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Quality Assurance Training - PQASSO- 12th June 2018 at 1pm
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PQASSO or Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations is a performance evaluation system and quality mark for charitable organizations in the UK. This nationally recognised award offers both users and funders/commissioners external verification of the quality and credibility of an organisation. Attend this workshop to find out more about PQASSO and how it could help your organisation.
 
Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge on how to apply for external assessments against the PQASSO standards. Successful organisations will then be awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark.
 
PQASSO is the leading quality standard for the third sector and is used by over 17,000 organisations.
June 12th, 1:00 PM 

Ben Ogden Memorial Fund - Application deadline 19th June at 12 noon

Memorial Fund

EECF has supported Allen & Overy with their small grants programme since 2014 and we’re delighted to re-open the Ben Ogden Memorial Fund for 2018. The Memorial Fund was established in 2015 in memory of Ben Ogden, who was on his way to becoming a successful solicitor when he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012. Following Ben’s passion for education and learning the Memorial Fund is awarding grants of up to £2,500 to improve access to, and opportunities in, education, employment and training in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

The application deadline is coming up on Monday 19th June at 12 noon. 

http://www.eastendcf.org/index.php?cat=9&sec=57


Emergency First Aid at Work - 28th June 2018

Source By: Hackney CVS

Date: 28th June 2018 Time: 10.00am- 5.00pm

This Emergency First Aid at Work course is designed for anyone who needs to or would like to become an accredited emergency first aider in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

For further information or to book click here


Update from North East London Commissioning Alliance

Source By: North East London Commissioning Alliance

The permanent appointments have been made to CCG managing director roles and they are:

  • BHR CCGs: Ceri Jacob
  • City and Hackney CCG: David Maher
  • Newham CCG: Selina Douglas
  • Tower Hamlets CCG: Simon Hall
  • Waltham Forest CCG: Jane Mehta

Following several months of development and planning with committee members, the north east London Joint Commissioning Committee (JCC) met in public for the first time on 9 May – and it was fantastic to see so many people there. This first meeting considered the East London Health and Care Partnership’s plan to improve urgent and emergency care, increase the availability of specialist clinical treatments, encourage better use of buildings and facilities, improve recruitment and retention of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals and increase the use of digital technology.
The meeting also looked at the committee’s terms of reference, the transformation programme around improving outpatient services and our forward plan. The JCC will be held in public every other month. The agenda and relevant papers for each meeting will be available on CCG websites. Each CCG website features an area with information on the Alliance and JCC in the ‘About us’ section.

The North East London Operating Plan was published recently, refreshing existing plans to enable organisations to continue to work together across the healthcare system.

This operating plan explains how providers and commissioners will work together to improve services and manage within their collective budgets.
An estates strategy for north east London continues to be developed, setting out the current estate held by all NHS providers and commissioners across north east London and the challenges in making sure these are fit for purpose. This report (and an accompanying summary) will be finalised in the next few weeks.

Jane Milligan who is the Accountable Officer for the NHS North East London Commissioning Alliance, is continuing to meet with a wide range of local and national stakeholders to support the work of the ELHCP and the alliance.

They have been awarded funding from the NHS England community services development fund to deliver specialist community perinatal mental health services across north east London. This means better services for those experiencing mental health problems during pregnancy or soon after the birth of a child.

This is just one of many areas of focus for them as a health service and as they continue to work closely with their colleagues right across the healthcare system.


Hackney Community Transport – your low-cost solution to transport

Source By: Hackney Community Transport

Hackney Community Transport is the founding part of leading social enterprise HCT Group. Our aim is to help our community to get out and about. We provide Group Transport – a low cost alternative to minibus hire for community groups, including accessible vehicles, all of which are an alternative to minicab hire for people with disabilities or mobility difficulties, as well as everyone else in the community!. We also operate a scooter loan programme in Camden, and offer minibus driver training (MiDAS) and more.

  • About Hackney Community Transport Hackney Community Transport (HCT) was originally founded in 1982 when around 30 local community groups in the London Borough of Hackney pooled their vehicle resources, providing low cost minibuses to help our community to get out and about. Community is at the heart of what we deliver – from our main office staff through to our committed and passionate drivers.
  • Minibus hire – a low cost alternative: We provide community groups, clubs and non-profit organisations in Hackney with a financially supported scheme to access cheap minibuses - Group Transport. This service is financially supported by Hackney Council and by money reinvested from HCT Group’s commercial contracts.
  • Cost of hiring a minibus – click the link Cost
  • Minibus driver training: We provide Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) training, helping our community group members driver vehicles themselves, saving on having to hire a driver with their vehicle. This service is financially supported by Hackney Council and by money reinvested from HCT Group’s commercial contracts. For a one off charge of £20 for Hackney Groups and Organisations, you could have a member of your team or a volunteer trained to drive one of our minibuses to take you to your events and activities

For further information please contact:


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