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

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


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 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

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:

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

Charitable Incorporated Organisation: CIO briefing session

Community Works: Governance briefing – being a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

Governance Briefings are open to all community and voluntary organisations across Adur and Worthing, Brighton and Hove. They are a great opportunity to keep up to date with local and national legislation, develop your governance practice and network with other Trustees.

This ‘Governance briefing – being a CIO’ will be led by Tim Smith of GSFW Solicitors:

The session will provide the opportunity to learn more about Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO), including the differences between a CIO and a Community Interest Company (CIC), and how to convert to a CIO from a CIC.

Where: Lagoon Room, BMECP, 10A Fleet St, Brighton BN1 4ZE (map 
When: Tuesday 5 December, 6.00-8.00pm
To book: To book a place please follow

Introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection training course

2 spaces left on this course run by Safety Net.

Introduction to Safeguarding & Child Protection Training – Thursday 9th November 2017

Book here.

Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT) £15 / £25.

Safety Net

Free First Aid training for Adults

This one day course at the Friends Centre will help you to respond to an emergency situation. You will learn how to deal with unconsciousness, bleeding, choking, shock, seizures, provide CPR, and recognise signs of a heart attack or stroke.

This is a half day course.

Course date: Saturday 11th November

Time: 10.30am –1.30pm

Venue: Brighton Junction, Isetta Square, 35 New England St,

Brighton  BN1 4GQ

Tutor: Agnes Munday

Cost: Free/£15.00

To be offered a free place you will need to be:

  • 19 and over
  • Living in the EU for at least 3 years
  • Living in Brighton and Hove area

AND be unemployed (or working less than 16 hours) or on a low income (less than £13,500 for a single income or less than £18,500 for a combined household income)

  • Or have no qualifications (no Level 2 or above qualification)
  • Or you volunteer and are unemployed

If you’re interested in enrolling for this course please contact Friends Centre on 01273-810210 or visit our reception at Brighton Junction, Isetta Square,

35 New England St, Brighton  BN1 4GQ or email us on

Free workshops for small groups at Community Works conference

FREE workshop sessions for small groups (income below £35k per annum)

These following sessions are part of the Community Works conference being held in Brighton and Hove on 9 November 2017

For full information on the day download the programme

Book your place now!

Session 1: How to cover your costs in a small group

So-called ‘hidden’ costs such as administration and management are essential for any voluntary and community sector organisation, but not always easy to get funded by grants and contracts. This workshop led by fundraising consultant Katie Rabone will look at how using a full cost recovery model can help to secure core costs for your organisation.

A toolkit for success will be shared during the session, to ensure that your organisation can move beyond chasing short-term project funding and look to a more sustainable and confident future.

Session 2: Are you the only paid member of staff in your group? Or is this a situation you anticipate being in in the near future?

Being the only paid member of staff in an organisation can often feel daunting; with a unique set of challenges and circumstances. This interactive session led by Kaye Duerdoth will explore some of the issues that a sole member of staff encounters along with the opportunity to hear from people who have been in this very situation. The time will then be used to share different methods for problem-solving and overcoming the challenges of being the only paid member of staff which typically relate to the following areas:

  • Delegating effectively
  • Managing volunteers
  • Staying well and avoiding burnout
  • Succession planning – ensuring sustainability
  • Balancing delivery and development
  • Managing growth
  • Working with trustees and/or committee members