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Course: Project Management in Practice (3 day workshop)

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Date: 24th – 26th April and 26th – 28th June 2017    Time: 09:30 – 16.30

This three-day interactive workshop will allow you to develop and practise the skills you will need to manage any project. We use Hackney case studies and work in groups, using core tools and techniques to deliver real life examples of managing a project. You will receive useful feedback for the future.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of project management
  • Use the Hackney approach to project management
  • Use project management tools to produce an agreed understanding of a change and the project to deliver it
  • Produce a project plan and schedule
  • Develop the governance structure to allow the project the best chance of delivery and for benefit realisation
  • Define risks profiles and the use of a risk tracker
  • Develop lessons learned for use on current and future projects

Who should attend

All staff members who manage projects as part of their role.

There is a one-day workshop called Project management essentials for people who may use the skills in the future.



Forced Marriage of People with Learning Disabilities: Reasons, Risks and Responses

Source By: SCWRU at King's College London

This SCWRU / Making Research Count workshop will be led by Rachael Clawson, Assistant Professor in Social Work and Dr Rachel Fyson, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Social Work, both from the University of Nottingham.

This session will examine findings from research which looked at the specific needs of people with learning disabilities who are at risk of being forced to marry. It will consider how capacity to consent to marriage is decided and will reflect upon the reasons why a family may choose marriage for their relative. Consequences of forced marriage for the victim, their spouse and wider family members will be discussed. The differences between forced marriage of people with and without learning disabilities and what this means for safeguarding policy and practice will be explored.

Date: Thursday 15th June 2017     Time: 14:00-16:00

Venue: Room G79, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH

Click here to book

New Spring Timetable for One You 1.00 Fitness Classes in Hackney

Source By: Hackney Council

Over 40 classes per week at 21 community venues for adults, children and families. 

New classes include: 

  • Family Zumba with Tais Wednesdays 9.20-10.20am @ Fellows Court E2
  • Cheerleading with Hera Fridays 5-7pm (7-11yrs)  @ New Kingshold Community Centre E9
  • Fitness Circuits with Hezron Fridays 7-8pm @ Concorde Centre E9
  • Chair Based Exercise with Silvia Wednesdays 1-2pm @ Whiston Rd Surgery E2

Residents just need to turn up, fill a registration form in - all equipment provided - class is £1.00 or donation. 

Check website for amendments, cancellations and new classes:

Participants required for upcoming Advocacy Procurement

Source By: LBH

The London Borough of Hackney is looking at new independent Advocacy in the borough and are looking for people to be involved in this process. We want service users and carers to:

  • Form part of a panel to provide input and feedback around specific aspects of the specification that providers will bid on to deliver the service.
  • To be part of the same panel described above, to evaluate provider presentations, as part of the evaluation process.
  • To decide upon a score with other panel members, for each provider, based on the content of each presentation given.


The panel will meet for a briefing on Thursday 1st June 2017 at HSC, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY [time to be confirmed]

The bidder presentations are due to take place between Monday 17th July and Wednesday 19th July. [Specific date & time to be confirmed]

Please see the attached advert for more information and forward on to your networks.

If people would like to be involved or find out more information they can email


VCS reps for Transformation programme

Source By: HSCF

City and Hackney Health and Social Care Forum (HSCF) is seeking voluntary and community sector (VCS) representatives for Health and Social Care Transformation.

Health and Social Care Transformation is a partnership to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Hackney and City of London residents through closer joint working and integration between local health and care organisations. The partners include the main health and social care commissioners and providers in City and Hackney, as well as Healthwatch and VCS representatives. We have been working together to integrate health and social care for a number of years, including in the request for devolution. The VCS representatives will have an important role raising VCS issues in an effective way.

The programme is about:

  • Transforming and joining up health and social care services around people to better meet their needs and ensure they have the healthiest lives possible.
  • Supporting people to take a more active role in their own health and in shaping future services.
  • Making the most of the joint knowledge, expertise and resources available in Hackney and City by working together.
  • Tailoring services to the unique needs of the respective diverse communities in Hackney and City.

New governance arrangements from 1 April 2017 involve the three commissioners (City and Hackney CCG, Hackney Council, City of London Corporation) integrating commissioning of health, social care and public health services. An Integrated Commissioning Board (ICB) for Hackney and an ICB for the City is being set up to oversee a pooled budget and decide how best to commission services for each local area. A Transformation Board of senior representatives from the partners is responsible for the redesign, transformation and integration of services. Four care workstreams (unplanned, planned, prevention, early years/children) will identify ways to join-up services and improve patient outcomes in each area.

There are four VCS positions on:

-          The Hackney Integrated Commissioning Board

-          Transformation Board

-          Communications and engagement enabler workstream

-          Prevention care workstream

Representatives will be selected by and accountable to the HSCF. Download the full role description here:



This is just the start of the journey towards closer working with no immediate changes expected for most patients and staff. Over 2017, we will test this new way of working on areas where we can make a difference for patients by working together. These include an enhanced primary care model (also called quadrant model), self-care, end of life care, making Hackney and City dementia friendly, and continuing health care.

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