Managing Volunteers Network

21 July 2022
from 10:00 - 11:00
at Online

A regular online session for those managing volunteers to provide support and share knowledge.

The emphasis is on peer support and learning from the collective expertise on the call as well as looking at policy updates, issues and initiatives around volunteering.

If you have specific queries or topics you would like to raise please send them to christine@cambridgecvs.org.uk. 

Queens Award workshop

21 July 2022
from 16:30 - 17:30
at Eventbrite

This event is only open to those working/volunteering and living in Cambridgeshire.

About

This informal workshop aims to widen the understanding and support applications for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), which is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.

The award was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life. Within Cambridgeshire, there are only a handful of winners, and we feel there are more worthy groups that should be nominated.

The award is presented to outstanding groups of volunteers whose initiative and impact are truly exceptional. Each group is assessed on its benefit to the local community and its standing within that community. Volunteers are expected to be leading their work.

 

Who should attend this event?

Anyone. This workshop is open to those working in a group thinking about approaching a possible nominator or a member of the public thinking about nominating a local group.

Or even those just wanting to learn more about the award and process.

 

What the event will cover

• General information about the award and who can be nominated

• The process and some handy hints

• What the organisation will need to do if nominated

• Questions and support

Queens Award workshop

21 June 2022
from 16:30 - 17:30
at Eventbrite

 

This event is only open to those working/volunteering and living in Cambridgeshire.

About

This informal workshop aims to widen the understanding and support applications for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), which is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.

The award was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life. Within Cambridgeshire, there are only a handful of winners, and we feel there are more worthy groups that should be nominated.

The award is presented to outstanding groups of volunteers whose initiative and impact are truly exceptional. Each group is assessed on its benefit to the local community and its standing within that community. Volunteers are expected to be leading their work.

 

Who should attend this event?

Anyone. This workshop is open to those working in a group thinking about approaching a possible nominator or a member of the public thinking about nominating a local group.

Or even those just wanting to learn more about the award and process.

 

What the event will cover

• General information about the award and who can be nominated

• The process and some handy hints

• What the organisation will need to do if nominated

• Questions and support

PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE REPEATED ON THURSDAY 21ST JULY 2022 4.30PM - 5.30PM

How should organisations make a barring referral?

17 August 2022
from 13:00 - 15:00
at Online

This workshop covers the different referral routes, the legislation underpinning the barring work, when a barring referral should be made, what regulated activity is, what is harm, how to make a good quality referral, the consequences of not making an appropriate referral, impact of being barred and a quiz.

The trainer is Georgie Mitchell Regional Outreach Adviser DBS (East of England)

By registering for this course you agree to abide by the Support Cambridgeshire Cancellation Policy

Free to all voluntary sector groups in Cambridgeshire and infrastructure support groups in the wider Region

If you have any problems email enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk

Support Fenland Network

16 November 2022
from 14:00 - 15:00
at Online

These networking sessions are held online and open to all groups that support the communities of Fenland. No matter what your group does, this is a place to share updates, ask questions and network with others within the district.

Knowledgeable CVS staff members of both CCVS and Hunts Forum are in attendance to support where needed.

These events are very informal with opportunities for contribution from the floor, while there will be occasions where speakers or questions are thrown in.

Not sure if this is for you, get in contact. info@supportcambs.org.uk

There are three events currently open to people to sign up for. If you want to attend on the day, contact info@supportcambridgeshire.org.ukor call 07809214894, and we’ll send you the link!

Support Fenland Network

20 September 2022
from 18:00 - 19:00
at Online

These networking sessions are held online and open to all groups that support the communities of Fenland. No matter what your group does, this is a place to share updates, ask questions and network with others within the district.

Knowledgeable CVS staff members of both CCVS and Hunts Forum are in attendance to support where needed.

These events are very informal with opportunities for contribution from the floor, while there will be occasions where speakers or questions are thrown in.

Not sure if this is for you, get in contact. info@supportcambs.org.uk

There are three events currently open to people to sign up for. If you want to attend on the day, contact info@supportcambridgeshire.org.ukor call 07809214894, and we’ll send you the link!

Support Fenland Network

20 July 2022
from 16:30 - 17:30
at Online

These networking sessions are held online and open to all groups that support the communities of Fenland. No matter what your group does, this is a place to share updates, ask questions and network with others within the district.

Knowledgeable CVS staff members of both CCVS and Hunts Forum are in attendance to support where needed.

These events are very informal with opportunities for contribution from the floor, while there will be occasions where speakers or questions are thrown in.

Not sure if this is for you, get in contact. info@supportcambs.org.uk

There are three events currently open to people to sign up for. If you want to attend on the day, contact info@supportcambridgeshire.org.ukor call 07809214894, and we’ll send you the link!

Health and Wellbeing Network – Intro to Social Prescribing Software JOY

17 August 2022
from 11:00 - 12:00
at Online

The session theme will surround how (VCS) voluntary and community sectors can engage with the new JOY software and receive referrals from GPs.

Event Agenda

The Joy team will be attending and presenting on the system. This will be followed by questions and networking. Depending on attendance numbers, this will happen in breakout rooms or in the main room.

What is JOY

This software will be used by all personal healthcare professionals (Social prescribers, Care coordinators and Health& wellbeing coaches) to refer to the voluntary and community sector.

Who is this for?

Any VCSE groups are interested in knowing more about how to engage with the software and make those links with the personal care workers including Link workers.

Personal care workers are encouraged to come along and listen to how VCSE are going to engage with the system.

Booking Information

This event is open to anyone working in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. The Zoom link for this event will be sent in an email from Kathyn@huntsforum.org.uk a few days before the event. 

DBS Eligibility Workshop

6 July 2022
from 10:30 - 12:30
at Online

Support Cambridgeshire is excited to announce a free workshop open to all community groups working in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough looking at the eligibility for a DBS check.

What will be covered?

• What level of check a role may be eligible for

• what each level of checks shows

• filtering rules

• what counts as a regulated activity with children and adults

• other safer recruitment practices

• myth-busting exercise

• relevant examples,

• the update service and a quiz.

Followed by a short amount of time to answer general questions. The speaker is unable to deal with current application enquiries and may take questions away and follow up after the workshop.

Trainer

Georgie is the Regional Outreach Adviser for the East of England at the Disclosure and Barring Service. Her role is to support those organisations looking at carrying out DBS checks and support you to choose the right paths.

Booking Information

This workshop is free to attend and organised by Support Cambridgeshire.

Support Fenland Network – Fenland and the ICS

25 May 2022
from 16:00 - 17:00
at Zoom

Our next networking session is on Wednesday the 25th of May at 4:00 pm till 5:00 pm, and will be hosted on Zoom.

We will be joined by Aimie Cole, an Associate of NAVCA, the membership body for local infrastructure organisations like Hunts Forum.

NAVCA has been commissioned by the CCG to explore with us how to integrate the VCSE in the new ICS (Integrated Care System) and to develop a VCSE Strategy on the back of this. As part of this work, she is looking to invite FENLAND community groups and charities to contribute and provide feedback. All are welcome. Even if you don't think you have anything to do with the health service, your views will be welcomed and needed.

If you are interested in attending, please email kathryn@huntsforum.org.uk

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