Fire Walk for Guide Dogs

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sarah.knox@guidedogs.org.uk
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I would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity to take part in the shortest sponsored walk you will ever do, which is taking place in Bristol on 3rd September.

The walk is only 5 metres long, which is just 5 or 6 steps! But there is a catch.

It is a Fire Walk!

There is no need to worry though as you will be in safe hands. We have enlisted the help of Survivorbility, the professional fire walking company, to run this event for us.

 

 

 

Guide dog owner Pat Alexander has already signed up to take part, and her guide dog Pearl will be watching from the side-lines on the night. Pat says 'Guide Dogs has changed my life, I want to change the lives of others'.

 

 

 

If you too would also like to be a life changer and take part in the fire walk, then you can sign up today by purchasing your ticket on this page (www,firewalkforguidedogs.eventbrite.co.uk) or you can request more information by contacting me on sarah.knox@guidedogs.org.uk or 07785 433266.

 

 

 

There is a £40 registration fee for an individual and we hope that you will be able to raise sponsorship of £150. A team of 3 can sign up for £90 and we hope they would be able to raise £450 in sponsorship. Once you register, we will send you a free fundraising pack to help you to raise your sponsorship money. Participants would need to arrive at 6.30pm.

 

If this doesn't sound like a challenge for you, then perhaps you might like to sponsor our brave fire walkers to give them some encouragement and support! You can do this at www.justgiving.com/GuideDogsFireWalkBristol

 

Every day people contact Guide Dogs to ask for our support. We want to be able to help them all. Money raised from this event will enable us to continue our life changing work and help more people like Pat, to have the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

 

If you would like any information about this event, or other ways you might be able to support Guide Dogs then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,
Sarah Knox
Community Fundraiser - Bristol based

07785 433266 / sarah.knox@guidedogs.org.uk

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Accredited Mediation Training – October 2015

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Accredited Mediation Training –October 2015

  

¨      Would you like to be able to help settle disputes and arguments?

¨      Do you want to benefit the community or your workplace?

¨      Would you like to improve your home and work life by applying the skills there?

¨      Do you want to learn mediation skills and become an accredited mediator?

 

Bristol Mediation is offering a nationally accredited training programme in mediation and conflict resolution skills.  This is a unique opportunity to benefit from our highly valued training.  The training begins in October 2015 and will take place over six days from 9.30am to 5.30 pm. It is an essential course requirement that trainees attend full time on all course dates. You will also need to undertake some private study.

 

Course Dates:

 

Monday & Tuesday 5th & 6th - 12th & 13th and 19th & 20th October 2015

 

Cost per person £1,135

 

The cost includes all course hand-outs and assessment materials, accreditation and registration with OCN (Open College Network), all trainer and venue hire costs, refreshments and lunch each day throughout the training.

 

For further information please contact Julie Cox, Service Manager, Bristol Mediation on 0117 9415379 or email: juliec@bristol-mediation.org

 

For an application pack please contact Steve Marsden, Finance & Admin Officer, Bristol Mediation on 0117 9415379 or email: info@bristol-mediation.org

  

We also offer tailored in-house training for organisations that have a minimum of 6 attendees.  For further information about this please contact Julie Cox, Service Manager, Bristol Mediation on 0117 9415379 or email her juliec@bristol-mediation.org

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Labour Behind the Label Focus Group

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rose@labourbehindthelabel.org
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Would you like to earn £10 for your opinion? Labour Behind the Label are looking for people to join our focus group on Tuesday 18th August in Bristol City Centre. Labour Behind the Label are interested in what you think of big name clothing brands and how they advertise their ethical business polices. You will be paid £10 for an hour of your time and free tea & coffee will be provided. If you are interested please email rose@labourbehindthelabel.org with your name, contact phone and/or email, and where you found this ad. Labour Behind the Label looks forward to hearing from you!

