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On this page you’ll find the latest word from inside Reading Voluntary Action – news and views on the latest developments in the local voluntary sector.

  • Adam’s RVA Youth Experience
    5 September 2016 Steve Hendry

    Adam Selcon recently became the latest person to complete an RVA Youth project. Taking on his placement here at RVA, Adam completed a number of tasks to help promote volunteering in Reading. As part of the project Adam wrote a blog entry about his experience. When I arrived in the RVA office for my first ...

  • Iram and Nikki’s summer intern blog
    26 August 2016 interns.2016

    We want to keep you up to speed with all the things we are doing on our summer intern placement here at RVA. We will be updating the blog each week, so you can so what we have been up to! We are exploring ways in which more young people (16-24) would be more likely to ...

  • A NCS Summer
    27 August 2015 Steve HendryA NCS Summer

    Once again this year I have had the opportunity to spend time with some of the young people (15-17) taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) summer programme here in Reading. The work it was my privilege to be introduced to was characterised by a level of creativity, intelligence, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm that was truly ...

  • Recovery and Wellbeing College for Reading?
    24 July 2015 Sarah Morland

    It’s only recently I started hearing about the Recovery College model.  The concept “builds on the national drive to create a society where people with mental health difficulties have access to the same opportunities in life as everyone else” Read more about the  CNWL Recovery and Wellbeing College run by Central and North West London NHS ...

  • Reading’s Social Prescribers – a multi-lingual team
    3 June 2015 Sarah Morland

    Reading Voluntary Action has recruited  Rachel Goater and Binita Shah, to be Social Prescribers in the Reading Walk-in Health Centre and Tilehurst surgeries.  Many of you will already know Rachel in her many community development roles; Binita is new to RVA but not to the voluntary sector in Reading. Between them, Rachel and Binita speak at ...

  • New RVA Health and Safety Service for charities and voluntary groups
    13 May 2015 Rachel Spencer

    Trustees and managers are you on top your health and safety responsibilities? Any activity whether for fun or work can involve an accident or damage to someone’s health. Work exposes people to hazards, such as slips, trips and falls, electricity, harmful substances or heavy loads that have to be handled. Health and safety law applies to ...

  • All current Building Better Opportunities information
    12 May 2015 Rachel Spencer

    This page contains links to all the most recent documents and sources of information for Building Better Opportunities. Building Better Opportunities funding is for projects delivering against the ‘Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty’ part of ESF. The funding will be delivered in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Thames Valley Berkshire area according to local priorities. Project ...

  • Exciting week – great progress towards integrated working
    10 April 2015 Sarah Morland

    It’s been a great week – I feel that we are really making progress towards closer working between the voluntary sector and our health and social care partners. Some highlights for me – 2 great meetings with Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust colleagues to explore a possible model for coordinating support for older people’s mental health to discuss the opportunity ...

  • Can you get a whole town online?
    9 April 2015 David Neale

    We are now well and truly in the Digital Age, with our proliferation of laptops and smart mobile devices, and in many ways the UK is the leader in Europe – for example, more than 75% of adults in Britain now have a smartphone, and the UK is Europe’s most active nation of online shoppers. With ...

  • Colostomy Association says “Reading is the place to be”
    30 March 2015 Guest

    When Jacqueline Dudley woke up from surgery the surgeon was standing at the end of her bed and said, “Well, you’ve got cancer and a colostomy.” She had never heard the word colostomy. This was her brusque introduction to the stoma that she has lived with for the last 16 years. The sprightly 76-year-old now takes it ...

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