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The Community Inspiration Award has been set up by Community Foundation, to recognise outstanding contributions made by staff from the public sector and members of the community, whose work has inspired and motivated others. For more information click on the link below information and nomination form Awards 2014
News from SkillBase Training
Have you decided what your training priorities are as we move towards the end of this financial year? Do you still have some of your training budget? Why not make use of it in March and attend the SkillBase training courses? Please see below for more details
A survey on village and community halls is being run by ACRE, the rural community council body for England, to get a clearer picture on topical issues such as licensing, VAT, rate relief and broadband. The information gathered will be used to help raise the profile of community buildings, their volunteers and volunteer management committee members.
Please find attached information SSNMH_Project Manager 2014 regarding a new staff vacancy at South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health for Project Manager.
The post is for 18 hours per week, at £21,067 (pro rata), and is for 12 month post commencing 1 April 2014.
Do you need bespoke training for your staff? Are you interested in adding to your CV? Not sure what training you need? Well call Sue on 01785 279930 or Paul on 01785 279938 they will be happy to advise you and taylor make training to your specific needs. Also please see the training courses available in March >>>>>SkillBaseTraining March
HM Revenue and Customs has updated its guidance for when charities need to complete a tax return. It explains the importance of always filing tax returns within the time limits to avoid incurring a penalty even if there is no tax to pay, http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/tax/basics.htm
The Health and Safety Executive is reminding employers that old 1999 health and safety law posters must be replaced by 5th April this year. This can be with a newer version of the poster, or by issuing a copy of a pocket card or leaflet, which can be downloaded from HSE’s website.
See FAQs at http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/lawposter.htm
or downloads/order from
Want to Improve your Presentation Skills?
Did you know that research has found that the majority of people fear standing up and speaking in public more than they fear death! If you feel a bit like that or if you just want to improve your presentation skills then come along to the Presentation Skills course on March 24th 10.00 – 4.00 from only £79 per place.
Are you an Administrator?
Would you like to attend a training course designed specifically for you? SkillBase Training have just the course on March 27th 9.30 – 12.30.The Effective Administrator, from only £49 per place. Come along and join others doing the same type of role as you; an opportunity to reflect on and improve your skills. The course will cover, managing multiple priorities, managing upwards, being assertive and saying ‘no’.
Emergency First Aid Course Feb 13th 9.30 – 4.30 still has places – book yours now.
Both courses will be held at SDVS 131 – 141 North Walls Stafford.
To book a place email email@example.com
Staffordshire County Council’s Care Market Development Team and Employment Law Consultancy , Peninsula, invite you to a seminar to discuss changes in the Pension Act and how it will impact your business. The seminar will look at what changes you must make to your current policies. Read more >>> Free seminar for Social Care Owners
From Bates Wells Braithwaite weekly review: there has been confirmation from the Charity Commission that Charitable Incorporated Organisations can now be registered with incomes under five thousand pounds. Pending the website/online form being updated, “you will need to put on the form that your income is over £5,000 in order to progress . . You should then put a note at the end in the special circumstances box at the end of the form explaining that the income is under £5,000.”
Smaller charities previously unable to register can now, via registration as a CIO, obtain a charity number. FAQs on CIOs.
Trading – How to Earn Income & Keep Your Values
Stafford February 10th 9.30 – 4.00 only £79
Last chance to book…
An introduction to how organisations can trade & earn income & still keep to their vision & values. A full guide to the legal, financial & organisational issues involved in moving into social enterprise.
Book a place on this course if you are thinking of starting to trade, i.e. earn an income from selling your services/ goods, in some way.
In this current climate more and more organisations have to think about generating income and are concerned about how this fits with their charitable aims.
This course is a must for many organisations struggling to survive or struggling to develop a different style of working.
Invest in this course to start to think about a different way of working.
a very effective workshop’ ‘one of the best courses I’ve attended
Book onto this course if you want to learn how to trade successfully
Training in First Aid – a must for every organisation!
Is your First Aid training up to date? Make sure you have appointed First Aiders who are trained in this role.
Attend either Emergency First Aid on Feb 13th 9.30 – 4.30 – a 1 day course to provide individuals & organisations first aid training up to appointed person.
Attend First Aid at Work 3 day course on March 10.11.& 12, 9.30 – 4.30; this course covers the practical skills needed and will give participants the confidence & knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.
The 1 day course is only from£79 & the 3 day course from £149
Book your place today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynne Berry explains why the voluntary sector needs to embrace older people as they are its biggest asset.
Charities and voluntary organisations are in the business of hope, of changing the world for the better. They are also committed to challenging injustice and righting wrongs; they are about creating an inspiring future.
Read more>>>>>> The image of older people