Sharing information within the Know Your Patch network

Thank you to everyone who has given permission for their details to be shared with the network. The pdf document containing the name, email address, organisation and role of everyone who has given permission to share will be added to the update once a month.

If you have not yet given permission to share your details and you're happy for them to be shared with others in the network, please email us at [email protected]

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Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board Roadshow 2021
This year's roadshow will inevitably be a bit different to usual, but this gives us the opportunity to bring the roadshow directly to your office, home, garden shed or anywhere with internet access!
The Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board and VCS Alliance are working together to provide a week of morning events from 12-16 April via MS Teams, shining a light on safeguarding during the COVID pandemic. We will have a particular focus on the Voluntary and Community Sector’s contribution to keeping people safe during this challenging time. Each day will be focusing on a specific theme, the details of the sessions are below with booking separate for each day - this will allow you to pick and choose the sessions most suitable to you.
Anyone is welcome and we hope that by providing the sessions in this format we will enable more people to attend than ever before.
Monday 12 April - Financial Abuse
Presenters: GEM Project, Age UK Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Police
Discussion: What elements of Financial Abuses have come to light during the COVID Pandemic and what do we need to build into the future Safeguarding Strategy to combat this?
Tuesday 13 April - Domestic Abuse
Presenters: Hollie Gazzard Trust, GDASS, Gloucestershire Police
Discussion: What has been the impact on levels of domestic abuse during COVID and what can we include in a future strategy to support future provision?
Wednesday 14 April - Substance Misuse
Presenters: Young Gloucestershire, Nelson Trust, Change Grow Live.
Discussion: What has been the changing nature of substance misuse over the last year and what are the immediate and longer term consequences?
Thursday 15 April - Mental Health
Presenters: InfoBuzz, TIC+
Discussion: What has the impact on mental health been during COVID and what do we need in Gloucestershire to continue to support people?
Friday 16 April - Disability
Presenters: Barnwood Trust, Inclusion Gloucestershire, Forest Sensory Services Gloucestershire Deaf Association.
Discussion: What has been the impact of COVID on people with disability, has this been disproportionate and how can safeguarding strategy better support people with disabilities?

Gloucestershire Counselling Service

We have premises in Gloucester seeing children and families and adults. Self-referral is available via our website. We have some 12 week funded counselling for female victims of sexual and domestic violence, Children and young people victims of sexual violence and male victims of sexual violence. Otherwise we offer an affordable service based on client ability to contribute.

For more details see our child and family counselling leaflet, or our adult counselling leaflet. Alternatively contact Emma Griffiths on 01453 766310, or email: [email protected] 

Gloucestershire VCS Alliance

Basic Budget Training - 20th April, 9.30am -12.30pm
The VSC Alliance is hosting an online training session, delivered by MS Teams, for smaller VCSE organisations interested in learning more about budgeting. The Alliance is offering this event free of charge for the benefit of our members.
This half day session, delivered by Gloucestershire Enterprise Ltd (GEL), is designed to introduce you to the key components of setting and managing a budget.  It is purposely intended to be as practical as possible, with examples shown and breakout sessions for you to consider your own budgeting requirements. 
The agenda will cover:

  • Why Budget? Plan, Control, Decide
  • Creating a simple budget: Types of budget, Key building blocks, Budgeting Structures, Managing a budget
  • Forecasting: Assessing costs for bids, Making longer term assumptions
  • Questions and Close

Find out more and book your place at:

Online CPD: Diversity - Communicating to Bridge the Gaps

This is open to anyone with an interest in diversity and intended to be of use both to public and private sector service providers and employers. It considers how an awareness of social, cultural, religious or linguistic differences can influence expectations and communication between parties, thereby adding value to ensure the provision meets everyone's needs.

Topics included:

  • Culture, Identity & NLP
  • Language, Customs & Social Expectations
  • Neutral Emotions & Traits?
  • The 7 Dimensions of Culture
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Non-white-non-British - Courts & Mental Health - Islam & Mental Health
  • Honour Based Violence  

Dates are currently as follows:
Friday 16th April - 09.30-12.30
Friday 23rd April - 09.30-12.30
Friday 30th April - 09.30-12.30

Attendees will receive:
Certificate of attendance issued electronically
Materials for use on the day and others, issued electronically prior to events

Cost: £45.00 per attendee
 To book your place please email Julie Anne Allison - [email protected]

Other Know Your Patch networks in Gloucestershire

There are five other Know Your Patch networks in Gloucestershire, besides the Gloucester one: Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Cotswolds and Stroud. For more information on the other networks, including contact details and dates of upcoming meetings please click here.

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