6th august ebulletin by 3e6gVny


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Leaving Party for Dadia Conti
Friday August 24th @ The Rainbow Centre, Dollis Valley Estate, High Barnet EN5

1:30pm to 5pm

An afternoon of celebrations with music, food, friends, family and fun activities. If you
would like to contribute in anyway please contact ally.cooper@barnetchildren.org

1. Autism to Autism service! Supporting and Placing Adults with ASC in Voluntary

We are actively recruiting adults (aged 18+) with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers to work in
voluntary positions.

In this current economic climate paid employment is difficult to find for everyone, let alone
someone who finds social situations or communication difficult – like an interview! Some
individuals may not be able to obtain paid employment due to a mental health condition(s) or
anxiety – the Autism to Autism Service offers you the opportunity to do something that is
exciting, fulfilling and a great experience, without the added pressure that paid work can bring.

We are aiming to place individuals in Volunteering positions with:

       Families with a child diagnosed with ASC (aged up to 18) to provide support
       A young adult diagnosed with ASC (aged 18-25) to provide support/companionship
       Isolated adults with a diagnosis of Autism aged over 25
       Organisations that provide support to children/adults with ASC in an administrative
        office based role
       Currently running RfA children or adult groups/sessions to provide support for the
        supported children/adults and/or assistance to the RfA staff members
       New Adult groups/sessions (to be set up according to the volunteers area of
        specialism/expertise) to be lead by an RfA staff worker and instructed by the volunteer
       Pre-educational organisations (playgroups, nurseries etc…) that support children with
        ASC (to be set up only if the volunteer has expertise and qualifications in this area)
       We will consider any placements that will benefit both the individual and the ASC
       Organisations that provide support to the local community (not specifically Autism
        focused/specific) could also be considered

        There are so many ways to get involved - if you have any ideas or want to talk to someone
        about working as a volunteer, please get in touch!

                    Dom Fisher                                     Charlotte Richman

           dom@resourcesforautism.org.uk                 charlotte@resourcesforautism.org.uk

2. Update of current contact details for DV support agencies

Domestic Violence Services provided in the borough by Solace Women’s Aid and partners are as

Advocacy and Support Service

Provided by Solace WA (SASS Barnet)

Telephone number      020 8733 4113

Email                    sassbarnet@solacewomensaid.org

Also provided by Jewish Women’s Aid

Telephone number      020 8445 8060
Also provided by Barnet Asian Women’s Association

Telephone number        020 8368 3077

Refuge Accommodation

Jewish Women’s Aid     020 8445 8060

SWA refuge

Only contactable via the National DV Helpline on 0808 2000 247

Work with Perpetrators

DVIP provides this service.

Telephone number        020 7633 9181

Email vpp@dvip.org.cjsm.net

Monica Tuohy

Solace Women's Aid

Units 5 - 7 Blenheim Court

62 Brewery Road

London N7 9NY

Mobile: 07943 864378



3. Job Vacancy at Muswell Hill Methodist Church for Sessional Stay & Play Worker

Muswell Hill Methodist Church’s Community Services has a vacancy for a sessional Stay & Play
Worker for our new Thursday morning Stay & Play (4h per week) focusing on the needs of more
vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged local families who find it harder to access general services.
We are looking for a team player with early years’ experience and excellent communication skills.
Please see the link for the website for more information about the role and how to apply. The
deadline for applications is 29 August 2012.


4. Young Adult workshops offered from Fair Play Barnet during the month of August.

Friendships & Relationships - Wednesday 8th August 11am - 3pm

Time Management - Wednesday 29th August 11am - 3pm

The venue for the workshops is St Joseph's Pastoral Centre.

If you do need any more information please contact me.


Rachel Miller

Young Adults Coordinator


5. 15th August Free Sportmakers volunteer training

A great opportunity for people aged 16yrs + to access a free volunteer training course. Once training
is complete, various opportunities to volunteer locally are made available. Although the aim of this
programme is to increase the number of people accessing sport, volunteers do not have to be sporty
and the opportunities reflect this, such as website development, marketing and admin.

