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Posted: 14 Feb 2019
Gymnastics for older people - come and join Love to Move Following the launch of their new club at the Wimbledon Library, Home Instead are delighted to bring a new initiative to the borough. In partnership with the British Gymnastics Foundation, they are launching a chair-based gymnastics programme specially designed to get older people moving and functioning better.  Follow this link for more information and booking arrangements. Almost every part of this exercise programme works on the bi-... read more
Posted: 31 Jan 2019
The London Borough of Merton a number of spaces available to Merton Partner organisations and community groups. In the first tranche, we have 1 MHFA, 6 MHFA Champion and 19 spaces available for the Suicide Explained (SE) course available to you and your Merton voluntary sector partners at MVSC. 10 Suicide Explained places are also available to the MH Forum team. We would appreciate your help in disseminating awareness of these courses internally and contacting Imran Mauthoor on Imran.Mauthoor@... read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2019
Upcoming MVSC events – check out and sign up Health and Social Care Forum - 9th April INVOLVE - 16th April Annual General Meeting - 22nd October Use this link for more details, the agenda, papers and to book. MVSC trustees – changes under way We write on behalf of the Board of Trustees of MVSC to let you know that our Chair Sarah Wilson has had to resign for personal family reasons.  We of course understand Sarah’s need to resign and wish her and her family well for the future.  Over the... read more
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

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