Community Gardener Connects Project

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Project Description: Community Garden St Albans project is an exciting development aiming to help local communities improve their health and wellbeing, promote community cohesion and inclusivity. Community Garden St Albans is led by CDA Herts, based on land in St Albans kindly provided by Oaklands College.

Please visit the link below to vote for us: 

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-4783

Find out more about CDA (Community Development Action Herts) here

Spooky goings on in St. Albans...

There will be ghoulish goings on in St. Albans this Halloween...

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Have you ever wanted to learn the Michael Jackson 'Thriller' routine?

Well now is your chance! Thrillerathon is taking place in St. Albans, all proceeds are going to the amazing local charity, Herts Young Homeless #hyhthriller

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Sign up now via Eventbrite.   

You can come along to ANY of the three rehearsals, which are happening on:  

- Oct 14th, 11am at Marlborough School, Watling St, St Albans AL1 2QA
- Oct 19th, 7-8pm at Marlborough School, Watling St, St Albans AL1 2QA
- Oct 25th, 7-8pm at Marlborough School, Watling St, St Albans AL1 2QA

And for those brave enough, join in the flash mob on the afternoon of Halloween, in St. Albans!
Rehearsals are just £5 for adults, and £2.50 for under 18s.
So buy tickets or sign up for the whole lot for just £14.99!

Popdance are also recording a video of the routine for you to practice in the comfort of your own home. £5 as a one off if you can't make any of the other events.

If you've ever fancied yourself as a dancing zombie, why not come and join in...
'Cause this is THRILLER!!!'

                     

Taking Charge of your Health, Introducing ‘Integrated Personal Commissioning’

We are looking for representation from people and their carers living with a long-term condition (such as diabetes, asthma, Parkinson’s etc). We’re also looking for representatives from voluntary and community sector groups and organisations to also join us and give their views.

The event will explain the introduction of a new programme of work called ‘Integrated Personal Commissioning’ to Hertfordshire and we need your ideas and views to help with this programme. 

If you’d like to attend this event, then please register so that we can order the right amount of food.

10am/10.30am-12.30pm, Tuesday 8 August, St Andrew’s Centre, St Andrew Street, Hertford.

10am/10.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 9 August, The Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans.

You can register at the Hertford event:  https://hertford-ipc.eventbrite.co.uk

You can register at the St Albans event:  https://stalbans-ipc.eventbrite.co.uk


Hertfordshire is beginning to introduce a NHS England programme called 'Integrated Personal Commissioning' (IPC).

Integrated Personal Commissioning is basically a way of joining up health, social care and other resources to put the person in greater control of their health and the services they require. IPC supports the improvement, integration and personalisation of services, building on learning from 'personal budgets' in social care and driving bold expansion plans for personal health budgets.

We want to invite you to find out more about the IPC programme in Hertfordshire, and more importantly, contribute your ideas as to how the programme can develop and become used in the county,

We are holding two key engagement events in areas (one in Hertford and one in St Albans) and we particularly want people who are living with long term conditions (and their carers) to come along with their ideas, but also representatives of the voluntary sector and community to contribute their ideas and thoughts.

The event will start at 10.30am and a sandwich lunch will be provided from 12.30pm which you're welcome to stay on for.

If you'd like further details on either the IPC Programme, or the events themselves, then please get in touch with us on: 01707 685 397 or email: engagement@enhertsccg.nhs.uk

Your views on urgent care services in West Herts

Urgent Care Services in West Hertfordshire

As demand for urgent health care services - both locally and nationally - continues to increase, Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group is undertaking some work to look at ways of making sure that we provide a model of care in the future that effectively meets the needs of the people using these services.  These services include A&E, urgent care centres, minor injuries units and so on. 

We want to make sure that we get patients, the public, patient groups and others involved at an early stage to ensure that we can build their views and experiences into any future proposals. 

To kick this off we have developed a survey asking some questions about your experiences of using local urgent care services and want to encourage as many people as possible to complete it.

