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Please see the attached document to learn all about the Innit 4 Young People Charity.
 

‘SnapYourTown’ is a nationwide photography competition for Young People aged 11 - 19, in England, which follows on from I4YPC’s successful lockdown project, ‘RapYourTown’. 

Whilst the country is recovering and trying its best to deal with the world post-pandemic; it’s really important that young people have opportunities to express themselves and be creative to aid their recovery too.  Young people of England deserve to have the opportunity to enter the competition and get involved!  It’s judged by BAFTA nominated David Stewart and the winner will receive a £500.00 camera AND the opportunity to photograph our production of ‘Innit’ at The Lowry in 2023.

Closing date for entries is 7th November.

 

 

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Our colleagues at Vibe have asked us to share the following information: 

Vibe have been commissioned by Halton Borough Council to provide Youth Outreach across Halton every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening alongside the coordination and delivery of Halton Youth Council, which we’ve been undertaking since July 2021.

We are really keen to ensure young people’s voice is heard and we’re part of the solution in reversing the deprivation and stigma attached to our young people. I also wanted to share our Vibe Relationships - YouTube short video with you, this captures our Theory of Change and explains why we do what we do at Vibe. Finally, I attach an impact overview which captures the work we’ve been doing across Halton since our arrival titled ‘Vibe in Halton’.

You can view the attachment below.

If you have any questions for Vibe, please contact Brian Rogers via brian.rodgers@vibeuk.org 

 

 

Halton Play Council is a local Childrens charity based in Runcorn Old Town. Their aim is to offer play opportunities to children of all abilities through the different services they provide. They are a commissioned service delivering short breaks for Halton Borough Council. They also offer Holiday Playschemes during school holidays to all children, of all abilities, aged 5 to 12 at sites across Runcorn & Widnes.

They are based at the Resource Centre in Mersey Road Runcorn where their Arts/craft shop and Scrapstore provides vital funds to support the work they do. They were formed in 1997 and have had a long history of delivering value-based services and having families at the heart of what they do.

They are currently looking for a new Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees to help guide and advise them on financial concerns. They have a dedicated Finance Assistant, and their annual accounts are currently audited by an external accountancy firm, therefore the role of Treasurer is to help oversee the financial work of the Charity, not to be involved in the Day to Day running of the Finance Department.

The successful candidate would need to attend their Board Meeting and AGM - In total this means a commitment of approx. 5 meetings a year. In addition, there may be occasional meetings with the Chair/Finance assistant/Manager.

They are looking for someone with a passion for ensuring high quality services are given to their families and who has the senior experience of Financial Controls – i.e. an Accountant or similar. Preferably they would like someone with an understanding of Charity finance and legal requirements, but this is not essential.

Further information/conversation can be through either the Chair (Reg Spooner) or Manager (Joyce Reilly) – please contact 01928 574087 or haltonplaycouncil@gmail.com

St.Helens Mind is holding their AGM on Friday 29th November 2021 from 1pm - 2pm at Lucem House in St.Helens Town Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend. To confirm your place, please contact St Helens Mind: 07912059881, admin@sthelensmind.org.uk

St Mark's T.A.N.G.O is a partnership which enables local people affordable furniture, clothes and food in line with the mission of St Mark's. They have some exciting job opportunities and you may be just who they are looking for. They have a vaccancy for an Administrator and also for a Cafe Team Leader (chef).  

T.A.N.G.O. Administrator

The T.A.N.G.O. Administrator role offers an exciting opportunity to serve your community via our wonderful T.A.N.G.O. Community Project. This is an intentional community outreach project of St Mark’s Church and the Administrator role sits at the heart of the project. They would love to welcome a new Administrator onto their team who has a real passion and a heart for community spirit. 

Location St. Mark’s Church Centre, Park Street, Haydock WA11.0BG
Timings 10 hours per week, to be taken between 9:30am – 4pm Tuesday to Thursday
Salary Real Living Wage – currently £9.50 an hour, £4,940 per year. Subject to normal employee NI deductions. 

 

T.A.N.G.O. Café Team Leader

To help T.A.N.G.O in its mission, St Mark’s is looking to appoint a Café Team Leader. The Café Team Leader role offers an exciting opportunity to serve your community via our wonderful T.A.N.G.O. Community Café.  In this role you will manage and co-ordinate the daily running of the community café, a place that offers affordable food, sanctuary and a friendly space.

Timings 20 hours per week Core hours: Tuesday to Thursday (inclusive) 9am – 2:30pm in café Flexible hours: 3.5 hours per week outside café opening times 
Salary Real Living Wage. Currently £9.50 per hour, £9,880 per annum, subject to normal NI deductions. The Employer will be responsible for employer NI contributions.

 

The closing date for both applications is 5pm on Sunday 21st November 2021

For more information and how to apply, please see the link below:

https://www.stmarkshaydock.org/jobs/

 

 

This is information for those charities that sell food which is packaged at the same place that it is offered to consumers and is in packaging before it is ordered or selected. This also apply to charities selling cakes etc. at fundraising events. (e.g Christmas and mince pies etc.). From the 1st October the law changed and a legal firm (Stone King LLP) has created an information sheet. 

 

 

Natasha’s Law – charities need to be aware of new laws around allergen labelling

 

 

On 1 October 2021, the way that organisations provide allergen information on ‘pre-packed for direct sale’ (PPDS) food has changed. The changes have come about following a campaign by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who tragically died from an allergic reaction to a Pret-a-Manger baguette which contained sesame seeds to which she was severely allergic. Charities, including those running care homes, schools and hospitals, which offer PPDS food need to be aware of the changes and implement the required labelling changes. Charities with trading companies should also consider whether they provide PPDS food. The changes affect England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

What is PPDS food?
PPDS is food which is packaged at the same place that it is offered to consumers and is in packaging before it is ordered or selected. Examples of PPDS food are sandwiches, salads, bakery items, and burgers or other fast food which is packaged and is kept under heat lamps and cannot be altered without removing the packaging. It can include food that a customer selects themselves (e.g. from a display unit) as well as products kept behind a counter and some food sold at mobile or temporary outlets. The Food Standards Agency has an Allergen and ingredients food labelling decision tool which can help you ascertain whether the food items you are selling are PPDS foods.

What is not PPDS food?
Any food that is not in packaging or is packaged after being ordered by the consumer is not a PPDS food. These are types of non-prepacked food and do not require a label with name, ingredients and allergens emphasised. Allergen information must still be provided but this can be done through other means, including orally. Food packed by one business and supplied to another business is prepacked food and already must have full labelling, including the name of the food and a full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised within it.

Food deliveries/distance selling
The change to labelling requirements does not apply to PPDS food sold by means of distance selling, such as food that can be purchased over the phone or on the internet. Businesses selling PPDS food this way will need to ensure that mandatory allergen information is available to the consumer before they purchase the product and also at the moment of delivery.

What is changing?
Labelling will be required on all food which is PPDS. This change means that allergen information will be included on the label of each item of PPDS food to enable people to make safe choices.

What will need to be included on the label?
The label should state the name of the food (e.g. Cheese and Tomato sandwich) and then include a full list of ingredients. If any of the 14 allergens required to be declared by law are contained in the food they must be emphasised on the list, for example, by making them bold.

What should we do now?
You need to check whether your charity or trading company provides any PPDS food. Detailed guidance on the steps that you need to take as well as sector specific guidance is available from the Food Standards Agency.

To follow the work of The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, please click here.

Halton Borough Council are seeking your views about your local pharmacy. They want to make sure that your local pharmacy is providing the right services and support for you and your family by completing a short survey.

 Your responses will help Halton’s Health and Wellbeing Board to produce its local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). This document will help to ensure that your local pharmacy provides the service you need both now and in the future.

 Interim Director of Public Health, Dr Ifeoma Onyia said:

“The local pharmacy is often the first place residents will turn to when they have a concern about their health or that of their family. It is for this reason that it is important we look into the needs of Halton’s population and how pharmacies can meet these needs. I would ask everyone to get involved and respond to this important survey, to help us shape the future of the service.”

 The questionnaire is anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete.

 How to get involved

To give your views please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GBTVKJD  and fill in the on-line questionnaire. 

Paper versions of the survey are available by calling 0151 511 7864 (Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 4:00pm) and providing your name and postal address.

 

WHAG is a leading charity delivering quality support services to women, men and their families who are affected by domestic abuse, homeless vulnerable women and young parents across North West England. Improving the safety and life opportunities of their service users and supporting them to make positive choices about their future. 

WHAG are looking for people who want to be the best they can in their role and who want to make a difference day in, day out. You will be key members of their team, they are looking for team players, with the highest regard for exceptional service. To find out more about WHAG and their values, visit their website at www.whag.info

 

Due to being successful in gaining tenders across the North West WHAG currently, have opportunities for:

 

Cleaner – Halton

They are looking for a Cleaner to deliver a cleaning service to an accommodation project and all associated dispersed properties in Halton, communal areas in the accommodation project and cleaning units when service users move out.

  • Salary: Hourly pay rate based on national living wage, age related
  • Actual Salary: National living wage
  • Hours: 16 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 10.00am, Friday 29th October 2021   
  • Interview date:  Monday 8th November 2021

 

Please request an application pack from Kathryn.harrop@whag.info

Alternatively, application packs can be downloaded from www.whag.info    

Returned applications to kathryn.harrop@whag.info

 

 

Sam’s Diamonds is a registered charity that provides a service for women 18 + as they journey through any cancer treatment.  

Not enough people know about Sam’s Diamonds and the outstanding service they offer. Awareness is growing slowly

Sam’s Diamonds is committed to reaching more cancer patients, involving more people, helping more patients and improving more patient’s lives, through-out their journey and beyond.  They need an outstanding social media and communications function to be the engine for that ambition.

Could you be that person? Full details about the post (& how to apply) are attached below.  

Closing Date For Applications 5th November 2021

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DB

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk

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Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.