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Supporting and Including LGBTQ Young People

Source By: Brook in partnership with Come Correct & TFCP

This training is free and open to professionals who work with young people in Hackney & City
This training aims to support participants to increase understanding and confidence around LGBTQ terminology, definitions and experience, and gender identity.
Dates  & Times of Training

Wednesday, 25th October, 10am-5pm 2017- Location- Dalston Library 

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Stroke Forum - 14th August 1pm-4pm

Source By: The Stroke Project

Taking place on the 14th of August, from 1-4pm at Milton Gardens Community Hall. This is an event for stroke survivors and their carers as well as professionals involved with stroke care, support and prevention. If you wish to attend and/or have a stall in our event, please let us know – 0207 017 2815 or

Mind's Mindfulness Teacher Training-Autumn 2017 intake

Source By: City & Hackney Mind

We are now recruiting for the autumn 2017 intake of the Mindfulness in Mind Practitioner Training Programme (PTP), a 12-month teacher training pathway.  Please feel free to pass on the information to anyone that may be interested for themselves or on behalf of others.

This National initiative led by City, Hackney and Waltham Forest Mind and Mind in Salford, supports practitioners to develop both their own practice and their ability to offer mindfulness interventions to others.

This is an accessible and supportive 12 month supervised pathway involving nine full training days and supervised delivery of mindfulness in the second half of the training period. The training is primarily experiential including group and individual elements. The trainers are experienced practitioners who are supervised by Bangor and Oxford University mindfulness centre supervisors.

The PTP provides the foundations for readiness to deliver evidence based mindfulness interventions and for seeking registration with the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers.  During the programme participants will be given guidance on submitting their application for registration with the UK Network and supported to attain the levels of competency outlined in the UK mindfulness network best practice guidelines.

The attached document will provide key information about the programme, training dates and an outline of the requirements for applicants. Please see a quote from a current PTP trainee: 

“This has been an amazing opportunity to learn within a supportive group, guided by experienced practitioners.  I’ve been able to learn at my own pace and also challenge myself in a safe, trusting environment. I feel like this is giving me the tools to become a skilled practitioner, based on a deep understanding of what it means to support others to connect with Mindfulness”.

For further information and application form please contact us on:

Or visit the page on our website:

Exempting care leavers from council tax


The Children's Society's figures show that 26 local authorities have responded to their campaign to relieve care leavers of the burden of council tax and are now exempting or planning to exempt care leavers from the tax. The latest are Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Liverpool and Dudley.


Working for Carers project.

Source By: City & Hackney Carers Centre

It’s a great opportunity for any carers over 25 who are looking to get back into work, training or volunteering.


Working for Carers ran a workshop for us during Carers Week on Carers Rights and employment which was very well attended. They also offer 1:1 tailored employment advice sessions. They have received feedback from Carers in Hackney that self-employment is of interest and are planning to run a workshop with Deloittes later on in the year.


Please do share with any colleagues and carers you think might be interested.






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