We all have the potential to make an impact in reducing loneliness for older people in our community. As a society we need to recognise loneliness as an issue, and put something in place that enables older generations to flourish, not flounder.’

 

For more information on the project or to register your interest please contact us on 71347478 or development@olderpeoplenorthwest.org.

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4  Youth Arts Health & Well Being Strategy

 

Greater Shantallow Community Arts & Studio 2 Derry are currently working on developing a new Youth Arts Health & Well Being Strategy that would seek to address the growing issue of poor mental health amongst our young people.

 

Over the years we have used a range of innovative programmes such as The Choices Programme and the Eye Opener Project to forearm our young people with the knowledge and skills to act as peer mentors to friends and family at difficult times.

 

We are interested in hearing from people who might have interesting and innovative ideas as to how we can use the Arts in all its forms to support good mental health amongst our young people!

 

Please see below an example of how one country sought to address issues facing their young people! https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/videos/10155311291007217/

 

If you would like to help us email info@gscaderry.com with your contact details.

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5 Give your views on planned changes to social housing allocation

 

Did you know? Changes planned to social housing allocation!

Some of the planned changes:

  • Points system changing ...
  • Arrangements for staying on in a house
  • following a death changing...
  • Only two offers of accommodation will be made!

The Department for Communities is consulting again on proposals to change the selection scheme used by the NIHE and housing associations in the region to allocate social housing.

In response The Women’s Regional Consortium are holding a focus group to garnish the views of women in the NW area.

If you are interested in participating please contact Mary Deery on 02871267672 or email
marydeery@womencentre.co.uk

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6 Universal Credit Awareness Session

 

Enagh Youth Forum have invited Advice NI to present an 'Awareness Information Session' on Universal Credit.

This will take place on Monday 27th of November 2017 at Strathfoyle Library from 6-8pm

Everyone is Welcome To Attend! 

 

 

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 7 Amplify NI is launching Amplify Sessions this December!

 

Monday 4 December, 11.00 – 13.00 incl. lunch
The Playhouse Theatre, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6RG
RSVP for catering purposes: 
Becca.bor@youngfoundation.org

http://www.amplifyni.org/amplify_sessions_launch

 

Tuesday 5 December, 13.00-15.00 incl. lunch
Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS
RSVP for catering purposes: 
Rebecca.watterson@youngfoundation.org

http://www.amplifyni.org/amplify_sessions_launch_belfast

 

Wednesday 6 December, 11.00-13.00 incl. lunch
Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place, Enniskillen, BT74 7HR
RSVP for catering purposes: 
jim.ledwith@youngfoundation.org

http://www.amplifyni.org/amplify_sessions_launch_enniskillen

 

Amplify Sessions is a series of workshops that will help people come together to understand how people in their communities experience inequalities, tell the stories of their communities that often get overlooked, and use these insights to work in collaboration with communities to create solutions.

 

Session One will introduce you to the Amplify NI programme, the motivation for community-led change, and get you excited about signing up to our Sessions that will run from January 2018!

Hear from community change-makers. Connect with stories and narratives. Workshop ideas for transformation.

 

If this sounds like something you want to hear more about, and we sound like the type of people you want to meet and have some lunch with, then choose a session that suits you from the list above and come see us! 

Stay connected: www.amplifyni.org

Twitter: @AmplifyNI

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8 Compassionate Campaigning

 

Campaign Training and Support Programme

 

The Compassionate Campaigning Training and Support Programme of St Columb's Park House (SCPH) is delivering a new and exciting Campaign Training and Support Programme beginning 23rd Jan 2018 until 26th June 2018.

 

Delivered fortnightly in SCPH, the programme will offer a range of skills and support (such as Media Training, Voice Coaching Presentation Skills, Developing a Campaign, understanding relevant legislation, compassion and care for self and others, awareness of systems and interdependence within them) as well as helping participants develop their chosen campaign issue.  Additionally, guest speakers will include local campaigners who can inspire participants with insights into what worked and didn’t work on their own campaigns.

 

Childcare, travel and caring costs can be supported if required.  Programme is free to participate in but commitment to attendance and developing campaign over the six month period appreciated.

