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May 2015 Newsletter

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Invitation to Red Cross Week 2015 Open Day

Every year, Red Cross Week aims to increase awareness of the work they do both abroad and in the UK, and raise over £1million to help people in crisis.  The British Red Cross works across Cornwall helping people in crisis by visiting people at home after hospital, providing essential mobility equipment or offering support after an emergency.  Last year, their services reached nearly 3,000 people in Cornwall.
The British Red Cross is hosting an Open Day extravaganza on Tuesday 5th May 11.00 – 2.00.  Individuals and organisations all welcome.  Visit the Cornwall headquarters in Truro and meet volunteers and staff who run the organisation’s operations in Cornwall. 

Please click here to view the flyer.
Young People Share Their Views on Cancer Support

Philip Rimell volunteered with Healthwatch Cornwall to research what people aged 16 to 18 understood about cancer and the how they would prefer to receive information and support.
The report highlighted that 82% of those who took part did not feel there was enough information aimed at their age group, with older generations being targeted more, and although most young people sought information through the internet they would like to see age-related information materials such as posters in health settings as a way to raise awareness. To view the full press release, please click here.

Healthwatch Cornwall now has a YouthWatch website page that aims to highlight the work it is doing, useful information and news from other young people-related organisations. The website is a work in progress and Healthwatch Cornwall is keen to hear from young people about what they would like to see on the page. To share your views or to discover how you can get involved, visit the website or if you want to chat with Healthwatch Cornwall, call the advice line on 0800 0381 281. 
Swamp Circus

Half Term Circus Show and Workshops at Trellisisck Gardens.  24th - 30th May 2015.  Click here for the flyer.
Swamp Circus are also holding circus clubs every week at various locations.  Click the links to view the flyer:

St Austell

For further information contact Swamp Circus on 01326 377008 or visit the website.

EU Funding Collaboration Workshop

Cornwall VSF is facilitating four FREE workshops for organisations wanting to find out about ‘Pathways to Employment for Priority Groups’ funding for the new joint Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund. A particular purpose of the event is to begin the process of facilitating the creation of partnerships and consortia wishing to bid for this fund. Click here for further information.
Pentreath 'Cultural Capability' Training

Pentreath are offering 30 free spaces on their ‘Cultural Capability’ training for people working in the voluntary sector. The training allows participants to develop a greater awareness of cultural influences and assumptions.  It is a full days training (does not include lunch).  The training will take place on 7th, 12th or 26th May.  For further information and booking details, please click here to view the poster or telephone 07515 580 002 or email
Brook Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool Training

Brook are offering further training sessions on the Brook Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool (BSBTLT) training.  The BSBTLT has been adopted as Cornwall’s agreed framework for assessing sexual development and sexual behaviours in children and young people. This tool uses a 'traffic light’ approach to distinguish healthy sexual development from potentially harmful behaviours and assists professionals to identify and respond appropriately and consistently to children and young people’s needs.

Where: Helford House, Truro Industrial Estate, Threemilestone
When:  Four sessions available: 18th May 9:30-12:30pm, 18th May 13:00-4:00pm, 10th June  9:30-12:30pm, 10th June 13:00-4:00pm.
Cost: Training is free for any staff who work with children and young people aged between 0 and 18.
Parking: Is available at the WI building opposite at a cost of £3 a day.
How to book:  Please email to book your place.
Angling School CIC First Aid Courses

Angling School CIC are delivering the following first aid courses in Falmouth:
1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Thursday 21st May - £70.00.
3 day First Aid at Work (FAW) Wednesday 27 May, Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May - £205.00.

For further information and booking please telephone 07966 757322.

Child Protection Courses

Reconstruct Ltd has more dates for Child Protection courses available in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly over the coming months. Please click here to view the course dates or visit the website.
Level 3 Award in Youth Work

PCDT is running a 6 day course which is suitable for learners who want to progress from a L2 Youth Work course, or for those who have experience of working with young people in a youth work setting and would like to gain a recognised qualification. The course will enable learners to develop and enhance their Youth Work knowledge and skills including the principles of work-based practice in planning, delivering and evaluating youth work programmes.

Successful completion will lead to the Level 3 APT Award in Youth Work.

Wednesdays 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May & 3rd, 10th June 2015 at the Wesley centre, Camborne. Refreshments are provided.

For more information visit the PCDT website.

Family Services Support Worker - Penhaligon's Friends

Penhaligon’s Friends, Cornwall’s Children’s Bereavement Charity, are excited to announce that they are looking for a new team member. Due to an increasing demand for their services, they are recruiting a Family Services Support Worker for 16 hours per week. The role will support the necessary administrative tasks of the Family Services team as well as supporting the direct delivery of support to families.
All the relevant documents can be found on the website or if you would like more information email or call the office on 01209 215889/ 210624.

