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  • Regional Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care Programme
    15 January 2020

    Apply for now regional leadership programmes to implement Personalised Care The Personalised Care Group and the NHS Leadership Academy are delighted to announce a series of regional leadership programmes to support the roll out of Personalised Care. The programmes are for those who want to meet the new challenge of making personalised care a reality in ...

  • Youth Work Bursary Fund – deadline 17 January 2020
    15 January 2020

    Berkshire Youth are passionate about supporting the growth of the youth sector. They are investing in and supporting the youth workforce, designing and delivering innovative training courses to maintain and rebuild the youth service across the sector and delivering impactful youth programmes across the county. Before Christmas they launched their Youth Workforce Development Survey and ...

  • Mental Health First Aid for staff and volunteers working with young people
    14 January 2020

    Psychological Perspectives in Education and Primary Care (PPEPCare) training has been designed to help staff and volunteers to recognise and understand mental health difficulties in children and young people. It offers appropriate support and guidance to children, young people and their families using psycho-education and relevant psychological techniques, such as using a cognitive behavioural framework. ...

  • Safeguarding Adults Bitesize Session: Threat of Arson and Safe & Well Procedures
    14 January 2020

    The Safeguarding Adults Board runs quarterly bite-size training sessions to provide topic-based safeguarding information and learning, to support and complement the Board’s approved training Each workshop is a two-hour interactive session that is free to attend and open to all those who work with adults at risk across Berkshire, including voluntary sector groups. Each session will ...

  • Stronger Together Showcase on 23 January 2020
    13 January 2020

    The Stronger Together Showcase on Thursday 23 January 2020 is an opportunity to find out more about the work of the Building Better Opportunities Stronger Together partnership. 11am to 1pm, Showcase Find out about the impact of the project for participants, partners, and employers. Discuss the legacy of Stronger Together and opportunities for building on the work of the project ...

  • Take part in RBC’s Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy consultation – open until 8 February 2020
    8 January 2020

    Reading Borough Council are currently consulting on proposed changes to its Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy and would very much like to hear from you. The policy relates to residents in the private sector only. The aim of the proposed changes is to provide discretionary grants that enable work on homes to allow independent ...

  • Get Berkshire Active Satellite Club Funding – open until 29 January 2020
    8 January 2020

    Are you enthusiastic about getting Berkshire teenagers more active? Satellite Clubs is a programme funded by Sport England to support community sports clubs and other non-sporting community organisations to deliver physical activity sessions to young people. Satellite Clubs provide regular opportunities for inactive young people to access physical activity that is enjoyable, appealing and convenient based on ...

  • Free masterclasses by The Real Business Club
    8 January 2020

    In January 2020, The Real Business Club will be delivering masterclasses in Reading to help businesses be more productive and grow. These workshops are available and free to everyone, no matter what kind of business they may own or run. Others who have attended consistently give great feedback on the benefits of attending, including clear ...

  • The Cowshed – providing clothing for Berkshire families experiencing hardship
    8 January 2020

    The Cowshed is a Christian charity that provides clothing and other items for individuals and families in Berkshire experiencing hardship. They offer their services to people from all faiths and none. They work in partnership with support services such as GPs, Health Visitors, Churches, charities and social service agencies who provide them with referrals. After an ...

  • Mental Health Mates – a place to walk and talk without fear of judgement
    8 January 2020

    Mental Health Mates – Reading is a peer support group organising walks and talks for those in our local area affected by mental illness, along with their families, children, friends and dogs (on leads). They meet twice a month for around an hour’s walk followed by a cuppa, at two or three venues in and ...

  • Join us at Thames Lido for the launch of Reading Community Lottery
    8 January 2020

    We are delighted to announce the launch of a new online lottery to support local good causes We are inviting Reading’s charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to a launch event at Thames Lido on Thursday 30 January 2020. At the launch you can find out how the lottery works, and how your organisation can directly ...

  • Free Training – Understanding Parental Conflict
    7 January 2020

    Due to demand, Brighter Futures for Children have arranged additional dates for their Understanding Parental Conflict Training in January and February. This is a free series of workshops which is relevant to anyone working with children and families. If you haven’t booked onto the training yet, there are a limited number of places left. Modules can ...

  • Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews – Safeguarding Adults
    20 December 2019

    A combined learning event from Reading Domestic Abuse Forum and West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Board Bite-sized learning Presenter: David Colchester, Programme Manager, Local Criminal Justice Board, Thames Valley Police and colleagues This event is free to attend and open to everyone whose service works in a public facing role across Reading, Wokingham or West Berkshire, including voluntary ...

  • Take part in RBC’s budget consultation – open until 19 January 2020
    19 December 2019

    Each year, Reading Borough Council sets its budget for the coming year. This budget sets the rate of Council Tax for the coming year, and shows how much the council will spend to run vital services including parks, playgrounds, libraries, waste and recycling, planning, transport, highways, street cleaning, environmental health, children’s services and adult social ...

  • Thank you, Sarah
    19 December 2019

    It’s Sarah Morland’s last day with RVA today, after over seven years with the organisation working to represent charities across Reading. You can read Sarah’s reflections on partnership working here and @sarahmorlandrva on Twitter. My final day & highlight from my time @rva_news Working with so many wonderful local charities all making a real difference to people in ...

  • Season’s Greetings from RVA
    19 December 2019

    Season’s Greetings from the RVA team! The RVA office will close for the holidays at midday on 24 December, and reopen as normal on Thursday 2 January. The first RVA News of 2020 will be on Wednesday 8 January. We wish everyone happy and restful holidays, and look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Take ...

  • RVA highlights of 2019
    19 December 2019

    It’s been busier than ever for RVA this year. As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the highlights… 5: Community Place Earlier in the year, the third floor of Central Library became Community Place, complete with its own cat. We want Community Place to be the centre for social action in Reading, empowering ...

  • Common Ground for Befriending Organisations
    17 December 2019

    RVA is delighted to be hosting the February Common Ground event on behalf of Befriending Networks, on Tuesday 11 February 2020, 10.30am – 12.30pm, at Community Place, on the third Floor of Reading Central Library. Befriending Networks is a national charity providing training, resources and lots of other support to befriending groups and organisations, large and ...

  • Postcode Community Trust funding – stage 1 open 21 January to 4 February 2020
    16 December 2019

    The Postcode Community Trust will re-open its grants programme on the 21 January 2020 for expressions of interest from groups who are seeking to deliver projects in any of the following areas: improving community health and wellbeing increasing participation in the arts and physical recreation reducing isolation Who can apply? Registered charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises. How much ...

  • Safeguarding Adults Bitesize Session: Threat of Arson and Safe & Well Procedures
    16 December 2019

    The Safeguarding Adults Board runs quarterly bite-size training sessions to provide topic-based safeguarding information and learning, to support and complement the Board’s approved training Each workshop is a two-hour interactive session that is free to attend and open to all those who work with adults at risk across Berkshire, including voluntary sector groups. Each session will ...

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