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Social Investment Business seeks “champion causes” in East London to work with and learn from

Source By: Hackney CVS

Social Investment Business (SIB) announces a fund co-design opportunity for charities and social enterprises in the East London area interested in receiving finance and business support.

This is an opportunity for you to input into the design of a new initiative - the East London Impact Fund (ELIF). Initially SIB are looking to champion five causes which will provide successful CSEs with the first opportunity to pitch for support/investment, whilst allowing SIB to learn first hand from working with you. Following on from this, SIB aim to then revise and adapt its thinking to develop a new Fund based on the needs and solutions identified by you, allowing social investment to be better used to unlock economic and social inclusion for disadvantaged communities.

The Fund will ensure it commits resources to supporting organisations that serve the social needs of these communities.

For information on how to apply please visit - https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/news/east-london-impact-fund

To find out more please register to Meet the funders event


Send your fit note for your ESA claim

Source By: Gov.uk

You’ll be told during your assessment for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) when you need to send fit notes (sometimes called ‘sick notes’ or ‘doctor’s notes’).

You’ll need:

  • your fit note signed by your doctor
  • your National Insurance number
  • a phone or tablet with a camera, or a computer with a saved photo or copy of your fit note

Other ways to apply

You can post your fit note instead.

The address you should use depends on where you live. You can find the address on any letters you’ve had about your ESA claim.

If you do not have any letters about your claim, phone Jobcentre Plus.


Home Office FGM campaign Launch

Source By: LBH

The Home Office launched a new FGM campaign today via Twitter, The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness that FGM is illegal, educate communities on the long term health effects and signpost to the NSPCC's FGM helpline.

Attached is a partner pack with the full details and links to access all of the campaigning material.  

FGM_Partner_pack_2018_FINAL.ppt

10889025_FGM_Posters_420x297_A_LowRes.pdf


Assistant Clinical Services Manager - Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Services

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

The deadline for applications is 15/10/2018 by 6pm, with interviews been held on 29th October 2018.

Ideal opportunity for ambitious professional who wishes to develop their clinical leadership skills in a dynamic Psychological Therapies Service

Are you a dynamic and innovative leader?  Do you have a passion for mental health, evidence based psychological therapies and a person-centred approach?

We have an exciting career opportunity in our Psychological Therapies Service for an Assistant Clinical Services Manager.

 Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Mind CHWF) is a progressive and ambitious mental health organisation, looking for individuals committed to empowering and improving the lives of people using mental health services.

 We are looking for people who can:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the exciting, challenging and diverse boroughs of the City of London and Hackney
  • Be responsible for providing managerial support to the psychological therapies team within a clinically meaningful framework
  • Offer a comprehensive clinical frame that underpins direct services to clients
  • Provide line management, supervision, psychological assessment, formulation and therapy as well as contribute to service design
  • Use their excellent interpersonal and communication skills to motivate and inspire
  • Work in a culturally sensitive way with people from a variety of roles and backgrounds
  • Respond with flexibility, insight and energy to make a real difference
  • Coordinate and cooperate within a multidisciplinary framework with other departments and services to ensure effective and efficient clinical practice
  • Model strong levels of self awareness and successfully manage their own wellbeing

More information about the role available here


Big Lottery Fund to change its name and rebrand

Source By: Civil Society

The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest funder of charities, will change its name in the new year to the National Lottery Community Fund. The fund distributes 40 per cent of the good cause money raised by the National Lottery, which last year involved giving £508.5m to 11,000 projects. However its funding has fallen in the last two years, prompting it to cut £130m from future budgets. The name change will take effect from 30 January next year. The fund will also launch a rebrand at the same point. The fund said the change would make it clearer what the organisation is and does, and will do more to support the National Lottery brand.

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