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news [top]

Criminal Record Checks - Changes from September 2012
Make sure you are up to speed on the changes that will affect the need for enhanced Criminal Record Checks (CRBs) from Sep 2012 by reading a handy guide from HR Specialists HRBird.

Read about the changes here

How do you measure well-being?
A short new handbook produced by the Centre for Well-being can help voluntary and community groups kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

Read about the new handbook here

Mentoring support offer for senior workers and trustees
Are you a senior worker or trustee who could do with a little extra support? Would your board benefit from a little extra advice? This type of support is something the Social Council could offer you and your voluntary or community organisation.

Read about our support offer here

Are we meeting your support needs?
Can you spare a few minutes to tell us if the local voluntary sector infrastructure support agencies delivering the services you require? By giving us your feedback you can help shape better support services in the future.

Take the short survey here

events [top]
Main Voluntary Organisations Forum - Annual Summit
Wednesday 12 September, 9.45am - 12pm, Kensington Town Hall
Including a round table discussion chaired by Tony Redpath, RBKC Director of Strategy and Local Services on some of the different options available for improving infrastructure support services to make them more streamlined, efficient and accessible.

Please RSVP here

Poverty Watch
Thursday 13 September, 10am - 12pm, London Lighthouse
Do you have case studies/stories or results of surveys on the impact of poverty on local residents in Kensington and Chelsea? Send them to us or share them at this meeting.

Please RSVP here

Voluntary Sector Tour
Friday 14 September, 1.30pm - 12pm, London Lighthouse
Are you new to the borough? Are you new to the voluntary sector? Do you want to see the work of local voluntary sector organisations first hand? If so, our tour might be just the thing for you.

Please RSVP here

Summer Garden Party
Friday 14 September, 4.30pm - 7pm, London Lighthouse
Join the Social Council and Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea for our annual Summer Garden Party, open to all local voluntary & community organisations and statutory officers in the Royal Borough.

Please RSVP here

Kensington and Chelsea Advice Forum
Thursday 20 September, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, Kensington Town Hall
The local forum for advice agencies operating in Kensington and Chelsea. Networking, updates and discussion on advice provision for local residents.

Health Voluntary Organisations Forum
Tuesday 25 September, 10am - 12.30pm, Kensington Town Hall
This meeting will include an update on Public Health and on changes to NHS services in North West London. You will also have the chance to contribute to an interactive session on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Please RSVP here

Sharing Lessons Learned: using past experiences to create a better future
Wednesday 3 October, 9.30am - 4.30pm, London Lighthouse
A FREE one-day conference for anyone working to promote sexual health among young people in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

Please RSVP here

!!! Staying Strong - KCSC AGM and Conference - 14 November 2012 !!!
Please HOLD THE DATE. Further details will appear in the next e-bulletin.  

funding [top]

NHS Kensington & Chelsea Innovation Grants 2012-13
Deadline: Monday 17 September 
Small grants of up to £5,000 available for voluntary and community organisations that did not access the funding in 2011-2012. The fund aims to help local organisations test or pilot a new idea or way of working, in relation to health and well-being.

Read more Innovation grants here

Deadline: Monday 14 September
Sported. is a sports development charity that supports community sport organisations who work with young people in disadvantaged areas. Membership is free and gains you access to funding, online business resources and professional expertise.

training [top]

Child Poverty - Where's the Evidence?
Tuesday 18 September, 10am - 1pm, London Lighthouse
Repeated as two-part on Tuesday 2 and 9 October 5.30pm - 7pm, Kensington Town Hall
This free training will equip Children and Families groups with the tools and resources needed to gather evidence on child poverty in Kensington and Chelsea. This is being delivered as part of the new Social Council Change for Children project.

Please RSVP here (Tues 18 Sep)
Please RSVP here (Tues 2 and 9 Oct) 

Crisis comms planning - Media Trust
Thursday 20 September, 10am - 1pm, Shepherds Bush
Bad publicity for charities can undermine a reputation and affect funding. Learn how to handle bad news and negative attention and manage yourself, your organisation and the media under pressure.

noticeboard [top]


Sponsor Keith Stirling's 16th John O'Groats to Lands End bike ride
In aid of Age UK Kensington and Chelsea. Keith has been on his 1000 mile journey since 18 August and is due to reach his destination on 8 September. Show your support for his efforts by making a donation.


 K&C LINk Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, 25 September 4.30pm - 7pm Small Hall, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX
The K&C LINk would like to invite you to join them for their upcoming AGM. As the LINk will become Local Healthwatch in April 2013, please do join them for their final AGM.

Delivering Better Care, Closer to Home
Thursday 13 September 12pm - 2pm, Draycott Education Centre, Alameda House, 90-100 Sydney Street, SW3 6NJ
Repeated on Thursday 27 September at Isaac Newton Centre, 108a Lancaster Road, W11 1QS
West London Clinical Commissioning Group invites you to engage in a conversation on shaping the future of out of hospital provision and supporting provider networks.

Earl's Court coffee morning
Tuesday 11 September 10am - 12pm Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre, 2b Hogarth Road, 
Coffee morning will take place on the second Tuesday of each month. All welcome. Meet others in your area, share news, ideas and what's going on locally.

Silver Sunday
Sunday 7 October, various locations 
Residents and local organisations are being asked to lend their support to a day of events to celebrate the lives of older people. The day is being piloted by the three tri-borough councils and a variety of events will be held to champion the older generation and their contribution to society. Local organisations are encouraged to arrange events and activities to take place on the day.

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