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Hackney CVS e-newsletter goes out weekly with news relevant to
Hackney's voluntary and community sector (VCS).
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Thursday 23rd February 2017


Training and Events

  • Positive East will be running a HIV Awareness Workshop, focusing on the 1,2,3 of HIV as well as what it takes to deliver sexual health and HIV interventions to diverse audiences. This training will benefit those in frontline services, who are delivering information to individuals and communities who may be at risk of HIV. > Read more
  • Hackney Women's Haven Leadership programme. This programme is for women that want to lead their own community project, business or social enterprise. This course will cover all the essential basics enabling you set up and operate your own enterprise. > Read more

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The course assists participants to identify when someone’s liberty may be restricted or deprived and to enable applications for a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard. > Read more
  • Ready 4 Success. Are you 18-30 and finding it hard to get the right job? Or are you actively looking for work but unsure what employers are looking for? If so, this five day programme will connect you with successful people and help improve your interview technique. > Read more
  • Turtle Song is an opportunity to compose and sing your own songs with professional musicians. It is for people with memory problems and all forms of dementia and for their companions (husbands/wives/carers). Turtle Song is FREE to all participants. > Read more
  • The Hackney ESOL Advice Service runs regular drop in advice (and assessment) sessions for adults who speak English as a second or other language. Once assessed, the service directs them to a suitable ESOL class in the borough. Click here for full details of the new 2016-17 schedule. The service can also offer free advice sessions at schools and community centres. Read more here.

  • Connect Hackney Senior Media Group. Are you aged 50 or over? Would you like to develop your computer skills and learn photography, interviewing and writing skills? The media group is made up of a friendly group of local older residents who produce the Connect Hackney website content and magazine. No previous experience is needed as full training is provided. If you are enthusiastic about computers and telling stories, this is the project for you. We meet twice per week in Haggerston – come and join us! Contact Matt: 020 7923 8186 |
  • Hackney CVS are offering a wide range of courses in March. Upcoming sessions include: Social Networks Training, Essential Excel Training, Writing for the Web Seminar and more. > Read more
  • Come and join Hackney Women's Forum at their free annual gathering to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017. The event will include workshops, speakers and networking. > Read more
  • Are you a disabled Hackney resident – or a family carer of a disabled Hackney resident? Come and find out about our award-winning project where we train health, social care and other providers about disabled peoples’ needs and experiences. Open to disabled people (and/or their family carers) in City & Hackney. > Read more

Community News

  • Co-production is about working together to improve things for people and to make sure community groups, charities, and volunteers (those classed as being part of Civil Society) get the best support possible to improve how they work or influence decisions. We want to hear your views and experience of co-production through our Hackney survey. Deadline 28th February. > Read more
  • Hackney Children’s Theatre is looking for a new office since their host, St John at Hackney Church, is undergoing extensive development from June. > Read more

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) web tool from Lasa.The web tool is a free, easy-to-use, adviser guide to personal independence payment regulations and case law. You can search by activity, issue or health condition to find out more about the legal framework and how the Upper Tribunal has interpreted the law. > Read more

Funding and Jobs 

  • Young Gamblers Education Trust, a new charity educating young people on the issues surrounding problem gambling and social gaming. They are seeking an Education Coordinator and a part-time QA Manager. > Read more
  • St John Abulance's Community Advocate voluntary role is to help raise the profile of first aid within the local community by helping them spread awareness of the first aid message and demonstrate practical lifesaving skills.> Read more
  • If you are bright, flexible and enthusiastic and want to work in partnership to develop new ways of resolving entrenched issues, Peter Bedford Housing Association want to hear from you. They particularly welcome applications from men, who are currently under represented in their service. > Read more

  • User led organisation funding. If you’re a user led organisation (ULO), you can apply for a grant to deliver training for people who employ their own care and support (individual employers), and their personal assistants. > Read more
  • Peer Support Long Term Conditions Grants Programme - APPLY NOW! > Read more

For more funding opportunities please click here.

Newsletter Submission Deadline!

  • To have your news items included in our next weekly newsletter, please send in your content by the end of play on Tuesday to Thank you!


                              Cost effective and a positive working enviroment
Conference room
and desk hire

Hackney CVS offer desk space, a conference room and training room for small groups and organisations. This week we hear from desk space user Richard Ntaka who shares how using Hackney CVS's facilities help him and his organisation International Youth Centre.

'Hiring desk space at Hackney CVS is a fantastic alternative to office space for a small organisation like International Youth Centre. It's a cost effective way to carry out my everyday tasks. The staff members are welcoming, helpful and considerate. The open area set-up meets my needs and is a great place to meet like-minded people enabling me to work in positive environment. 

At International Youth Centre we aim to promote the social integration of young people of African origin living in Hackney and abroad. We do this through education and employment training, youth leadership and self- esteem courses, income generating and social enterprise workshops and much more. Hackney CVS facilities help us to deliver these programmes with their services including postage, photocopying, meeting and storage space as well as the opportunity to have meetings with colleagues with hot tea and biscuits.

I would definitely encourage small groups who wish to work in a cost effective and positive environment to think about desk-hiring at Hackney CVS. I've been using the desk space for a few years now and the service they provide seem to get better and better'


Are you interested in using our training or conference room?

Conference room
Our conference room has plenty of natural light and is suitable for conferences, larger meetings and training courses.

Training room
We also have a training room available, suitable for smaller meetings. This room is set up boardroom style, comfortably seats up to 14 people, and again refreshments, catering and optional extras can be arranged for your bookings.

Hot desk hire
From under £13 a day or £168 a quarter, we can offer you high quality desk rental at an exceptionally low price.  Being based at Hackney CVS, you benefit from reduced rate support services including postage, photocopying, meeting and storage space as well as the opportunity to meet colleagues in the sector.

To find out more information on our desk space, conference room and training room click here.



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