 

For further information and to arrange a chat about programme, call Nuala on 028 71343080 or email on nuala@stcolumbsparkhouse.org

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 Circus For Everyone

 

In Your Space Circus, with support from The Executive Office, has developed a unique and innovative good relations programme for children and young people aged between nine and fifteen years. This programme, called Circus for Everyone, uses circus skills to creatively engage young people in a healthy and fun activity in order to increase their self-esteem and resilience. It is an activity that appeals to a broad range of participants because it has no alignment with a particular gender, age, racial group or community background. 

 

Alternatively, the Circus for Everyone programme can be a way for your organisation to reach out and work with another group. We can provide the means by which pupils/participants from different schools/groups can come together and, through shared experience to learn about diversity, tolerance and challenge stereotypes in a creative and fun environment.  Circus for Everyone is perfect if you are trying to engage your children and young people in wider community activities. 

 

This project is open to schools, community groups and cultural organisations within the greater Derry-Londonderry Area. However, we only have room for a few groups next term so if you are interested or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can send an email Cara@inyourspaceni.org or call our office on 028 7137 7113. 

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10 30 Years of Erasmus+ & International Youth Work - Join the Celebrations

 

Book Your Stall!  - 'Market Place' Celebration Event

 

Celebrating 30 Years of Erasmus+ & International Youth Work Practice

 

Everglades Hotel,

Derry-Londonderry

Friday 8th December 2017

 

Join the rest of the Youth Work World as LID+ with the support of YouthActionNI, Education Authority, Boys & Girls Clubs Northern Ireland and EUROPE Direct Information Centre – Northern Ireland invite you to exhibit your work at: 

'Market Place'

 

An interactive celebration event that will not only mark the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+, 'Market Place' also provides an opportunity for local groups to exhibit and promote models of practice (past and present) that have been developed within and/or for the International Youth Work Sector.

 

We have a few remaining spaces for organisations to erect a stall to showcase the work they have been involved in currently or down through the years. 

 

Claim Your Space now!

 

This will be an opportunity for groups from across Northern Ireland (and the rest of the UK) that have been involved in International Youth Work over the decades to showcase and promote their work to a wide audience including young people, youth workers, trainers, policy makers, educators and academics. 

 

We will also have International Practice on display from countries including Portugal, Belgium, Slovenia, Greece and Norway.  There will be a number of events that will run in parallel with 'Market Place' including 'Monumental Moments', 'Human Library and 'Practice Workshops'.  Come along and celebrate with us.

 

For a full 'Market Place' Brochure click here

 

Whether it has been a youth exchange or job shadow, study visit or EVS, perhaps even a training programme, seminar or conference, if you have been involved in any of these or similar within an international setting at any time over the last 30 years, we would like to hear from you.  This event is an open invitation to the entire youth work community across the UK.

 

If you or your organisation are interested in being part of this programme please send an e-mail to thelidprogramme@hotmail.com

 

For more information on The LID Programme click here and 'LID+' click here.

 

For all information on the Erasmus+ Programme click here.  If you'd like some Erasmus+ literature please click here.  

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11  Get Started in Hair and Make-up

 

Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!
Not only will it boost your confidence and employability, but you’ll also have the chance to benefit from the support of one our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • travel expenses paid on programme
  • Up to 3 months mentor support upon completion of programme

Monday 4th December to Friday 8th December 2017
Taster: Tuesday 28th November


To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07484901934 or email christopher.mcdonagh@princes-trust.org.uk.

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12 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

SOHO - European Training Course for EVS Support People

21 - 25 February 2018 | United Kingdom

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of EVS projects through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information to its participants on the opportunities given by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

Organizer: YiA National Agency United Kigdom (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Belgium - FL, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 1 December 2017

See details

 

Eastern Project Lab

5 - 12 February 2018 | Kütahya, Turkey

Youth Exchanges under Erasmus +/Youth in action are more than just a gathering of young people for a given period. They allow international experience and indeph intercultural exchange. This training course offers a learning experience for participants.

Organizer: Synaos Fikir Kulübü - Synaos Think Thank Association (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Jordan, Lithuania, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 10 December 2017

See details

 

Discover Youth Opportunities in Russia!

Study Visit

25 February - 4 March 2018 | Moscow, Russian Federation

Are you interested in working with Russian youth? Would you like to travel to Russia and learn about youth opportunities there? Do you want to know more about career and funding for youth projects with Russian organizations ? Then - join the event!