Venue: Canada Villa Young Peoples Activity Centre, Mill Hill.

Date: Wednesday 15th Aug 2012

Time: 6.30-8.30pm.

Visit www.sportmakers.co.uk to register and book your place.

 6. Sew it go! A not for profit social enterprise that uses sewing and tailoring as a way of
increasing skills and saving money for families.
Sew it go is a not for profit social enterprise that uses sewing and tailoring as a way of
increasing skills and saving money for families.
The current project has developed to meet the needs of families in a time of increasing child
poverty. It takes second hand clothes and turns them into 'latest' fashion articles.
The project helps parents to save money, feel empowered, learn new skills and have fun.
Also as it is delivered by a man it may encourage fathers to have a go!

Venue: Any centre in Barnet
For more information please contact Shane on:

T: 07923 087 265

7. Step into the Story Lab for the 2012 Summer Reading Challenge

Add more stories and imagination to your summer this year by joining the Story Lab Summer
Reading Challenge at Barnet Libraries.

Last summer, over 5,000 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in Barnet – let’s get
even more children reading this year!

The Summer Reading Challenge runs from 14 July to 10 September and is designed for children of all
ages and reading abilities.

Register for free at your local library and receive your pop up 3-D starter pack. You can read any
books you like – fact books, stories, joke books, picture books – it’s up to you. After every 2 books
you read, you’ll get stickers and brilliant prizes. If you finish 6 books, you’ll get a special medal and a
certificate and you will be entered in an exciting prize draw. Those who want to carry on and read at
least 4 more books can do the ‘Mega Lab’ challenge next and win a free DVD loan and a certificate.

For more information please contact Justina Gore at justina.gore@barnet.gov.uk.

Story Lab Activities

Come and join in the great range of activities in Barnet Libraries and Children’s Centres this summer.
All events are free and you can join in at any library. For dates and time of events, contact your local
library or visit


8. URGENTLY needed Volunteers for Youth at Risk Coaching in West Hendon area
We are looking for volunteer mentors to be Life Coaches to Young People.

But we also want to get existing volunteers/staff/professionals from organisations who are involved
with supporting young people and volunteers in and around the West Hendon Estate together at this
training so that we together can look at creating a sustainable support structure and resource for the
West Hendon Estate and develop relationships.

So please get in touch about your organisaton or any other organisations you think I should be in
touch with

I cannot emphasis enough how much impact our training can have on the lives of those who
participate in it.

Do you want to support young people in West Hendon and help fulfil their dreams?

Coaching for Communities is a London Borough of Barnet project working in partnership with Youth
at Risk and local community groups.

We are training Life Coaches to support young people achieve their full potential as they progress
through education, employment, training or other opportunities.


The 2½ day Life Coach Training course will take place at on

Friday 7th September (6pm-9pm)

Saturday 8th September (9am-5pm)

Sunday 9th September (9am-5pm)

at Canada Villa Youth Centre Pursley Road Barnet NW7 2BU.

Follow-Up Workshops will take place on 11th October, 8th November, 6th December and 10th January
(6pm – 9pm).

Please register your interest by contacting Sue Handley on 01763 241120 or

9. Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities (SFSC) Programme

Autumn 2012 programmes

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities is an inclusive 13 week programme for all those
involved in bringing up children between the ages of 3-18 years.

This programme is run by the Barnet CommUNITY Parenting Consortium led by CommUNITY Barnet.
Our trainers speak a variety of languages including Turkish, Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, German, Yoruba
and Somali. All trainers have links to community organisations where families and schools can
receive further support.

What are the benefits of taking part? Parents who attend this course will gain confidence and skills
to help them develop
     a better understanding of child development
     positive discipline techniques
     strategies for promoting children’s social skills, self-esteem and self-discipline.

