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  • Trustee Required – The Charity Service

    We have been a registered charity since September 1990 although our origins go back to 1924. Our aim is to help support a vibrant and sustainable third sector by providing assistance and expertise to make the most of gifts and donations, government incentives and the distribution of funds. We have built an excellent reputation for providing high quality, personalised services to charities and donors to make the most of their gift. We have excellent partner relationships with other charitable organisations and have established links with banks, investment specialists and other professional business networks.

    Taking advantage of technology, we are a virtual organisation so our running costs are very low and efficient. As a charity we seek to deliver secure, cost effective, up to date and relevant solutions to charities and donors. We aim to cover our costs each year and to remain sustainable, rather than to accumulate reserves.

    We have a small trustee board, with considerable experience in the third sector and are seeking a further trustee to expand our expertise and contribute to the strategic direction and guidance of our organisation. The board meet four times a year in Manchester. The position is voluntary and unpaid but provides an opportunity to work with a national, specialist infrastructure charity of long standing. We welcome applications from people who feel their skills and experience will enable them to make a valuable contribution.

    Please apply in writing with a copy of your CV to Catherine.sj@charityservice.org.uk .

    Closing date Friday 23rd October.

     For an informal discussion about the trustee role please contact Catherine Stuart-Jervis, CEO on 07730 217952.

    No Comments | Posted on October 5th
  • Wellbeing Dominoes – Tuesday 27th October 2015

    A one day course for group facilitators and therapists, to be trained to use Wellbeing Dominoes, a creative groupwork resource to increase wellbeing, development of which was funded by NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, Clinical Commissioning group.

    Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 09:30 to 16:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Birley Building, Birley Campus
    Manchester, Lancashire M15 6GX

    £149.05 http://cartwheelimpact.eventbrite.co.uk?s=44289589

    Your ticket includes full training on using the resource, a nutritious lunch and a game box to take away. You will be trained in the therapeutic and creative delivery of the game as a resource you can use with your groups.
    We are only offering 10 places, participants will receive a really thorough, practical and in-depth experience, led by an Artist and and Art Therapist who developed Wellbeing Dominoes with Cartwheel Arts. You will also have a chance to explore Wellbeing Dominoes with other therapists and facilitators, sharing and discussing how the game can be used with your groups.
    More information
    A one day course for group facilitators and therapists, to be trained to use Wellbeing Dominoes, a creative group-work resource to increase wellbeing.
    What is Wellbeing Dominoes?
    Wellbeing Dominoes is a user developed resource, the development was funded by Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, Clinical Commissioning Group.
    The resource is rooted in mindfulness and connects with the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Wellbeing Dominoes is designed to be used within groups over a fexible number of weeks, using creativity as a tool to support and develop mental wellbeing.
    We can evidence that ‘playing’ Wellbeing Dominoes within a group, over 8 weeks, increases mental wellbeing, confidence, social interaction and networks and raises self esteem.
    Wellbeing Dominoes is a flexible resource that would benefit groups of adults with mild to moderate mental health issues, volunteer groups, young people, carers groups and recovery groups.
    Why do I need training to use the resource?
    No specialist creative skills or equipment is needed to use Wellbeing Dominoes but the use of the tool must be facilitated by a trained facilitator. The groups using Wellbeing Dominoes are likely to have a degree of vulnerability. The game development was supported and reviewed by Arts Therapists and it is important that considerations such as providing a safe and confidential environment, setting clear bounderies and focus on process rather than outcomes are understood by Wellbeing Dominoes facilitators.
    The training also provides an opportunity to experience the resource through interactive ‘play’ and discuss with other facilitators/therapist how the resource could be used within your group. You will be shown past creative work made during Wellbeing Dominoes and explore how the resource was developed. Alongside this you will be able to speak to the Artist, Art Therapist and Project Coordinator, who developed this game and discuss how to tailor Wellbeing Dominoes to be used within your group.
    Finally we will provide you with a framework for collecting evidence about the effectivness of Wellbeing Dominoes in increasing Mental Wellbeing.
    Other details
    Artist Lisa Risbec, Emotional Support Worker Jodie Silverman (Also registered as an Art Phycotherapist) and Art for Wellbeing Project Coordinator Kerry Bertram will be delivering this course.
    We have 10 places available on this training course.
    We will be providing a vegetarian lunch and refreshments during the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary, access or other needs and we will do our best to accomodate these. Parking, directions and an outline of the stucture of the day will be provided to you upon purchase of your ticket.

    No Comments | Posted on September 16th

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