Category: From The Sector

Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2018

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Inspiring Volunteer Awards we are giving you the opportunity to choose the Inspiring Volunteer of the Year. Please note this category is in addition to the other 9 categories. Visit http://ow.ly/5Ffe30jNk8D to find out who the panel shortlisted and what their nominator said about them. Voting is open…
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Plymouth Workforce Development Survey for Staff Supporting Children, Families and Individuals with Complex Lives

We want to make sure that staff who work with vulnerable individuals and families feel that they have the knowledge, skills and learning support to meet the needs of people who use their services. We hope that by taking time to complete this survey you can help shape what training is made available in Plymouth,…
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Civil Society Futures – Report

We did a big workshop on Civil Society Futures in September 17 at Engage Church. It was a year long enquiry, and here are the results and the next steps….. The challenge that they issue is: So now what? This really is our time. It is time for civil society to do what it does…
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Mental Heath Training and Awareness

Plymouth Options are happy to run a brief, free, one hour workshop to assist practitioners identify symptoms of mental ill health occasioned by stress, anxiety and depression. This can be useful in either a self – help scenario when dealing with clients. Practitioners would then be able to attend Plymouth Option’s courses which deal with…
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Civil Society Strategy consultation

The government has put out a consultation on ‘Civil Society’ (that’s us and what we do!) and we have until May 22nd to comment on it.  Please do comment – we need them to get the way they work with us right.  And do let POP+ know what you think as we will be advocating…
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Getting help to overcome abuse – NICE Guidance

NICE and SCIE have published a new quick guide – Getting help to overcome abuse: A Quick Guide for young people receiving support.  The guide helps young people to understand what is meant by abuse and neglect and describes how they might feel because of their experience.  It also explains what young people should expect…
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Case studies wanted to for Mental Health Week

Dear Thrive Plymouth Network members Thanks for your continued interest and support for Thrive Plymouth. We are currently looking for case studies of local organisations who are promoting mental health and wellbeing and are signed up to the Thrive Plymouth network. Mental Health Week takes place from 14 to 20 May and the theme this…
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Independent Inquiry Publishes Rochdale Report

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its report into the institutions where children were placed by Rochdale Council, following three weeks of public hearings in October 2017.  https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/5322/view/Cambridge%20House%2C%20Knowl%20View%20and%20Rochdale%20Investigation%20Report%20April%202018.pdf The report is concerned with the institutional responses of the council, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service into child sexual abuse in Rochdale…
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Plymouth Soroptimist Club – May 9th Walk

Our Soroptimist club is organising a walk through Plymouth City centre to mark the 100 Years that women have had the vote and I am hoping that you would be able to circulate the information about it to your members through your network. The event is on the afternoon of  Wednesday May 9th when we…
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Women in STEM Events

Do you work in science, technology, engineering or maths, or use these subjects in your daily life? Would you like to meet other people who support gender equality and learn something new at the same time? The next Women in STEM Plymouth networking event is at Dartington Hall on 19th April at 5pm. We will…
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