Following the disaster in London East Anglian Ambulance Service
have launched a national "In case of Emergency ( ICE )"
campaign with the support of Falklands war hero Simon Weston.
The idea is that you store the word " I C E" in your
mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the
person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".
In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will
then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be
able to contact them.
It's that simple everyone can do it so Please Do. It
really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.
For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
CLIMB Conference Guildford
On 1st October 2005 CLIMB will be holding their next conference
concentrating on Medical Research supported by CLIMB: Practical
Management of Organic Acidaemias. All conference fees are subsidised
by CLIMB and discounts available for current members. Register early
to guarantee your place. For more information on this site please
follow this link.
Also see www.climb.org.uk
Telephone: 0870 7700 325
e mail Chris@climb.org.uk
collect a registration form from 176 Nantwich Road, Crewe,
GOOD NEWS FOR THE OVER 60’s
If you are 60 or over, or if someone who is permanently resident
in your home is age 60 or over, then you may be eligible for the
unique way to heat and light your home.
It’s called Staywarm and it lets you use as much gas and
electricity as you need for a low fixed payment. You can choose
whether you pay by Cash/Cheque at the Post Office, weekly, fortnightly
or monthly, or by DD monthly. Local advisors are available
to talk about Powergen Staywarm at your club or Community Group
at no cost.
To find out how Staywarm could help you phone FREE on:
0800 1 694 694 (please quote reference R1)
IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS
The Department of Voluntary Sector Studies at the University of
Wales, Lampeter offers a unique range of distant learning courses
specifically designed for the Voluntary Sector. You can choose to
take just one course or work towards a full honours degree in Voluntary
A usual point of entry is the Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
for Volunteers course, which is split into eight manageable sections,
each with an experience based assignment. Topics of study include:
Confidentiality, Listening Skills, Decision Making and Dealing with
Students may, however, choose to start with another course from
their extensive range. A list of courses is available at: http://www.volstudy.ac.uk/programme/modules.html
All courses are open distance learning; this means that you can
study when and where you please at a pace that suits you. Students
enjoy first class tutor support by telephone or via a Virtual University,
you can download a form from:
Courses are very competitively priced and start from £96
(will increase from August 2005) but you may be able to apply for
a grant or fee waiver depending on you circumstances. Full
information can be found at: http://www.volstudy.ac.uk/assistance/financial.html
For an information pack, just sent an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGE
VOLUNTARY SECTOR TRAINING
South Cheshire College have confirmed their arrangements for support
for 2005/2006. The Voluntary and Public Sector employees will be
given a 50% reduction in tuition fees for up to and including level
three courses only. The 50% balance may be paid by the individual
or the organisation providing that a letter to support fees is presented
Learning Together Cheshire and Warrington
(formerly Cheshire and Warrington Voluntary Sector Learning Forum)
- Would you like the opportunity to affect change in Cheshire
- Would you like the opportunity to develop new skills?
- Would you like to be part of the team which develops the new
Specialist Infrastructure organisation – Learning Together?
Then this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
We have recently undertaken a Skills Audit of the present
Directors of the new organisation and have a shortage of the following
- financial procedures
- risk management
- knowledge of disability issues
- skills for life
- property and leases
We also do not have anyone on the Board of Directors specifically
working in Ellesmere Port & Neston, Crewe & Nantwich or
If you think you could contribute to the Board with any of the
above please contact:
Learning Together Cheshire & Warrington
53 Northgate Street
Chester CH1 2HQ
Fax: 01244 311680
Job descriptions will be made available and training on "Governance
- Roles & Responsibilities" is planned. This
could be your opportunity to help to develop your organisation,
as well as personal development for you. As you know we aim
to Learn Together!
Crewe Women's Aid …
is looking for women to join their Management Committee.
They have monthly meetings in the evening plus occasional involvement
in staff interviews and reviews. Sympathy with their aims is important
but no special skills are required. They need two or three people.
Their AGM is on September 12th at 7.30 at St. Michael's Church Hall,
Ford Lane, Crewe.
To enquire about these vacancies and for more information phone:
Deborah on 01270 764681 in the evening
Sherrin on 01270 250391
Domestic Violence – Training &
Raising Awareness Video
Barnsley Television has produced a video training package about
domestic violence. The video is suitable both for training and raising
awareness of some of the issues surrounding domestic violence from
a number of different perspectives within a multi-agency context.
To order on video or DVD contact:
34 Eldon Street
South Yorkshire S70 2EL
Tel 01226 771231
or e-mail: email@example.com with