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What’s On in Sandwell Libraries

There’s always something going on at the library – from regular events like Rhymetime and Knit and Natter to Holiday activities, Author talks, Live Music, courses, and workshops.

Did you know that all of Sandwell’s libraries are Warm Spaces during their normal opening hours. There’s no need to book or call ahead, just turn up.

To find out what’s on in November and December in Sandwell Libraries click here.


Evening and Weekend appointments now available from your GP Practice

Did you know, appointments are now available between 6.30pm and 8.00pm Monday to Friday, and from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Saturdays for all patients.

You may be offered an appointment at your GP surgery or another nearby location. This may be a video, telephone, or face-to-face appointment with a healthcare professional who will, with your consent, have access to your patient records.

To book an appointment, contact your GP practice or visit your practice website.

You can find more information here


Spooky Welly Walk Birmingham with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation: 29th October 2022

The Spooky Welly Walk  Birmingham is an interactive sponsored walk, with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, where families make their way through the course of a Welly Walk visiting spooky photo stations including the Pumpkin Patch and the Mad Scientist. The Spooky Welly Walk returns to Cannon Hill Park this year and plan to entertain around 4000 visitors!

The event will take place on Saturday, 29th October, between 11.00 am & 2.00 pm, with guests arriving over 5 different time slots. Volunteer shifts will be between 10.00 am & 3.00 pm.

With over 30 activity stations, from Creepy Crafts to Terrifying Tattoos, there is plenty of frightening fun for everyone to get involved with!

The Foundation needs volunteers willing to offer their time alongside RCLCF staff to marshal the trail, monitor lines and implement crowd control, run registration huts inviting guests and issuing wristbands, and supervise the range of activities at each station.

Fundraising is a huge part of the work done by the RCLCF and any support received from individuals and organisations in local communities is very much appreciated.

The event is an opportunity to enjoy Halloween celebrations, support an important cause and possibly gain some hands-on experience!

If you would like to be a volunteer or have questions about Spooky Welly Walk, please contact Jessica Mellor, Events Assistant, call 0333 323 7200 Ext. 126 or email jessica.mellor@roycastle.org

 


Trustee Chat

SCVO and Dudley CVS  are jointly hosting Trustee Chat an informal session for charity trustees to connect and talk about what matters to them, at 7 pm on Tuesday, 8th November 2022 on Zoom.

The agenda will be open, allowing participants to ask questions, share their experiences and get support with anything to do with being a charity trustee, whatever their current level of experience is. Staff from Dudley CVS and SCVO will be on hand to share their knowledge and offer encouragement and guidance to help run your charity.

The session is particularly aimed at anyone in Dudley or Sandwell boroughs who:

  • Is interested in learning more about being a charity trustee before they become one
  • Is a new trustee
  • Has experience of being a charity trustee that they’d like to share or would like to improve their knowledge
  • Would like to find out about organisations in their areas that might be looking for charity trustees
  • Represent a charity that has trustee vacancies

This virtual session will be held on Zoom. Please register your place to ensure that you are sent joining instructions by clicking here.


Black Country Health Inequalities News Update

The Health and Care Act 2022 has meant big changes for UK health and care systems to deliver better, more joined up care to communities.

The latest change is the creation of an Integrated Care Board on 1st July, bringing together partners from the NHS, local government and the Voluntary and Community sector, as well as others, to tackle the needs of our communities as a whole.

This means that there is now further drive from the Black Country Integrated Care System (ICS) to involve the Voluntary and Community sector in plans for improving people’s health and wellbeing, especially when it comes to areas with lots of health inequalities in communities.

This year, funding is being made available by the ICS to the four Health and Care Place-Based Partnership Boards in the Black Country to allow this work to take place. Each area has its own priorities that it will focus on, with opportunities to work with the voluntary sector in delivering them.

To find out more about your Place-Based Partnership, contact Sarah Taylor at sarah.taylor@wcva.org.uk

To find out more about how your Health and Social Care System is changing, visit the King’s Fund YouTube Channel here.


Have your say on the draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for Black Country Integrated Care System

The Black Country Integrated Care System has commissioned an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for all the organisations in the Integrated Care System. To help with the development of the Strategy, it is important to understand the views and experiences of the employees of the organisations that comprise the Integrated Care System.

An engagement exercise was held between February and March 2022. The feedback from that engagement was then used to inform the development of the Draft Strategy. The Black Country Integrated Care System would now like your views on the Draft Strategy to ensure they are on the right track. View the Draft Strategy or view the Summary.

