Call for Expressions of Interest – get involved in a new Social Rights Alliance (England)

Deadline for submissions of EOI is Monday 12th  of October 5pm

Are you a group, project or organisation wanting to make change in your community? Are you interested in building an alliance with others to address inequality and injustice from a rights-based perspective?

Just Fair are inviting local and regional groups and organisations working with people with lived experience of inequality and injustice, to join a new Social Rights Alliance for England.  Alliance members will be supported to develop their knowledge, skills, tools, resources, and collective power from a rights-based perspective, and drive change on the issues that matter to them.

Click here for the website.

Designing and Delivering Online Sessions

Lloyds Bank Foundation have created a toolkit that will support you to deliver sessions online that are engaging and designed with your audience in mind.

The toolkit provides guidance and support on:

  • how to move what would have been face-to-face sessions online
  • how to make sessions interactive and engaging
  • the different platforms available for virtual sessions
  • tips for when you are the host and facilitating online sessions
  • the key principles to consider when designing your session
  • how you can embed online sessions into your organisation for the long-term

Click here for the foundations website.

The New Citizenship Project

update from The New Citizenship Project:

We realise that the first set of workshops have passed however there are 2 more in October that may be of interest:   

I’m getting in touch about the chance to participate in a series of workshops being run by Historic England and starting this weekend.

To give you some context – Historic England is working with us, the New Citizenship Project, to develop a new public engagement and communications strategy, and they want to co-create it with people interested in history, heritage and the historic environment.

Historic England’s aim is to encourage everyone to shape and champion England’s heritage, and so we are inviting people to share stories of things they’ve done to support historic places, from small, everyday things like championing the local pub, or park, to something big like saving a building from dereliction or demolition. 

The workshops will be a chance to share experiences of what’s already happening to support historic places, what’s inspired that and made it possible, and also to share ideas for what more could be done to inspire and empower people to champion places that matter to them.

The workshops start this weekend and the idea is that participants take part in two workshops either on:

  • Saturday 12th September AND Saturday 3rd October, 10am-12noon

Or:

  • Sunday 13th September AND Sunday 4th October, 10am-12noon

If you’re interested in participating or want to find out more please do get in touch!

If you’re not able to join then we’d love to hear your experiences of supporting historic places. You can add your story here – https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/your-stories/

Thanks very much,

Anna Maria

Anna Maria Hosford

Head of Strategy

New Citizenship Project

07905419019

City of Sanctuary mental health resource pack

Bereavement and dealing with trauma is  huge issue in supporting refugees and asylum seekers. City of Sanctuary have created a mental health resource pack to support volunteers understand the trauma experience by those who fled war:

https://www.cityofsanctuary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/CoS-Mental-Health-Resource-Pack-digital.pdf

You can sign up to City of Sanctuary’s newsletter here:

https://cityofsanctuary.org/get-involved/sign-up-to-our-newsletter/

Help Historic England develop a new public engagement and community strategy

Please see the message below from Historic England:

Historic England is working with the New Citizenship Project to develop a new public engagement and communications strategy, and we want to co-create it with people interested in history, heritage and the historic environment.

Historic England’s aim is to encourage everyone to shape and champion England’s heritage, and so we are inviting people to share stories of things they’ve done to support historic places, from small, everyday things like championing the local pub, or park, to something big like saving a building from dereliction or demolition. 

You can tell your story here: https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/your-stories/  – we are really keen to hear from as broad and diverse a group as possible. There is also an opportunity to sign up for a series of workshops in September and October to help draw on these stories to shape our approach to involving more people in taking action to support the historic environment. If you’d like to know more about these workshops then please get in touch with info@newcitizenshipproject.org.uk

It only takes a couple of minutes to share a story and can be anything at all in support of history or heritage. We’re keen to hear from as many people as possible so please feel free to circulate this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested.

The King’s Fund – How Covid-19 has magnified some of social care’s key problems

In 2019 King Fund’s discussed eight key problems facing social care and called for reforms to address them.

Now, the Covid-19 pandemic has shone an uncompromising light on the sector, its staff and the people of all ages who use its services. As the sector emerges slowly into a new normal, fearful of a second wave while still trying to make sense of the first, it’s time to take stock. Analysis is difficult because of a lack of up-to-date, quantitative data and the ongoing nature of the pandemic. Nonetheless, in six of those eight areas, Covid-19 has brought significant change and, if anything, exacerbated these challenges.

Click here to read the article.