Organizer: UCG (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline (24h CET): 11 January 2018

See details

 

Developing Digital Youth work

Seminar / Conference

12 - 16 March 2018 | Budapest, Hungary

The aim of the Developing Digital Youth work seminar is to demystify the idea of digital youth work and identify common challenges. It will support organisations to develop digital youth work practices in their local context.

Organizer: Hungarian NA for ERASMUS+ Youth - Tempus Public Foundation (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 14 January 2018

See details

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Call for Trainers

EuroMed Youth Forum "Sustainable Participation and Active Citizenship"

One facilitator from Erasmus+ Programme Countries.

Application deadline: 03 December 2017

All details available here: Online version.

 

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13   Local Volunteering Opportunities

  • Join Alzheimers Society as a Fundraising Representative

Regional fundraising is at the very centre of how we raise vital funds at a local level.  The money we raise funds the delivery of universal services as well as the services we provide locally.  It also helps to fund research into care for today, a cure for tomorrow, as well as for our campaigning work.

 

The Fundraising Representative role will provide support to the Community Fundraiser in the Foyle area, attending cheque presentations, giving talks about the work of Alzheimer’s Society and attending events as a representative of Alzheimer’s Society. This is an ideal role for someone who has excellent communication skills and is confident in giving talks, is approachable and is willing to learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s Society.

 

Interested?

If you would like to find out more about this or any of our volunteering opportunities please contact Rosario Mc Hugh, Volunteering Officer (rosario.mchugh@alzheimers.org.uk /028 71 384570) or visit our website at www.alzheimers.org.uk.

 

  • Volunteering at ChildLine Foyle

We believe every child has the right to be happy and safe so when a child feels like there’s nowhere else to turn, they can talk to us.  Childline Foyle are looking for volunteers to listen to the children and young people who contact us, however demand is so high that we can’t answer every call.  Your time can make a big difference.

No previous experience is needed as full training and support is provided by staff here at the base.  Volunteers will gain worthwhile communication skills and experience of working in a team environment whilst also making a huge difference to those who contact us. 

Find out more about becoming a Volunteer Counsellor, Email Counsellor or Switchboarder at our Volunteer Information Meeting on Thursday 30th November 2017 from 5 – 6.30 pm, Childline Foyle, Exchange House, Queen’s Quay, Derry, BT48 7AS.

To book your place or if you require more information please contact Amanda on 028 2044 1734 or email: Amanda.doherty@nspcc.org.uk

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Childline

 

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14  Local Job Opportunities

  • The Bloody Sunday Trust (BST)

The Bloody Sunday Trust (BST) wishes to recruit the following full-time positions for the Conflict Transformation and Peace-building Project: Project Manager £33,437 PA (NJC Scale PO3) To ensure the efficient and effective management and development of the project. Project Support Officer £20,661 (NJC Scale 5) To be responsible for providing accounting, payroll, administrative and support services and deputise for the Project Manager as directed.

The Trust has been funded to establish the Conflict Transformation Project incorporating a number of integrated peace-building, education and social justice modules which utilise the “Derry Model” as a catalyst for further conflict resolution within the North of Ireland and elsewhere.

Full job descriptions, specifications and an application form can be obtained by emailing Susan Harkin susan@bbhealthforum.org

 

Closing date for return of applications is Monday 11 December at 12.00 noon.

It is anticipated interviews for these posts will be held on Friday 15th December.

Bloody Sunday Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer

This project has been supported by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

 

  • YouthAction NI

YouthAction NI is seeking to employ 2 part-time youth workers (1 day per week) to inspire and engage young people in a PEACE IV funded programme  entitled the BEACON Programme in the DCSDC and immediate cross-border area.

These youth work posts will support the delivery of BEACON, a peer leadership development programme targeting young people aged 16 – 25 years, living in the DCSDC and immediate cross-border area. Young people will complete leadership, good relations and citizenship training and complete social action and enterprise activities.
Youth worker rate - £12.00 per hour for JNC qualified and £10.50 per hour unqualified  

Youth workers must;-

  • Be registered as self employed with HMRC and have a UTR number.
  • Have a full driving license and own transport.
  • Be a professionally qualified youth worker (JNC) or currently completing youth work degree /Level 4 Certificate in Community Youth Studies Ulster University.  
  • Have experience of working with marginalised young people 16-25yrs.
  • Be able to work evenings, weekends and on residentials.

