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Could you support a charity to transform the way they offer support?

  

Spoons is a charity that supports families experiencing neonatal care. We provide peer to peer support on the neonatal unit and in the wider community. Our charity is led by volunteers who have experienced their own neonatal journey. We understand how tough the neonatal journey can be and we know it can feel really lonely. More so at this time of social distancing. 

We plan to set up a telephone support service to replace our current one to one peer support sessions and would like some help to do this. This is a very different way of working and we are looking for a volunteer with a background in this area that could support us to successful make this transition. 

Currently we are still working on a plan of this can work best. As we are usually based in an NHS setting we are aware that it may be some time before we can return to normal and so these changes to support would be for the foreseeable future. 

• The initial idea is to turn all services from physical support to remote support. We are hoping to being making these changes in June and it is likely to be delivered via telephone due to technical restrictions.

• You would be working closely with our Chair of Trustees to create this with the potential to carry out training to volunteers if that’s within the skillset.

• This is initially a short-term flexible role . Availability can be discussed at a later stage.

 

We are looking for someone who:

- has experience of setting up or working with telephone support services including knowledge in relevant areas of governance, GDPR and confidentiality.
- has experience of coordinating volunteers and services
- has a positive and enthusiastic attitude
- has experience of proactive problem solving/implementing change
 

If you can help, please fill in this form and we will pass on your details to the organisation and they will get in touch with you if they require your support.

 

Women and Problem Gambling

10 June, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:00

Approximately only 1% of women affected by gambling harms seek help through the National Gambling Helpline and we want to change this.

GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

From 2014/15 to 2018/19 GamCare have seen a 35% increase of calls from women seeking gambling support for themselves as a gambler or as a person impacted by someone else's gambling.

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Women and Problem Gambling

3 June, 2020 - 13:30 to 15:00

Approximately only 1% of women affected by gambling harms seek help through the National Gambling Helpline and we want to change this.

GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

From 2014/15 to 2018/19 GamCare have seen a 35% increase of calls from women seeking gambling support for themselves as a gambler or as a person impacted by someone else's gambling.

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ACAS -Transition from lock down: key employment considerations for workplaces in England

Overview
This 2-hour digital course has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating from lock down to transition and beyond.  This course is limited to 8 delegates.

Business need

The Coronavirus outbreak has presented many challenges for organisations and their staff. Whether you have continued to operate or have had to close in line with government guidelines; working effectively with your people will be key to moving forward.

2 June, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00
Online
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Volunteering Resources

Here you will find information we hope is helpful for both volunteers and those who manage and coordinate volunteers.

 

Covid Volunteering Guide

In this pack you will find guidance on how to keep yourself and others safe whislt volunteering. This guide is intended to supplement any specific guidance given by your organisation, so please always refer to their guidance first. 

African and Caribbean Mental Health Services Wellbeing Survey

14 May 2020 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

acmhsAfrican and Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS) know that this is a difficult time for everyone and they want you to know they’re still here to support you.

ACMHS are still answering email enquiries and offer telephone sessions and they have recently added zoom for a face to face option.

ACMHS are working hard to provide creative online wellbeing drop in services.

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GM VCSE leaders are asking the Government for urgent help

14 May 2020 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

Chairs of GMCVO, the GM VCSE Leadership Group, the GM BAME Network and GM BAME SE Network and the GM Social Enterprise Network have written to the Chancellor, the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak asking for more support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

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ABL Health guide to resources for managing grief during the Coronavirus Pandemic

13 May 2020 - 15:38 by michelle.foster

abl healthThose who have recently lost a loved one, either as a direct result of Coronavirus or under other circumstances may find reduced access to friends and family at this time especially challenging. Although Grief affects us all differently, being socially isolated has changed how many are coping at this difficult time.

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