Daisyfield Business Centre, Appleby Street, Blackburn, BB1 3BL.
01254 392974

LBN March E-Newsletter

LBN March E-Newsletter

 

LBMEN Logo

The BME Express

Edition 4

 

 

    Bringing you 
all the latest sector news.

Dear readers we hope you are enjoying our newsletters, please don”t forget to send us your feedback.

The newsletter is for our members and readers to receive quality information on latest trends, policies and opportunities. In future editions, we will be introducing a readers section, allowing opportunities for our readers to air any concerns and issues they may have or to share hints and tips on other reader”s issues and concerns.
 

If you wish to submit an article please have your submissions in by the last week of each month.

Email your article to: office@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk

 

Updates

 

Lancashire BME Network AGM
Lancashire BME Network’s first AGM following the merger happened on the 25th February at Accrington Town Hall. Over 30 people attended to celebrate the hard work and successes of Lancashire BME Pact, Lancashire Women’s Network, and the newly formed Lancashire BME Network.
 
We were delighted to have the Mayor of Hyndburn, Munsif Dad, attend and he opened the AGM with a rousing introduction to the fine charitable work being undertaken locally, regionally, and nationally. He was followed by the Deputy Leader of Lancashire County Council, David Borrow. He delivered a speech around substantial budgetary cuts in an enlightening manner and provided olive branches to those who work within their communities with new tender opportunities.
 
With the successes and developments for the year outlined by the Chair (Rafique Malik) and Chief Officer (Naz Zaman), the AGM moved swiftly towards its conclusion and welcoming in new board members.
 

A big thank you to all who attended and to the staff and board for organising the event and refreshments. And finally, to those who didn’t attend – make sure you do in 2016!


Calling all North Lancashire BME community groups!!
LBN are in the early stages of putting together a focus group for North Lancashire (covering Lancaster and Morecambe, Wyre, Fylde, and Blackpool) to engage with and assess the needs of BME community groups in the area.
 
If you want to be kept informed of the developments, email Nathan on 
Nathan.isom@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk.

 


Ed Milliband in Burnley!
Ed Milliband was recently in Burnley engaging with the voting public, outlining the Labour Party election manifesto, and answering questions from those who were in attendance. His tour of the area took in BAE Systems, before moving on to Nelson & Colne College, and finally Turf Moor. LBN were in presence for the Nelson & Colne College and Turf Moor events representing our members and the BME community as a whole.

 

 
There was much to talk about and these events have given us an idea for some events we are planning on holding in April. Further information will be out soon!


Membership support packages 
LBN values the work our members undertake in the community and strives to support you all in expanding on that community work. We are currently working on the support package offer that LBN members receive, but in the meantime if you are a member and would like to have an organisational health check and take up the support we offer, or you are a non-member and would like to enquire about the support that Lancashire BME Network could offer your organisation, call the office on 01254 392974 or email office@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk.

 

What”s On

 

Active Adults Sessions
Delivered at St Peters Leisure Centre in Burnley by the Healthy Lifestyles team, Active Adults is a multi-choice activity session open to people aged 50 years and over. Customers are eligible to access a variety of activities at the facility event Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm for just £5 for the full morning of activities. For further information, contact the healthy Lifestyles team on 01282 477134 or check the website http://www.burnley.gov.uk/residents/burnley-leisure/healthy-lifestyles/active-adults-session.


 






Workforce Development Programmes
Health Education North West is wishing to expand the opportunities for third sector organisations to participate in the range of workforce development programmes available through them.  
There is funding potentially available to organisations to support Apprenticeships as well as other development pathways such as Cadets, Assistant and Advanced Practitioners.  Funding subsidies are available for all ages with additional incentives for 16 – 23 year olds.
They have recruited Tracey Arden of the Lancashire Women’s Centres as project manager for their Third Sector Apprenticeship Programme and as a first step they wish to gain an understanding of the demand and capacity throughout the sector’s workforce in the North West. Your input will provide a baseline to develop a sector specific programme.

Please click here to answer the survey or  paste   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6CHJ995 into your browser.


Moving More Living More Regional Forum
11th March – Blackpool
The regional Moving More Living More Fora are Nationally-led, locally determined events to create a supportive infrastructure to support local prioritisation and collaboration on increasing physical activity. 

The regional events are delivered by UKActive, Public Health England, the County Sports Partnership Network, and the Local Government Association and aim to widen local understandings of physical inactivity and the policies at a local and national level that are being developed to combat inactivity. For more information or to book, go to http://www.lancashiresport.org.uk/news/regional-physical-activity-forum?utm_source=Lancashire Sport Partnership Newsletter&utm_campaign=e06756ee3f-February_Newsletter2_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65fe62e991-e06756ee3f-78736597

 

Training

 



 

 

Vacancies

 

Looking for a job??

