Supporting People Harmed by Crime:

Launch of the West Yorkshire Victims Strategy and PCC’s Annual Third Sector Conference.

Monday 11 November 2019, 1pm to 5pm & 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Central Leeds

You are invited to attend the launch the West Yorkshire Victims’ Strategy. The event will also be the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Annual Third Sector conference, recognising the pivotal role that voluntary, community, and faith organisations play in supporting victims, survivors and communities harmed by crime.

The event will take place on Monday 11 November at a venue in central Leeds – a short walk from the train station – with the first session starting at 1pm and ending at 5pm and the second session, starting at 5:30pm and ending at 8.30pm.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Vera Baird, Victims Commissioner for England and Wales and formerly Northumbria PCC.
  • John Robins QPM, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire
  • The third sector and victims themselves will also speak at the event and contribute to the discussions.

You will be able to opt into a choice of group sessions to brief you on the wide range of statutory and voluntary sector services available to support victims and survivors and there will be an opportunity for organisations supporting victims and survivors to publicise their services in a “market place” style event.   The programme for the afternoon session will be mirrored by the evening session.  The ‘market place’ will remain into the evening and those who can attend both sessions will have a greater opportunity to network and benefit from the group information sessions. 

The PCC is especially concerned that victims, survivors, other service users and the many individuals who support them as volunteers have the opportunity to attend, and this is why the event will be repeated in the evening. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and a light buffet will be available for those attending both sessions. 

To register your interest for one or both sessions either an attendee or an organisation wishing to include a stall in the market place please email – consultation@westyorkshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk.  You can also call on 01924 294021 or 01924 294023 by Friday 25 October 2019.  

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Social Value Roadshow

Join Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber, Social Value UK & Inspiring Impact for a roadshow looking at what social value is, why it’s important, and what to do about it.

15th October 2019

10am to 2pm

Huddersfield Mission

Social Value Roadshow – The roadshow will give an overview of the wider international and national contexts, as well as the local partners knowledge of Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.  We will look at what social value is, why it is important to you, and how to take action.  Social Value UK and SEYH will bring sector specific knowledge to guide attendees from public, private and civil society in how to navigate the social value landscape.

Local Networking – This is an opportunity for networking with local organisations from across all sectors, to share problems, opportunities, skills and resources from a local perspective.

Inspiring Impact – This is a VCSE focused workshop looking at impact management with practical exercises, case studies and tools that can be taken back to be used in attendees work and organisations.

For more information contact info@socialvalueuk.org or visit www.socialvalueuk.org/inspiringimpact

Announcing The Kirklees Finance Worker Forum

Bringing together finance & accounting staff from the voluntary, community & charity sector.

Wednesday 30th October 2019

12pm to 2pm at TSL Kirklees, 12 New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2AR

Join us for the inaugural Kirklees Finance Forum, hosted by WYCAS & TSL Kirklees at the TSL offices in central Huddersfield.

The Finance Forum will provide an opportunity for people who work in the Kirklees voluntary, community and charity sector to get together and discuss finance and accounting issues. The Forum is designed to enable us to learn from each other; to provide training opportunities and to offer a supportive network.

At this first meeting we plan to identify common areas of interest, how we might meet in the future and, if time allows, have a focus on what a good Reserves Policy might look like.

Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided.

Book now via Eventbrite or Facebook

For more information please contact Rhys North, WYCAS Community Accountant – rhys.north@wycas.org.uk or mobile 07891 333 030 or TSL Kirklees on 01484 519053, comms@tslkirklees.org.uk.

Batley 150 – inspiring local community involvement

Opportunity for voluntary & community groups to share info about their services & activities

Tue, 22 October 2019

18:30 – 20:30

Batley Town Hall

Discover Batley’s democratic heritage. Hear from councillors and young citizens. Find out how you can make a difference in Batley today.

Batley has celebrated 150 years since since the foundation of Batley Borough Council, when Queen Victoria granted the Royal Charter that meant Batley could govern itself and provide services and buildings for the good of local residents.

We’re inviting citizens to come and discover more about Batley’s democratic heritage and see the original Royal Charter, which has recently been conserved for future generations by West Yorkshire Archive Service.

You’ll also be able to meet your local councillors and find out more about their role, hear from some of our inspiring young people about their involvement in local democracy, and learn about lots of opportunities for you to get involved in civic life and make a difference in Batley today.

And local voluntary or community organisations can display information or give an update on their activities – email activecitizens@kirklees.gov.uk for details.

Book now at Batley Library or via Eventbrite

Celebrate World Mental Health Day at our AGM

Hear from Kirklees Council, Director of Public Health & West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership, Director of Mental Health Programmes

Thursday 10th October, 2pm-4pm

Northfield Hall, Huddersfield

It’s that time of year again when we invite you to the TSL Kirklees AGM.  This year it’s also World Mental Health Day and so as well as reviewing our progress over the last year and electing trustees, we’ll be focussing on some of the great work that our members do in promoting good mental health, and hearing from:

  • Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director of Corporate Strategy, Commissioning and Public Health for Kirklees Council, who will be telling us about a new initiative to have dedicated council teams in different places around Kirklees, and a new £1.4 million pot of mental health funding.
  • Keir Shillaker, Director of Mental Health Programmes, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, telling us about the local priorities and approach to mental health

Plus, you’ll be able to pick up a hard copy of our new report – Ready, Able and Agile: How The Voluntary and Community Sector Adds Social Value to Life in Kirklees.

Book now on Eventbrite or Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: This event is at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield and not Northorpe Hall in Mirfield.

Friendlees Summer of Fun

Sign up for the last couple of organised free summer events and see what else is happening as part of the new friendship group for adults in Kirklees via the Friendlees Facebook group…

The new Friendlees group in partnership with TSL Kirklees and HappyU has been making a splash in the local press and is gathering momentum. The group now has a voluntary committee to help things run smoothly and is staying true to its original aim to be member-led, with any group member able to post or organise an event and invite other members to join them. Current activities include pop concerts, meals, coffee & pub meet-ups, day retreats, family fun days, football and rounders, book clubs, canal boat & train trips, with events scheduled right up to Christmas.

The next Summer of Fun free event is this Saturday at Wilton Park, Batley and includes a guided walk, music, poetry and afternoon tea. Book via Facebook or contact Kelly on 07853 416740.

Come and Celebrate Community Learning in Kirklees

Showcase your work or find out about opportunities and funding for community activities

  • 4th September at Proper Job Theatre Company, Huddersfield – find out more
  • 11th September at Ravensthorpe Community Centre – find out more

Community Learning Works is now in it’s 3rd year (funded initially by Kirklees Council with further funding from National Lottery), and we’re organising a couple of celebration events to showcase some of the successful projects, and promote some of the great local opportunities for volunteering and learning.

If you’d like your group to be involved to showcase your work, promote your activities and have a stand, let us know:

bridget@tslkirklees.org.uk

Alternatively, you can come along to find out more about the project and opportunities for your group to be involved.