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Southmead Fourteen Funding - Community Champions Volunteer Tender

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helen@vividregeneration.com
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07855 344558
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Dear Partner

I have pleasure in attaching an opportunity for organisations to tender for a Southmead Fourteen Funded Volunteer Project called “Community Champions”.  To encourage collaborative working between voluntary sector organisations, the Southmead Fourteen Local Reference Group has decided to adopt a commissioning process for elements of the Fourteen Programme and organisations are now invited to tender for a 2 year project. The total contract value over the life of the project is up to £71,050 (including VAT and any expenses).  Please note that this is separate funding stream to the Small and Medium Grants recently promoted. All funds are administered and manged by Quartet Community Foundation.

 

Please feel free to forward this to other organisations who you think might be interested in this important work.

 

Best wishes

 

Helen

 

Helen Bone

Vivid Regeneration LLP

07855 344558

0117 907 3379

helen@vividregeneration.com

 

 

My normal working days are Monday to Thursday.

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Activity helpers wanted for CBeebies Big Day Out with The Furchester Hotel

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Throughout 2015 the BBC is running a campaign dedicated to encouraging families to cook and have fun in the kitchen called ‘Dish Up’. As part of this campaign BBC Learning is working with our colleagues in CBeebies to stage an event across 5 days this summer at Weston-super-Mare Seafront, Marine Parade, BS23 1BE.

The event will look like something of a mini festival with several tents/stages across the site. In each of these areas approximately 3 or 4 of our partners will be hosting a range of fun and interesting activities/demonstrations which promote healthy eating and kitchen skills. Activities will focus on children ages 0-6 and their families.

We’re looking for a team of bright and enthusiastic volunteers to get involved and support this event. You will be expected to help BBC Staff and partner organisations run hands-on, family-friendly activities and answering queries from the public. It is essential that you have strong inter-personal skills and plenty of energy as you’ll be dealing with the public and will be on your feet most of the day. We are looking for people with an interest in healthy eating, basic cooking, and where food comes from. It’s a great opportunity to pass your passion and knowledge onto our young visitors.

 All volunteers must be aged 18 or over.  

You will gain valuable experience helping out on a large-scale event and meet a diverse CBeebies audience. If you are interested in taking part and live within a 1 hour travel distance from Weston super Mare then please email cbeebiesevent2015.volunteers@bbc.co.uk for more information.

 

The dates for the event are as follows:

·          Wednesday 29th July

·          Thursday 30th July

·          Friday 31st July

·          Saturday 1st August

·          Sunday 2nd August

 

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Free Restorative Justice Training – Volunteer Opportunity in South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol

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0117 9415379
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  • Are you interested in helping to empower victims of crime, community conflict and anti-social behaviour

  • Are you a good listener, non-judgmental and a fair minded person

  • Are you able to work with people from a range of diverse backgrounds and walks of life

  • Would you like to make a positive contribution to your community

  •  Are you able to volunteer 95 hours per year (daytimes and/or evenings

  •                                                                                                                                                       If the answer is Yes, we are offering you the chance to become a Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitator with the new South Gloucestershire and BANES RJ Hub and/or the Bristol Neighbour-hood Justice Project. You will gain valuable knowledge and skills in facilitating restorative justice conferences, interviewing victims and offenders and partnership working with professionals within the community and the criminal justice system. 

It will be your role as a volunteer RJ facilitator to talk to those that have been harmed and those that have potentially caused the harm. You will then facilitate any resulting face-to-face meetings or correspondence to help both victims and perpetrators move forwards positively with their lives. 

Volunteers will all need to have excellent communication and listening skills, attend an introductory afternoon and undergo a 3 day Accredited Restorative Justice Facilitator training course (9am to 5pm each day either in South Gloucestershire or Bristol), which will equip volunteers with the skills necessary to facilitate a conference.

