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Clinks Light Lunch Issue 193

IN YOUR WEEKLY LIGHT LUNCH…

 

CLINKS TRAINING: involving volunteers

CLINKS MEMBERS OFFER: CJM 2010

CLINKS MEMBER NEWS: new CEO for Safe Ground

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: turning women away from crime

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: scrapping vetting and barring

FUNDING: uniting communities in Lambeth

FUNDING: to benefit Broxbourne residents

EVENT: highlighting best practice in working with offenders

EVENT: prisoners’ families conference

EVENT: CJM 2010

EVENT: prisoner resettlement

EVENT: effective policing

PUBLICATION: on working with offenders

OPPORTUNITY: to get free mentoring

OPPORTUNITY: free online training

RESOURCE: social media for small organisations

RESOURCE: get advice

CLINKS MEMBERS VACANCIES

TIPS OF THE WEEK

EXTRA Information

 

 

 

CLINKS TRAINING: involving volunteers

Does your organisation involve volunteers? Would you like the opportunity to learn more about recruiting, managing and supervising volunteers? Clinks is offering a free one day training course run by SOVA [10.30-3.30 13th October, Birmingham, free] aimed particularly at small organisations who would like to improve their skills in order to provide volunteering and mentoring of a high quality. This event is being organised by the Clinks Volunteering & Mentoring Network. Book your place at: Clinks Training

 

 

CLINKS MEMBERS OFFER: CJM 2010

Light Lunch has managed to secure two tickets, worth £250 each, to CJM 2010 for readers. Click here to find out more about CJM 2010. If you’re a voluntary sector organisation, tell us how Light Lunch helps you in less than 100 words, and we’ll pick the best two responses to win the tickets. Just email joe.gardham@clinks.org. And if you miss out, you can still get 50% off the event fee – details in the events section below.

 

 

CLINKS MEMBER NEWS: new CEO for Safe Ground

After fifteen years, founder and CEO of Safe Ground Antonia Rubinstein is leaving to pursue her career in the arts, education and media. Antonia has created and led one of the leading prison education charities in the country and will be sorely missed by staff and colleagues alike. Antonia hands over to Charlotte Weinberg, an experienced Youth Arts and community development activist with a long history in both the UK and abroad. I'm sure you'll join Clinks in wishing Antonia all the best for the future and welcoming Charlotte to post. Read the press release

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: turning women away from crime

Eve’s Space is a new centre in Bolton that works with women who are at risk of offending, as well as those already involved in the criminal justice system, such as those on probation or recently released from short term prison sentences. It is jointly run by local charity Urban Outreach, Bolton Probation and Bolton Council and is based at the charity's Urban Restore Centre. Urban Outreach don't have a website, so find out more at: Greater Manchester Probation

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: scrapping vetting and barring

As readers will have seen in the news this week, think-tank Civitas has called on government to scrap the vetting and barring scheme (VBS), which is currently under review. Their report says that the VBS puts some people off volunteering altogether, with the Volunteer Survey 2007 finding that 13% of men would not volunteer because they were worried people would think they were child abusers, and 28% of respondents saying they knew someone who had been put off volunteering by the CRB process. Find out more at: Civitas

 

 

FUNDING: uniting communities in Lambeth

Lambeth Community Fund Wates Giving Small Community Grants awards funding of £250 to £2,000 for projects being delivered in areas of social housing, for the benefit of residents. Funding can be towards existing or new work, or community events. The Foundation is particularly looking to fund projects that help to bring diverse communities together and increase resident involvement. Applications must be submitted by 29th October at: CCF

 

 

FUNDING: to benefit Broxbourne residents

Broxbourne Council's Community Grant Scheme has funding for local organisations, charities and community groups for projects within the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire that will benefit local residents. Awards are granted for one financial year only and the deadline for applications is 29 October at Broxbourne Council

 

 

EVENT: highlighting best practice in working with offenders

The POPS Crystal Hearts Awards Ceremony [11th November, Manchester, Free] aims to promote and reward examples of best practice amongst individuals, teams or organisations working to positively impact the lives of offenders and/or their families. The awards ceremony is preceded by POPS' Annual review, which will include a performance from theatre company 'Fink On'. Find out more and book your place at: POPS

 

 

EVENT: prisoners’ families conference

Rideout is hosting two workshops sharing their creative practices [12th & 13th October, London | 20th & 21st October, Birmingham | prices from £30]. The workshops will feature sessions on the role of prison design in rehabilitation, discovering personal potential, making films in prison, and how to invent exercises and games for difficult groups. Two free places are available on application to ex-offenders or others without funds. For all enquiries and bookings, contact Tim at Rideout

