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Posted: 16 Jul 2019
Clarion Futures is the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group – the country’s largest housing association with 125,000 homes nationwide. Clarion Futures exists to deliver local support to transform lives and communities for the better.   Our Clarion Futures Communities Team are committed to making our estates and neighbourhoods more attractive and vibrant places to live. Every community is unique and all our work is shaped by the needs and aspirations of local people.   As part of our... read more
Posted: 16 Jul 2019
MVSC and INVOLVE events coming up 10th September - Mental Health Forum 1st October - Health and Social Care Forum Reminder: the INVOLVE meeting on 16th July is cancelled. Funding Update MVSC’s latest Funding Update is out!  Click here to read it. Nominate for a London Faith & Belief Community Award Nominations are open for the 2019 London Faith & Belief Community Awards. These awards celebrate the social action of faith and belief groups across London - work that is often overlooked... read more
Posted: 15 Jul 2019
The Merton Giving Grant Fund seeks to address the needs of Merton residents, by raising and distributing monies to Merton based local charities and not- for profit organisations providing services and activities that meet identified local priorities.  It is a new fund and the priorities for this, the first, round of funding were: Developing Our Future Generations, Building Healthier Communities and/or Connecting Communities. The Fund panel met recently to decide on the distribution of the... read more
Posted: 15 Jul 2019
FilmMerton is delighted to show V&A Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts, Keith Lodwick’s favourite films as part of our summer season.   Date: 18 July – Classic British drama, Up the Junction. (Cert 12) Time: 6.45pm Venue: Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7NB Date: 19 July - Sci-Fi disaster film, The Day the Earth Caught Fire. (Cert 15) Time: 6.45pm Venue: Wimbledon Library – full address as above   Date: 22 July, Acclaimed drama, My Beautiful Laundrette,... read more
Posted: 27 Jun 2019
The Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice is an entry level qualification, for those considering entering the work of Youth Work. It will help develop your knowledge so you'll be able to confidently support the personal and educational development of young people; and acts as a foundation to progress on to our Certificate and Diploma programmes. This course is fully funded through LBM Adult Learning If you are 19+ unemployed or earning below £20,592.50, been a resident of the UK for 3... read more
Posted: 27 Jun 2019
Need2Succeed in collaboration with Ian Beever Consultancy and Training are focused on supporting local organisations make a positive change to their workplaces to ensure they're both physically and mentally safe for their workers, clients, contractors and volunteers. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a... read more
Posted: 27 Jun 2019
Need2Succeed in collaboration with Ian Beever Consultancy and Training are focused on supporting local organisations make a positive change to their workplaces to ensure they're both physically and mentally safe for their workers, clients, contractors and volunteers. The Mental Health Aware Course is a half day introductory session to raise awareness of mental health. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Everyone who completes... read more
Posted: 27 Jun 2019
This qualification aims to prepare you for a role within a voluntary organisation. The course helps to develop the knowledge and volunteering skills required to competently work towards or carry out the role of a volunteer worker. Once you have completed your studies, you will have an industry recognised qualification and you will be able to progress into volunteer work opportunities. Please click here for more information
Posted: 27 Jun 2019
Are you thinking about working withchildren & young people? This course will help you make an informed choices on whether working and/or volunteering with children and young people is for you. It will offer you a snapshot of the range of roles in this field, types of children and young person settings, the skills/qualities needed, the responsibilities and the support out there; if you decided to make this a career. This course is fully funded through LBM Adult Learning If you are 19... read more
Posted: 26 Jun 2019
Click here to register now and avoid disappoinment.  The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Janice Howard, will declare the Conference open. Our Chair, Barbara Price, will welcome participants to the event. The conference themes are: Leadership Innovation Collaborative partnerships. Click here to see the full event programme.   The keynote speaker is John Tizzard, Chair of NAVCA. The other speakers are: Jenny O'Neill, Merton Giving Manager, Merton Chamber of Commerce Rachael Wardell, Director,... read more

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