Words, when spoken out loud for the sake of performance, are music. They have rhythm, and pitch, and timbre, and volume. These are the properties of music and music has the ability to find us, and move us, and lift us up in ways that […]
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by Jeremy Simmons
“…in terms of addressing health inequalities … partnership working and trust-building … we probably achieved more in the last three years than we have in the last ten.” So said the leader of a faith-based organisation in Yorkshire last year, when I asked her about […]
Experiences of Suicide in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
Fellow VCSE Health & Wellbeing Alliance members, Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) recently released a research summary offering insights into the experiences of death-by-suicide in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities using responses from community members who had experienced the death of a friend or loved-one. The […]
DHSC Consultation: Pre-employment checks for health and care volunteers
The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) have published a new consultation into pre-employment checks for health and care volunteers Pre-employment checks for health and care volunteers. This consultation sets out our proposal to change the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations […]
London Community Resilience – Faith Training Programme
Expressions of interest are now open for a Community Resilience Faith Training courses in London, run by the London Boroughs Faiths Network. Two cohorts are taking place over the next few months, in collaboration with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Tower Hamlets […]
Challenge Poverty Week 2023
Challenge Poverty Week (England & Wales) 2023 is taking place between 16th and 22nd October. The Week is supported and made possible by a number of national partner organisations and networks, and is an opportunity to speak up collectively about issues that are impacting your […]
Creating Connections between the media and religion
Unique events bringing together local religious groups and media professionals in six cities in England will take place this autumn. They are part of the innovative Creating Connections project led by the Religion Media Centre, an independent organisation seeking to help the media be better […]
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