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What is an Outcome?

It has been a busy passage of time since my last blog entry. The first Cohort of the Impact in Action programme have attended the Leading Change session where we discussed project planning, being an open leader and open organisation, identifying a need to change and handy time management tips. It was a jam-packed session which included a resource pack and a lot of links to useful websites.

COMPASS Project Coordinator job vacancy (BVSC and Bexley Voice)

BVSC and Bexley Voice are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to develop and deliver the new COMPASS project in collaboration with families and partners in Bexley. You will be committed to improving outcomes for families where children have ADHD and/or ASD.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 11th May 2017.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 

Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society report and Impact

Since my last blog things have moved quickly: the Impact in Action project is now in full swing with 12 recruited groups preparing to undertake their first training session at the end of April. These Bexley impact pioneers will learn the skills to effectively measure and demonstrate the difference they make.

Volunteering is *everyone’s* responsibility

Most volunteer-involving organisations will have some form of volunteer manager or volunteer coordinator. It might not be their job title – they may be an office manager who has been given responsibility for looking after volunteers – or it might not even be part of their job description at all. For some people this work has fallen to them by default.

Good Gym Launches!

GoodGym has launched in Bexley! 

GoodGym is a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good.  They stop off on their runs to do manual labour for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can’t do on their own.  It’s a great way to get fit, meet new people and do some good.  There are three main strands of the work that GoodGym are doing:  

Crossroads Carer group

Are you a carer?

Are you an adult over 18 caring for someone living in Bexley who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction could not cope without your support?

If so you are entitled to a carer’s assessment.  

Impact in February

With one month under my belt and a whole lot of project planning in the bank I looked forward to February coming around. Looking back, I managed to achieve a lot so far (blowing my own trumpet...) and Feburary saw 4 key milestones reached:

The Great Weight Debate Conference

This is a fantastic opportunity for groups and individuals to be involved in a local conversation about tackling Bexley’s obesity problem. We have the second highest obesity rates in London! So we need your group to join the conversation and share your ideas about what more we can do.

Register here

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