Barnfield Childrens Centre, HA8 Wednesday Mornings, 9.15 for 9.30 start – 12.30pm. Introductory
session, 12th September to Start on 19th September.
Somali Speaking parents
Copthall School, NW7 Friday mornings, 9.30 – 12.30pm, Starting 21st September 2012
Sweetsway Childrens’ Centre, Whetstone, N20 0NX
Friday mornings, 10am – 1pm, starting 28th September 201
Turkish Speaking parents
Whitefield School, NW2 Starting Saturday October 6th 2012
Start time to be confirmed
Dari Speaking parents
Rainbow Centre, Dollis Valley, EN5 Week commencing 10th September 2012, 11am to 2.15pm
Young parents (16-25years)

To book a place on any of the above programmes, contact Zoe Kattah, 020 8364 8400 ext 218,
Barnet CommUNITY Parenting Consortium, c/o CommUNITY Barnet, Freepost RLYA-CCEJ-HSUR 52
Moxon Street, High Barnet, Herts, EN5 5TS or e-mail zoe.kattah@communitybarnet.org.uk.

10. Community event on the Green 12th of August @ Chesterfield Road Field.

WOW! The Inspiration of 2012 is coming to Chesterfield Road Green.

It's happening on Chesterfield Road Field, on the 12th of August, 2012 from 3pm....

Whats of offer: A free local community event for all, featuring, games, activities, face painting,
dance, athletics, bouncy castle and barbeque.

Loads of things to do come and join the FUN.

It's a great day out, so bring your friends and family and let’s celebrate the 2012 Olympic season

Contact: Faith at Aidexcel on 0203 239 1273 or 07957 450 747.
    11. MY ZONE work experience programme - CHRIST COLLEGE SCHOOL

    On behalf of Christ’s College School Finchley, we are organising a work experience programme called
    “My Zone” for Year 10 boys for the forthcoming academic year from September 2012.

    Each student will require a work placement every Wednesday afternoon 2pm – 5pm for
    approximately 5 or 6 weeks following a successful interview. This will be repeated with different
    groups of students every half term. Students will be selected by the school for your placement
    according to their particular interest.

    We would very much appreciate your support which is vital in developing this programme.

    Please respond as soon as possible as the interviews for the first group of students are planned for
    the week commencing 17th September 2012.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Shila Taylor
    Placement Co-Ordinator
    Barnet Education Business Partnership
    Manorside Centre, Squires Lane, Finchley, London N3 2AB
    Tel: 020 8359 3400
    Fax: 020 8346 5460

    For more information visit www.barnetebp.org

    12. Current Apprenticeship Vacancies @ First Rung

    Childcare – Level 2 training provided

    Open to applications from candidates aged 16-24

·    Assistant for Montessori School in Highgate (N6)

·    Classroom Assistant for High School in Kingsbury (NW9)

·    School Assistant in Kensal Rise (NW10)

·    Toddlers Group Assistant in Enfield (EN1)

·    Nursery Assistant in Pinner (HA5)

·    ** CANDIDATE REQUIRED URGENTLY ** Montessori School Assistant in Upper Holloway (N19)

·    Teaching Assistant for School in Enfield (EN3)

·    Science Technician for School in Harrow (HA3)
·    Nursery Assistant in Potters Bar (EN6)

·    *** TWO POSTS *** Nursery Assistant in New Barnet (EN5)

·    Nursery Assistant in Enfield (EN2)

    Business Administration – Level 2 training provided

    Open to applications from candidates aged 16-24

·    *** NEW VACANCY *** Admin Assistant for Home Care provider in Finchley (N12)

·    *** NEW VACANCY *** Marketing and Recruitment Assistant in Colindale (NW9)

·    Admin Assistant for School in Enfield (EN3)

·    **TWO POSTS AVAILABLE** Admin Assistant for packaging firm in Watford (WD18)