 

 

EVENT: CJM 2010

Clinks has managed to get 50% off tickets to this year’s Criminal Justice Matters conference [6th October, London, £125 offer price]. With representations from the Home Office, National Police Improvement Agency, Ministry of Justice, The Probation Association, and Criminal Justice Board, this is one of the leading events for those involved in criminal justice policy. This year’s conference delicately balances the diverse yet agenda-pressing initiatives, which will transform the criminal justice system into an effective and efficient service. To attend at the half price rate, you will need to quote ‘Clinks Light Lunch’ when emailing Carl Price

 

 

EVENT: prisoner resettlement

West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy (WYCCP) work with men in HMP Leeds and give practical support pre and post release to enable them to settle back into the community. The Inside Story is a WYCCP morning event [20th October, HMP Leeds, free], that aims to highlight the work they do with ex-offenders and celebrate their volunteers.  There will be the opportunity to hear from service users on their experiences of resettlement, take part in roundtables on topics such as Restorative Justice, and discuss the future of prison resettlement. For more information or to book your place, contact ron.williams@wyccp.org.uk

 

 

EVENT: effective policing

‘From Here to ....Half-Way House’ is a HMP Wolds conference [4th November, South Cave, free] about family interventions in prison. Using the Half-Way Family House in Denmark as inspiration, they would also like to reveal their vision of the future of family interventions and enlist your help in achieving this. To attend or find out more, contact Sandy Watson

 

 

PUBLICATION: on working with offenders

NAVCA recently commissioned three pieces of research into the role of local voluntary organisations and charities in working to reduce re-offending. You can download them at:http://www.navca.org.uk/news/research.htm

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: to get free mentoring

The Aspire Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Aspire Companies, is looking for more women mentees to offer free mentoring services. The foundation is offering one hour of mentoring by telephone (or face to face if you are located near to your mentor) per month for six months with a senior woman leader from a corporation. If you'd like to take part, contact Laura

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: free online training

Action for All has four free training courses available, which cover topics including 'Writing Better Bids', 'Building relationships with local funders', and 'Monitoring Outcomes'. If you book all four courses, you get a free headset! Find out more and book on at: Action for All

 

 

RESOURCE: social media for small organisations

Simon Duncan, the regional ICT champion for Yorkshire & The Humber, has produced guidance for small organisations thinking about using Social Media. The guidance aims to put your organisation and its purposes first with social media only used as a tool to assist you in achieving your goals, help you understand if social media will be helpful for your organisation, and show you how to develop and implement a social media strategy. It recognises that voluntary organisations cannot afford to spend time or money on anything which does not help them with their overall purpose, and is purposefully concise to make it accessible to busy practitioners. Download it here

 

 

RESOURCE: get advice

Horsesmouth is a brilliant new social networking and enterprise website that provides a platform for people across the UK to become mentors and offer their life experiences and expertise to those seeking advice. Find out how to get involved, either as Mentor or Mentee, at: Horsesmouth

 

 

CLINKS MEMBERS VACANCIES

Just one new vacancy this week; Operations Manager for Prisoners Education Trust. Based in London, the role involves taking overall responsibility for management and development of the Trust’s internal operations, including both core programme activities and existing and new projects, working closely with the Director.

 

 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK…

 

TIP OF THE WEEK I: For £69 per person, you can stay in a Britannia Hotel for two nights, with dinner, wine, bed and breakfast both nights. Hotels are all over the country, with many city centres. Cracking deal at Britannia Hotels

 

TIP OF THE WEEK II: Get a free 53 page coffee recipe book here, and a free craft book here

 

TIP OF THE WEEK III: Tour an English vineyard, with lunch and a bottle of wine, for just £14 each! The tour and tasting takes place in Bolney, West Sussex, and includes a talk about the wine estate and its history, a tour of the vineyard and the wine-making process, from the arrival of the grapes to bottling, and a tasting with a freshly prepared ploughman’s-style lunch. Book by 4th October at: Lastminute.com

 

TIP OF THE WEEK IV: Stay two nights at Porth Veor Manor Hotel in Cornwall for £119 per person and get a free 5-course tasting dinner plus coffee at Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen' restaurant and breakfast both mornings.  Book by 13th October at: Breaks in Cornwall

 

TIP OF THE WEEK V: Get a free Jack Daniels and mixer at Pitcher & Piano with this voucher

 

TIP OF THE WEEK VI: Get 15% off a £50 spend before 7th October at B&Q. Use code ‘OCT1A1’ for online, or download this voucher for instore

Date Published:

01/10/2010

 

Source:

Clinks