If you have not already done so, share your views by completing the online survey that captures your views on the Draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. The survey closes on Wednesday 24 August.

Focus groups. There will also be a series of one-hour virtual focus group sessions in August 2022, where you can find out more about the development of the Strategy and share your views on the Draft Strategy. Find out more and register for a place at one of these focus groups using this online form.

Additionally, if you would be able to support BCICS in arranging and hosting a focus group with eight to 10 members of staff from your organisation, please email mlcsu.involvement@nhs.net

 

 


WMCA Community Green Grants

WMCA Community Green Grants is happy to share that the fund is still open to eligible organisations in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton.

It was a pleasure to visit Old Hall Peoples Partnership in Bentley Walsall as they prepare for the transformation of the centre’s green space. OHPP were awarded funding in April to transform the underused area into a pocket park where the community can engage with food sustainability through growing fruit and vegetables and a regular gardening club. There are also plans to cultivate wildflower areas and habitats for birds, bugs, and butterflies.

To see a short video clip of the garden project click here.

Diana Birkett COE of OHPP shared how the inspiration for the project came from experiencing how much gardening at home helped with her own wellbeing. She realised how beneficial engaging with nature can be and wanted to create a space where the centre users and local community can learn about plants and experience the benefits of time spent in green space. The project is in the early stages but will be gradually turned into a vibrant colourful space over the funded period of 12 months. The garden will remain as an accessible green space to be enjoyed by many for years to come.

Apply now for WMCA Community Green Grants:

All information including online application and fund factsheet can be found on the Heart of England Community Foundation website: WMCA Community Green Grants

The Community Green Grant is focused on improving access to nature in areas of deprivation with limited access to green space.

We have small and large grants available:

Small Grants £3,000 to £25,000
Community groups and organisations will be encouraged to apply for small grants that connect local people to nature. The panel welcome creative ideas that meet the grant criteria.

Large Grants £25,000 to £100,000
For organisations with large scale plans that will create significant sustainable projects that help people connect to nature and improve the local environment.

If you have an idea to transform a green/ blue space or even green an unused car park, then please get in touch with Community Green Grants officer Ruth Burgess CommunityGreenGrants@wmca.org.uk to discuss your project.


Black Country Women’s Aid: Learning and Development Administrator

Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.

Job Title: Learning and Development Administrator
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours per week), based in Sandwell
Salary: £20,849 – £22,099
Closing date: 4th July 2022

All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for an organised and efficient Learning and Development Administrator to assist with the day-to-day administration within the team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has excellent communication skills, a strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritise their workload.

The Role:

You will assist within the administration of the staff intranet, collating and inputting information into news templates, monitoring feedback surveys and reporting functionality issues to the Learning and Development Specialist. The post holder will coordinate internal and external training requests, including booking rooms or scheduling online training links, sourcing trainers and distributing training feedback forms.

Click here for Job Description.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you. Click here for more information about this role.

Please contact recruitment@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk if you are interested in applying for this position.

CVs will not be accepted.


Black Country Women’s Aid: IRIS Advocate Educator

Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.

Job Title: IRIS Advocate Educator
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based across the Black Country
Salary: £25,590 – £27,671
Closing date: 04 July 2022, however, will close earlier if sufficient suitable applications are received

All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for a confident, organised and compassionate individual be part of our IRIS service. The post holder will deliver domestic abuse training, work in partnership with health and other agency professionals and provide emotional and practical support, risk assessment and safety planning to standard and medium risk clients.

The Role:

IRIS is a specialist domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral programme for general practices. The IRIS Advocate Educator provides in-house domestic abuse training and ongoing consultancy for general practice teams and is an advocate to whom patients can be referred for support. As an Advocate Educator, you will provide tailored practical and emotional support to clients referred by trained GP practices.

You will be part of a national network of IRIS Advocate Educators who deliver training to local GP practices to raise awareness of domestic abuse and improve early identification.

Click here for Job Description.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you. Click here for more information about this role.

Please contact recruitment@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk if you are interested in applying for this position.

CVs will not be accepted.


Black Country and West Birmingham CCG Annual General Meeting

You are invited to the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group AGM. This will be a virtual meeting on Monday, 27 June 2022, 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm. The event will be streamed live via Microsoft Teams

The organisation will be reflecting on its work in the past year and sharing financial accounts.

Members of the public are welcome to submit any questions they may have to bcwbccg.gb@nhs.net before the day.


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