w/c 06th Nov


Annual Petal Scattering

You are invited to attend the annual petal scattering followed by the AGM for North Devon against Domestic Violence

Monday 20th November

10.45 for 11.00 am

The Square, Barnstaple, with AGM at Tea on the Taw at midday. For more information contact Sue Wallis on 07772 765853

Volunteer Counsellors Required for Plymouth

Placements available

Young Devon operates a face to face counselling service for young people aged 11-19, that focusses on early intervention and enabling young people to cope with their feelings or difficulties. Our counselling approach is client centred, solution focussed and goal orientated. We are members of the BACP and uphold its ethical framework in all of our therapy.

We provide session by session support, monthly clinical supervision and regular training.

The successful applicant will be either a qualified counsellor, a counsellor working towards accreditation or a student on their second year of Level 4 Counselling Diploma course in need of a placement. They will be enthusiastic, creative, imaginative, positive and a team player, able to adapt to working with a range of individuals and their needs.

We are asking for a weekly commitment of 5 hours per week client hours, approx. 2 hours admin, plus monthly supervision.

Young Devon is a youth work charity (1057949) committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like an application pack please contact volunteer@youngdevon.org

Meeting with representatives of Older People and the Voluntary Sector

Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 10.30am

Every year Devon County Council, the County Council holds a series of meetings in which it consults on its budget, in preparation for the next financial year (2018/2019).

As part of this process, the Council undertakes a number of consultations including consultation with trade union representatives, representatives of older people and the voluntary sector and the business community.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join Councillors and Officers for a discussion on the proposed budget. Whilst this is an opportunity for you to put your views forward and to help the Council to look at the expenditure, the Council can also show the financial pressures it will undoubtedly face in setting the budget. The budget will be finalised in February 2018.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 January at 10.30am in the Committee Suite, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter.

A reminder will be sent out following the Council's Cabinet Meeting, with further information on the Council’s target budget.

They would be grateful if you could let us know if you are attending by emailing communications@devon.gov.uk.

Exeter Community Initiative - Invite

You are warmly invited to Exeter Community Initiative's Annual Review Meeting to hear how the work of ECI is strengthening links between communities in Exeter.

Where: The Palace Gate Centre, 3 Palace Gate, Exeter, EX1 1JA.
When: Wednesday, November 15.

Welcome Event : 4.30pm -  informal gathering, a chance for those new to ECI to find out more about what we do.

Annual Review Meeting : 5.15pm - a brief summary of the past year and an outline of our future plans.

Open Forum : 6 - 7pm.

RSVP: Call 01392 205800
Refreshments will be served. 

Exciting way to help young people feel safe but empowered online

Internet Citizens is back in partnership with YouTube. The one day workshops help young people to be creative, feel empowered and, most importantly, be safe online. We will be inviting along key opinion formers, MPs and policy makers to the workshops.

If your organisation is located near Plymouth and you would like to be involved email info@ukyouth.org 

Traineeship Programme - November 2017 to February 2018 (inclusive)

Aimed at people aged between 19-24 this course will help individuals choose which path to take, with a FREE Traineeship Programme with Exeter City Football Club and CoLab Exeter. Being delivered both here at CoLab and ECFC, the learners will be able to gain a really positive insight into different working environments where both organisations have a real sense of community not only in their own organisations but to the wider community also making their services accessible, dynamic and engaging.

This programme is going to take a new approach to the traditional model of traineeships and really ask the learners co-design and sculpt the delivery and content of this programme from the outset. They will have the opportunity to tell us their interests both personally and professionally and we will build the course around them collectively, offering a new innovative style of traineeship delivery which will equip them with the skills to move forward into either employment, volunteering, self-employment, an apprenticeship or maybe even starting up a social enterprise!

We will give the learners an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification, support them to gain their functional skills in numeracy and literacy and have 1:1 coaching sessions and attend work readiness and personal resilience workshops.  We will be inviting in key speakers and employers in to our guest led workshops to help, inspire and encourage the learners on their path into employment, and this in turn will hopefully ready them to move forward and complete 100 Hours of work placement activity where they will further develop their skills and build confidence and self-esteem within the workplace.

So please help us promote where you can and forward on to anyone whom you may think would benefit from completing this exciting opportunity of a traineeship programme. The Co-design Day is Friday 17th November at Exeter City Football Club.

If you have any questions or would like to book any learners on please do not hesitate to ask Jo Armstrong or myself.

Jo Armstrong: jo.armstrong@exetercvs.org.uk

Georgina Dunn: Georgina.dunn@exetercvs.org.uk

Tel: 01392 202055

Please find the link below to read further details, as some eligibility restrictions apply