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Posted: 16 Jan 2019
Next meeting INVOLVE - 22nd January 2019 Details, agenda, papers and to book - here
Posted: 14 Jan 2019
New Year message from our Chief Executive Happy New Year from MVSC.  We wish you a year full of promise, opportunities and successes for your organisation and in all you do for your service users in Merton. We are very excited about what the voluntary and community sector can achieve together in 2019.  Working with public and private sector partners is equally crucial as we cannot achieve our objectives for residents without them. It should therefore be no surprise that collaboration remains... read more
Posted: 10 Jan 2019
Teachers Workshop Information    Monday 25th February 2019, 8.30am - 12pm St Thomas of Canterbury School, Commonside East CR4 1J6 Booking deadline is Friday 1st February 2019 Please click on the individual workshops to book a place Understanding and Supporting ADHD The keynote will explore the key features of ADHD, particularly how the symptomology relates to learning and achievement in schools. The workshop will continue on from this and look in detail at strategies for whole schools and for... read more
Posted: 10 Jan 2019
MTCT Schools Joint Inset Day - St Thomas of Canterbury 25th February 2019 Understanding and Supporting ADHD Using visual strategies to support ASD learners Ways to track progress and set meaningful learning pathways for SEN pupils Behaviour Management Supporting low ability writers Attachment in the classroom Wellbeing and Emotion Coaching ADHD and ASD: Challenges in the classroom Developing Fluency in Mathematics using Real Life Contexts Motion can change emotion –... read more
Posted: 9 Jan 2019
Teacher Assistant Workshop Information Monday 25th February 2019, 8.30am - 12pm Cranmer Primary School, Cranmer Road, Mitcham CR4 4XU Booking deadline is Friday 1st February 2019 Please could you click on the individual workshops to book a place  Building resilience in children using relationships and emotional regulation  In this workshop support staff will learn more about how they can use their relationships with children as a way to help build resilience. Staff will also come away with... read more
Posted: 6 Dec 2018
This Fortnight's News - 3rd December 2018   Merton Giving Up and Running! Merton Giving shines a light on the issues in our borough, like poverty, exclusion, loneliness and mental ill-health.  It: Fundraises to create the Merton Giving fund Uses this to supports charities that tirelessly tackle these issues Recruits volunteers and others who devote time and resources. Merton Giving is part of the dynamic London’s Giving network.  London’s Giving schemes are breaking new ground for communities... read more
Posted: 22 Nov 2018
This Fortnight's News - 20th November 2018 NAVCA Autumn Statement Analysis The Autumn Budget, also known as the Autumn Statement, is one of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's two main financial statements to the House of Commons each year. NAVCA has produced a great analysis of the Autumn Statement 2018.  This suggests the Chancellor did not have much to say about the voluntery and community sector. Most disappointingly, the Statement included no links between the objectives of the Government's... read more
Posted: 6 Nov 2018
Playground Design Worksop with Studio Hare  Are you a budding architect, designer or engineer? Want to learn more about how to design and build a playground? As part of The Canons House and Grounds Lottery project, Studio Hardie is putting on a series of 3 workshops for parents and children to get involved with planning and designing the new playground for The Canons. These inputs and designs will feed into the final design and build as part of the delivery of this exciting project. These are... read more
Posted: 6 Nov 2018
This Fortnight's News - 5 November 2018 #YouMadeItHappen NCVO have said loud and clear that the public want to know what difference their support for charities has made.  They want to know how their donations, and their volunteer hours, have helped.   NCVO are therefore asking every charity to use the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen on social media on Monday 19 November.   It’s an opportunity to thank your supporters and, after a time when some charities have had media attention... read more
Posted: 18 Oct 2018
This national hate crime awareness week, Safer Merton and partners are asking local residents to tell them whether they have experienced hate crime, where they able to report it, and what help and support would help more people report hate crime. Safer Merton are urging all local organisations to share this short survey with their members and service users to help understand people's experiences of hate crime and what possible barriers to reporting might be. You can find out more about... read more

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