Loneliness Awareness Week


Over 300 organisations are partnering up with the Marmalade Trust for the UK’s third Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) it runs from 17th – 21st June 2019.

We are asking you to take part. Do you have a social event taking place in that week, could you organise something? A get together no matter how big or intimate, just reach out. You might invite your work colleagues to join together for lunch, invite some neighbours over for a piece of cake a cuppa and a chat. Organise a film night, a toddlers party...the list goes on but let us know if you would like to be involved and we can add you to our interactive map,  send you our pack with editable leaflets and flyers and other helpful tips.

Alternatively go onto our website and explore the map https://marmaladetrust.org/law/ and see if there is anything you would like to take part in....the map is soon to be updated but keep your eyes out for the latest version.

This year The Marmalade Trust are hosting a gathering at Colston Hall on Friday 21st of June. It’s not taken its full shape yet but we can promise lots of activity and fun and chat so pencil it in....

This year The Marmalade Trust are exploring the language used when talking about loneliness…. Marmalade Trusts Amy Perrin explains “Rather than referring to loneliness as something that is ‘suffered from’ or ‘admitted to’, we’re encouraging people instead to use words like ‘feel’ or ‘acknowledge’. We believe changing language is the first step in changing the perception of loneliness as a negative, shameful or hopeless thing and educate people to see loneliness as a blank canvas on which they can fill their lives with new friends and experiences.”


Kidzone Easter Playscheme


Easter Holiday Playscheme


Kidzone will be open during the Easter School Holidays - 8th to the 18th of April, for all children aged 4-11years. 

We operate from a multi-purpose play space in the heart of St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School grounds.

Children will have access to several craft activities, cookery, outdoor play, indoor free play and team games all supervised by a team of play workers.

Prices - 

Full day (8:30am - 5:45pm)    £28

Short day (10am-4pm)           £21

Half day (8:30am - 1:00pm)   £17

Half day (1:00pm - 5:45pm)   £17

FREE functional skills qualifications from Bristol Council Community learning

0117 903 9784

The Flexible Learning package  is an exciting skills opportunity for organisations and employers to offer their workforce - if you have staff either paid or voluntary please read on ..



The Community Learning team are happy to inform you of an exciting skills opportunity that will benefit both you and your employees

FREE to employees

Maths & English courses to a nationally accredited level

Flexible learning packages

Fully supported teaching and guidance

Open to those with few or no previous qualifications

FREE to business

Meet your development obligations at no cost

Learning programmes tailored to your workplace requirements

Extensive benefits include proven

Increased productivity

Business growth

Employee satisfaction

Heightened recruitment profile

Creation of a training culture

            The flexibility of the course means we are able to be flexible around delivery and will be happy to adapt the classroom/online hours around your specific requirements

Simply tell us what you need.

We are developing a project regarding functional skills courses for employees who currently have low level Maths or English abilities . The funding for the project enables us to offer an accredited (OCR certificate) course in both subjects within a workplace setting ,with the aim of assessing the value of a flexible  blended learning scheme which incorporates IT and digital skills during the programme .

We are hoping to reach Bristol companies who are able to appreciate the positive benefits of engaging with the study programme and enabling their work force  to access these courses

The benefits to learners and businesses are extensive and the programme can be tailored to offer you maximum freedom around employee attendance. The adaptability of the course means we are able to be flexible around delivery and will be happy to adjust the classroom/online hours around your specific requirements, evenings, Saturdays, work place or other venues  -  simply tell us what you need !


The courses are free  and will take place from Jan to July 2019.The Community learning team will develop and deliver all the necessary administrative and learning outcomes at no cost to your company.

Please use the contact details below and we would be happy to  explain the scheme further. To discuss this and/or arrange an appointment, please mail me @ julie.bird2@bristol.gov.uk or call 0117 903 9784 there is no obligation presumed from our meeting and could benefit you  enormously.



CPD opportunity 10 week course - Changing times and evolving cultures

07480 943378

A 10 week course which explores, how we are all impacted by ‘differences’. This is a rare opportunity to engage in some challenging, sensitive and controversial topics within a safe and supportive environment.


Exploring cultural assumptions and prejudices Marriage/partnerships from various perspectives Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Working with refugees and asylum seekers Gender and Sexuality Diversity within Islam Mental health in the context of cultural difference Each afternoon will consist of a theoretical seminar, an opportunity to practice your listening skills and a process group to explore the above issues.


Counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, mental health professionals, individuals from statutory and non-statutory services, individuals from the third sector, teachers, medical professionals, those working in the care industry, and anyone interested in the above topics.


The opportunity for personal development and increasing self-awareness in the context of cultural difference using the Psychodynamic approach. The ability to respond more sensitively to a diverse client base by learning key listening and counselling skills within an Integrative therapeutic framework. A development of multi-cultural competences which will help you to accommodate diversity in the working and personal environment.

TIME AND DATE: This is a 10 week course that will run on a Tuesday afternoon: 1.00pm – 4.00pm, from 12th Sept – 14th November 2017. VENUE: Barton Hill Settlement, Barton Hill, 43 Ducie Rd, Bristol, Avon BS5 0AX. http://www.bartonhillsettlement.org.uk/ There is plenty of on-street parking in the roads around the Settlement. Light refreshments will be available.


Currently the course costs £275 per person, a £50 deposit is required to secure your place. Your acceptance of a place is subject to your suitability. There will be two places for students/trainees at £200 on a first come first serve basis.

TO APPLY : Please contact me on the details below: kaurservices@hotmail.com or phone on 07480943378. Ounkar Kaur Member of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy. MSc, Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred). UKRCP Reg. Ind. Practitioner. Ounkar is currently a consultant with FORWARD, which is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women. She worked for The Refugees and Asylum Seekers Counselling Service with Womankind (Bristol). She has a private practice in Bristol and is an accredited Race Equality Trainer.


The Trinity Centre Community Consultation 2016


Trinity Community Arts is a registered charity based at The Trinity Centre. We empower communities through the arts and make sure everyone has the opportunity to access and shape culture in Bristol.

We are currently carrying out a community consultation to find out what people want from the venue and what can be done better to serve the community. The feedback will also help to inform the activity plan for the 2017 Learning and Participation Programme.

There are 3 ways you can help us:

1) Complete an online survey, accessible via the Trinity Centre website: www.3ca.org.uk or via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/MfGuEFYoAueuCv432

2) Attend a focus group at The Trinity Centre:
Meeting for current centre users: Tue 8th Nov, 5pm – 8.30pm
Open public meeting (2 sessions): Wed 9 th Nov 10.30am - 1pm and 2pm – 6.30pm

Light refreshments will be available.

3) Email your views/feedback directly to Ruth Ramsay: ruthramsay@ymail.com

To say thank you for your participation, we will offer you the chance to win a pair of gig/event tickets in a prize draw.

Please feel free to pass the online survey link to your contacts so everyone has a voice in shaping the community.


Independent monitoring Board Eastwood Park Women's Prison

01225 766845

Vacancies exist on the Independent monitoring Board at Eastwood park Women's Prison Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire.

To find out more about this most interesting and unusual voluntary public service go to WWW.imb.org.uk and quote 396/Eastwood Park/2016 on your application.


FREE TALK: Saying No and Being Assertive - Live with More Confidence and Freedom


Saying No and Being Assertive:

Live With More Confidence and Freedom



Come along and learn about how to:

*Say your NO clearly and be at peace with it

*Assert yourself with more confidence at work and play

*Set healthy personal boundaries and ask for what you really want in your romantic relationship(s) and encounters

Wednesday September 16th, 7.30pm-8.30pm

LGBTQ community health survey for Bristol launched


The Diversity Trust, via Healthwatch funding, is conducting a survey of health needs for LGBTQ in Bristol


The Diversity Trust, via Healthwatch funding, is conducting a survey of health needs for LGBTQ in Bristol.
Berkeley Wilde, Director of the Diversity Trust, said: “We are really pleased to be launching this survey. We have carried out similar health needs assessments in other local areas and we are mapping the health and wellbeing needs of LGBTQ people across the area. We plan to use the results to influence health policy and decision-making.”

Free cycle parking for community groups

0117 353 4580

Life cycle run a scheme which means we can offer free cycle parking to a range of community groups, small businesses and the like in Bristol and BANES.


We will deliver (but not install) Sheffield stand – the ‘n’ shaped hoops you see up and down local high streets. 4 are available in the Bristol City Council area, 2 are available in BANES. Stands must not be installed on the public highway, but beyond that, we try and make the process as easy and painless as possible.


Ffi, and to apply



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