A diverse roster of events set for National Carers Week

06-06-2018

Slough Carers Support, in partnership with local organisations, will mark National Carers Week with a series of free events and activities for Slough’s carers next week (11 – 17 June 2018).

Events and activities will include yoga classes, a visit to the Royal Opera House, afternoon tea, a Samba drumming performance, networking and social events, Boccia and indoor curling, art, singing, mindfulness sessions and more.

In addition, to launch the week there will be the Unsung Heroes Celebratory Event at the Masonic Centre on Ragstone Road on Monday, which will recognise the invaluable contributions of carers across the borough.

The event, which will take place between 11am and 3pm, will feature a range of activities including performances from Slough artists, interactive sessions with local organisations and groups, pampering sessions and more. Mayor of Slough, councillor Paul Sohal, will also be attendance at this event.

Carers Week is an opportunity for Slough’s 11,600 carers to take a break, have some fun and meet up with other carers to enjoy a variety of activities.

Carers will also be able to find out about organisations and networks available to support them, as well as sign up to the Slough Carers Card, which offers discounts at a range of local shops, businesses and services.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: "We are so proud of our carers in Slough, who work every day to make a difference in our local communities.

“Carers Week is our way of saying a big thank you to them and celebrating their work, which is extremely important and valued by all of us."

For full details on all activities and to sign up to the bookable events during the week, visit theSlough Carers Support website or call 01753 303428 or email sloughcarers@gmail.com.

Carers Week Events

22-05-2018

Calling all carers in Slough, if you are amongst the 11,500 carers living in the Slough area, then Carers Week 2018, with events taking place between June 11th and June 15th, is just for you.

Slough Carers Support will be kicking off the week with an Unsung Heroes Celebratory Event, at the Masonic Centre, Ragstone Road, Slough, SL1 2PX on Monday 11th June between 11.00am and 3.30pm.

This year we are delighted that the event is being sponsored by Sainsbury’s, who will be providing a delicious lunch for you to enjoy with performances from local artists, including S.W.I.PE. Steel band; interactive sessions from local organisation and groups, including Apna Virsa; plus, helpful information and advice to support you and some relaxing pampering, courtesy of Debenhams.

Places are limited.

Book here

Find out about other events during Carers Week

Slough ​Community Conference

05-03-2018

Slough Borough Council is setting up a new board that will champion change for people in Slough.

Come along to the community conference and help shape the board.

Tuesday 13th March
1.30 – 4.30pm
The Windmill Resource Centre, Windmill Road, Slough, SL1 3SU


Book your place by e-mailing beinvolved@slough.gov.ukYou can also text or telephone to book — details in the flyer.

Flyer

New vacancy at Slough CVS

14-02-2018

Communications and Events Assistant

Salary: 20-22K per annum
Hours: 21-35hrs per week (Minimum 21 hours per week, pay pro-rata)
Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018, 12pm
Interview Date:
Friday 9th March 2018

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic Communications and Events Assistant to work at our central Slough office. You’ll play a key role in supporting the delivery of the organisation’s events and communications activities as well as undertaking general admin tasks.

Slough CVS is a local charity that has been running for over 80 years supporting the voluntary sector. We aim to improve the lives of the people of Slough and the surrounding areas by providing services to residents and the voluntary sector.

We are looking for someone with experience of writing for the web and Social Media platforms and who possesses excellent attention to detail. The job is varied and requires an organised individual who is able to meet deadlines. You will facilitate bookings at our Resource Centre, book internal events on the Eventbrite system and help to ensure events run efficiently. Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector would be an advantage.

Please e-mail your completed application form and Equal Opportunities form to lallen@sloughcvs.org.uk

Job description
Application form
Equal Opportunities Form

​Consultation - potential introduction of a Volunteer Passport Scheme

13-02-2018

In March 2016 RVS carried out a consultation with the Community and Voluntary Sector to look at the possibility of introducing a Volunteer Passport Scheme. The aim of this scheme was to


• Build a database of trained volunteers who could be targeted for recruitment into specific volunteer roles.

• Give member groups access to trained volunteers.

• Enable Volunteers (passport holders) to carry any training they do from one placement to another.

• Help to save groups time and money when recruiting volunteers as they will arrive with generic training.

• The ability to share training and expertise within the passport service

• Access to volunteer management and training and resources

• Be able to track volunteer hours and use this information in funding applications/match funding

At the time it was decided that ‘there was not the appetite within the Slough volunteer involving organisations to make the project viable’.

A year on and with the changes to volunteer brokerage within Slough and the continued pressures on budgets it seems timely to look at the scheme again. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below and help Slough CVS to investigate whether the scheme is now viable and whether it could help

organisations save time and money and also encourage volunteering.

Deadline: 16th March

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MCZ58MJ