Newcastle CVS is recruiting a BME Health and Wellbeing Development Support Officer. This is an exciting new post to deliver a comprehensive, cross sector training programme and support community based interventions to improve health outcomes for Newcastle‚Äôs BME and migrant communities. 
We are looking for someone with a good understanding of the health and wellbeing challenges affecting BME communities and experience of designing and delivering training programmes that have clear learning outcomes. You will have experience of working in different communities and of community development work, particularly with people from minority / marginalised groups.

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The House of Lords has apponted a Select Committee to consider issues of citizenship and civic engagement in the twenty-first century. Committee chair, Lord Hodgson of Astely Abbots said "Britain has experienced many changes in recent years and this has put new stresses and strains upon it. Citizenship and civic engagement are a vital part of the 'glue' that maintains a cohesive and tolerant society". 

The committee has called for evidence (deadline for submissions is this Friday 8 September) asking among other things, what is the meaning of citizenship and civic engagment in contemporary Britain, what are the rights and responsibilties attached to citizenship and what role does the government and society have supporting citizenship? 

Newcastle CVS has made its submission to the Select Committee, reflecting on the experience of communities and voluntary organisations in Gateshead and Newcastle as they have becoming increasingly diverse and fluid places to live and work. Austerity, Brexit and social exclusion have all had an impact on people's attitude and expectations of what citizenship and what it means to be British.

However the activities of voluntary sector organisations, community groups and volunteers make a positive impact and promote tolerance and cohesion in local communties. The motivation of volunteers is more likely to come from the opportunity of doing good, giving back to society or feeling worthwhile. They are unlikely to see their individual actions as part of being a 'British Citizen' or a programme of good citizenship and recommendations from the Select Committee needs to be careful not to over regulate or involve compulsion. 

Advocacy Centre North is a service within Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service (NCVS) and is seeking applications for the above post.  The post holder will be required to ensure that Advocacy Centre North has effective administration systems in place and should be able to demonstrate that they can perform high-level administrative functions that will support the smooth running of the service.
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Our Newcastle CVS Training Programme Autumn to Winter 2017 has now been published, with a variety of training available for you to book onto, including funding, GDPR and governance to name some. So, have a look yourself! 

Newcastle CVS provides training to voluntary, community and social enterprise groups and organisations. Newcastle CVS members are able to access training at lower rates. Training is available in Newcastle and Gateshead; you can attend either regardless of your base.
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Interim HAREF Engagement Worker within Newcastle CVS, based in the centre of Newcastle.

Newcastle CVS is the major infrastructure body supporting the voluntary and community sector in Newcastle and Gateshead. We have a particular focus on tackling inequalities. HAREF merged with Newcastle CVS in June 2017 and HAREF will remain focussed on its core purpose.  HAREF is a network focused on reducing health inequalities experienced by people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. 

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Welcome to On the Hoof August 2017

Wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

On the Hoof August includes: CCG Involvement Forum; Sustainability and Transformation Plans feedback report; Delivering Together; and safeguarding matters.

 

A huge welcome to our new members in Newcastle and Gateshead:

  • Fawdon Community Library
  • Gasbags North East
  • Grandparents Plus
  • Hat-Trick (Centre-West)
  • Maritime Volunteer Service
  • NewcastleGateshead Initiative
  • Opening Doors Newcastle Gateshead CIC
  • Phina Nwoye Foundation
  • Skimstone Arts
  • The Albert Kennedy Trust
  • The Letter Room
  • Tynedale Hospice at Home
  • Victims First Northumbria
  • Youth Homeless North East

Foodbanks in Newcastle

Newcastle CVS has updated its information sheet about Foodbanks in Newcastle

Help us find out who's supporting holiday food in Newcastle and Gateshead

We are collating a list of Children's holiday food services. Who's supporting families?

 

Welcome to On the Hoof July 2017

Wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

On the Hoof July includes: CCG Involvement Forum; Sustainability and Transformation Plans; Consultations; 12 steps to take now to prepare for changes to data protection law; tackling modern slavery and more safeguarding matters.

Wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

On the Hoof June includes: new services, Newcastle Primary Care Navigator (PCN); Hate Crime Advocacy for Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear; Independent Sexual Violence Advocate in Gateshead; Gateshead strategic review of all age Carers services; a blog: The welfare benefits system is a public health care system; 12 steps to take now to prepare for changes to data protection law; and safeguarding matters.