DASL have been commissioned by London Borough of Newham to provide free and confidential support, advice and treatment to young people, families and carers around substance misuse problems (drugs and alcohol).
Mosac is a registered charity, supporting non-abusing parents and carers of children who have been sexually abused. Services include counselling, advocacy, befriending and a national helpline. Playworks@Mosac, its play therapy service, was launched in Greenwich in 2007 for children who have experienced sexual abuse. Having secured funding from London Councils for a period of four years, Mosac is now able to expand this service into four more London Boroughs including Newham.
Play Therapy is a special therapeutic approach designed for children. Because children often prefer playing to talking, play is a central part of the experience. The child is offered a safe, supportive environment where, rather than directly explaining, children can express their feelings through play. Playworks@Mosac is child-centred and non-directive. The aim is to help the child identify and express difficult feelings, exploring abilities and strengths at his or her own pace. Sessions are usually offered for twelve weeks but can be extended for up to a year
If you would like more information, or to receive a free, short presentation outlining the work, please contact email@example.com or telephone 020 8293 8582
Kairos in Soho (KiS) and the In Our Name project partners, London Friend, PACE and the Metro Centre, are excited to announce the launch of the The In Our Name Almanac Questionnaire.
The questionnaire is for not-for-profit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups, organisations and projects based in and/or serving Greater London. The information produced from the questionnaire will form the basis of the 2010 London LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector Almanac – a new comprehensive annual print publication about the London LGBT voluntary and community sector (VCS).
The Almanac will provide up-to-date statistical and strategic information about the diverse LGBT voluntary and community sector in London, so that LGBT organisations can access an information base for lobbying, planning and development, and envision their strategic context. The Almanac will also give organisations the opportunity to showcase their work to others in the sector. LGBT VCOs, funders and infrastructure organisations will receive a free printed copy of the Almanac.
This will be the first comprehensive mapping since the publication of the PiP Report – the first mapping of the London LGBT sector in 2006/7 conducted by KiS. At this particular time, at a relatively high point of legislative and policy attention to LGBT equality, alongside significant economic turmoil, we have an opportunity to fully monitor the impact of the changing political and economic climate on the LGBT sector as a whole, and on diverse LGBT communities of identity, through the production of a year on year report. These findings will be useful for monitoring the impact of the changing political and economic climate on voluntary and community organisations working in equalities and diversity.
The In Our Name Almanac Questionnaire is available here: http://www.kairosinsoho.org.uk/almanac.asp
If organisations would prefer to complete the survey over the telephone, or in hard copy they can ring Kairos in Soho on 020 7437 6063.
Volunteering England’s new Volunteer Management Portal acts as a gateway to the world of volunteer management with links to over a thousand resources across England. This means that – for the first time – information on support, training and development opportunities for people managing volunteers is available to view in one single place.
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