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    Member Events Page 2 Universal Access Page 10 & 11

    General News Page 3, 4 & 5 Safeguarding Page 12

    Training Hub Page 6 & 7 YAB Contact Details Page 12

    Job and Volunteering Page 8 & 9

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  • Member Events

  • Member Events

  • General News Momentum's Monday Mardles Information

    Dates for your diary, to come along to one of 2015's Momentum's Monday Mardles. Drop in between

    4.30 & 6.30pm to join us for tea, cakes and a chat :

    Any help Momentum can provide to you? or what's coming up that you may be interested in joining in

    with? or are you looking for programme activity ideas? or we can carry out DBS ID checks; and we will

    be joined by 'Special Guests' for you to meet, get information from and discuss any issues with.

    Monday February 23rd @Harford Community Centre

    We will be joined by Mike Mills from Broadland Youth Advisory Board, Sam Mason from South Norfolk

    Youth Advisory Board and Sarah-Jayne Lumley from SAFER who will have available copies of the new

    SAFER pack.

    Monday March 30th @Long Stratton Methodist Church

    We will be joined by Sam Mason from South Norfolk Youth Advisory Board and Sarah-Jayne Lumley

    from SAFER who will have available copies of the new SAFER pack.

    We will also hopefully have some Young Commissioners from the YABs along as well. Location-venue

    directions and reminders over the coming weeks.

    Grass Root Fund by Norwich YAB / No application deadline

    The Norwich YAB's Grass roots fund is designed to support local community groups and smaller

    projects in the Norwich area. It is intended to support groups with up to 500 in funding, to provide

    fundamental resources, equipment, activities or facilities needed. The funding can also be used for the

    development of staff and volunteers in areas such as training, qualifications, DBS checks or other forms

    of support. There is no deadline for applications, meaning each application is assessed when it is

    received by the YAB. The applications will be assessed by a group of young commissioners from the

    YAB, please bear this in mind when writing your application. You will be notified of the outcome of your

    application within 20 days of the Norwich YAB receiving the bid. The Norwich YAB has 5,000 budget

    for the Grass Root Fund, however once the 5,000 has been spent, any further bids will not be

    considered. Therefore it is crucial to get your applications in as soon as possible.

    All successful applicants will be expected to report back to the YAB with a small update report when

    requested (1 side of A4 maximum) and to answer a feedback questionnaire in March 2015. Please

    return application forms to Paul Webb, Senior Youth and Community Worker, MAP, the Risebrow

    Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF or via email to paulwebb@map.uk.net. If you have any

    questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • General News Local provision for young women with learning difficulties and additional needs in

    Great Yarmouth

    After spending time researching local provision for young women with learning difficulties and additional

    needs GFS Platform believes there is a need for supporting women aged 18-25 yrs with social and

    independent living skills, so they are setting up a Saturday morning club (10am-12) to provide a safe, fun

    environment for young women. The group will be free to those who attend however a referral form must

    be completed prior to attendance to ensure we have the capacity to support the young woman being

    referred. Also because GFS Platform only works with girls and young women this is a single gender

    group so we are unable to accept any male referrals.

    Both Lauren Randall and Lisa Mc Robb, will be running the project have extensive experience working

    with young people with learning difficulties and additional needs, so they are quite excited to offer this

    provision at GFS. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lauren Randall on: 01493


    Microsoft Youth Hub Application! Deadline 9th Feb

    UK Youth & Microsoft are offering more youth projects across the country the chance to become

    Microsoft Youth Hubs. After two years building a Microsoft Youth Hubs network, 2015 is set to expand

    the reach of this network and deepen the impact that the project can achieve. Each Microsoft Youth Hub

    will have access to the equipment knowledge and resources which will enable them to run a peer

    education programme. The programme aims to ensure young people will gain improved IT knowledge,

    have regular access to hardware and software, and will develop technology skills relevant to the modern

    digital workplace.

    Ten youth organisations will receive:

    Funding of up to 4000 for Hub creation and delivery of the Hub project*

    Subsidised software packages for organisations registered as a charity

    High quality peer education and IT training for 1 youth worker & 3 young people (IT Champions)

    delivered by UK Youth and Microsoft

    UK Youth & Microsoft employee support for the duration of the project (February - December 2015)

    For application advice or support, feel free to contact Gary or Josie on 020 313 73810.

  • Training Hub

    Up to date training and development opportunities

    Date Location Course Cost to Members

    18th Feb Kings Lynn Disability Awareness & Inclusion

    3rd March Thetford Intro to Autistic Spectrum Disorder

    14th March Norwich Essential First Aid (all ages) & Basic First Aid 15

    Momentum (Norfolk) are in the process of pulling their 2015-2016 Training programme

    together if you are looking for a specific course please contact:


    New NSCB Training Calendar for 2015-16 & Online Booking System

    NSCB (Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board) are pleased to announce that their 2015-16 training

    programme will be ready in March 2015 and will be introducing a new online booking system. This will

    be accessed through the 2015-16 training section of the NSCB Website.

    Delegates will apply online and an email will then be sent to their line manager for them to confirm their

    support of the application. Once their line manager has confirmed the application the delegate's

    application will then be accepted. The applicant will receive emails to confirm what stage their

    application is at. As previous, places will not be assigned on a first come first served basis.

    Applications will be accepted up to the shortlisting date and then assigned in order to achieve as equal a

    representation across partner agencies as possible. Please note that from the start of the 2015-16

    training year shortlisting will take place 6 weeks prior to the date of the course. Applicants will then be

    notified if they have been secured a place or not. There will be no further reminders and the normal

    cancellation policy applies. Paper forms will no longer be accepted for course applications, and any

    received will be returned.

  • Training Hub

    Up to date training and development opportunities

  • Job and Volunteering Opportunities Your opportunity to advertise roles, more vacancies are

    advertised on our website

  • Job and Volunteering Opportunities Your opportunity to advertise roles, more vacancies are

    advertised on our website

    Organisation: Ormiston Families

    Job Title: Prison Support Worker

    Location: HMP Norwich Visitors Centre

    Salary: 17,372 pro rata

    Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week to include weekends

    To support the effective and efficient running of the Visits Experience contract, ensuring that prisoners

    and their families have a valuable visiting experience, improving the quality of visits for children and

    families and helping to maintain family relationships.

    Please visit www.ormiston.org for a full application pack

    Contact Details: telephone the Visitors Centre on 01603 702301

    Organisation: Future Projects

    Job Title: Trainee Fundraising Officer

    Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Salary: National Living Wage

    Hours: 37 hours per week - Permanent - Subject to funding

    Future Projects is a highly inspirational community charity working across Norfolk. Our aim is to

    deliver quality services to people experiencing disadvantage, helping them to develop the capacity to

    overcome their challenges and contribute fully to society. We are currently seeking to employ a Trainee

    Fundraising Officer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to use your creativity and initiative to

    secure and grow important community-based services, and to make a very real difference to people and

    communities in need. You will have the opportunity to learn sought after skills and prepare to take on a

    fundraising role within the Voluntary and Community Sector. No previous experience is required, and we

    are seeking a highly