QA Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work discount for VAC organisations

Did you know that an estimated 555,000 workers in Britain sustained an injury at work in 2017/18?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks.

£75 – FULL PRICE
£60 – 20% DISCOUNT FOR VAC MEMBERS
£45 – 40% DISCOUNT FOR VAC + MEMBERS

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Free Winter Care Packs available to support vulnerable individuals

A number of free winter care packs are available to Calderdale organisations supporting vulnerable individuals.

The packs include some essential items to support those most in need during the cold months.To register your interest, please email the required quantities to info@cvac.org.uk

Collection from VAC Resource Centre, Hall St Halifax HX1 5AY

Applying for Small Grants Course

The VSI Alliance is holding a half day course on Tuesday 16 April, 10:00am-1:00pm at the VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax.

This half-day course is ideal for anyone new to the grant making process and will help you to understand the key points of finding and applying for small grants.

The training should help you to:

  • Recognise different types of funding and eligibility criteria
  • Use different tools to carry out a funding search
  • Identify the elements of an application
  • Write a simple project plan
  • Explain how systems and processes can help the ‘funding cycle’

Prices vary according to the organisation size and income but for further details go to https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/small-grants/

Office Space to Rent at VAC – Improving Local Lives, Halifax

Office space is available to rent at the VAC – Improving Local Lives centre on Hall Street.

Characterful 2nd floor open plan office space in converted premises, conveniently located close to Halifax town centre, Calderdale in West Yorkshire.

Available immediately, facilities include:

  • 70 sq.mt. with ample space for up to 10 desks
  • Own Kitchen
  • Main Reception service
  • Intercom facilities
  • Lift
  • On site meeting rooms for up to 30 available for hire at discounted rates

The rent of £9,500 p.a includes utilities, cleaning and Reception service.

For more information contact Maggie Opacic or Neil Bolton-Heaton on 01422 348777 or email info@cvac.org.uk, visit the website, or download the attached leaflet.

There is also some floor space on the 1st floor with space for 6 desks, all the facilities as above for a rent of £4,950 p.a. Again for more information contact Maggie Opacic or Neil Bolton-Heaton on 01422 348777 or email info@cvac.org.uk, visit the website, or download the attached leaflet.

 

Free Diabetes Course in Halifax

Do you have Type 2 diabetes and live in Halifax?

Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC) are running an X-PERT programme for the South Asian Community working in partnership with Calderdale CCG to provide all the information you need to manage your diabetes. This 5 week course starts Wednesday 16 May at the Resource Centre, Hall St, HX1 5AY and will be held on the 4 subsequent Wednesdays.

There are separate sessions for women and men;

    • women 10:00am-12:30pm
    • men 1:30pm-4:00pm

Please call 01422 847871 to book a place.

You have a higher risk for diabetes if you:

  • are from certain black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • have Impaired glucose regulation
  • carry excess body weight (especially around the waist)
  • have low activity levels (exercising less than 3 times a week)
  • eat a diet that contains too much refined carbohydrate and processed food
  • have high blood pressure (greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)
  • are older than 40 (although it is becoming more common in younger people)
  • developed diabetes during a previous pregnancy
  • gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • have been diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome

X-PERT Health‘s mission is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, long-term conditions have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education leading to increased skills, knowledge and confidence in the prevention and self-management of their long-term medical conditions.

Voluntary Action Calderdale AGM

VAC (Voluntary Action Calderdale) invite you to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting which is to be held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre on Wednesday 2 May, 4:00pm-6:00pm.

There have been some major changes to the Voluntary and Community Sector over the past year and this meeting will allow you to find out more about the new Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance which is a partnership between six organisations, made up of four providers and two commissioning bodies, working together and sharing skills to benefit voluntary and community sector groups working in Calderdale:

  • Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC)
  • Sector Support Calderdale (North Bank Forum)
  • West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
  • Locality
  • Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group & Calderdale Council

To confirm attendance, please email info@cvac.org.uk of visit the Eventbrite page.

 

Devising Project Budgets for Funding Bids

Do you struggle with putting a budget together for your funding applications?

Voluntary Action Calderdale are offering a course to take place on Tuesday 5 December 9:30 – 12:30 at the VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5AY.

The aim of the session is to enable you to understand;

  • what is the purpose of  a budget
  • why organisations need a budget
  • who should be involved in the process
  • when the budget process should begin

You will learn how to;

  • plan and prepare an income and expenditure budget
  • prepare budgets for restricted and unrestricted funds
  • how to lay out a budget
  • manage the budget process

Booking is via the website at https://cvac.org.uk/product/devising-project-budgets-for-bids/

Alternatively, please ring the Training Administrator for more information on 01422 348777 or email training@cvac.org.uk