Free GDPR discussion group for community groups and organisations

Community Works are holding a series of discussion groups about data protection for community groups. Places for Brighton & Hove groups are now available at the two sessions in Worthing, coming up this month.

Details:
Thursday 12 July or Friday 20 July
Worthing Town Hall, 6-8pm

To book a place:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-to-grips-with-gdpr-worthing-tickets-46519973493

About the workshops:

Many organisations still have questions about GDPR, whether they are at the beginning of the GDPR process or a bit further along. If this applies to you, book your place now on our free Getting to Grips with GDPR discussion group. Each session is limited to 8 people and offers a safe and informal space for organisations to share common issues, questions and challenges around GDPR. They will be facilitated by Dr Mary Darking, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Innovation.

Feedback from the first session:

“I have a better understanding for the two charities I work with, and for me personally”
“I really like this style of learning”
“I don’t feel so stressed and anxious about GDPR”

The sessions are most appropriate for individuals who will be taking a lead on GDPR within their organisation, whether as a trustee, staff member or volunteer. They will provide the opportunity to reflect and will offer guidance and advice either on what action to take or where to look for more support. Each session will be led by the questions of the people who attend. Confidentiality will be respected at all times.

The above dates are prioritised for member organisations in Adur and Worthing, but owing to demand we are now also making them available to members in Brighton and Hove.

Please note that bookings are limited to one per organisation across the entire workshop series (5 sessions).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training

How can you make sure that your organisation and activities are open and inclusive for all members of the community?  This course, run by Community Works  and led by  Jess Taylor from The Equality Academy provides an overview of equality, diversity and inclusion, flags up key legislation, and looks at what this means for planning and delivering your activities.

Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Time: (9.30am arrivals) 10:00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HA

Course fees are £50 for organisations which are members of Community Works and have an annual income under £250,000. Some bursary places are available to groups with an income of less than £35,000 per annum.

To book a place please contact jess@bhcommunityworks.org.uk

Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1

The WEA have spaces available on their course: Award in Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1

This qualification offers the opportunity for students who are speakers of other languages to learn about the role of the community interpreter. You will learn about the language skills required when working in the community – giving an awareness of how language changes depending on the situation. There is also an opportunity to look at how public and voluntary service sectors work in the community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of WEA staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 07500 972664
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • You should be a confident speaker of English and be fluent in at least one other language

Course details:

Starts: Friday 13th April at 9:30am
Finishes: Friday 6th July
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm
Location: Honeycroft, Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3WF
Cost: £135

You may be entitled to a free course if you receive certain benefits

Food Safety Level 2 training

Organised by Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Thurs 29th March, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Stanmer Room, The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD
£5 – £10 for volunteers / £25 for staff

Do you volunteer or work for a community group or organisation that involves food, such as a surplus food project, lunch club, food bank or community garden?

This is a certified Food Safety Level 2 course delivered by David Taylor. http://www.davidtaylortraining.co.uk/

Places are limited to two people per organisation although if you have more please let us know and we will put them on a waiting list

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/level-2-food-safety-award-catering-for-food-projects-tickets-42667893819

Media training 8th Feb

Workshop organised by Community Works.
Understanding how to engage with print, TV and radio journalists is key to the success of your organisation. This low-cost, whistle-stop briefing Working with the media will help you to:

  • recognise the media’s agenda
  • understand techniques for dealing with different styles of media
  • communicate effectively with each type of media
  • develop and illustrate your key messages and avoid the common pitfalls.

There a few places remaining, so please book now if you want to come along.
Title: Working with the media
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: BMECP Centre, Central Brighton
How to book: For more details and to book please visit http://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/working-with-the-media/

Safeguarding courses from Safety Net

There are a few places left on Safety Net’s Safeguarding courses running throughout January.

Any questions feel free to give Safety Net a call on 01273 420973.

First aid training, 26th February

As part of LGBT HISTORY MONTH & The B Right On LGBT Community Festival.

Hosted by the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum with Guest Trainer.

Emergency First Aid at Work.

A nationally recognised course and valid for three years.

Awarding body: FutureQuals and Highfield

Programme includes:

Prioritising treatments, management of an unconscious casualty, cpr, defibrillation, choking, burns, fractures, bleeding, medical conditions, causes of unconsciousness including anaphylaxis and how to administer an EPIpen.

Lunch Provided.

£35 per person

12 SPACES ONLY!

The course includes a certificate and booklet on all the elements covered during the day.

WHEN: Monday 26th February 2018, 10am – 4pm.

WHERE: The Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, BN1 1WN, Brighton.

To book please click here

Please contact the organisers if you have any access requirements or restriction concerns by emailing access@lgbt-help.com or by calling 01273 855620 and selecting option 4

The B Right On LGBT Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month, is organised by the Volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.

More info on the Forum can be found here.

More info on the B Right On Festival can be found here.

Working with the media

Community Works briefing on understanding how to engage with print, TV and radio journalists. It will help you to develop and illustrate your key messages and avoid the common pitfalls.
Title: Working with the media
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: BMECP Centre, 10 Fleet Street, Brighton
How to book: For more details and to book please visit http://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/working-with-the-media/

Keeping Adults Safe

An introductory course run by Community Works. It is for voluntary organisations who work with, engage and deliver activities or services for adults.
For more information and to book a place, visit:
http://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/keep-adults-safe-training/

Exploring assertiveness & identity workshops

Run by Brighton Housing Trust Mental Health & Wellbeing Service

6th & 13th December 2017, 1-3pm

Do you want to:

  • Develop your assertiveness skills
  • Explore themes of assertiveness, consent and identity
  • Learn how to say no
  • Explore your values and recognise your skills

Then come along to one of our Exploring Assertiveness and Identity Workshops

At 27-29 North Street, Brighton BN1 1EB

For more information or to book a place please contact Chloe Godden on 01273 929471 or email wellbeing@bht.org.uk