Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Survey

‘The Drive Partnership are launching a survey on victim and survivor’s views of perpetrator work, so that the upcoming perpetrator strategy has their voices and experiences at its core. They would be really grateful if you could share this survey with your networks, to help them get a wide range of input on this. If you are able to help with this, below are suggested tweets and images if needed. The deadline for the survey is 1st August.

Over 2 million adults experience #DomesticAbuse each year. @DriveProjectUK need to hear from victims and survivors on how to deal with the people who cause abuse. Please complete this survey & share with anyone you think could help.’

Survey

http://driveproject.org.uk

(29.07.21)

Drive Domestic Abuse help

 

Volunteer with Hackney Volunteer Centre

Join our team of health & wellbeing Volunteer Researchers! Do you have ideas for how Hackney and the City’s communities could be healthier and happier? Do you think people like you should have a say in what issues should be included as priorities? Would you be up for talking to your friends, family, people in your community, about this too? Our local authorities are leading on a strategy for health and wellbeing in our areas. We are working to make sure real people, representing all of Hackney and City’s diversity, get a real say in what goes in it. The project will run from now until early September.

Become a ‘volunteer researcher’. You would engage with your friends and family, plus people in your wider community, asking them questions about health and wellbeing where they live. You would do this through asking people to fill in a survey, 1 on 1 interviews and maybe even hosting a group discussion or doing a stall at a community event. This would involve: Getting trained in how to do this and receiving ongoing support from our staff and the other volunteers; engaging with friends and family and people in your wider community. In total we estimate this to require roughly 10 hours per month for the three month duration of the project. Benefits: a £50 voucher to recognise your valuable input; the chance to play a big role in shaping Hackney and City’s health & wellbeing strategy; experience which can go on your CV.

To find out more, please contact Richard at richard.howlett@vchackney.org or on 07305 786174.

(29.07.21)

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Free Online Training and Resources for Carers

OpenLearn – Free Learning from the Open University

‘This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a carer, whether in a paid or unpaid role.’

‘Caring for adults is an introductory course for carers or those considering a care role in a variety of settings. It addresses a number of key questions on topics including: good communication, mental health awareness, palliative and end-of-life care, positive risk-taking and looking after your self.’

You can complete the course in your own time, and in any order. There is no need for registration.

Caring for Adults

E-Learning – Supporting Unpaid Carers

What is it?

A free online resource to support the vital care that unpaid carers provide. We hope the e-learning will help you take care of yourself and carry out your day to day caring role.

Who is it for?

Anyone who provides care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem or other health and care needs.

What does it offer?

Bespoke bite-sized e-learning sessions for carers, developed with expert advice from Carers UK, with links to organisations offering more advice on topics relevant to that session.

Online links and a downloadable resource guide, colour coded by topic, that provide help on issues such as your rights to benefits, support for carers and caring for those with visual or hearing impairment.

Access to Agylia Care who offer free guides and videos on care and support topics, including children’s care, learning disabilities and support for carers.

Specialised e-learning on topics such as dementia, mental health, physical disability, infection protection and end of life care.

Care Matters: A resource to support unpaid carers

Carers UK – Learning for Living

‘The interactive e-learning programme, Learning for Living, helps carers develop greater understanding of the unique skills and knowledge they apply on a day-to-day basis in their caring role, and how they can transfer these skills to the workplace.

Previous research by the charity shows 2.6 million people have given up their job to care unpaid for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

The aim of the e-learning programme is to boost confidence amongst unpaid carers, who regularly carry out complex tasks, manage finances and communicate in a range of situations, but often underestimate the value of these skills when job searching or looking at changing roles.

Based on a programme developed by City & Guilds with Carers UK, this edition of Learning for Living was funded by the Department for Health and Social Care and developed with the insight of carers who fed back on the content and outcomes of the learning.

It is a free online resource and has today been made available to unpaid carers across the UK.’

Learning for Living

(29.07.21) 

Help To Get Online

If you need help to get online, or you would like to improve your IT skills, one of the following schemes could be for you.

Contact kevin@cityconnections for more information, or to request a copy of the registration form.