For further details or to apply, please contact Anne McIlvenny anne@youthaction.org.
Closing date for applications is Friday 1st December 2017 at 4pm.  
Interviews will be held on Monday 11th December 2017.

 

  • First Housing Aid & Support Services

Are you experienced in letting property?

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join our private rented sector access scheme in the Derry/Londonderry area. This is an exciting opportunity to manage housing and related services; involving regular contact with tenants, looking after rental income, dealing with repairs, properties and Landlords.
 
About the Job
HOUSING OFFICER, (PROPERTY LETTING),  SMARTMOVE NI
(ref:  HOSM/R18/01)
 
Salary:  £17,314 per annum (Basic rate), a Payment by Results Scheme will operate in addition to the basic rate, 37.5 Hours per week
 
We work with specific clients, such people that are homeless, minority groups or people with disabilities.
 
Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personal Specification is available with an application pack)

  • A Relevant Professional Qualification or degree in the field of Housing or related field (minimum NVQ Level 3 or equivalent)
  • One year proven track record of working within a housing/Property/support related service.
  • A current driving licence with access to a car. (Can be waived in the case of applicant whose disability prohibits driving, but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).
  • IT Skills

Interested candidates should e-mail for an application pack, quoting the appropriate job reference number to: karlaokane@first-housing.com

 
Application Forms can also be downloaded from
www.first-housing.com

 

Closing Date: Friday 08th December 2017

 
Please Note:  All recruitment correspondence for this position will be done through e-mail. Please provide a suitable e-mail address for correspondence and e-mail completed applications to
karlaokane@first-housing.com

 
If you do not have an e-mail address, please contact Karla on 02871 266115
 
It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate short listing.
 

First Housing operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy, Access NI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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15 Tender Opportunity with Derry Well Women

 
Derry Well Women, funded by the Victims Survivors Service (VSS), will deliver counselling, supervision, complementary therapies and a range of support programmes to women victims / survivors of the Troubles to 31st March 2020 and invites competitive Tender Applications from the following:

  • Counselling Supervisors
  • Complementary Therapists for Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage and Acupuncture.
  • Tutors / Facilitators for a range of Social Support Programmes and Mental Health Improvement Programmes. 

If you are interested in providing one or more of the above services please email your declaration of interest detailing which role(s) you are interested in to:

counselling@derrywellwoman.org and we will forward you the Tender Application pack to be completed and returned, hard copy, with copies of relevant Certificates  and CV in a sealed envelope with the role(s) clearly marked on the envelope to:
 
Ann McDonald, Counselling Co-Ordinator, Derry Well Women, 17 Queen Street, Derry, BT48 7EQ.
 
To be returned by Friday 1st December at 12noon.     

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16 Upcoming with Towards Understanding & Healing 

  • Valued Voices Launch

Launch of SEUPB/Peace 4 funded project Valued Voices in association with Derry City and Strabane District Council

 11am  November 29th followed by light lunch

Venue: Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership
10-12 Bishop Street 
Derry-Londonderry 

Guest speakers:
Hazel Deeney, Martin Mc ConnellogueProfessor Siobhan O'Neill, 

RSVP: Eamonn Baker, email: eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org 
Or phone 02871 261941

•  Testimony event with Paddy Armstrong of The Guildford Four 

Towards Understanding and Healing have organized a Testimony event with Paddy Armstrong of the Guildford Four and Mary Elaine Tynan at Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership, Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry-Doire.

Friday December 1st 2017, 7.30 pm

 Places are available by contacting Amanda on
028 7126 1941 or by emailing 
amanda@holywelltrust.com 
 
•  Resilience and Forgiveness event

Monday December 4th 2017, 10am til 12
Venue:  Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership
8-14 Bishop St.
Derry-Londonderry

With Maureen Wilkinson, Shannon Wilkinson,  Seamus Farrell and Archdeacon Robert Miller.

A non-judgemental exploration of possibilities.

To book a place please contact Eamonn Baker at 
eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org
 or phone 02871 261941

 
These events are all made possible by the support of SEUPB Peace IV and DCSDC

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17 Traveller Cultural Awareness Training

 

There are a sizeable number of Travellers resident in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area and in many cases the settled community have little or no interaction with them for a variety of reasons.  Derry City and Strabane District Council Good Relations team are delighted to invite individuals to register for a day of Traveller Cultural Awareness Training.