Closing date is Monday 11th May 2015
National Citizen Service 2015
BF Adventure are now running an additional August start date for this programme for young people 16-18yrs in the Falmouth, Penryn and Helston areas AND those from across the County unable to attend the earlier start dates.
For more information on this fantastic potentially free (Max cost £50) 4 week life changing adventure please email
For further information, please visit the BF Adventure website.
Opportunities with 2nd Chance Project

Training Academy
2nd Chance Project are offering a free one week course for 16-18 year olds to support a first step into a coaching career.  The course will provide a recognised qualification to get into Coaching as an employment avenue and qualifications relevant for progression into FE and HE Sport courses.

The week long course will run 9:30 – 16:30, Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July 2015 (including a practical assessment). This course is limited to 20 places! So get in touch today! Click here for further information.

Coachmakers is for young people aged 16-18 interested in getting in to the sports industry; gain confidence and work experience. It is a full time, 9 month programme starting in September and participants will achieve qualifications in coaching, activity leadership, functional skills and first aid.  On competion of the course, there is the chance to apply for a paid apprenticeship placement.  Click here for further information.
Independent Public Awareness Review
An organisation is undertaking an independent public awareness review for Healthwatch Cornwall to inform service developments. They are particularly keen to make contact with youth service providers in communities across Cornwall who might be able to promote the survey and encourage young people to participate so that their voice is heard. They can provide posters, flyers and paper copies of the survey. Click here to view the flyer and to complete the survey, please click here.
Talent Match Cornwall

Do you have any clients who you feel would benefit from the Big Lottery funded ‘Talent Match Cornwall’ programme which is designed to support 18-24 year olds who have been unemployed for 12 months or more? This support can be in addition to the courses you are already running. For further information and contact details, visit the Talent Match website.
Young People's Reference Groups

Each half term, Youth Kernow hold “Young People’s Reference Groups”.  This May half term the groups are being held on:-
Tuesday 26th May 10.30am – 2.30pm venue to be confirmed
Wednesday 27th May 10.30am – 2.30pm venue to be confirmed
Thursday 28th May 10.30am – 2.30pm venue to be confirmed
Friday 29th May 10.30am – 2.30-pm venue to be confirmed
The following areas will be covered:
St Agnes, Perranporth, Truro, Penryn and Falmouth, Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Redruth and Helston, Newquay, China Clay, St Austell, Lostwithiel, Fowey, Liskeard, Looe, Callington, Saltash & Torpoint Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin, Camelford, Launceston and Bude

The Learn 2 Lead activity model will be used and young people have been asked for their ideas and suggestions for the things they want to change in their communities and hope to set up project groups to support them to make those ideas happen.
If you would like to have a look at previous reference groups, visit the Facebook page. If young people have any suggestions / ideas please can you ask them to send them to Mel Williams by Wednesday 13th May 2015 by email or telephone 01872 326951 / 07580840735.
The GC Gibson Charitable Trust
The GC Gibson Charity offers grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to a wide range of small and medium sized charities operating in the UK. Funding is often provided for many years and the trustees put no restrictions on expenditure. Priority is given to charities that the trustees have previously worked with.
However, a number of charities are added to the Trust’s grant funding portfolio each year. For these new applications, The Trust focuses on a particular theme and this changes from year to year. The Trust’s current theme is 'supporting innovative education or training projects that benefit disadvantaged young people'.
Applications for 2015 will be accepted from Saturday 1st August and must be made via the Trust’s online application form. For further details, visit the GC Gibson Charitable Trust website.
Commisioning Masterclass
What funders look for: How to strengthen your funding strategy and avoid the pitfalls of poor bid writing. Tuesday 19th May 2015 from 10.00 am - 1.00 pm, Coniston Community Centre, Patchway, near Bristol.
This half day course will help you to decide where and how to bid, with practical examples of good and poor practice. The course is designed for voluntary and public sector workers with children’s services who are responsible for determining funding strategies and/or responsible for drafting funding bids.

To find out more about this event click here to view the flyer. To reserve a place, please email your completed booking form to by Monday 11th May.
Understanding the Impact of Youth Work
18 June 2015, 9.30am - 3.30pm (9.30am refreshments, 10.00am start) at University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham GL50 2RH, Cost: £20.
There is a growing consensus that those involved working with young people should develop ways that demonstrate the impact of their work. This has resulted in many recent developments that seek to support youth practitioners, managers and commissioners in their roles. This conference therefore, seeks to explore these developments through key note speakers, workshops and discussions.
Click here for the flyer.
Please book your place now, via the University online shop.  Contact: Anita Suarez by email for all conference queries or telephone: 01242 715153.
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