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

FREE Hertfordshire/Herts. Suicide Intervention training – ONLINE – Thu, 6 May 2021 at 12:30

Hertfordshire County Council have commissioned Harmless to deliver suicide awareness training. Join us online to learn more. About this Event Hertfordshire County Council have commissioned Harmless to deliver a an Suicide awareness and prevention accredited course. Please note, you must be working in/supporting people who reside in Hertfordshire county to qualify for a funded place on this course. For more information or advice on the courses being delivered please speak to a member of the Let’s Talk Training team: training@harmless.org.uk Suicide Intervention training  Target audience: For frontline staff, professionals and volunteers working with those vulnerable to suicide risk in Hertfordshire Learning outcomes: Improve knowledge and understanding of suicide Awareness of myths and facts surrounding suicide Understand the magnitude of suicide and identify risk groups Recognise risk factors and warning signs for suicide Understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed risk and suicide presentation Recognise the wider impact of suicide Identify effective

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

I am contacting to promote and raise awareness of the service that we offer young people who are at risk of NEET/are NEET. 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

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

Upcoming Training Sessions: 24 February 2021

RECRUITING, RETAINING & MANAGING VOLUNTEERSWednesday 24th February 202110.00am – 12.30pm Recruiting Volunteers2.00pm-4.30pmManaging VolunteersVenue: A Virtual Training Session on Zoom ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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. We have split the course into two halves to give participants more choice. Morning: Recruiting Volunteers Topics include: 1. Volunteer motivation 2. Writing role descriptions 3.  Writing recruitment adverts 4. Selection process 5. Induction and support https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfu6gpz4vH9Fb_87gKrMjiiQqRMADCUlU Afternoon: Managing Volunteers Topics include: 1. Volunteer Supervision 2. Managing changing motivations 3. Dealing with challenging or difficult behaviour 4. Saying “Goodbye” 5. Rewarding and recognising volunteers https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrd-CgrTkrE9BhzDbxbNYoXP8dM-drG2cW If you have not already achieved 6 Point Promise accreditation this is an ideal opportunity to get started!   Achieving this standard is acknowledgement of your commitment to excellence in volunteer management. It gives potential funders evidence of the quality

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


UKCF has just launched a fund specifically for B.A.M.E. led infrastructure organisations to help more B.A.M.E. groups access Coronavirus Crisis funds from their local Community Foundations (including HCF) It is for grants from 5k to 20k to be spent within three months.  They have made 250k available initially, but more funding may become available Please do share this with your team and members and relevant contacts – the funding is available now and groups apply direct to UKCF on the UK Community Foundations Website  – the link straight to the relevant page is here We have also put a link on the HCF website on the grants available page – so it should be easy to find.