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Free Online training - Learn My Way - Online Centre ID is 8003249

Source By: Hackney CVS


Hackney CVS is now registered as a member of the UK Online Centres Network, which would enable us to offer free online training to people coming through our door or receive our newsletters and bulletins.


People can access the free online training by quoting our centre ID (8003249) when registering their account either:


  1. By using Hackney CVS resource area

  2. Or remotely; from their preferred work stations.


There are more resources at reception should you need to offer a guide to people on how to access the online training.


Free online trainings include the following and have multiple sub-courses:-



 You can find more information about the available subjects on this link


Please do forward on to your relevant colleagues. Thank you.


Any questions regarding this training please contact or call us on 020 7923 1962.


Community Transport Driver- Closing Date 18th November 2018

Source By: Hackney Community Transport

HCT Group is a growing business – we have grown from a handful of volunteers and a couple of minibuses, with a turnover of £202k in 1993 – to a large scale social enterprise with 1200 employees, more than a dozen depots spread across London, Yorkshire, the Southwest, the Northwest and the Channel Islands, a fleet of 625 vehicles and a 2016/17 turnover of £49.6m.

We operate commercial mainstream bus routes, day centre and school transport across depots in London, Yorkshire and Wakefield. Our community transport services include door to door transport for people who have difficulty using mainstream transport, community group transport and mobility scooter loan services for people with disabilities.

We are seeking a friendly, reliable, professional individual to join HCT for this unique and exciting opportunity as a driver, to provide transportation and support to users of the services according to their individual needs and requirements

As well as being an excellent driver with a sound understanding of the needs of vulnerable individuals you must hold a clean UK Driving Licence with Category D1 entitlement. This role is based in Hackney, at our East London Depot; however, you will need to have the flexibility to go to our South London office (SE1, South Bermondsey) to support with driver shortages, as and when requested. Due to working with vulnerable adults and children, you must also be willing to apply for an enhanced DBS; if you have a portal DBS, this will be accepted. You will possess excellent communication skills, be flexible, honest, have a ‘can do’ attitude and be confident working on your own initiative.

You will be trained and expected to operate on all Community Transport Services.

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 18th November 2018. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st November.

You can download a full job description and person specification here.

Please send your CV and covering letter to


Hackney Resident Training Programme 2018/19

Source By: Hackney CVS

Hackney CVS are working in partnership with Peabody, Southern Housing, Metropolitan, Clarion Futures, and Guinness partnership housing associations to delivered a range of FREE training opportunities to their residents. 

Have agreed that organisations whose workforce are residents of these housing associations or taking part in their Employment and Training programmes can access the training sessions for free.


If their workforce are not residents of the above housing associations, they will have to incur a charge for attending the sessions.

For further information on Hackney today, or to book click here


Somali Cultural Awerness Training in London on Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Source By: Somali Development Group

Provided by:              Somali Development Group
Date and time:           Tuesday 27th of November 2018. From 09.30 till 15.00
Venue:                        White City, Community Centre, India Way,
Course length:          Full Day
Cost:                           £120 per Participant
Booking:                    Tel: 07944483263 or email:
Course overview:
The aim of the course is to give participants an understanding of general Somali culture and Somali Diaspora. This includes discussing how Somali's come to the UK, how they are settle, issues  they face, reasons for high unemployment, the gaps between youths and their parents, the history of the country and more. 
Course content
·         Somalis in Britain (and London)
·         The History and Geography of Somalia
·         Somali Society and Culture
·         Language
·         The Naming System
·         Family Structure
·         Marriage
·         Religion
·         FGM
·         Traditional Customs and Food
·         Do's and Don'ts When Visiting a Somali House
·         Greetings and Gestures
·         Rituals surrounding Births and Deaths
·         Effect of Khat ban in the UK
Also covered in the course:
·         Why Somalis come to this country.
·         The cultural differences and how Somalis have settled.
·         Somali Diaspora.
·         The disengagement of young Somalis.
·         The best ways to engage with the Somali community.
·         Somali’s views towards Education/Health/Crime
·         Piracy and Radicalisation
·         Gap between young generation and Elders
·         Best ways of approaching the Somali community
The course aims to be as fun and informative as possible
Certificate will be provided for those who attend.
A delicious lunch of Somali cultural food will be provided. 
Somali Development Group
60 Old Market Street
Tel: 07944483263

Five FREE creative sessions for people with early-stage Dementia

Source By: Creating with Dementia

11:00am - 1:00pm
Every Thursday for 5 weeks 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November (in the main Hall)

Five FREE creative sessions for people with Early-Stage Dementia and their carers.



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