Introduction Day  - Thursday 2th July 2015 - 1.30 – 4.30pm at Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE

Training Days:

South Gloucestershire/BANES –  13th, 14th and 15th July at Coniston Community Centre, Pathway, South Glos

Bristol  - 21st, 22nd, 23rd September at Bridewell Police Station, Bristol 

For further information and an application pack please contact:

South Glos and BANES Project – Paul Holder, Bristol Mediation on 0117 9415379 or email nerap@bristol-mediation.org

Bristol Project - Jo Quinton, Bristol Neighborhood Justice Project on

0117 0117 952 9741 or email Joanne.Quinton@avonandsomerset.police.uk

bristol mediation    talk it through  

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Healthy Homes Assessment Training

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Julie.French@wecr.org.uk
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0300 323 0700
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Healthy Homes Assessment Training

Each session lasts half a day (9.30-1.30pm).  The training is FREE with lunch provided.

Mon 6 July - WE Care & Repair, St Philips

Tue 11 Aug - WE Care & Repair, St Philips

Tue 29 Sep - Equipment & Demonstration Centre, WSM

Thu 8 Oct - WE Care & Repair, St Philips

For further information, please ring Julie French on 0300 323 0700.

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Law Centre - Settlement Agreements

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wills@ablc.org.uk
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ARE YOU LAYING OFF STAFF OR BEING LAID OFF YOURSELF?

AVON & BRISTOL LAW CENTRE CAN HELP

When staff are laid off they are often given a Settlement Agreement by their employer. This sets out the terms of the ending of their contract. Such an agreement is only legal if the employee has received independent legal advice which the employer usually pays for.

Our experienced employment solicitors can advise employees on settlement agreements and negotiate on their behalf with their employers. Our prices are very competitive and are payable by the employer. We can see employees at short notice.

To find out more or for an employee to make an appointment please contact Will Stone tel. 0117 916 7725 or email wills@ablc.org.uk 

For more information please see 

 

http://www.ablc.org.uk/employment.html 

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Community Awards for young people

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melanie.lavin@1625ip.co.uk
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01173178800
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Cashpoint is a Big Lottery Funded project that aims to improve the financial skills and confidence of young social housing tenants. We currently work in partnership with several housing providers and advice agencies, but we are keen to work with any agencies that come into contact with young social housing tenants. 

Visit our website to read more about the Cashpoint Project.

We invite applications from organisations and community groups for the following community awards:-

Community Projects  £500 - £5,000

To  develop a community project that helps young social housing tenants to develop financial skills and confidence (e.g. budgeting, safer borrowing, understanding financial products etc).

The project itself will build on the interests of the young people e.g. sports, food, arts, community improvements, but through their planning and project development, the young tenants involved will demonstrate their learning and grow in confidence with financial matters.
• The immediate beneficiaries need to be aged 16-25 and hold their own tenancies or licences in social housing  (supported housing and hostel accommodation included).
• We would expect at least eight young tenants to be involved who will each secure a range of learning outcomes. (The community project is likely to  benefit a wider group, who may or may not secure outcomes related to money skills/confidence) .
• Impact monitored through a simple before and after tool -  https://myfinancialconfidence.org
• A member of the Cashpoint Team will offer advice and guidance to the project
 

Peer Money Mentoring £500 to £5,000

To train and support one/some young people to act as a Peer Money Mentor to at least 15 other young  people (each) in the local community, providing information and signposting  around financial confidence and capability.
• The young people supported by the Peer Mentor must be young social housing tenants (including supported housing) aged between 16-25
• The organisation receiving the award will host the Peer Mentor and help them identify young social housing tenants to speak to
• A Cashpoint Project worker will support the training of the Mentor. The host organisation may also offer training, in addition to day to day support.
• Impact monitoring is through a simple before and after tool -  https://myfinancialconfidence.org

Match Funding

For both projects, there is an expectation of match funding. We would hope this would be at least 50% match funding or funding in kind, however we would be happy to discuss further if this presents a barrier.

More Information

For further information please contact Melanie Lavin melanie.lavin@1625ip.co.uk  0117 3178800  or visit our website page to download an Application Pack.

Cashpoint Community Awards for young social housing tenants - Applications now open.

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