Community Consultation: Vital Signs 2019

Vital Signs Focus Groups on Friday 12th July @ 11am & 2pm

Vital Signs MK 2019 is the latest instalment of a project that the Milton Keynes Community Foundation has run since 2013. The reports bring together existing research and social data about Milton Keynes with an aim of highlighting the strengths, as well as identify areas for improvement for the local community to respond to, including the Voluntary, Community and Cultural Sector, as well as local businesses and individuals who want to help make a difference in the Milton Keynes community.

Please follow this link to find out more about the Vital Signs programme. Please follow this link to read the last year’s report.

Here are Community Action: MK we will be supporting this year’s Vital Signs community consultation programme by running two focus groups: Friday 12th July, with one group at 11am and the other starting at 2.30pm. 

If you would like to participate and share your views towards this year’s Vital Signs report, please follow this link to express your interest.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided of course!

Once you have registered your interest, you will receive more details.

Thank you,

Community Action: MK team 

Blog Post

Volunteers wanted: Worktree Career WorkOuts

Volunteer in January and February by giving 1 hour of your time…

Worktree is a small employability education charity which introduces the secondary school students in Milton Keynes to hundreds of adult guests, each with their own experience of work, in a circle of 6-minute conversations.

Career WorkOut sessions are similar to the ‘Weaving Trust‘ events run by Citizens:mk, but focus on career awareness and aspirations as well as communicating with unfamiliar people.

Click here for dates and to book in.

It doesn’t matter what job you do or have done. Career WorkOut values chief executives, apprentices, stay-at-home parents and retired people equally. All have their own experience of work and have relevant answers to student questions about work.

Screen Shot 2017-01-08 at 18.53.54.png

To find out more, contact the Worktree team at info@worktree.org or call 07966 204109.

logo

Blog Post Charities & Community Groups Employee Volunteering Volunteering

Happy Christmas from Community Action: MK

xmas-card-shona

We would like to wish all our friends in the Voluntary and Community Sector organisations in Milton Keynes as well as our members and partners a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you for all your support and collaboration this year. We very much look forward to working with you and supporting you in the New Year 2017, and continuing to promote the amazing work of our communities, voluntary organisations and volunteers!

 

Blog Post CAPE, Community Action Platform for Energy Charities & Community Groups Communities Connecting Communities Employee Volunteering Engage MK MK:Smart New Communities News from and for the VCS People's Health Trust Projects Volunteering

#HealthyMK: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

The latest update from #HealthyMK campaign 

For the month of November the #HealthyM Campaign led by the MK Public Health team at MK Council have launched Five Ways to Wellbeing, providing ideas, tips and support to achieve a healthy wellbeing.

Feelings of happiness, contentment, enjoyment, curiosity and engagement are characteristic of someone who has a positive experience of their life. Look out for monthly info to ‘Keep Learning’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Connect’, ‘Be Active’ and ‘Give’.

image005

Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in a local community. Building these connections will support and enrich your every day.

For more information or to find out how you can incorporate 5Ways into your life visit:

www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/public-health/5-ways-to-wellbeing-mk

Make a pledge to yourself and do something positive for your own wellbeing!

For Images, Tweets & Logos click MK Public Health & please share with all and sundry!

Follow the campaign on Twitter: #HealthyMK!

Blog Post Charities & Community Groups Health & Wellbeing

13 November: Launch of Amnesty International Milton Keynes

New group launching in Milton Keynes

Come along to the launch of this new group and find out more about Amnesty’s work in promoting human rights, and how you can contribute.

Sunday 13 November: 6-9PM: St Michael’s Priory at The Well, MK15 9AA

image001

To find out more, click here or contact the group directly on: amnestymiltonkeynes@gmail.com 

Blog Post Charities & Community Groups News from and for the VCS Volunteering

New Job: Netherfield Drug and Alcohol Outreach and Engagement Worker

Work with local stakeholders to help tackle some key issues in Netherfield

Compass and Netherfield Local Conversation Steering Group have partnered to create a role to address the specific needs of the Netherfield community in Milton Keynes.

They are seeking one full time or two part time drug and alcohol engagement workers to work intensively within the estate of Netherfield. Through the People’s Health Trust Local Conversation project, supported by Community Action: MK, the post has been developed by the residents themselves as a solution to local drug and alcohol related issues in order to bring about positive outcomes for service users and their families, as well as the wider community.

The role will be extremely varied and will involve direct work with drug and alcohol users in Netherfield, supporting them to access specialist services within Compass as well as encouraging their involvement in the wider community through volunteering opportunities. It will also involve educating Netherfield residents and professionals working in the area to embed a greater understanding of effects related to drug and alcohol issues and support available. The successful candidate will work in partnership
with the resident-led steering group to develop and implement a local action plan.

You will need to be an approachable, flexible and committed individual who enjoys developing creative solutions, as well as being an exceptional communicator with the ability to work positively and collaboratively.

A good understanding of the Netherfield area is desirable.

You will share our commitment to safeguarding children, young people and
vulnerable adults.

As part of the safer recruitment process, an enhanced DBS check will be undertaken before appointment can be confirmed.

For more information visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment
Closes 18th November / Interviews 28th November
Compass is committed to equal opportunities.

download-4

Blog Post Communities Jobs in the VCS Netherfield