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Welcome to FaithAction’s events page. These are a list of events coming up either run by FaithAction or events that might be useful to FaithAction members. For full information on each of the events, click on the name.
|21 May 2013|
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With this year's action-focused theme, Dying Matters aims to encourage the nation to take five crucial actions to be ready for the end of life.
Be ready for it: five things you can do
1. Make a will
2. Record your funeral wishes
3. Plan your future care and support
4. Register as an organ donor
5. Tell your loved ones your wishes
Awareness Week 2012 was a huge success, with extensive media coverage and awareness-raising activities and events by Dying Matters and our members reaching more than 170,000 people across the country.
We really want to hear from you, our members, about your activities for Awareness Week 2013. Whatever your event, large or small, we can provide support and resources, and help you get the word out via our newsletters, e-news, Twitter and Facebook - so please let us know what you are doing. Email email@example.com or call 08000 21 44 66.
9:30 - 16:00, Tuesday 21st May; The Bond Company, Birmingham
A free Children England workshop on the Health Reforms, and the changing commissioning landscape for the children, young people and families VCS
This free workshop is an opportunity to review the changes around Health Reform and its implications for the voluntary and community sector and the commissioning of services for children, young people and families.
The session will cover the following:
• An overview of the changes in health structures and health commissioning
• An opportunity to look at both barriers and opportunities for organisations wishing to engage with the new health structures
• Review how your organisation’s services map against health priorities and what evidence base means within in a health context
• Review how you can engage more effectively with health in the future
Maximising Social Value, Free Learning Events for the Public Sector
1st May, Birmingham
2nd May, London
9th May, Newcastle
10th May, Manchester
30th May, Leeds
The Social Value Act places new legal obligations on those commissioning and procuring public services. Maximising social value is not a new concept, but experience and resources are limited if you are trying to implement this in your area. NAVCA and the LGA are working together to support you.
NAVCA, in collaboration with the LGA, are holding Social Value events in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle throughout May.
These events are not chalk and talk information sessions, but the opportunity to get together and share issues and learning with those in the same position as you. Therefore, to maximise the value of these events, they are aimed at local government, CCG and housing association staff who are involved in the generation of social value in local commissioning.
What delegates will gain from attending:
What participants should bring to the day:
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2013.
Isn’t it time to say thank you to the UK’s volunteers?
This year’s Volunteers’ Week focuses on saying ‘Thank You’ to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, and to recognise the way that organisations celebrate the work of volunteers across the UK.
For more information and to get involved, visit Volunteer’s Week.
Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign. Its aim is to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for. It does this by:
This year the theme for Carers Week is Prepared to Care? Every day at least 6,000 people start caring. Becoming a carer can impact significantly on a person’s life – it takes time, energy, can leave you isolated and can be costly.
Prepared to Care? – the 2013 Carers Week campaign –will focus on how the UK’s current carer population is coping, how effectively Government is supporting the growing numbers of carers, and whether the wider population is prepared for future caring responsibilities.
Through Prepared to Care? Carers Week will highlight the impact of caring on daily life and, with an ageing population and higher incidence of disability and serious illness, encourage the public to think whether they could manage a caring role.
Prepared to Care? will also help those already caring to make sure they are accessing all the practical and emotional support they need to care safely and look after themselves.
For more information on Carers Week, please click here.
Men's Health Week 2013: You only live once so talk to someone
10th - 16th June
Three in four people who kill themselves are men.
Led by the Men's Health Forum, this year's Men's Health Week runs from the 10th to 16th June and aims to tackle stigma in men’s mental health and promote mental well-being and help-seeking in men.
During the Week, the MHF will launch new services to enable men to access health advice and new publications to help health providers reach men. This follows the MHF's publication of the first guidelines on addressing the mental health needs of men and boys and our commitment to expanding and improving our services for men.
We are still assessing funding for free materials and the pricing for other resources, register to ensure you are the first to know what we have available. The more who register the more likely we will be able to offer free resources!
This course draws on NCVO’s cutting edge thinking that has been developed from our strategy work with a range of charities over many years, to ensure that you keep your beneficiaries or cause at the heart of your future.
Day 1 is an introduction to strategy giving a theoretical focus.
Day 2 helps you put your learning into practice by making a meaningful strategy.
By the end of the two days, you will be able to:
Small Charity Week 2013 - 17th - 22nd June
Small Charity Week is a campaign which was first established by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) in 2010 to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector.
The week is organised as a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world.
The objectives of Small Charity Week are to:
Raising Standards Of Compassion, Dignity and Safety
4th July; The Clarendon Suites, Birmingham
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