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Upcoming events

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
7:30pm
The Songsters Legends of Pop
The Gentleman Songsters
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
7:30pm
More Mascots Please Variety Night
More Mascots Please

Latest posts

Forthcoming events - Community Cohesion and Hate Crime Seminar - 01/10/19 and Modern Slavery Session -18/10/19

Community Cohesion and Hate Crime Seminar Tuesday 1st October 2019

The seminar will include local and regional updates, in addition to giving delegates an opportunity to contribute to the refresh of our current Community Cohesion and Hate Crime Strategy.

Please use the link: https://bit.ly/2kCuVXr to book onto this FREE event, using the password: HC2019

Dudley's response to Modern Slavery Friday 18th October 2019

The session will look at:

• 'The Journey So far' - local updates

• Regional work

• Next Steps - What more needs to be done and who needs to be involved

Please use the link: https://bit.ly/2kaTE59 to book onto this FREE event, using the password: MS2019

Best wishes

Katriona Lafferty

Community Safety Officer (Reducing Vulnerability)

DMBC Community Safety Team

01384 813278

https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/

Introduction to Social Change and Campaigning - Birmingham

Posted on behalf of Sheila McKechnie Foundation
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (in association with the Directory of Social Change) will be running a training workshop in Birmingham for groups, organisation and individuals who are interested in learning a little bit more about campaigning and social change.

Introduction to Social Change and Campaigning

The Introduction to Social Change and Campaigning workshops are designed for those interested in social change and change-making. It is for people new to campaigns or who have found themselves campaigning by accident and who want to know more. Participants will improve their understanding, skills and knowledge of change making, including understanding more about how change happens and be more effective at developing a campaign strategy. The workshop will also provide participants with the opportunity to meet other campaigners, develop their professional network and receive peer support.

Details

Birmingham | 10:00 – 17:00 | Thursday, 17 October 2019

Fee

Prices range from £0-260 based on the size of the organisation/group and income. Free bursary places are available for students and those with no to low income.

For more information and to book a place visit: https://bit.ly/2lVVbwk
When
17 Oct 2019 at 10:00am
until 17 Oct 2019 at 5:00pm

Shared lives scheme celebrates first birthday

An innovative scheme designed to support adults with additional needs to live in the community has recently celebrated its first birthday.

A year ago, Camphill Village Trust were appointed by Dudley Council to operate its shared lives scheme and more than 60 people recently came together to mark its first anniversary at its Stourbridge offices.

Shared Lives offers the opportunity for adults with learning disabilities or those with other needs such as early on-set dementia to live in the community and works in a similar way to foster care.

Camphill Village Trust were appointed to drive ambitions to expand the service across the borough and has already organised 15 new placements in the last 12 months.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and social care, said:

“We’re really pleased to see how well the service is doing in its first 12 months with the trust. It’s a great example of what can be achieved when we work closely with experienced providers.

“We appreciate the hard work and commitment of our shared lives carers in opening their homes to support people with additional needs and I would encourage anyone who thinks they have what it takes to become a shared lives carer to get in touch.”

Dean Barnshaw, head of service for shared lives, said:

“We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved so far and that the scheme has given us a new direction and added to our established community-based services already being delivered in the area.

“It was wonderful to see so many people come together for our first birthday celebrations. Thank you to all those involved with the scheme, who have worked tirelessly to help reach the standards we have.”

People interested in finding out more about becoming a shared lives carer can call 01384 441505 or visit: www.camphillvillagetrust.org.uk

Deafscope invites you to its first Deaf Community Information Day

Posted on behalf of Deafscope
Deafscope is inviting you to an informal information session where where you can learn more about how Deafscope works and how it can help you!