The aim of the course is to give people the opportunity to increase their understanding and awareness of Traveller culture and issues relating to the Traveller community generally.

 

Venue: St Columb’s Park House                                          

Date:    Tuesday 5th December     

Time:   10.00am – 4.30pm                     

 

The course covers a general awareness of Traveller culture, some significant facts and figures and dispelling the myths around Traveller culture.  You will also have the opportunity to engage directly with members of the Traveller community. We would encourage you to take the opportunity to find out more about this minority community in an informal way

 

To reserve a place, please email Claire Kelly on Claire.kelly@derrystrabane.com  or phone 02871253253 ext. 4292.  Please make sure you make Claire aware of an access or dietary requirements when registering. 

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18 Free Training/Workshops For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations

 

Please find below details on upcoming Training/Workshops with the CLEAR Project until the end of March 2018 and additional training for your information.  

Click on the links below for further information:

  1. CLEAR Project Training Brochure to March 2018 & Booking Form
  2. Referral Procedures Training & 1-to-1 Quality Standards for Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention
  3. Responders Training
  4. Connecting Mental Health Carers/Families Event

To book a place with CLEAR please read carefully the Booking and Cancellations Policy, complete a booking form and return to clear@dhcni.com or visit our website and complete online: www.clearproject.co.uk/training or return via post to the address below.

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19 Women's Centre Derry New Time Table

Please see below for the Women's Centre new time table:
Beibhinn House - 5 Guildhall Street
Tel: 028 7126 7672

www.thewomenscentre.co.uk

 

Crèche available 0-4years

PROSPER 2

http://www.getajobinderry.com

www.facebook.com/thewomens.centre.5

 

Day

Project

Code

Course

QCF

Time

Room

Mon

PRP2

1399

Maths for Work - FULL

E3/L1-C&G

09:30- 12:30

ESS/Mini

Mon

PRP2

1467

Intro to Counselling Skills

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

CONF

Mon

PRP2

1469

Nail Art & Make up Technology

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

MULTI

Mon

PRP2

1414

Community Development

L1- OCNNI

09:30-12:30

MULTI

Mon

PRP2

1470

Up Cycling Furniture – W/S

L1- OCNNI

09:30-12:30

W/S WC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tues

PRP2

1413

Nail Art & Make up Technology - FULL

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

MULTI

Tues

DCSDC

1392

Multicultural Speaking English (SOL)

n.a

10.30- 12.30

GCS

Tues

PRP2

1404

Entry Level English (SOL)

E1/E2-C&G

10:00 – 12:30

ESS/MINI

Tues

PRP2

1430

Study Club

n/a

13:30-15:30

Main IT

Tues

PRP2

1471

Personal Success & Well Being –  W/S

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

W/S WC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

PPR2

1465

Up Cycling Furniture

L1- OCNNI

09.30-12.30

MULTI

Wed

PPR2

1407

Youth Work Practice

L1- OCNNI

09.30-12.30

GCS

Wed

PRP2

1466

Personal Success & Well Being

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

GCS

Wed

PRP2

1389

Book Keeping & Accounts - FULL

L1-C&G

09.30- 12:30

CONF

  Wed

PRP2

1410

Web Design

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

Main I.T.

Wed

PRP2

1369

ICT Word & Excel

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

Mini I.T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs

PRP2

1468

Hair Styling Skills

L1- OCNNI

09.30-12.00

W/S

Thurs

PRP2

1370

Garment Construction - FULL

L1- C&G

09.30-12.30

MULTI

Thurs

PRP2

1391

Digital Photography Skills

L1- OCNNI

09:30-12:30

Main IT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frid

PRP2

1378

Adult Social Care - FULL

L1-C&G

09:30- 12:30

Main I.T

Frid

PRP2

1411

English for Work - FULL

E3/L1-C&G

09:30- 12:30

ESS/MINI

Frid

PRP2

1464

Substance Misuse Awareness

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

GCS

Frid

PRP2

1461

Nail Art & Make up Technology - FULL

L1- OCNNI

09:30- 12:30

MULTI


 

 

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20 Social Innovation Skills Programme - Open for Applications 

Enterprise North West, as a partner organisation of Social Innovation NI, a cross-sectoral collaboration of organisations who want to see innovation at the heart of solving social problems in Northern Ireland, is offering the programme to help organisations develop innovative solutions to social challenges

 

The Social Innovation Skills Programme is targeted at community and voluntary organisations who have an interest in learning about and using social innovation methods to tackle challenges facing communities in Northern Ireland. It comprises a two phase programme of training and mentoring based around the Human-Centred Design course delivered online by leading global innovation experts IDEO.

