Embrace Sefton Monthly LGBT Social and Support Evening at Kindfulness Coffee Club – Thursday 26th April 2018

Sefton’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) network Embrace monthly social evening in Bootle.

The evening takes place at Kindfulness Coffee Club on Knowsley Road in Bootle from 7pm until 8.30pm, and will be an opportunity for local residents to find out more about the Embrace network, meet new people, and access support and advice related to LGBT issues.

Embrace Sefton Monthly LGBT Social and Support Evening at Kindfulness Coffee Club – Thursday 29th March

Sefton’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) network Embrace recently launched a new monthly social evening in Bootle.

The evening takes place at Kindfulness Coffee Club on Knowsley Road in Bootle from 7pm until 8.30pm, and will be an opportunity for local residents to find out more about the Embrace network, meet new people, and access support and advice related to LGBT issues.

The upcoming date for March;

Date: Thursday 29th March 2018
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: Kindfulness Coffee Club

Embrace is one of the Equalities networks supported by Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who live, work or play in the borough of Sefton are welcome to be involved.

The network exists to be available to decision makers in Sefton and to be consulted on matters affecting the LGB community in Sefton. Embrace also provides a social and support outlet to LGBT people in the borough of Sefton.

To find out more information about the Embrace social and support evening, please email embracesefton@gmail.com or call Embrace’s Co-Chairs Dr Mike Homfray on 07970 680483 or Rach O’Brien on 07903 773395. Residents can also follow Embrace on Twitter at @EmbraceSefton or find the group on Facebook.

Embrace flyer - kindfulness MARCH

Have Your Say: Sefton Council Draft Equality & Diversity Policy (closing 31st May, 2018)

Sefton Council have recently launched a public consultation on the draft Sefton MBC Equality and Diversity Policy which can be  downloaded here.

The consultation opened on 27th February 2018, and closes on 31st May 2018, and the results of this process will be published on 31st August 2018.

Please click here to have your say on this consultation 

Please note: the summary information below is extracted from the consultation page:

Consultation Summary:
The Equality Act 2010 requires public bodies to publish information demonstrating their compliance with the equality duty (s.149 of the Act).  The Council is required to publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives.

Background:
We acknowledge our role and responsibilities as an organisation including providing clear leadership. We commit to ensuring that our internal processes and ways of working promote equality and ensure that no one is disadvantaged by how we operate as an organisation. We also acknowledge our role in shaping and influencing the area and the culture of the communities in Sefton, and we are committed to ensuring that principles of equality and diversity are embedded.

Consultation Purpose:
Our policies and procedures are intended to promote fairness for all and reinforce our commitment to tackling inequalities wherever they exist and to prevent the unacceptable treatment of any person. The aims of this consultation are to advise people of the Equality and Diversity Policy and to seek comments on the draft document. 

The draft Equality and Diversity Policy can be downloaded here

Please click here to have your say on this consultation

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) “Putting Leadership and Collaboration into practise…” FREE Conference (Thurs 22nd March, Milton Keynes)

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) at The Open University Business School present “Putting Leadership and Collaboration into practise in a changing voluntary sector” on Thursday 22 March 2018 from 09:45 – 16:15 (followed by drinks and canapés reception).

This conference will be held at The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes. 

Professor Siv Vangen will open the event and highlight the work of the Centre which provides voluntary sector organisations with access to free and flexible leadership development courses and research-led insight to help strengthen the sector at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and challenge.

There will also be interactive afternoon workshops to discuss key issues facing leaders in the voluntary sector plus a panel discussion. This will be followed by a welcome chance to mingle over networking drinks and a canapés reception.

Places are limited so we advise you to book early. Although you are encouraged to attend in person, the event is also being live streamed in the morning from 10:20 to 12:45.

Click here to download the event programme 

Click here to book your place

For more information on the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) at The Open University Business School, please click here or email ou-events@open.ac.uk 

 

 

Sefton’s ‘Stop Loan Leeches’ Information Videos

Short information film warning that illegal lenders (loan sharks – known as ‘loan leeches’ in different cultures) target migrant workers.

Made for Sefton Council and the England Illegal Money Lending Team. Created and produced in close collaboration with the Migrant Workers Sefton Community charity.

Available in English, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Russian language versions.

English:            https://vimeo.com/161895506

Latvian:             https://vimeo.com/161907310

Russian:           https://vimeo.com/161915005

Polish:              https://vimeo.com/161986280

Romanian:        https://vimeo.com/162492897

Lithuanian:        https://vimeo.com/162492896

 

 

Dementia Friendly Housing Charter

Last month, Alzheimer’s Society produced the Dementia Friendly Housing Charter.

It is a guide for housing associations other organisations involved with residential services who support those living with dementia.

It contains some useful ideas around the  things to take into account around housing and those living with dementia.

See the guide by clicking here.

New Autism support group launches in Southport

Access Sefton has joined forces with Sefton Living Well Centre to launch a new autism support group.

Anyone who has autism, Asperger’s syndrome or cares for someone who has these conditions are invited to the first meeting of the group on Thursday 31 March.

You can also find out more about local support services in your area and meet new people. View more information here.

‘Tackling Inequality in the Criminal Justice System’ – a new report from Clinks

Many equality and minority groups are overrepresented in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and a large proportion of the people in the CJS face some form of discrimination or disadvantage because of being from
an equality and/or minority group.
‘Tackling Inequality in the Criminal Justice System’ summarises presentations given at a Clinks seminar by organisations working to tackle inequality in the CJS and highlights learning points for voluntary and statutory organisations.