LBN can help you with Cv”s, interview preparation, job search, carer”s advice and much more! Book an appointment now with one of our specialist employment workers who work across Lancashire.
Call: 01254 392974 or
Email: 
office@lancashirebmenetowrk.org.uk

 





 
4 x Temporary Advocate Posts
 
37 Hours, Salary: £17,333 – £21,734
Contract Length: six months
Office Base (negotiable): Blackpool, Leyland or Accrington
As an advocate you will provide Advocacy support to clients with matters relating to Health and Social Care in a range of settings such as the community, hospital or care home. In particular working with clients that have been detained (subject to the Mental Health Act) and those that lack capacity (subject to the Mental Capacity Act). Your role will be to work in a person centred way to enable vulnerable people to have their rights upheld and voices heard.
 
The successful candidate will have an understanding of the Advocacy role and principles and the issues faced by people accessing Health and Social Care. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. We are looking for someone that is able to display empathy and deal with conflict situations. Someone with knowledge of relevant legislation and excellent organisational skills to be able to manage a client caseload.
 
This is an excellent training and development opportunity for the right candidate with potential to  complete a national advocacy qualification, 5% employer contribution pension scheme and opportunities for further career development.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Benefits of working for Advocacy Focus: opportunities for gaining accredited qualifications, 5% employer contribution pension scheme and opportunities for career development.

CVs will not be accepted.

Application packs can be downloaded from our website: www.advocacyfocus.org.uk

CLOSING DATE for applications:  9am Monday 16th March 2015
Advocacy Focus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
 
Post: Care Act Advocacy Manager
37 Hours, Salary: £26,539 – £28,922
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2016
Office Base: (negotiable) either in Leyland,
Blackpool or Accrington
The post holder will lead the advocacy team to promote and sustain a high quality advocacy service that meets national advocacy standards. The post holder will provide line management, mentoring and support to the Advocacy team whilst carrying small case load to enable service users to make informed decisions and get their views heard.
 
The successful candidate will have:

  • skills to lead and manage a team
  • knowledge of the MHA, MCA, IMCA, DOLS and RPR procedures
  • experience of handling Safeguarding issues
  • knowledge of the issues faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged people
  • an innovative, creative, flexible and enthusiastic approach to work
  • the ability and enthusiasm to motivate staff/volunteers.

 
Post: Advocate
37 Hours, Salary: £17,333 – £21,734
Permanent (subject to funding)
Office Base: Blackpool
 
As an advocate you will provide Advocacy support to clients with matters relating to Health and Social Care in a range of settings such as the community, hospital or care home. In particular working with clients that have been detained (subject to the Mental Health Act) and those that lack capacity (subject to the Mental Capacity Act). Your role will be to work in a person centred way to enable vulnerable people to have their rights upheld and voices heard.
 
The successful candidate will have an understanding of the Advocacy role and principles and the issues faced by people accessing Health and Social Care. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. We are looking for someone that is able to display empathy and deal with conflict situations. Someone with knowledge of relevant legislation and excellent organisational skills to be able to manage a client caseload.
 
This is an excellent training and development opportunity for the right candidate with potential to  complete a national advocacy qualification, 5% employer contribution pension scheme and opportunities for further career development.

 
Post: Senior Advocate
37 Hours, Salary: £23,188 – £26,539
Permanent Subject To Funding
Office Base either in Leyland or Accrington
 
The post holder will support The Care Act Advocacy Manager to co-ordinate an independent Advocacy service that meets national Advocacy Standards and good practice. Carrying a client case load, the post holder will deliver advocacy in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 2007 guidelines. They will support The Care Act Advocacy Manager to supervise and monitor the performance of the Advocacy team, and contribute towards the development of team members and future service delivery.
 
The successful candidate must have experience in managing a caseload delivering Mental Health or Mental Capacity advocacy, knowledge of relevant legislation, Health and Social Care services and experience of supporting vulnerable people to uphold their rights and enable their voices to be heard. We are looking for someone with interpersonal skills, a team player, with excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to operate quality assurance systems.

