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Are you looking for funding for your charity?

Are you looking for funding for your charity? If so then read on… Applications for the #ChristmasChallenge18 will open later this month and after a record breaking campaign in 2017, we are looking for more charities to take part than ever before. What is the #ChristmasChallenge18? The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. It launches on #GivingTuesday and brings together hundreds of #charities in one high profile campaign to raise millions of pounds for charity. The…

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Care homes need to do more to ensure residents get real choice at mealtimes

Care homes need to do more to ensure residents get real choice at mealtimes Healthwatch Surrey is calling on care homes to improve experiences of mealtimes by providing real choice and better opportunities for residents and families to give feedback, after it found that some residents were reluctant to speak up when staff were busy. The local independent watchdog for health and care visited 20 care homes in the county and spoke to 237 residents, visitors and staff about food…

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NVCO’s May Round-up of News and Resources

Here is NCVO’s May round-up of news and resources for infrastructure organisations. NCVO Conference If you missed the NCVO Annual Conference on 16 April, you can watch the keynote speeches and see the slides.  For chairs of charities Charity Commission has published a welcome pack for new trustees, and the Association of Chairs has launched a new programme, Beacon, to support chairs of small charities. Last plug for Volunteers’ Week Please help us promote this fantastic opportunity to celebrate volunteering and thank volunteers, 1-7 June. Then…

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Learn more about influencing the health and social care environment

Learn more about influencing the health and social care environment   FREE Accredited training available for NHS volunteers   Places for NHS volunteers are available on the Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment (UHSCE) online training course, which is accredited by Certa. The course aims to strengthen patient voice and is for current NHS volunteers who are interested in increasing their understanding of the health and social care environment and how the sector improves health.   There are two rounds of the course starting on 26th June 2018 and 04th September…

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Volunteers’ Week 2018

There is still plenty of time to get involved in this year’s celebrations. Here’s the prep checklist for NVCO’s Volunteers’ Week 2018: 1. Check out the new Volunteers’ Week website It’s easy to navigate and full of guides, ideas and stories to help you make the most of the week. NVCO will be updating it throughout Volunteers’ Week too! 2. Download the resources you need The resources section on the website is packed with all the downloadable, free resources you…

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TVA Training Courses

TVA are running the following courses: Attracting and Retaining Volunteers Safeguarding – Working with Adults at Risk For more details of more TVA or other organisations events click on the Events.

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vInspired launches volunteering reward card scheme

vInspired launches volunteering reward card scheme 10 May 2018 News A volunteering charity, vInspired, has launched a rewards card which aims to encourage more young people to volunteer by giving them benefitis and discounts for doing so. The ‘Inspired Card’ forms part of the charity’s new Inspired Programme, which vInspired said marks a new chapter of digitally-enable volunteering. The programme aims to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to get involved in social action. It was funded by a £1m partnership…

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The Disability Equipment Service

The Disability Equipment Service A national website dedicated to the buying and selling of new and used disability equipment. Quickly search for equipment using the keyword search below or view all items Sell or donate your equipment as a guest – no need to register Register as a Regular Lister – suited to individuals and organisations who want to list multiple items Post a Wanted listing if you can’t find what you’re looking for Donate your equipment to help sponsor a guide dog puppy £2283.57 of…

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Volunteer Drop in – Caterham and Oxted

Pop in to One of our Volunteer Centres for a coffee and a chat No obligation or commitment. Just drop in for a chat, see if there’s a volunteer role that might interest you! Caterham Volunteer Centre (next to Caterham Valley library) Monday 4th June 2018 10.00 – 12.30 Caterham Volunteer Centre 01883 818350 or Oxted Volunteer Centre (above Oxted library) Thursday 7th June 2018 10.00-12.30 01883 715785 Call or email us for more information

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Purley Cancer Centre seeks Wednesday morning (9-1) Volunteer Receptionist Can you give a few hours to support the valuable work of the Charity. contact us via our website 01883 818350/07741657182…