We are promoting this in a number of ways and are seeking survey responses to be completed by Friday 24 March 2017

FILL IN FORM

Volunteer website and social media developer needed

 

Volunteer website and Social Media developer

Main Goals of the Organisation

TCP Aims to encourage people to participate in a range of social activities within the service and out in the community, which offer choice and promote people’s skills, independence and self-confidence, while maintaining their dignity and safety.

We work with a variety of needs and vast age range, tailoring activities to the group’s wants and needs.

Why we need a Website and Social media Volunteer

·          To promote the activities within the centre

·         To promote the service to encourage support from other agencies and donations

·          To let people know about TCP’S upcoming activities and events

·         To provide a route of recruitment for TCP and partnership organisations

·          To collect visual and interactive feedback for those who attend the service, their families and for funders

What the role Involves

·          Updating events and activities on the website

·          Developing pages and information on the website

·          Keep social media up to date with pictures and posters

·          Communicate with Project Manager via email

Skills, experience qualities needed

·         Knowledge/Previous experience with Squarespace would be desirable

·         Good spelling, grammar, punctuation

·         Confident with Computers; social media (Instagram, Facebook, twitter), uploading information and manipulating web pages (Squarespace is easy to use for someone confident in computers, even if they haven’t used it before)

·         Able to understand and follow the support from TCP Project manager

When and where Working from the centre and at home to volunteers own availability. Volunteer hours will be around 4 - 6 hours per week.

How TCP will support you

No question is a silly question! TCP manager will email volunteer with adjustments that need to be made. Volunteers will be required to have a short induction and be invited to volunteer socials and supervisions and can access TCP volunteer training.

More info: All applications will be considered, those shortlisted will be invited in for an informal interview with a chance to explore the website using square space. Recruitment subject to free DBS check.

B-eat Group Meetings

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B-eat (the national Eating Disorders charity) have recently started a monthly emotional overeaters support group in St Albans.  The group is free to attend and on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Trinity Church on Beaconsfield Road, St Albans.  They are keen to spread the word to people living in the area so would it be possible to share the attached flyer with people from your local networks. 

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Volunteers needed at Coffee Ethic!

Become part of a team of Barista's making and serving a variety of specialty coffee such as Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso, Hot Chocolate and Specialty Tea's.

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Opportunities in Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans Coffee Cart.

Please contact: Roxanne Boylan

Tel: 07525 277509 or 01923 271788

Email: roxanneboylan@druglink.ltd.uk

Come along and see us in action and have a go at making your own coffee!!!

Provider Engagement Event - Learning Disability‏

Hertfordshire County Council is looking at new ways of creating person-centred day services.  These will take account of current and future need in Stevenage and St Albans for people living with Learning and/or Physical disabilities.

We are currently assessing all those attending in house day services for Stevenage and St Albans for adults with Learning disabilities and physical disabilities.  We are also gathering data from transition teams and colleges on future need.

Once we have gathered this data we will create a service specification that takes account of the diversity of need. As a provider of social care services we would like to invite you to one of our provider engagement events to discuss these opportunities further.

Dates are:

Thursday 4th June at Fowden Hall, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts http://www.rothamsted-manor.co.uk/pdfs/location.pdf for St Albans Learning Disabilities day services.

Tuesday 9th June at Cromwell Suite, Cromwell Hotel, Old Stevenage, Herts http://www.cromwellstevenage.co.uk/10.html- for Stevenage Learning Disability and Physical Disability day services.

 You can express an interest in this opportunity and confirm your attendance at either one of these events by logging onto/or registering with Supply Hertfordshire.

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supplyhertfordshire/aspx/Home

Once you have logged in and found this opportunity, please click correspondence and send details of the following:

  • the names of those attending
  • which organisation you are from
  • whether you have any additional requirements (e.g. disabled access/vegetarian)

Your booking will be confirmed shortly afterwards.

Please note that there will be a maximum of 2 attendees per organisation permitted and no guarantee of attendance if you do not book.

Kind regards,

Sent on behalf of Gemma Brace – Integrated Community Support Team