 
Post: Advocacy Administration Assistant
37 Hours, Salary: £12,614 – £14,880 (dependant on experience)
Permanent (subject to funding)
Based in Accrington
 
 
Advocacy Focus is looking to recruit an Advocacy Administration Assistant to provide front of house support to deal with customers by phone and on reception. The successful candidate will take a lead in triaging advocacy referrals from professionals and clients, maintain electronic systems through data in putting and provide administrative support to the team. The successful candidate will possess excellent computer skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, customer service experience and an ability to communicate with a range of clients from professionals to people with mental health. 
Ability to input data with a high degree of accuracy is essential.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Benefits of working for Advocacy Focus: opportunities for gaining accredited qualifications, 5% employer contribution pension scheme and opportunities for career development.

CVs will not be accepted.

Application packs can be downloaded from our website: www.advocacyfocus.org.uk
CLOSING DATE for all applications:  9am 2nd March 2015
Advocacy Focus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.



Revolutionising attitudes, Challenging perceptions, Altering provision
Trustees Sought
 
With its revolutionary new strategy, Blueprint for Lancashire, Lancashire Mind now seeks passionate, high performing, well-connected individuals to become trustees and to drive forward the vision of mental wellbeing for all. By achieving mental wellbeing for all Lancashire Mind believes it can significantly decrease the number of people in Lancashire who are at risk of developing a mental health condition. Lancashire Mind believes emphatically that no matter the severity of the mental health condition that a person may experience, they still have the right and ability to be an equal in society and we seek trustees with the same ideology.
 
Lancashire Mind specifically seeks applicants with one or more of the following skills:

  • An understanding, at a strategic and/or senior management level, of how the voluntary sector operates at the national, Lancashire and local level.
  • An understanding of how the corporate sector operates and how it can potentially interlink with Lancashire Mind
  • Knowledge and experience of mounting successful campaigns and leading on marketing and communications work.
  • Strategic understanding of fundraising resource procurement at a senior level / Strategic understanding of how a charity develops sustainable new income streams
  • Knowledge of how to effectively achieve cultural change

 
This is a voluntary position with travel expenses reimbursed. For a full description of the role please contact admin@lancashiremind.org.uk. Application is by CV and covering letter and closing date is Friday 27th March. For an informal chat please call our CEO Stewart Lucas on 01257 231660.
 
Lancashire Mind particularly welcomes applications from those with a lived experience of mental health conditions that meet one or more of the above criteria.  


 
beste online casino 100%; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; color: #606060; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; line-height: 125%; text-align: left;” valign=”top”>

Funding Updates

 

Department of Health Opens Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund
The fund is open to not for profit organisations that are be carrying out activities that involve providing a service similar to a service provided by the National Health Service or by local authority social services. The Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) provides funding to support proposals in the health and care field, supporting projects with the potential for national impact in line with DH objectives of better health and wellbeing and better care for all. Organisations can apply individually, or in partnership with others. All proposals under this Fund will need to demonstrate they will have a national impact. To be eligible to bid for funding all potential applicants need to register on the DOH”s Award Information management System (AIMS).
The closing date for registering on the Department”s AIMS applications is 12 noon on the 13 March 2015. The closing date for applications is noon on the 27 March 2015. See website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iesd-voluntary-sector-funding-for-health-and-care-projects

 


Funding for Cancer Support Groups and Individuals Affected by Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support has announced that the next closing date for its Cancer Support – Grants scheme is 13 March 2015.
The grants programme aims to fund individuals and groups that support people affected by cancer or campaign to improve cancer care. The grants available include:
ï‚· Start up funds to support new self-help and support project for people affected by cancer
ï‚· Development funds to support the ongoing activities and development of self-help and support projects for people affected by cancer
ï‚· User Involvement Grants to encourage the involvement of people affected by cancer in the design and improvement of cancer services
ï‚· Individual Development Grants to enable people affected by cancer to develop their skills and use their cancer experience to help support others affected by cancer.
 
Applications will be accepted from individuals or groups of people affected by cancer and organisations and professionals working in partnership with people affected by cancer.
There will be three further funding rounds during 2015. See website:

www.macmillan.org.uk/HowWeCanHelp/CancerSupportGroups/HowWeSupportYourGroup.aspx

 


Arts Council – Strategic Touring Programme

The next closing date for grant applications to the Arts Council, England Strategic Touring Programme is 20 March 2015. The £45 million Strategic touring programme provides in excess of £15,000 for projects that encourage collaboration between organisations, so more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts provision. The funding is available to both organisations and individuals. Partnerships, networks and consortia can also apply. These can include:
ï‚· Promoters
ï‚· Producers
ï‚· Artists
ï‚· Agencies
ï‚· Companies
ï‚· Marketing or audience development specialists
ï‚· Local authority representatives or any other kind of organisation or individual.
 
