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Get funding ready with Marsha Miles Consultancy! A free funding event for fundraisers, trustees and charity leaders in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Enjoy afternoon tea, networking and an exciting line up of speakers: Michelle Ferris, Director of Charities and Care at Albert Goodman How to prepare for funding and make it easier for funders to… more

National Voices is holding a regional South West workshop to capture the views of the VCSE sector on social prescribing. Social prescribing, as described by the NHS and others, links people with health and care problems into practical and emotional support in communities and the voluntary sector. National Voices is interested to hear about the experiences… more

In a special report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations highlights the need to take immediate action to limit the increase in average global temperatures to a 1.5°C threshold. Even an increase of half a degree beyond this will drastically worsen the risk of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty…. more

This event is an opportunity for you to to talk about your experiences of mental health services in Somerset. If you’re affected by mental health, your opinion is really important. The conversations around what makes good mental health support need to include input from those who live with it. Please do attend and provide that… more

The Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership has published its latest newsletter. This edition includes: Important changes to the Early Help Assessment (EHA) registration process. Updates to EHA, processes and supporting documents Brand new free EHA e-learning training Plus Somerset’s Early Help animation, a three-minute video explaining early help in action. You can read the newsletter here. more

The Enhance Social Enterprise Network is holding a series of events for social enterprises in Somerset. Grow it! 11th February, 6pm, Frome An evening focusing on the growth and development of your social enterprise, and the support available to you. Speakers include Edventure Frome, Frome Town Council, Somerset Community Foundation, CAG Consultants, plus an open… more

Researchers in the REPROVIDE programme at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care are looking for men aged over 21 years who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women, to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing… more

Somerset to be a trailblazer for mental health care as new alliance prepares to deliver innovative new approach. A new alliance of charities has been formed to develop a bold new community-based mental health support service for Somerset residents. The shared ambition for the Somerset Mental Health Alliance is to ensure that people living with… more

VCSE Advocate Feedback from the Early Help Strategic Commissioning Board, from Angela Kerr, CEO at Citizens Advice South Somerset. Early Help Somerset is described as “everyone’s responsibility; we want children, families, communities and agencies to work together so that families are assisted to help themselves and are supported as soon as a need arises. includes providing… more

Feedback from the Safer Somerset Partnership meeting which was held on Thurdsay 5th December, by Jane Knowles, Chief Executive Officer at SASP. Violence Reduction Unit There are 2 Violence reduction units, one in Bristol and one in Somerset. Their purpose is to improve ways to identify vulnerable people and children, and one of the priorities… more