(23.07.21)

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Summer Scheme – Activities for Young People

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Mary Ward Centre – New Courses for September 2021

‘Our new programme of courses starting September 2021 is now available to join. There are lots to choose from whether you are looking to learn new skills, get a job or a better job, start a new career, improve your health and wellbeing or try something new and feel good about yourself. Click here to browse the full range. Courses take place at one of our centres or online.’

(22.07.21)

Mary Ward

The Reader – A new weekly activity with City Connections

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Self Isolation Support

Hackney Council and City of London Corporation are running an 8-week pilot project at Pembury and Woodberry Down estates in Hackney and Mansell Street, Middlesex Street and Golden Lane estates in the City in July and August. The project aims to better support residents who need to self-isolate for 10 days and who struggle to do so. Any household in one of the pilot areas where a positive case is found can access the support.

‘If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you live with someone who has tested positive, there is help available!

The Council is running a short-term project offering extra support to people living at Pembury and Woodberry Down, Middlesex Street and Golden Lane estates in July and August.

Call the Covid-19 Helpline on 020 8356 3111, and select option 3 when you have tested positive, or live with someone who has tested positive.

We can offer home delivery of a care package that includes a PCR test and a supply of PPE for your household, welfare calls, advice on how to keep your household safe and free hotel accommodation for household members of a positive case if they cannot successfully self-isolate at home.

Don’t wait – there is support available. Let’s stop Covid-19 in its tracks and keep your household safe!’

(22.07.21)

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Stay Safe During The Heatwave

Follow the steps below and check on others. Click here for more NHS guidance

(20.07.21)

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Dragon Care in the City

DRAGON CAFÉ IN THE CITY WELCOMES ANYONE WHO IS FEELING THE PRESSURES OF WORK OR LIFE IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF LONDON.

Dragon Café in the City runs as a fortnightly programme of events for who wish to release the pressure, break the stress cycle, and build resilience, free and open to all, we welcome you to our sessions.

Please visit our What’s On page for programmes, dates and more.

(20.07.21)

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How safe do women feel within the City of London?

‘This is a survey being conducted on behalf of CoLP Public Protection Unit to be completed by women who study, visit, work and live in the City.

If you are a woman who visits the Square Mile or lives within the Square Mile, please complete this short survey to help ensure appropriate measures are put into place to keep women and girls safe. It should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. ‘

(02.07.21)

Volunteer role for City and Hackney peer researches at Volunteer Centre Hackney

‘Join our team of health & wellbeing Volunteer Researchers!

Do you have ideas for how Hackney and the City’s communities could be healthier and happier? Do you think people like you should have a say in what issues should be included as priorities? Would you be up for talking to your friends, family, people in your community, about this too?

Our local authorities are leading on a strategy for health and wellbeing in our areas. We are working to make sure real people, representing all of Hackney and City’s diversity, get a real say in what goes in it.

The project will run for three months and there are two ways to get involved.

Become a ‘volunteer researcher’. You would engage with your friends and family, plus people in your wider community, asking them questions about health and wellbeing where they live. You would do this through asking people to fill in a survey, 1 on 1 interviews and maybe even hosting a group discussion or doing a stall at a community event. This would involve: Getting trained in how to do this and receiving ongoing support from our staff and the other volunteers, engaging with friends and family and people in your wider community. Benefits: a £50 voucher to recognise your valuable input; the chance to play a big role in shaping Hackney and City’s health & wellbeing strategy; experience which can go on your CV.

Join the ‘steering group’. You would be playing the role of ‘volunteer researcher’ and have a bigger say in how this project happens. How should we promote the project to reach all of Hackney and City’s diverse communities? What kind of training will people need so they can do a great job gathering people’s views? This would involve: up to four meetings where you have the chance to shape the project plus occasional phone calls/ emails with our staff. Benefits: a voucher to recognise your valuable input; the chance to play a big role in shaping Hackney and City’s health & wellbeing strategy; experience which can go on your CV.

We estimate the time commitment to be approximately 10 hours per month for the standard role and 14 hours per month for the Steering Group role for the three month duration of the project.’

More information and registration here

(02.07.21)

City Connections Activities for July

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