Training for community groups

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A wide range of courses for people working in childcare. Courses are free to attend for staff working in Children’s Services, schools and in the Community and Voluntary sector.

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Catering equipment

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Provide a range of support services for community groups who want to run activities to do with growing or cooking food.

Have a useful guide on reducing food waste at community events.

Have information on setting up and running community cafes.

They have useful information about venues in Brighton & Hove that have kitchens that can be used for community events involving food and shared meals. Contact them directly to ask for details.

They also have information about places to hire or borrow catering equipment and about training courses for groups running food projects.

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BUCFP has a volunteering project in the centre and a volunteering opportunities noticeboard, where you may be able to advertise for volunteers.

Equipment provided:
Voting equipment

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Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:



They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.

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Website with up to date details of places to access the internet or learn IT skills in Brighton & Hove.

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Run several courses (some free) including: First Aid, Health & Safety, Food Safety.

Phone: 01273 89 40 40. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, text: 07774 910064

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Wheel Chair Loan

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They run the Shopmobility service, which can lend a wheelchair or scooter for people who need to borrow one for a short time. Shopmobility Tel: 01273 32 32 39, email: shopmo@possabilitypeople.org.uk
Possability People also run It's Local Actually - an online tool that lets people search for services and group activities near them in Brighton & Hove. It contains details of local groups, community centres and statutory services. You can search using a map or look for a particular type of group (eg meeting people, sport, self-help).
They have an award winning Accessibility Guide which includes information about accessible services and buildings in Brighton and Hove.
They have a programme of training courses for businesses and charities, covering disability awareness, benefits, IT and group management skills.

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Safety Net is a charity that provides training and support for community groups around safeguarding.

They run safeguarding training for community groups, and offer support with developing safeguarding policies. You can arrange a one-to-one session to write a safeguarding policy. This costs £30 for small groups.

They offer a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) application service.

They run a free monthly DBS advice surgery for groups that are members of Community Works, on the first Thursday of every month. You need to book a half-hour slot in advance. If you are using Safety Net for your DBS applications, you can also bring forms and ID documents for checking at the surgery.

They can help organisations use the Simple Quality Protects tool to assess the quality of their work and services.

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Low cost workshops for small charities, mainly held in London.

Equipment provided:
Computers, Projectors and screens

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Laptops and data projectors to hire: People can hire an individual laptop or suite of Internet-ready PC laptops with projector for training. They are particularly keen to help small groups with no paid staff.
Will build a website for your organisation and provide a manual on how you can maintain and update it. Contact them for details of prices.
SCIP also run bespoke training in IT and social media. Check their website for more details.