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Events guide


You & Your Health - Healthy Living (Pitsea) Training Courses

  • Location: Pembroke House, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3DU
  • Date: Friday, 25 April 2014
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YOU AND YOUR HEALTH – HEALTHY LIVING

This 1 day course will teach you how to make positive lifestyle choices and learn techniques to help reduce your stress, eat healthily, increase regular exercise and make positive changes to your living environment.

You will learn:

* What the most common health problems are in the UK
* What healthy living means
* How to follow a healthy lifestyle at every age
* About balanced diet and what foods maximise potential
* About maintaining muscle and bone strength
* About keeping a healthy immune system
* Which foods to avoid during times of stress
* The skills and confidence to take charge of your medical needs

Football Academy, Hackney Downs Park, 8-21yrs Community Events

  • Location: Downs Park, Hackney, E5 8NP
  • Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014
  • Time: -
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Free football coaching for young people. Call Frank for more details on 07985 360 650

Welfare Rights Drop-in (South/East London) Community Events

  • Location: Albion House, SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Monday, 28 April 2014
  • Time: -
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For all South/East Region residents, there will be a welfare benefit advise drop in session at Albion House beginning on Monday 4th July 2011 from 10.00 am - 4.30pm and then every Monday thereon.

This will be a time when residents can come and chat with me about anything bothering them regarding welfare benefits and financial issues. Providing information and put into contact with relevant external and internal agencies to help further if necessary. For all new tenants an opportunity to have a benefit check, and advise on furniture projects etc.

Contact: Sonia Smith (02070891187)

Football Academy, Hackney Downs (8-15 y.o) Community Events

  • Location: Hackney Downs Park
  • Date: Monday, 28 April 2014
  • Time: -
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Football coaching for 8 - 15 year olds

Contact Frank on 07985360650 for more info

Food & Nutrition (Pitsea) Training Courses

  • Location: Pembroke House, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3DU
  • Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
  • Time: -
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FOOD AND NUTRITION

This 1 day course will teach you how food affects our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
The course will empower you to tailor your eating style to support your health needs. You will
learn about health and food in a way that makes a positive impact on the body that could
help overcome conditions such as diabetes, rheumatism, blood pressure, eczema, asthma,
sleeping problems, anxiety and many more.

You will learn:

* Which foods are right for you?
* Which foods should you avoid?
* Understanding and controlling cravings
* Dispelling the myths about food
* Foods and drinks for natural weight loss
* How to fit a healthy diet into a busy life
* Finding healthy alternatives to unhealthy foods
* The healing properties of foods
* Self perceptions and how they can affect your eating habits

Effective Communication (Pitsea) Training Courses

  • Location: Pembroke House, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3DU
  • Date: Friday, 02 May 2014
  • Time: -
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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

This 1 day course will help you improve your communication skills and teach you how to reduce miscommunication and misunderstanding.

You will learn:

* The ways we communicate and the benefits of good communication
* How the way we communicate affect others
* How good communication can strengthen relationships
* Tools for further developing communication skills

“I never realised the impact that good communication can have on your everyday life, I will try to put some of the good suggestion to practice when going to interviews”.

Football Academy, Hackney Downs Park, 8-21yrs Community Events

  • Location: Downs Park, Hackney, E5 8NP
  • Date: Saturday, 03 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Free football coaching for young people. Call Frank for more details on 07985 360 650

Welfare Rights Drop-in (South/East London) Community Events

  • Location: Albion House, SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Monday, 05 May 2014
  • Time: -
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For all South/East Region residents, there will be a welfare benefit advise drop in session at Albion House beginning on Monday 4th July 2011 from 10.00 am - 4.30pm and then every Monday thereon.

This will be a time when residents can come and chat with me about anything bothering them regarding welfare benefits and financial issues. Providing information and put into contact with relevant external and internal agencies to help further if necessary. For all new tenants an opportunity to have a benefit check, and advise on furniture projects etc.

Contact: Sonia Smith (02070891187)

Football Academy, Hackney Downs (8-15 y.o) Community Events

  • Location: Hackney Downs Park
  • Date: Monday, 05 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Football coaching for 8 - 15 year olds

Contact Frank on 07985360650 for more info

Money Management & Debt Control (Southend) Training Courses

  • Location: Balmoral Community Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff, SS0 7AU
  • Date: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Money Management and Debt Control

This 1 day course is designed to give you tools and understanding to manage your income and expenditure. You will come away with a personal plan to manage your money and debt that is practical and realistic.

You will learn:

* How to budget
* How to make the most of your money and avoid overspending
* Budget planning and life goals - looking at where you are now and where you want to be in the future.
* How to Identify sources of more affordable credit
* The terms used by banks and other financial service providers
* About APR and AER and how to make informed choices when borrowing and saving
* Avoiding, managing and clearing debt
* County Court Judgments - what they actually mean and how long they may affect your credit status for bank accounts
* Understanding payday loan and loan sharks

“This is the most useful course I have ever been on! We covered so much in a short space of time yet it all made sense to me.”

