Upcoming Training: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Volunteering Hertfordshire CIC – Recruiting and Managing Volunteers Training This interactive and engaging one-day course will explore the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers. It is ideal for staff who have this responsibility as their role.

Herts VCSE training forum: NEW for 2021/22

Our new Herts VCSE Training Forum, has been launched to support the training, learning and development community. This forum will give you an opportunity to network with peers, share innovative ideas and to work together as a community to discuss problems and find solutions within the sector. Each quarterly meeting will focus on a relevant topic in relation to the development of the VCSE training community. Each session will be introduced by a guest speaker in the discussion topic field, followed by facilitated discussion amongst you and your peers on the topic at hand. In July we will be discussing: Online Training- Where do we go from here?SIGN UP TODAY! Wednesday 21 July 2021, 10.00 – 11.30   BOOK HERE You can also register in advance to our future forums on the links below:September forum: Tuesday 28 September 2021, 10.00 – 11.30  BOOK HEREDecember forum: Thursday 09 December 2021, 10.00 – 11.30   BOOK HEREMarch forum: Wednesday

Family Lives bid for Lone Parents affected by the impact of Covid

The programme, Raising Confident Children for Lone Parents affected by the impact of Covid, starts in the w/c 22 Feb and aims to help lone parents learn how to : ·         Communicate positively with their children ·         Value their own needs ·         Recognise the importance of children’s feelings and needs ·         Acknowledge those needs For more more information and to obtain a registration form, please contact Kath or Louise on T: 0204 522 8701 or T: 0204 522 8700. Alternatively, you can email them at E: services@familylives.org.uk. 

Online Parent & Guardian Awareness Sessions

On 3rd February Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are hosting awareness sessions for parents and guardians in Welwyn Hatfield. These session have only been made possible through the funding provided by Hertfordshire Community Foundation. Though the sessions are aimed at parents/guardians they may also be useful for youth professionals to attend and/or any other interested parties. To book a place please visit: https://welhatparentawareness.eventbrite.co.uk  

Youth Mentor

The Herts Youth Futures project provides one-to-one mentoring support for individuals facing barriers to education, training and/or employment. This BBO (Building Better Opportunities) project is in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund whom have invested £1.1 million to aid young people into supported and sustained work and education. What’s different about this project? The unique aspects of this project are that once referred, individuals will be allocated a Youth Mentor who will tailor their support solely based on the individuals’ needs. Additionally, this support is based around flexibility, being dependent on individuals’ circumstances and with the vision of long-term advice and guidance. With numerous partner organisations across the county , this is an extremely far-reaching project. It utilises a diverse range of expertise and therefore aims to ensure the needs of all individuals can be met in some

Remote Volunteer Family Support Worker National Helpline

Family Lives operate a free confidential helpline for anyone experiencing difficulties in their family or relationship. Our volunteers take calls from parents and carers on a wide range of subjects, whether that might be issues around separation and divorce, isolation, depression, bullying and abuse, dealing with behavioural problems, etc.  You can find out more about our services on our website www.familylives.org.uk  Parenting and family support from Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) through our website, helpline 0808 800 2222, email service at askus@familylives.org.uk and local services. We are a national service with home-based call takers county wide as well as three call centres in the UK, one based in Old Hatfield in Hertfordshire, one based in Hadleigh in Essex and one in Newcastle. Once trained volunteers sign up for a weekly 4-hour shift comprising 3 hours ‘online’ followed by a debrief session with your supervisor which can lasts around half to one hour.   We recruit volunteers

Free Virtual Learning from Herts County Council

The newest and most up to date version of the Workforce Development teams Fully Funded Webinar Programme. This latest version has new courses focused on Learning Disability provided through MS Teams and we have a number of courses available . Brand New Courses 10th Sept AM & 17th Sept AM (must complete both days) – Zoom Dementia Awareness 10th September 9.30-12.30 (Zoom Meeting) Mental Health Awareness 10th Sept AM & 16th Sept PM (must complete both days) – Zoom Leadership in Dementia Care 17th September 9.30-12.30 (Zoom Meeting) Common Mental Health Conditions 22nd Sept AM & 24th Sept PM (must complete both days) – Zoom Sexuality and Intimacy in Dementia Care 24th September 9.30-12.30 (Zoom Meeting) Supporting an Individual in Crisis For course outlines and further information, please email: pvi.learning@hertfordshire.gov.uk

All Age Autism

This course introduces some of the challenges and opportunities experienced by older people with autism. It covers common comorbidities and considers how sensory challenges interface with these. Barriers to accessing health and social care services are explored and strategies are discussed that promote inclusion, health and wellbeing.  Course Outcomes By the end of the course candidate will be able to: Identify the potential impacts of ageing on Autistic adults Sensory loss and sensory needs Mobility, social isolation and connection Comorbid conditions Mental health and resilience Describe the potential advantages of ageing for an autistic person List the barriers to accessing health and social care Explain practical ways of promoting health and wellbeing Target Group:                       All staff, volunteers, family carers, direct employers and their PA’s working with people with Autism. Time:                                      09:30 – 16:30 Duration:                                1 day Date: Venue: 3rd September 2019 Box Moor Trust, Hemel Hempstead 4th November 2019 Robertson

GDPR Compliance Opt In Notification 

As part of the new data legislation coming into force on 25 May, Welwyn Hatfield CVS needs to obtain your express permission to continue to communicate with you. By Opting In you will be giving your written consent to Welwyn Hatfield CVS to process and store your data.  We will not share your data with any third party organisations and we will only communicate with you in respect of relevant business information and information in relation to events and services that may be relevant to your organisation. Please click Opt In here and complete the short form to enable us to retain your organisation on our communication list. Completing and sending this form gives us permission to use the data you provide for the purposes of responding to your enquiries, sending you news, information and communicating with you as and when necessary. We will not share your personal data with any third parties.