Deafscope will also be inviting speakers to give out information for the Deaf Community. The event will be a chance for the community to share their experience, good or bad, of using public services and how they can be made more accessible.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please email Kerry on kerrydeafscope@gmail.com or TEXT ONLY: 07907 857 410
When
24 Sep 2019 at 11:00am
until 24 Sep 2019 at 1:00pm
Where
Teco House,
High Street
Lye
DY9 8LU

Chairs available to an organisation

Christ Church, Quarry Bank, is replacing a set of 40 plastic orange-coloured chairs. If any organisation would like all, or any of these, please do get in touch.

Email: rev.davidhoskin@hotmail.com

Job opportunity with Dudley Stroke Association

Chief Officer Post

Dudley Stroke Association is a local independent charity established in 1987 providing guidance, support and information to people after a stroke and their families through their family and carer support service, stroke reviews and groups.

They are seeking a Chief Officer to continue to take the organisation forward. Applicants should be well organised, dynamic and able to lead, direct and manage the day to day running of the charity and source/apply for funding to achieve high quality and positive outcomes for service users within the Dudley Borough.

Salary: £29,323 per annum, pro rata 4 days per week, initially to March 2021 subject to funding.

Knowledge of the voluntary sector is essential.

For more information, job description and person specification please contact:

Anne Adams anne@dudleystrokeassociation.org.uk 01384 271982

Closing date for applications: 27th September. Interview date: week beginning 14th October

Dudley Stroke Association 16 High Street, Pensnett, Kingswinford. DY6 8XB

Registered charity no.1100960 Company no.48736907

Stourbridge Chamber Orchestra perform Mozart

Posted on behalf of Gig Caritas
Gig Caritas presents Stourbridge Chamber Orchestra in Mozart Symphonies No 40 and 41 on Saturday 28th September, 7.30 pm at St Marys Parish Church Oldswinford
When
28 Sep 2019 at 7:30pm
until 28 Sep 2019

Good Finance Live is heading to the Midlands!

Posted on behalf of Good Finance
A free event, Good Finance Live offers social enterprises, charities and community businesses who are looking for repayable finance the chance to:

  • Meet a range of social investors in the marketplace
  • Hear from organisations who have used social investment
  • Learn about support programmes and funds available
  • Network with peers
If you're looking for investment whether via a loan or equity, there will be a wide choice of investors under one roof putting you in the driving seat.

This event is brought to you by iSE and Good Finance in collaboration with Big Society Capital and Access - The Foundation for Social Investment.

Book your place at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/good-finance-live-midlands-birmingham-tickets-68768272755
When
29 Oct 2019 at 10:00am
until 29 Oct 2019 at 3:00pm
Where
BVSC
138 Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6DR

Modern Slavery in Dudley - Our Response?

Posted on behalf of DMBC Community Safety Team
Safe and Sound, Dudley’s Community Safety Partnership, invite you to attend a multi-agency event to look at Dudley's response to Modern Slavery.

The session will look at:

• 'The Journey So far' - local updates

• Regional work

• Next Steps - What more needs to be done and who needs to be involved

Please use the link: https://bit.ly/2kaTE59 to book onto this FREE event, using the password: MS2019

Best wishes

DMBC Community Safety Team
When
18 Oct 2019 at 9:00am
until 18 Oct 2019 at 12:30pm
Where
David Lloyd Dudley
Pensnett Road
Brierley Hill
DY5 3YP

Community Cohesion and Hate Crime Seminar - 1st October

Posted on behalf of DMBC Community Safety Team
Safe and Sound, Dudley’s Community Safety Partnership, invite you to attend a multi-agency Community Cohesion and Hate Crime Seminar.

The seminar will include local and regional updates, in addition to giving delegates an opportunity to contribute to the refresh of our current Community Cohesion and Hate Crime Strategy.

Please use the link: https://bit.ly/2kCuVXr to book onto this FREE event, using the password: HC2019

Best wishes

DMBC Community Safety Team
When
01 Oct 2019 at 9:00am
until 01 Oct 2019 at 12:30pm
Where
Saltwells Education Centre
Bowling Green Road
Dudley
DY2 9LY