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VCS Safeguarding Forum

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CS Safeguarding Forum
Wednesday 14th January, 1.30-3.30pm
Community Room, Illingworth Fire Station
Presentation from Ian Burgess – MCA Lead, CMBC

Background
Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) creates a framework to provide protection for people who cannot make decisions for themselves. It contains provision for assessing whether people have the mental capacity to make decisions, procedures for making decisions on behalf of people who lack mental capacity and safeguards. The underlying philosophy of the MCA is that any decision made, or action taken, on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to make the decision or act for themselves must be made in their best interests.
The MCA came into force on 1 October 2007.
The session will cover the 2 stage test for assessing mental capacity, the 5 Principles which underpin everything in the Act and will also detail how and when to assess mental capacity and who does it / who is responsible (not always the same).
Who should attend?
Anyone who provides a service for vulnerable adults (adults at risk) and/or who is responsible for safeguarding within their organisation.

This is an informal session with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

*Places are limited so please confirm attendance as soon as convenient by emailing steveb@nbforum.org.uk

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verd-de-gris need your help!

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Call out for volunteers!
Are you looking to do something positive for you and for others in 2015?
verd de gris creative arts are looking to recruit new volunteers for 2015 – our creative dementia sessions will be running every week in Hebden Bridge and Halifax in the New Year. No experience is necessary, but we are looking for people who are committed to a compassionate way of being and can offer some time to help us in this ground-breaking work.
Our positive and uplifting sessions take inspiration from the landscape and seasonal change surrounding us. Our simple arts activities create beautiful results: poems that connect us to each other, simple songs with beautiful melodies that are a joy to sing!
This is an opportunity to volunteer / gain experience with one of the leading companies working in arts and health: verd de gris have worked with some of the foremost practitioners in creative dementia care and have a national reputation for excellence.

If you would like to find out more please contact Jeff @ jeff.vdg@btinternet.com or Sharon @ 07598387772

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World Mental Health Day – Friday 10th October 2014

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Free Advice Surgery

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Free Advice Session for Not for Profit Organisations & Voluntary & Community Groups, Tuesday 17th June, 10.00-14.00, Mytholmroyd Community Centre   Sector Support Calderdale is holding a free advice session where you can get support on a wide range of issues affecting your group or organisation, including:

  • Setting up a new organisation
  • Governance & legal structures
  • Business & project planning
  • Funding sources & bid writing
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Community Asset Transfer

Also if you have recently been turned down for a CMBC Small Grant we can review the feedback with you and help you to improve future applications.   For further details, or to book a place, please contact: Jo Budgen, 01422 345174/ 07791 060614, jo@nbforum.org.uk     Venue: Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5AF

Calling all Knitters and Crotcheters – the Big Knit is here again

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How the big knit helps

As many as 24,000 older people die needlessly because of the cold every winter. Many others spend the time lonely and isolated, unable to heat their homes and struggling to get out and about.
So ten years ago Innocent had an idea. They asked some older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. They put those hats on their smoothies, and for each one sold they made a donation to Age UK.
For each behatted smoothie bottle they sell, they give 25p to Age UK to spend on things like hot water bottles, blankets, hot meals and social gatherings. Many older people also knit hats themselves through knitting groups organised by Age UK. The impact of the knitting groups is incredible and for some, they’re a real lifeline.

If you would like to have a go, here are a couple of patterns to get you started:
Knitting Pattern 2012-page-001       BigKnit2012_Sheep Knitting Pattern-page-001

or alternatively go to http://thebigknit.co.uk/join-in

Dementia Awareness Week May 19th – 23rd.

Please share this and pass on to highlight the benefits that creativity can have, for those living with dementia; and support the Alzheimer’s market place events in Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Friday morning and at the Maurice Jagger centre on Friday afternoon.

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Proudly announcing new ‘Men in Sheds’ group

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