Jun
27
2:00 pm14:00

Canterbury District networking meeting

  • Horsebridge Centre

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.

Jul
14
9:30 am09:30

Social Prescribing - The Way Ahead

  • Riverside Church Whitstable

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

Jul
18
9:30 am09:30

Managing Better Together

  • Canterbury Innovation Centre
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.''     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.

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.''
 

 

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.