·    Admin Assistant for agricultural equipment supplier in Watford (WD18)

·    **TWO POSTS AVAILABLE** Admin Assistants for Security Company in Watford (WD18)

·     Admin assistant for Family Centre in Wembley (HA9)

·    Speech and Language Therapy Assistant for School in Kensal Rise (NW10)

·     **CANDIDATE REQUIRED URGENTLY ** Administrative Assistant for Training Provider in Hendon

·    Admin Assistant for Resourcing Company in Tottenham (N17)

·    Finance and Administration Apprentice for School in Harrow (HA3)

·    ICT and Admin Assistant for School in Harrow (HA3)

·    Admin Assistant for Youth and Disability Charity in Hendon (NW4)

    Customer Service – Level 2 training provided

    Open to applications from candidates aged 16-24

·    Café Assistant in Watford (WD17)

·    *** NEW STORE OPENING *** Sales Assistants for new ‘cash for goods’ store in Borehamwood

·    **CANDIDATE REQUIRED URGENTLY** Receptionist for Dental Practice in Southgate (N14)

·    Catering Assistant for School in Harrow (HA3)
To apply for any of these vacancies, email your CV to lbull@firstrung.org.uk and quote which
vacancy you are interested in!

13. Speak out day for children and young people in and leaving care - 10th August N17 0AP

Barnet Local Authority are holding a “Speak Out” event for our children and young people in and
leaving care, aged 8 -18+. We would like to invite you to our event which is taking place on Friday
10th August - 9am - 4pm at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, High Road, N17 0AP .

The day will involve consultation exercises on the themes of health, education, training, work and
transitions. There will also be lots of fun, laughter, music, drama, prizes, surprises and things to

Thank you for your co-operation and I look forward to seeing you on the day, for more information,
please contact me on the details below.

Kind regards,

Anthony Uzoka
Participation Worker,
Corporate Parenting Team,
London Borough of Barnet,
Building 4, North London Business Park ,
Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Tel: 0208 359 3271
Mobile: 07961 572 438

14. Want to work as a DJ, producer or presenter this summer?

We're running a summer project here at Xpressit!fm here are the dates
(A free drop-in to work as DJ, presenter, researcher, producer, engineer, journalist, office PR and
management for ages 7-17years)

1-5pm each day
Mon 23rd July, Thurs 26th
Mon 30th - Thurs Aug 2nd
Mon Aug 6th - Thurs closed
Mon Aug 13th - Aug 16th
Plus a day trip!

We are at The One Stop Shop,
4-5 The Concourse
Grahame Park
Colindale NW9 5XA
Fari Bradley

15. English (ESOL) for Childcare or work in schools? Are you struggling with English?

Do you want to become a foster carer, child minder, youth worker or do you want to work in
childcare or as an assistant in a children’s centre or school?

Barnet and Southgate College, in association with Barnet Council and Community Barnet are running
an ESOL for Childcare course.

This course is free *.

Tuesdays, 10am to 2pm, Barnet House, Whetstone, running September 2012 to May 2013.

Assessment and induction 11th September 2012

Students will need a minimum entry level 3 of English to enrol on this course.

To register please call Jan Brennan on 0208 266 4284

*- students must be resident in UK for 3 years.

Jan Brennan

Community Education Outreach Worker

Adult & Community Education

Barnet & Southgate College

Grahame Park Way

Colindale NW9 5RA

020 8266 4284

16. 'The United Colours of Islam' exhibition, Central London Mosque 27th July – 12th
August. 11-6pm

A special event to coincide with the forth coming Olympic games in London
More information about the exhibition can be found here:


17. Keep the Date – Tuesday 25 September 2012 !!
Transforming Green Spaces: Transforming Young People’s Lives Conference. Trinity House,

Catch22, in association with NCVYS (as part of the Department for Education's Overarching Strategic
Partnership) and GreenSpace, the nation’s park’s charity, will be hosting a conference on the role of
young people in designing and managing public spaces. Given evidence of the positive impact of this
work on young people, cuts to local authority budgets, calls for new ways to tackle anti-social
behaviour and increasing demands for partnership working between sectors, the time for joining up
efforts has never been stronger.

