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Event invitation to ‘Spending Review 2019 – threats and opportunities for London’s voluntary sector’

Source By: London Councils

When: Wednesday 20 February 2019 09:00 - 12:45

Where: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH

London Funders and London Councils would like to invite you to an event in central London to discuss the threats and opportunities posed to London’s voluntary sector by the Government’s Spending Review 2019.

The Government has announced a major Spending Review which will set the overall amount of money it spends on public services for the next five years. It is expected to come into effect from the Budget in November 2019.

The run up to the review presents a major opportunity to influence the Government’s thinking on the funding of local services provided by the statutory and voluntary sector in London.

London Funders and London Councils would like to engage the voluntary sector across London to:

  • Raise awareness of the Spending Review and its importance to London and Londoners
  • Develop a coalition between the voluntary sector and boroughs to influence the Review.
  • Share ideas on how we best work together to meet Londoners needs.

We would very much like your organisation to attend.

Please register your interest in attending the event at

Do you have clients, service users or learners that would like to find out more about volunteering?

Source By: Volunteer Centre Hackney



Volunteer Centre Hackney is running a day-time Volunteer Fair on Wednesday 30 January, from 12 – 2pm at Dalston CLR James Library. Volunteer Fairs are a great way to meet local charities face to face and find out more about what they do. Staff and volunteers from Volunteer Centre Hackney will also be on hand to help answer general questions about volunteering. The lunchtime slot is ideal for people to pop in on their lunchbreak, or on their way to collect children from school.




Organisations attending on the day include:Read Easy UK / Young Hackney / Mini Mermaids Running Club / Clean Up UK Beautiful Boroughs Project / Hackney Pirates / Turn2Us / Sense / Universal Board Games / Young Hackney / Age UK East London / Oxfam




Roles available include: Reading Mentors / Conservation and gardening / Literacy Crewmates / Retail Volunteers / Games Volunteers / Befrienders + many more!




This event is free and you do not need to book in advance. People are welcome to come as individuals, but we sometimes find that people prefer to come along in a group, and we’re keen to encourage local groups and colleges to bring along their service users and learners.




It would help us if you could let us know if you or your group is planning to come along to the Volunteer Fair.



Free Mental Health Training at Mind

Source By: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

Developed by young people with a lived experience of mental health, this workshop draws from both personal experiences and evidence-based information and strategies. Trainings are aimed at any volunteer or staff member supporting young people in Hackney.

Training area’s include

•             Change and Transition

•             Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

•             Techniques, Strategies and Advice

•             How to maintain good wellbeing whilst working in a support environment

Upcoming training days are:

January 31st 10-11am

February 28th 10-11am

March 11th 4-5pm

To book a place please contact or

If you would prefer us to come to your organisation to deliver the workshop please get in touch for more information.

PPG Survey for PPGs

Source By: NHS Clinical Commissioning Group

What’s this survey about?

The GP Confederation has been asked by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to think about how we can improve patient engagement in primary care across City and Hackney. The survey is about understanding your experiences with your Patient Participation Group (PPG).

This survey is being run on behalf of the GP Confederation by Sam Meikle who works for Spark the Difference, an independent organisation which is supporting the GP Confederation to undertake this work.

What will survey responses be used for?
We’ll use the information you provide in two ways:
1. To create a commissioned report for the CCG to describe current PPG activities across City and Hackney; and
2. To help the Confederation develop new and better ways of supporting practices and neighbourhoods to engage better and more effectively with patients and share good practice.

How to complete this survey?
You can complete this survey yourself online through Survey Monkey or you can arrange a 15-20 minute call with Sam Meikle, where you can verbally give her your responses. To arrange a call with Sam, click Sam’s Calendly appointments to access her diary directly.

Want to talk further?
If you would like to talk further about your views or experiences of PPGs, please get in touch with Sam Meikle ( or 07596 680 782) and she will arrange a time for a call or a coffee.

Click here for the survey-

Elton John AIDS Foundation

Source By: Community Matters Yorkshire

The Elton John AIDS Foundation funds frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain - whether physical, emotional or financial - of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic so that no one is left behind.


Click here for more information-

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