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Carers UK: Third of unpaid carers would use a break from caring to see the doctor
Carers UK have released a report on breaks provision for unpaid carers. Findings include: Freedom of Information request reveals unpaid carers seeking replacement care for loved ones subjected to a postcode lottery Hundreds of thousands of carers going without enough sleep or seeing a doctor Give carers a break if we truly want to improve our social care system Unpaid carers are unable to see a doctor because they can't get a break from caring, according to damning new figures published by national charity Carers UK. The report can be found here: http://bit.ly/2kzidsL To find out more - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FaithAction is working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to hold a roundtable discussion, focused on how faith-based organisations are offering holistic care to people in their communities, including spiritual or pastoral support. We’ll be asking: what is happening, and what works best? We’re looking for models that work well and could be replicated elsewhere. Please get in touch if you feel that you have experiences to share and would like to be part of shaping how the NHS works with communities in the years to come. The roundtable will take place in London on 3 October at 11am – NHS England will fund reasonable travel costs but this must be arranged as soon as possible. If you are interested, please get in touch soon as spaces are very limited. Contact email@example.com for more information.
What works centre for Wellbeing- Call for Evidence
How can volunteering enhance well-being or reduce loneliness? What works centre for Wellbeing are looking for reports and other unpublished resources that look at how volunteering can enhance well-being or alleviate loneliness in over-16 year olds taking part in sports, physical activities or participatory arts. If you wish to participate please Submit your report here.
Nine tips for taking a better photo
By Martin Smith
Everybody uses photos, whether for a report, website, or other marketing materials. Photos are a great way to capture a moment, summarise a message, or make your mark as a organisation. As an ex-professional photographer, it bothers me to see the same mistakes being made all the time when a photo has potential. So here’s a few tips for getting better photos: Invest in a camera. A £100 camera will take better photos than any phone. Make sure the picture is straight and level. Try to have a clear background. Make sure there aren’t any trees/poles/anything else sticking out from people’s heads! Hold the camera close to you. It will help prevent the camera from shaking. Try to avoid using flash indoors – it creates a harsh light that isn't flattering. When using a photo in a document etc., always keep the aspect ratio correct when resizing. I have seen many reports where the subjects look like aliens with distorted heads! For example, if you're using Word, this means dragging the corner handle to resize, which keeps the same proportions. In other programs, you might need to hold Shift while resizing instead. Take a few minutes to understand what the…
PHE Consultation: Level 3 apprenticeship for community-centred roles
As a recommendation from the apprenticeship scoping workshop held in March, Public Health England have now opened a consultation with employers of community-centred workers and front-line workers to better understand the duties, capabilities and current training opportunities of this workforce, as well as the extent of employer need and commitment to an apprenticeship standard at level 3. The consultation, along with the March 2019 workshop report, is available via the link below and is open until 5pm on Friday 1 November. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-health-apprenticeships-community-centred-roles Please share this link with your colleagues, employees and networks. Any queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 23 September - Mental health and the VCSE sector Mental Health webinar
- 12 October - Mind and Soul Foundation – Running on empty (Brighton)
- 16 October - Faiths & Civil Society Unit Public Seminar Series 2019: Grassroots faith movements and partnerships of hope (London)
- 19 October - Mental Health, Healing and Ministry: ‘Binding up the Broken Hearted’ – Study Day (Kettering)
- 29 October - Do you run a health programme that you think would work elsewhere?
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