See website:
www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/apply-for-funding/strategic-touring-programme/about-fund/

 


Community Sport Activation Fund

Sport England has announced that its Community Sport Activation Fund grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available. The fund will provide grants to projects that are based on local need and evidence.
Activities that can be funded include:
ï‚· Informal sports opportunities which could lead to regular exercise
ï‚· Multi-sport activities which provide people with a range of choices and opportunities
ï‚· Family orientated activities with a focus on 14 plus age group; etc.
 
The closing date for applications is 20 April 2015. See website:
www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/community-sport-activation-fund/

 


BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme

BBC Children in Need has announced that the next applications deadline for its Main Grants Programme is 15 May 2015.
Funding is available to organisations that work with young people who are suffering from:
ï‚· Illness
ï‚· Distress
ï‚· Abuse or neglect
ï‚· Are disabled
ï‚· Have behavioural or psychological difficulties
ï‚· Or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
 
The Main grants programme is open to applications for grants of over £10,000. See website:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3XW7FvN20PD3xr2c1T62Xly/main-grants

 


Global Fund for Women – Women”s Fund

Re-opens for applications on 15 March 2015. To be eligible for a grant have as its primary focus advancing women”s equality and human rights and women must fill all or most of the leadership roles in the organisation. Grants usually range from $5,000 to $30,000. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $13,000 per year. The deadline for applications will be 30 June 2015.
See website:
www.globalfundforwomen.org/apply-for-a-grant

 


Wolfson Foundation – Disability and Special Needs Grants

Grants of between £15,000 – £100,000 to special schools and colleges as well as charities that work with people with particular health needs or disabilities. Nearly £10 million has been awarded over the last five years, to over 200 different organisations. Grants are made for:
ï‚· New buildings
ï‚· Major refurbishment work
ï‚· Equipment
ï‚· Vehicles.
 
There is a two stage application process: Stage 1 applications should be submitted by 1 July 2015 to be considered for the autumn funding round. See website:
www.wolfson.org.uk/funding/health-and-disability/

 


Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential

Registered charities that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company”s grants programme. In particular the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support:
ï‚· Special educational needs
ï‚· Address behavioural problems or promote citizenship
ï‚· Parenting or life skills.
 
Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience. The next deadline for applications is 31 July 2015. See website:
www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm

 


Grants for Young People – BIBAs

Grants for young Lancastrians of up to £2,000 from the BIBA Foundation. Young people aged 16-24 years, or community groups working with this age group, can apply for a grant. Managed by the Community Foundation for Lancashire, the BIBA Awards (Be Inspired Business Awards) have been created to develop an enterprising culture in the youth of Lancashire. The fund is made up of business and personal donations, prize draw money and net surplus from the Be Inspired Business Awards Foundation which is owned and delivered by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce (NWLCC). Projects should enable young people aged 16-24 to flourish, learn and develop business skills or knowledge; continue or expand their enterprising work; build their capacity for the future. See website: www.younglancashire.org.uk/node/2815
 


Sport England Small Grants Programme

Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies such as sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools and governing bodies of sport can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. The aim of the fund is to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Priority will be given to projects that increase the number of adults participating in moderate intensity sports; and projects seeking to reduce the drop off rates for 16-19 year olds.
Applications can be submitted at any time. See website:
www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/small-grants/

 


The Local Initiative Fund 2015/16 Round is now open

 

The Local Initiative Fund (LIF) is now open for bids across Lancashire and £137,666.25 in total is available across the 12 districts.
 Deadline for applications to be submitted is Thursday 2 April 2015 at 5pm
 The LIF Scheme provides the opportunity for third sector groups and organizations in Lancashire to apply for grants for £1,000 to £5,000 if their project supports one of three priorities which are:
ï‚·                Supporting a Total Family Approach;
ï‚·                Providing Skills and Employment Initiatives;
ï‚·                Providing Activities and Programmes for Young People aged 12 – 19 (up to 25 for people with learning difficulties or disabilities)  
For more information and to download the application pack please follow the link below to our website.

http://new.lancashire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/grants-and-funding/voluntary,-community-and-faith-sectors-grants-and-funding/local-initiative-fund.aspx
 Please note organisations in Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool are not eligible to apply.


 

 Copyright © Lancashire BME Network, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
Office@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk
Tel:  01254 392974
Head Office
Lancashire BME Network, Springhill Community Centre, Exchange Street, Accrington, BB5 0JD
Registered Charity Number: 1136057  Company number: 4865661

 

 

Facebook
Facebook

Twitter
Twitter

Website
Website

 

 

 

This email was sent to

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »