Attendees Making Notes on Flip Chart at Our March Conference 2014

Adur and Worthing

We provide advice and support, and learning and networking opportunities to voluntary and community organisations across Adur and Worthing.

We first started to work in the area in July 2016 and, following a set up phase, we now offer a full programme of activities which you can participate in.

If you’d like to find out more about our work in the area, get in touch with our Development Manager, Gabriella Oakley, on gabriella@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01903 207735

We still have a few places left in our Funding Surgery with the Heritage Lottery Fund on 20 November.  To book a 45 minute 1:1 slot please contact jess@bhcommunityworks.org.uk

 

Learning and training

We run free, regular workshops on a range of topics. Find out more about our forthcoming training courses taking place across Adur and Worthing.  In Autumn 2017 we are also running the following briefing sessions:

HR BRIEFING
Topic: Managing Ill Health and Disability
Where: Basepoint Business Centre, Shoreham
When: Wednesday 22  November 9:30 – 12:30
Book: Book your place now

ACCOUNTANCY BRIEFING
Topic: General financial management for voluntary and community organisations
Where: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall
When: Monday 27 November 14:00 – 16:00
Book: Book your place now

SAFEGUARDING BRIEFING
Topic: Safeguarding for volunteers and not-for-profit groups
When: Tuesday 28th November 2017, 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Worthing Town Hall, Gordon Room
Book:  Book your place now
 

Recruiting and working with volunteers

We can help you to find volunteers.

We also run a volunteer co-ordinators forum where people involved in co-ordinating volunteers can connect, develop skills and share experiences.

 

Networks

We run a number of networks for voluntary and community organisations in Adur and Worthing. The networks are a great way to meet, learn, and work together with other local organisations to influence local policies and plans.  In Autumn we have the following network sessions:

HEALTH AND WELL BEING NETWORK
Topic: Social Prescribing
When: 16th November 2017, 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Worthing Town Hall, Gordon Room
Book: Book your place now
 

CHILDREN & YOUNG PERSONS NETWORK
Topic: Working with challenging behaviour
When: 7 December 2017, 10:00 – 12:30
Venue: Shoreham Centre, QEII Room
Book: Book your place now

 

Advice and support

We can give you one-to-one support and advice to help you to run your voluntary or community organisation.

If you’d like to speak to someone about a specific bit of help you need, get in touch with our Advice and Support Co-ordinator, Hazel Roper, on hazel@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 07921 466034

 

Voice and representation

Representing the voluntary and community sector at a local level is a key part of our work. We ensure that our members’ voices and expertise are heard at a range of partnerships, boards and informal meetings with key people across the local area.

We currently have representatives attending the Health and Wellbeing Partnership. We’re looking for people to act as representatives at meetings of the Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership, and the Business Partnership.

If you’re interested in being involved, get in touch with our Development Manager, Gabriella Oakley, on gabriella@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 07921 466034

 

Membership

We’re a membership organisation for voluntary and community organisations. Our members benefit from exclusive access to some of our services.

Whilst we’re setting ourselves up in Adur and Worthing, you don’t need to be a member of ours to benefit from our services. Instead, we invite you to try our services for a period of time before joining us as a member.

 

Newsletter

To hear more about our programme of events and activities in Adur and Worthing, and the support we can give you and your organisation, sign up to receive newsletters from us.

 

Email group

We run a number of email groups for voluntary and community organisations who operate in Adur and Worthing.

 

Other support available

There are a number of other organisations in West Sussex who also provide support to community groups and voluntary organisations in the area. Read more (PDF) about how they may be able to help you.