Sep
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Multicultural Maidstone

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Have your say- What are the issues for different ethnic communities and nationalities in Maidstone?

How can we develop community cohesion, reduce racial inequality and celebrate our cultural diversity? What are the issues in Maidstone, and how can we work together to solve them?

We are reviewing Maidstone BME Forum, a network supported by the Borough Council bringing together black and minority ethnic groups, organisations, community leaders and individuals.

We will be reviewing the name, purpose and terms of reference of the forum and exploring opportunities to seek funding.

Join us at this free open event to share your knowledge and have your say.

Monday 11th September

17:30-19:00

Maidstone Community Support Centre

Contact lizzie.lowrey@involvekent.org.uk to book

 

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Sep
19
9:30am 9:30am

Managing Better Together

Are you a manager or leader in a local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector organisation?

Are you managing on your own with little or no management support or supervision?

Are you interested in sharing information and ideas to avoid reinventing the wheel?

Would you value the opportunity to discuss problems and issues with others in a similar position, in a friendly confidential setting?

 If you answered YES, then look no further! Managing Better Together is our forum for managers and leaders in the VCSE sector. We believe that by supporting each other we can help each other to become better informed, better managers and so make the sector better for all.

“I always enjoy the meetings and look forward to having the space to discuss issues and challenges with others in a similar position with a wide range of experience and informed, objective but very supportive, advice and views.''
 

Managing Better Together meets at the Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7FG from 9.30am – 12.00. Each meeting will follow the same format, to allow time for discussion of a particular theme or topic and for peer support:
 
9.30 – 10.00    Arrival, coffee, informal networking
10.00 – 11.00   Theme / topic / presentation
11.00 – 12.00    Peer support

For the September meeting we’ll be looking at conflict resolution.

We don't charge a set fee for attendance but we do ask for a contribution of at least £2 towards the costs of venue hire and refreshments. Places are limited so booking is essential. To book your place please email sue.tucker@redzebra.org.uk.

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Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

ROC Conversation Thanet

Come to meet with others from your local community including police and fire services, the local council and churches to discuss ways of working together for the good of the community.

ROC Conversation brings key community contributors together to turn dreams into reality. Many agencies from across the area will be coming together to celebrate the good work which is being done, as well as exploring new ideas.

The programme will include time for round table discussions and feedback.

These evenings have proven to be an incubator for ideas to be expressed and projects to be born. What ideas might you bring to the table?

Book your place

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Jul
14
9:30am 9:30am

Social Prescribing - The Way Ahead

Social Prescribing Conference

“If you hang out with chickens you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles you're going to fly"

(Dr. Steve Maraboli, Behavioural Scientist)

Social prescribing is the new "hot" topic across health and social care. Red Zebra are offering an opportunity for you understand how it works, to explore the benefits for your organisation and the people with whom you work.

This event will bring together colleagues from across statutory and voluntary sectors to explore how social prescribing can be implemented locally, identifying ways in which alliances and partnerships can collaborate to build healthier communities.

Speakers from Health, Kent Police, Social Care, Local Government, NHSE, Encompass, civil society and others are coming together to explore what social prescribing means to them. There will be a marketplace to offer opportunities to learn about existing voluntary and community services and activities.

This is the first in a series of three events seeking to develop and support effective social prescribing going forwards; learning from national best practice and identifying opportunities and challenges to the successful implementation of social prescribing at scale.

Book your place now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-prescribing-the-way-ahead-tickets-35105249747

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Jun
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

Canterbury District networking meeting

Are you a charity, community group or social enterprise working in the Canterbury district and looking to make links with other organisations and to find out what is going on locally?
Come along to Red Zebra’s Canterbury District Networking Meeting on Tuesday 27th June from 2pm – 4pm at The Horsebridge Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable CT5 1AF.
 
At our last meeting we discussed engaging with young volunteers and one of the issues that came up was requests for student work experience placements. Training and education providers often ask for block placements for students in for example health and social care, nursing, social work or the police. Many groups find it difficult to accommodate these requests and as a result sometimes end up saying no.
 
However, we think it’s important to support these students and help them to become better practitioners by getting some first-hand experience of our sector, so we need to find ways of working with the colleges and universities to develop placements which work for us as well as for them and the students.
 
There will also be lots of time for informal networking and the opportunity to talk about your organisation and any news, developments or events you have coming up.

There is no fee for this event but donations towards the cost of refreshments are always welcome. Places are limited so if you’d like to attend please email  sue.tucker@redzebra.org.uk to book your place.

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