The conference will explore best practice from around the country and new approaches to funding
and sustainability, giving you the chance to get your questions answered by leading experts in the
fields of youth work and public space management. The event will be a mixture of talks and
workshops, all set in the historic surroundings of Trinity House, a short walk from Tower Hill and
Fenchurch Street stations.

This is a FREE event - open to parks managers/rangers, wildlife conservation practitioners, the youth
justice sector and anyone working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector working
with children, young people and families.

Look out for more details about booking in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you would like to
register an interest; or showcase your work or lead a workshop at this event, please contact Paul
Pearce on 07782 208961 or by email at paul.pearce@catch-22.org.uk.

18. NCVYS Strategic Information Service Bulletin (this section of the ebulletin is provided


Sign up for future Funding Updates
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Funding Update
NCVYS has produced a Funding Update for July, which brings together the funding opportunities
mentioned during the last month in the bulletin. It also includes local funding opportunities and
highlights funding with a focus on workforce development.

Multiple needs
The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £100m programme to support the delivery of coordinated
services for the most disadvantaged individual adults in our society. The programme will focus on
adults facing a combination of problems including substance misuse, mental ill health, homelessness
and repeated contact with the criminal justice system. BIG is focusing on 15 areas where there is a
significant concentration of people with multiple needs and where there are organisations with a
track record and able to take on the challenge of providing better connected support services to
help people live more fulfilling lives. Grants of between £4 million and £10 million are available in up
to 15 selected areas for a portfolio of activities lasting between five and eight years.

The LankellyChase Foundation is focused exclusively on bringing about change that will transform
the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage in the UK.. LankellyChase
wants to form a funded network of 15-20 organisations who are working to transform the lives of
people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. The deadline for applications is 14 September

Social Incubator
The Cabinet Office has announced a new £10m Social Incubator Fund to support ten 'social
incubators' in providing investment and support to early-stage social ventures. It will be
administered by the Big Lottery Fund to provide grant funding to social initiatives to support or
'incubate' early-stage organisations tackling social problems. The deadline for applications is 21
September 2012.

Youth Music
Youth Music's Open Programme is available to support projects in England that provide music-
making activities for children and young people. The programme aims to enable organisations to
transform the musical experiences of young people through encouraging their talent, building their
confidence and ensuring an effective and sustainable youth music sector which serves the evolving
needs of young people. The closing date for first stage applications is 5pm on the 10 October 2012.

Crime Prevention
The annual call for entries to the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) and EU Crime Prevention
Network (EUCPN) Best practices Conference 2012 has been announced. Each EU Member States
may submit one nomination for consideration by the EUCPN selection panel. The winning ECPA
project will receive a certificate, a trophy and a prize of €10,000. The two honourable mentions will
receive a certificate and a prize of €5,000. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 September.

Young carers
Young Carers Can programme is open to any third sector organisation which wants to provide
support activities for young carers across the UK. The Carers Trust is offering grants of up to £2,500
to provide fun, social and structured activities that will tackle social exclusion and improve the self-
esteem of young carers living in their local area. The applications deadline is 3 August.

Waste Reduction
The Waste Reduction Challenge Prize is available to organisations based in the UK that have
achieved the biggest measureable reduction in waste by providing new opportunities for
communities to come together to give time, skills and resources. Finalists will receive funding of up
to £10,000; the winner will receive a financial award of £50,000.The deadline for applications is 14
September 2012.

This bulletin is prepared by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services. Please contact Dom
Weinberg at NCVYS for more details, or email dominic@ncvys.org.uk. If you forward the bulletin to
other people or use information from it in your own publications, please make sure that NCVYS is

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