Support

Free training for Hall Green community organisations and groups

Hall Green Neighbourhood Network Scheme is running a programme of free training for community organisations, groups and individuals who are providing activities, services and support for older people. The training will cover a range of topics and will help local groups and organisations broaden their skills and enhance their offer, including responding to the challenges of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first phase of training courses is focused on bid writing, fundraising, sustainability, safeguarding and volunteer management.

We will be advertising more free training and support opportunities over the coming weeks on a variety of topics including marketing, governance, volunteering, wellbeing and digital skills.

Eligibility

  • The sessions are for community groups (including un-constituted groups), individuals and organisations working in Hall Green who provide activities, services and support for older people
  • Staff and volunteers will be able to book to attend
  • A maximum of two representatives from an organisation will be able to attend each session
  • The Sustainability sessions will have a maximum group size of 15
  • The Bid Writing and Fundraising sessions will have a maximum group size of 20
  • The Safeguarding sessions will have a maximum group size of 12

To book your place

To book your place on any of the below workshops, please email HallGreenNNSTeam@accordgroup.org.uk

  • You will need to include your name, role, organisation name and address, email address and phone number in the body of your email.
  • Please remember to state the course title, date and time which you would like to book onto.
  • Please also confirm that your organisation or group works in Hall Green and supports / provides services or activities for older people.

Please note that spaces are limited to a maximum of two representatives from each organisation at each session.

We will email you to acknowledge receipt of your booking request and to confirm you have been booked onto your desired workshop.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

This course, delivered over two half days, will help you understand your safeguarding role and responsibilities when working with vulnerable adults. Equivalent to a Level 2 course, you will learn about the 10 types of abuse and how to recognise the signs and symptoms and how to raise and report your concerns, ‘Safeguarding is Everybody’s Responsibility’.

  • How the Care Act (2014) defines safeguarding duties and responsibilities
  • The 6 Principles of safeguarding
  • The types of abuse and their indicators
  • Raising concerns and reporting
  • Raising concerns about a person in a position of trust
  • Consent and information sharing
  • Promoting well-being
  • Balancing wellbeing and risk

This course will be delivered as a webinar but will include activities and an opportunity to interact with the trainer and other participants

  • Monday 8th February 2021, 9.00am – 3.00pm – This course is now fully booked
  • Monday 22nd / Monday 29th March – (9.00am – 12.30pm both days)– This course is now fully booked

Volunteer Management

This one day course will cover the fundamentals of working with volunteers and managing the process of recruiting, processing and supporting volunteers in your settings.

  • What is volunteering
  • Why people volunteer
  • Good practice guidance and basic legal responsibilities
  • Dealing with difficult situations and problems
  • Celebrating success

This course will be delivered as a webinar but will include activities and an opportunity to interact with the trainer and other participants.

Monday 15th March 2021, 9.00am to 3.00pm (now fully booked)

Marketing

Social Media Strategies

Delivered by ISE, this will be a 2 hour online session on Wednesday 17th March 2021, 2.00pm to 4.00pm (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

A practical workshop exploring the functionality of popular social media platforms and how to make them work within the capacity of your group. Using real examples you will discover your social media style and learn how to create content that engages and connects with your audience. Find out more about algorithms, ‘paid for’ ads and boosting your engagement online.

Developing a Communications Strategy

Delivered by ISE, this will be a 2 hour online session on Wednesday 24th March 2021, 2.00pm to 4.00pm (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

“We do so many good things, but no one knows what!” Sound familiar? Community groups often have great stories, but why is it they sometimes struggle to tell them? In this workshop we tackle what we mean by ‘effective communications’ and look at how we can get our good stories out there. We explore how to prioritise communications within the resources we have, developing a practical, action-focused communications strategy that works for you.

Mental Health Awareness

This half day session, developed and delivered by Birmingham Mind is specifically for staff and volunteers working for community groups and organisations in Hall Green.

  • Thursday 11 February, 10.00am to 1.00pm (now fully booked)
  • Tuesday 23 February, 1.00pm to 4.00pm (now fully booked)
  • Monday 22 March, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 23 March, 10.00am to 1.00pm

Learning objectives:

  • Recognising early warning signs of mental health issues developing.
  • Understanding of how stress can impact mental wellbeing
  • Basic awareness of major mental health conditions
  • Basic awareness of importance of self care
  • Basic awareness of tips for protecting mental wellbeing
  • Basic awareness of Suicide prevention.

Sessions will focus on:

  • What is Mental Health? & Mental Health continuum:
  • Stress container / Stress explained / signs of stress
  • Early warning signs: Risk factors for mental wellbeing / protective factors
  • What are Depression & Anxiety problems?
  • How do you communicate with someone with mental health issues?
  • Suicide prevention: Key messages.
  • How do we stay well? Mental wellbeing tips. 

Mental Health First Aid

This will be an online version of the two day Mental Health First Aid Course. The course will be delivered by Birmingham Mind across four short online sessions (with individual study time in between).

This course will take place over four sessions (1.30pm – 4pm)  on:

Tues 20th April, Thurs 22nd April, Tues 27th April, Thurs 29th April

Please email HallGreenNNSTeam@accordgroup.org.uk  to register your interest in this course as spaces will be limited.

To book your place

To book your place on any of these workshops, or for more information, please email HallGreenNNSTeam@accordgroup.org.uk

  • You will need to include your name, role, organisation name and address, email address and phone number in the body of your email.
  • Please remember to state the course title, date and time which you would like to book onto.
  • Please also confirm that your organisation or group works in Hall Green and supports / provides services or activities for older people.