Sunday, June 19, 2011

BIKE MARKING AND BIKE MOT DAY

Sustrans and Northumbria Police will be in Blyth Market Square on Thursday 23rd June between 11am and 2pm for…

- Free bike MOTs
- Free bike marking and bike locks
- Other giveaways
- Project information

Take your bike along
and say Hello!!!!!!

IT SOLUTIONS AND REMOTE COMPUTER REPAIR

A partner service supported by the Isabella Centre.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BUSINESS COURSES FOR UNEMPLOYED


BLYTH ENTERPRISE COURSE
In association with reaction
Are you...
 Aged 16+? Unemployed?  Just been made redundant? Looking for a change of direction? Have a hobby or passion you want to turn into a business?

If so...why not attend our 4 week enterprise course running at the Isabella Community Centre 10-12, starting on 14th July?

The 2 hour sessions are informal and friendly and designed to help you:
·       Recognise yourself as an enterprising person
·       Increase your self-confidence
·       Develop your business skills
·       Work on your weaknesses
·       Explore your business ideas

Booking onto the course is essential – to book your place contact Jan Kassell, the Blyth Enterprise Facilitator:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

BOOK EXCHANGE SCHEME EXPANDS

We have recently expanded the range and number of books we have available in our book exchange library. (This is a spin doctor's way of saying we have had an additional bookcase kindly donated to us.)

The scheme has now been running for a number of years and has proved very popular with our users who have donated, borrowed and exchanged books. The service is free.

If you have books that you have read and would like to share with the community, then we will be pleased to receive them. If there are books that you would like to read, then please take them away and enjoy. There are no rules. You get the idea!

The library is situated in the Central Cafe area offering easy access to the public. Just drop in...

TINY-TALK BABY-SIGNING PLACES AVAILABLE

A few places are still available at the popular Tiny-Talk baby signing classes on Friday afternoons.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

JUNIOR WARDENS CHAMPIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENT

A team of junior wardens from the Briardale met at the Isabella Centre last night, from where they embarked on a two hour sortie to the "Bella Heap". Armed with loppers and saws, they thinned out overgrown trees and bushes. This is part of the three-year environmental SENSE II project being led by Northumberland Wildlife Trust and their officer Anthony Johnston.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

FREE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

SkillShare North East Ltd 
Providing training to voluntary and community groups

LEVEL 2 EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK              

3 November 2011                   10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre

LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING

22 November 2011                 10.00 am - 4.00 pm               Isabella Community Centre

INCOME GENERATING AND COPYRIGHT

27 October 2011                     10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre

CAMPAIGNING AND LOBBYING

29 September 2011                10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

This is a two-day course
19 & 20 September 2011        10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre

MANAGING VOLUNTARY & COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS LEVEL 2

1 September 2011                  10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
8 September 2011                  10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
15 September 2011                10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
22 September 2011                10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
29 September 2011                10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
6 October 2011                       1.00 pm - 4.00 pm                  Isabella Community Centre
      

MANAGING VOLUNTARY & COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS LEVEL 3

Participants commit to all 10 sessions
17 August 2011                       10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
24 August 2011                       10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
31 August 2011                       10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre   
7 September 2011                  10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
14 September 2011                10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
21 September 2011                10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
28 September 2011                10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
5 October 2011                       10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
12 October 2011                     10.00 am - 4.00 pm                Isabella Community Centre
19 October 2011                     10.00 am - 4.00 pm                 Isabella Community Centre

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
One day Emergency First Aid for the appointed person—this course covers:

  • Candidates must be able to successfully carry out Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation to pass this course.

    Incident Management
  • CPR
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Control of bleeding
  • Causes of unconsciousness
The course will identify the roles and responsibilities of a First Aider.

Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
This is a one day course covering the awareness of Food Safety for the caterer, including:

  • Assessment for successful completion is a written multiple choice examination at the end of the course. 

    Law
  • Cooking food
  • Food management and storage
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food contamination
  • Premises
  • Cleaning
 A recommended certificated qualification for people working in catering (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health).


Income Generating & Copyright
This session gives participants the opportunity to consider a range of income generating opportunities for their groups with particular emphasis on copyright.
The session covers:
·         Introduction to copyright
·         Contracts for Service and Contracts of Service
·         Obtaining copyright
·         Rights and Licensing
The session is very practical, giving participants the opportunity to work on their own ideas for income generating.


Campaigning & Lobbying
Knowing who to lobby, when it might make the most impact and how to publicise your message will make a real difference to the outcome of a campaign.  This programme is aimed at would-be campaigners and those who have taken part in a campaign but would like to find out how to build on their previous experience.  Looking at developing a credible case for change in communities and working out a campaign strategy, the workshop focuses on issues faced by campaigners and offers practical advice and information to participants. 
·         Understand why people become involved in campaigns
·         Know how to develop a credible case for change
·         Know how to produce a campaign strategy



Paediatric First Aid
The Paediatric course is a two day training course and covers the requirements for First Aid for babies and children, topics include:

  • The course has been approved to meet Early Years Foundation, Sector Requirements to meet the needs of Primary Schools. 

    Resuscitation of babies & infants
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Incident management
  • Childhood illnesses
  • Burns and scalds

ASDAN Level 2 in Community Volunteering
This course is ideal for volunteers who want to achieve formal recognition for their work, this course covers:
  • Legislation              

  • Participants need to be volunteering and have support from a worker who can provide evidence in the form of witness statements.

    Roles                        
  • Skills  
  • Health and Safety 
  • Finding a voluntary placement  
  • Food Safety in the workplace  
  • Improving own performance                 
  • Team working  
  • Volunteering and customer care
  • Communication
  • Understanding what volunteering is about  

Managing Voluntary & Community

Organisations Level 2
This course is aimed at people who spend much of their time serving on Management Committees of Voluntary and Community Organisations, this course includes:
·        Running an organisation
·        Business planning for voluntary & community organisations
·        Strategic management in voluntary & community organisations
·        Legal status and obligations
·        Funding strategies and bid writing
·        Also, an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with others.

Managing Voluntary & Community Organisations Level 3

The benefits of the course are:
·        A widely recognised qualification
·        Demonstrate to funders that your organisation is fit for purpose
·        Intense programme—get the support and information you need – fast

The course includes:
·        Planning more strategically
·        Develop sustainable businesses
·        Bid writing
·        Finances
·        Legal issues
·        Managing others more effectively
·        Marketing
·        Develop policy and procedures
 

Further Information

BOOKING PROCEDURES


To book places, or for further information, please contact SkillShare North East Ltd
Telephone    01429 868353
Email              enquiries@skillsharene.co.uk
Please note that once your booking is accepted, either verbally or by email, your place(s) are confirmed and no further reminders will be issued.

NOMINATE AN OLYMPIC LONDON 2012 TORCHBEARER

Nominate an inspirational person, or yourself, to represent the Isabella as a torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympic Games. To find out more click this link...

http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-torch-relay/carrying-the-olympic-flame/nominate-a-torchbearer.php

BLYTH RENEWABLES FESTIVAL

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

HEALTH M.O.T. AND LIFESTYLE EVENT

Health Trainer, Dawn Morrell, will be visiting the Isabella Community Centre on Wednesday 15th June to offer you the opportunity to have Blood Pressure testing and individual lifestyle advice.

Do you feel you need realistic lifestyle changes and have advice tailored to your needs? Health trainers can offer free and confidential support to the over-16s in:

  • Healthy Food Choices
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Increasing Physical Activity
  • Weight Management
  • Personal Health Plans
In the Central Cafe area from 9.30am - 12.00pm. It's Free and everyone is welcome...