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  • 26 June 2017 Interview Presentation Skills – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    How to present yourself successfully at an interview, including: How to prepare to present yourself at an interview Using visual aids and …

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  • 28 June 2017 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups covering knowledge of appropriate procedures practical experience certificate of achievement …

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  • 29 June 2017 Living with Teenagers – Internet Safety
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop to support parents through their children’s adolescence. Know about internet safety and recognise how personal information can be misused and …

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  • 29 June 2017 Mental Health First Aid : CANCELLED
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. If interested in future dates, please email rachel.goater@rva.org.uk A new introductory mental health awareness course to enable you …

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  • 1 July 2017 DBS Workshop
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    We are holding another workshop for voluntary groups here in Reading on the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). This workshop will cover …

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  • 3 July 2017 Volunteer Taster Day
    VolunteeringThrive
    Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who …

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  • 3 July 2017 Is Volunteering for you? Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Volunteering can change your life! Join this workshop to discover: What volunteering can do for you How volunteering can fit into and …

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  • 4 July 2017 Training: Universal Credit
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    This half-day course provides an overview of universal credit. It will cover the following: What is universal credit? Who is eligible? How …

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  • 11 July 2017 Welfare Benefits Appeals and Tribunals
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    This half-day course covers how to make appeals and prepare for tribunals. It is suitable for delegates who have either attended the …

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  • 13 July 2017 Champions to End Loneliness Workshop
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Loneliness is a national problem, considered to be at epidemic levels. Reading is no exception, but it needn’t be that way. Join …

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  • 14 July 2017 Wellbeing Forum for the Voluntary Sector
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Reading’s Wellbeing Forum for the voluntary and community sector on 14th July will explore partnership working between Reading’s voluntary and community organisations, …

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  • 15 July 2017 Befrienders’ and Carers’ Summer Picnic
    Social gatheringBefrienders’ and Carers’ Summer Picnic
    The Befrienders’ and Carers’ Summer picnic is a thank you event and celebration for individuals who support others in their homes and to …

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  • 16 July 2017 Family Matters: Empowering Women Through Education
    ConferenceUtulivu Women’s Group
    Utulivu’s 2017 annual conference supported by Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE) and the Reading Lions Club. This year’s theme is …

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  • 19 July 2017 RCLC Women’s Day
    Market / SaleReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    Come along to Reading Community Learning Centre’s Womens Day and enjoy the wonderful international food on sale by our learners, or pamper …

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  • 20 July 2017 Mental Health First Aid – 4 day course
    TrainingReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    Mental health problems cover a wide range of issues – including stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse – that affect someone’s ability …

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  • 20 July 2017 ACRE Annual General Meeting 2017
    AGMAlliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE)
    Acre’s Annual General Meeting 2017 scheduled on 20 July 2017 from 6:30pm onwards in the Council Chamber. The theme this year is …

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  • 25 July 2017 Mothers’ Union Coffee Morning
    Social gatheringSt Michael’s Church of England
    St Michael’s Mothers’ Union’s Coffee Morning is open to everyone, and will raise money for the Mothers’ Union Summer Appeal. Under the …

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  • 27 July 2017 Family Cupcake Decorating
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Learn easy techniques that will make decorating cupcakes fun …

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  • 27 July 2017 Family Cupcake Decorating
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Learn easy techniques that will make decorating cupcakes fun …

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  • 27 July 2017 Open Garden Day
    Open dayThrive
    Open Garden days allow you to see our 3 acres of delightful Victorian walled garden and meet the friendly team at Thrive, in the grounds of Trunkwell House.

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  • 1 August 2017 Volunteer Taster Day
    VolunteeringThrive
    Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who …

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  • 2 August 2017 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes: Knowledge of appropriate procedures Recognise and treat an …

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  • 15 August 2017 Open Garden Day
    Open dayThrive
    Open Garden days allow you to see our 3 acres of delightful Victorian walled garden and meet the friendly team at Thrive, in the grounds of Trunkwell House.

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  • 1 September 2017 Volunteer Taster Day
    VolunteeringThrive
    Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who …

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  • 6 September 2017 Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This is a Paediatric First Aid course over two evening sessions – Wednesday 6 September and Wednesday 13 September 6-9pm. The course …

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  • 19 September 2017 Trustee Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Free training suitable for new and existing trustees and an introduction for anyone thinking of taking on the role. You will leave with an improved knowledge of what the position entails along with how to limit any liability you might face.

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  • 20 September 2017 Open Garden Day
    Open dayThrive
    Open Garden days allow you to see our 3 acres of delightful Victorian walled garden and meet the friendly team at Thrive, in the grounds of Trunkwell House.

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  • 22 September 2017 West of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference: Mental Health
    ConferenceWest of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference: Mental Health
    The West of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference is for practitioners from adults’ and children’s services within the statutory, private …

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  • 25 November 2017 Out of Africa Charity Ball 2017
    EntertainmentCreating Better Futures
    Join us at the 5th annual Out of Africa Charity Ball on Saturday 25 November 2017 at the Windsor Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, …

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