 

Human-Centred Design is a creative approach to problem solving that puts end users at the centre of the solution and focuses on experimentation, prototyping and evidence-gathering as key methods.

 

The programme is free to access and all applicant organisations need is an issue they’re passionate about, an interest in social innovation and the time and ambition to develop an innovative new solution to their challenge together with a team of fellow trainees.

 

Application process:

The deadline for applications will be 1st December 2017 and successful applicants will be notified before Christmas with a view to starting the programme in January 2018. The Social Innovation Skills Programme within the North West has five places available.

 

Successful applicants will need to assemble a team of 3-6 people (staff, volunteers, end users, board members, etc.) who will complete the training together and in the process develop creative solutions to an issue or problem. After an initial workshop your team will commence the human centred design training. This self-taught course lasts around 10 weeks and will require around 2-3 hours group study per week as well as a similar amount again for completing training assignments and research.

 

During the training, Enterprise North West will provide a combination of in-person mentoring for teams to help them get the most out of the course and troubleshoot any challenges that arise. In the final phase, teams will be brought together again for a further full-day workshop. Mentoring will be provided to support the refinement and further evaluation of ideas, prototyping, testing and identifying next steps. All teams completing the Social Innovation Skills Programme or the Social Innovation Skills programme will have the opportunity to pitch for seed funding to enable them to start delivering their solution for real.

 

How to apply:

If you think the Social Innovation Skills Programme could be for you, fill out the expression of interest form via the weblink below, and tell us what social problem you’d like to solve, and we’ll see if it is for you.

 

https://socialinnovationni.org/apply/

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21 Building Ballysally Together AGM Weds 29th Nov

Building Ballysally Together invite you to their Annual General Meeting at Ballysally Community House (Sally’s Café) on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 7pm.

A review of the work carried out in the last year will be presented. Please come along and get involved in your local community.

New members are very welcome.

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22  Misfits And Flying Ships

Sunday 26 November at 6pm, Waterside Theatre

FREE SHOW: A varied band of misfits find themselves together in after school detention and fill the time by pushing each other's buttons and eventually discover that they are more alike than they ever imagined. (Think Breakfast Club meets Harry Potter). This performance has been devised, written and directed by members of the Ulidian Youth Drama Group with support by Gemma Walker and Karen Scrivens. 

This project is supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council Good Relations Grant Aid programme

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23 Craft Fair and Charity Sale

Saturday 02 December, 10am - 4pm, Holywell Trust

Craft fair and pop up charity sale in aid of Extern's Young graduates programme.

On the day there will be tea and buns.

A pop up charity shop where all items will be £1.00 only in aid of Extern's Young graduates Programme to raise funds for the programme for activities and training for young people

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24 Brighten up Christmas & Support AWARE with this little Ray of Sunshine!

 

Treat your loved ones, or yourself, this festive season by purchasing the stunning AWARE Karma bangle!  Designed for AWARE by Karma Jewellery, the bangle is available to purchase in your local Argento store or online at http://bit.ly/AWAREKarma

 

The bangle costs just £18.50 with 100% of the profits going to AWARE.

Give a ray of hope this Christmas and help AWARE continue its life-saving support groups and education programmes.

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25  Gear Up- Easy Introduction to riding your bike off-road

 

A certificated and subsidised 'Gearing Up' bike course starts Sat 2nd December 2-5pm as an introduction to skills for cycling off-road on trails.

The Gearing Up course is certified by Cycling Ireland and run by local adventure company Far and Wild. It starts at St Columb's Park House and runs every second Saturday from Sat 2nd Dec to 24 March.

Kindly supported by the Active Travel Awards- bikes and helmets are supplied.

Contact Far and Wild on
hello@farandwild.co.uk or +447775911198/ via WhatsApp to register or for information.