Communications survey of BAME/Race equality sector

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Email: 
Philip@bteg.co.uk
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02078325834
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Race on The Agenda, Black Training and Enterprise Group and Runnymede Trust are working together to understand the communications capacity and needs of the race equality sector in London and  to – hopefully – create more opportunities to collaborate on messaging on race equality. 

We’re keen to hear not only from BAMER groups, but also  those working on anti-racism agenda and race equality.  We’ve created this short survey to gain a sense of capacity and we’d be really grateful if you could take 10 minutes to complete it. Feel free to circulate to any groups you work with and whose voices we need to hear. 

As well as the survey, we’ve asked  Emma Harrison from IMIX – which supports the refugee and migration sector to build communications capacity – to undertake depth interviews with 20 groups to really get to grips with understanding the communications capacity of our sector. If you have any questions, Emma’s details are on the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V65V229

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Looking for volunteering opportunities for students

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aseye.negedu@stbrn.ac.uk
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01179038850 Ext. 3202
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Hi there,

My name is Aseye and I am the Student Engagement Officer here at St Brendan's Sixth Form College. We would like to get our students out there volunteering in the Bristol community in order to develop and learn new skills and also provide an opportunity for them to give back to their local communities. Our students range from 16-19 years old, so if you have any opportunties that would suit that age range and/or are interested in setting up a volunteering partnership with our college, please get into contact with me!  

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STATEMENT FROM THE BRISTOL MULTI FAITH FORUM IN WAKE OF PITTSBURGH ANTISEMITIC ATTACK

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info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk
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0778 904 0267
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The recent attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh USA on Saturday, 27th October 2018 killing 11 people was a wicked and terrible Antisemitic onslaught. The Bristol Multi Faith Forum and the faith communities in Bristol stand together with prayers and words of condemnation and strong messages of solidarity to the Jewish communities in Bristol and across the UK.
 
There is no place for Antisemitism in a civilised society. There is no place for hatreds targeting communities of other faiths and beliefs. All attacks on places of worships is a notice of the need to condemn fanatical viciousness in the strongest terms and to stand together and to continue to work together with ever greater urgency against prejudice, hatred and ignorance. 
 
Bristol Multi-Faith Forum will continue its mission in overcoming prejudice, combating ignorance and spreading the message of community cohesion. All communities must be able to exist in wellbeing and to practise their faith freely and without fear. Let peace and harmony prevails.  
 
Tom Aditya
Chair, Bristol Multi-Faith Forum
 
28th October 2018

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Improving public engagement: The 5-10 minute survey

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Hello, we are conducting new research on how to improve public engagement processes.If you have experience of managing or facilitating participatory processes, we would be really grateful if you could spare 5 to 10 minutes to answer our tick box survey.

 
Click here to start the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KHCZDFZ

 

This link will remain available until 8th October. Thanks for your help with this!

 

Karen Bell (University of Bristol) and Mark Reed (University of Newcastle)
 

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Return to study courses!

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understanding-society@bristol.ac.uk
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The University of Bristol, is offering two 14-week courses starting in October, Changing Education and Understanding Society.

Both are taught 1 night per week and aimed at those without conventional prior qualification.

The course fee for each is £350 but a bursary of up to £250 is available.

Changing Education
Did you enjoy your own time at school? Why was that? Do aspects of the education system excite or frustrate you? Share your ideas and participate in classroom debates on education, explore why the system is the way it is - the politics and history that got us to where we are - and consider how it could be different, while developing your skills in forming an argument.

This course aims to be a lively, positive and confidence-building experience for anyone over 18 returning to study. A particular welcome is extended to those who didn’t much enjoy their own schooling at the time! The course will draw on participants' and tutors' experiences, social and conventional media, research projects and other sources, to inform our debate and discussions in class. It offers the opportunity to progress to an undergraduate degree or other further study.

Find out more: www.bristol.ac.uk/education/study/changing-education-a-pathway-to-furthe...

Understanding Society

This course is for anyone interested in making sense of the society that we live in and how social and public policies can make a difference to people's lives. It's an interactive course, covering a wide range of topics, from social inequalities, to the general election; September 11th to the justice system; protests, the environment, and what it really means to be part of society. The course will draw on participants' and tutors' experiences, social and conventional media, research projects, and a wide range of other sources, to inform our debate and discussions in class. There will also be opportunities to develop your study skills – including note-taking, essay writing and participating in discussion.

Find out more: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/study/part-time/

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Smart Energy GB in Communities - free training for organisations

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louise.evans@nea.org.uk
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07730 760828
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National Energy Action has re-launched Smart Energy GB in Communities for 2018 and is currently offering free, accredited one-day training sessions for local organisations.

A new course in Bristol has been booked for Wednesday 26th September, venue tbc.

After the training course delegates will:

  • understand the role of Smart Energy GB and the campaign
  • understand the smart meter rollout and feel confident to respond to householder queries and challenges and know where to source additional information
  • be able to explain what a smart metering system does and how it works
  • understand and be able to use the in-home display, and know how to explain its functions to other people
  • know some of the barriers which may be faced by this year’s target group and how to overcome them
  • understand the smart meter installation process
  • understand the obligations and responsibilities held by the energy companies and their installers to protect householders throughout the smart meter rollout

Training this year is being offered to organisations who support  people over 60 (including those who do not have internet access) and/ or people who are severe or profoundly D/deaf as part of their work.

Smart meters will be replacing traditional gas and electricity meters in people’s homes between now and 2020, this upgrade to our energy system will help householders understand more about their energy use as the smart meter comes with an in-home display which will show usage in pounds and pence, making it easier to understand where appliances could be wasting energy and compare suppliers to get a better deal. It will also help tackle the issue of inaccurate bills based on estimated readings as the smart meter sends your meter readings automatically to the supplier.

NEA believes that smart metering has the potential to provide real benefits for vulnerable and low income householders, but only if these individuals are effectively engaged and supported throughout the process.

As well as training, we can also offer support with content for newsletters, or other tailored assistance e.g. support with shadowing or mentoring in advance of a partner going on to deliver a programme of activity – regional support can be very bespoke and essentially just looks to respond to the needs of the partner to enable them / equip them with tools and knowledge to ultimately assist their service users.

For those who undertake training we are asking two things; to let us know the number of people you plan to reach (and what activities they propose to reach them), and to hand out consumer surveys where possible.

Please get in touch if you are interested in the free training available on 26th September.

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Men in Pubs - focus group for men 65+ in the Bristol area

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paul.willis@bristol.ac.uk
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01173310640
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MEN IN PUBS FOCUS GROUP INVITATION

Do you have a story to tell about pubs?

If you are:

  • Male.
  • Over 65 years old.
  • Live in the Bristol area, and
  • Have a story to tell about a local pub.

We would like to invite you to take part in our research project.

We are a team of researchers from the University of Bristol. We are holding a group discussion about how local pubs could provide an important social space for older men and help to reduce loneliness.

The group discussion will take place Friday 27th June 2018, 10am. We expect the discussion to last for 1-2 hours. Lunch will be provided, and you will also be given a £20 voucher to say thank you for your time. Please note, this will be an alcohol-free event.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Paul Willis by phone: 0117 3310640, by email: paul.willis@bristol.ac.uk, or by post: 8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ.

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Volunteer Week on Bristol Ferry

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volunteers@bristolferry.com
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To Celebrate Volunteer Week 2018 the Bristol Ferry Boats are offering cheap prices to all Volunteers in Bristol! So please take a chance to pop down to the Harbour and make the most of this offer!

 

Please see POSTER atttached for you to Circulate and distribute as wide as possible to all Volunteers and Organisations who involve volunteers!

 

On Friday 1st June our volunteer team will be visiting organisations on the Harbour to start collecting some Volunteer stories, we hope to create a piece of Bunting which collects quotes from your Volunteers. So please let me know if you’d like us to visit you that day.

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1st Dings Beavers and Cubs open evening!

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louise.trevena@scouts.org.uk
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07947 751512
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The Scout Association is the UK biggest all gender youth organisation running a range of activities for children and adults between the ages of 6-25 years old. 1st Dings Beavers and Cubs group is for children aged between six and ten and a half, and runs from 5.30pm-6.30pm on Thursday's at Hannah More Primary School, just behind Temple Meads Station. We are holding an open evening on Thursday 19th April from 5pm to 7pm, where you can find our more about scouting, register your interest, and try out some fun activities! There's also an opportunity for those over the age of 18 to find out more about volunteering with the Scouts.

You can email louise.trevena@scouts.org.uk or call 07947 751512 for more information, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Care & Support West Care Awards 2018

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barbara.harris@careandsupportwest.com
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07931 167710
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Nominations are open for the Care & Support West Care Awards, supported by Bristol, South Glos, B&NES and North Somerset Councils. This is your chance to nominate a person, or a team, or an organisation who really make a difference to your life or to the life of someone you know or care for.

Social Care is a beleaguered sector, with cost pressures and a poor media image which is completely at odds with the great work performed day in and day out. Show that their work is valued and help us to celebrate these valuable people.

You can find out more here: https://www.careandsupportwest.com/care-awards/ You can see a video of the Awards Dinner last year and see all of the winners, plus there are links to the nomination process, with information on the award categories and judging criteria. You can e-mail or call me if you have further questions.

For information, the Award Categories are:

Front Line Staff

Ancillary Support Worker (Chef/Cleaner/Handyman, Driver )

Care Home worker

Domiciliary Care worker

Supported Living worker

Day Services  worker

Activities Organiser

Care Trainer

Volunteer

Nurse

Personal Assistant

Apprentice (Health or Social Care)

Management

Care Home Registered Manager

Domiciliary Care Registered Manager

Supported Living Manager

Specialist Care development

Dementia Care

Palliative Care/End of Life Care

Mental Health

Learning Disability

Older People

Physical and Sensory Disabilities

Team/Organisation

Residential Home of the Year

Nursing Home of the Year

Supported Living Org of the Year

Dom Care Org of the Year

Employer of the Year

 

 

 

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