Money Management & Debt Control (Pitsea) Training Courses

  • Location: Pembroke House, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3DU
  • Date: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
  • Time: -
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MONEY MANAGEMENT AND DEBT CONTROL

This 1 day course is designed to give you tools and understanding to manage your income and expenditure. You will come away with a personal plan to manage your money and debt that is practical and realistic.

You will learn:

* How to budget
* How to make the most of your money and avoid overspending
* Budget planning and life goals - looking at where you are now and where you want to be in the future.
* How to Identify sources of more affordable credit
* The terms used by banks and other financial service providers
* About APR and AER and how to make informed choices when borrowing and saving
* Avoiding, managing and clearing debt
* County Court Judgments - what they actually mean and how long they may affect your credit status for bank accounts
* Understanding payday loan and loan sharks

“This is the most useful course I have ever been on! We covered so much in a short space of time yet it all made sense to me.”

U Can Dance Studio Community Events

  • Location: The Hub, Lollard Street, Kennington, SE11 6PY
  • Date: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Young residents in Larkhall, Stockwell and Kennington can learn how to dance Bollywood, Belly Hip Hop, Bashment, Salsa, Soca and Street Dance.

Through our partnership work with the Larkhall Consortium and Sport Action Zone in Larkhall, Stockwell and Kennington we were made aware of these events and short classes organised by the U can Dance Studio. We would like to encourage our young residents who enjoy dance and eager to learn new things to take part in those new activities in the Borough.

For more information go to: http://www.xpozure.org.uk

Emergency First Aid (Accredited) (London) Training Courses

  • Location: Albion House, 20 Queen Elizabeth Street, London SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
  • Time: -
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This 1 day course is designed to give you an understanding of basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations.

You will learn:

* Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations
* The priorities of First Aid
* Incident Management
* How to deal with an unconscious person
* How to deal with Common Workplace Injuries (choking, bleeds, seizures, shock)
* How to perform resuscitation

“Attending this course made me feel more confident and comfortable in delivering first aid!”

Food Safety in Catering (Level 2 Accredited) (Havering) Training Courses

  • Location: Holgate House, 6 Holgate Court, Western Road, Romford, Essex RM1 3JS
  • Date: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Food Safety in Catering (Level 2 Accredited)

This 1 day course offers a basic understanding of food safety in a catering environment. It aims to provide knowledge and understanding of food hygiene.


You will learn:

* How to take personal responsibility for food safety
* The importance of keeping working areas/ surfaces clean and hygienic
* Importance of keeping food safe and associated food hazards
* Good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of food

The qualification is awarded after the successful completion of a 45 minute multiple choice exam.

“I have never been confident with food hygiene so this course was great”

Football Academy, Hackney Downs Park, 8-21yrs Community Events

  • Location: Downs Park, Hackney, E5 8NP
  • Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Free football coaching for young people. Call Frank for more details on 07985 360 650

Welfare Rights Drop-in (South/East London) Community Events

  • Location: Albion House, SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Monday, 12 May 2014
  • Time: -
Read more >

For all South/East Region residents, there will be a welfare benefit advise drop in session at Albion House beginning on Monday 4th July 2011 from 10.00 am - 4.30pm and then every Monday thereon.

This will be a time when residents can come and chat with me about anything bothering them regarding welfare benefits and financial issues. Providing information and put into contact with relevant external and internal agencies to help further if necessary. For all new tenants an opportunity to have a benefit check, and advise on furniture projects etc.

Contact: Sonia Smith (02070891187)

Football Academy, Hackney Downs (8-15 y.o) Community Events

  • Location: Hackney Downs Park
  • Date: Monday, 12 May 2014
  • Time: -
Read more >

Football coaching for 8 - 15 year olds

Contact Frank on 07985360650 for more info

Health, Wealth and Wellbeing Festival Community Events

  • Location: Orsett Hall Hotel, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3HS
  • Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - Thursday, 15 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Care and Supported Housing Health, Wealth and Wellbeing Festival.

The festival, for customers in London, Essex and Kent, will be a chance to have some fun along with finding out more about exercise, relaxation, healthy eating, staying safe and much more.

We’ll be sending regular updates but if you would like to find out how you can get involved, contact:Louise Payne: 01268 498 548 louise.payne@familymosaic.co.uk

Foundation in Social Care - (Accredited – 2 days) - (Day 1) - (Havering) Training Courses

  • Location: Holgate House, 6 Holgate Court, Western Road, Romford, Essex RM1 3JS
  • Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Foundation in Social Care (Accredited – 2 days)
This two day induction level course will give you an overview of working in the health and social care sector. This level is ideal if you're hoping for a career in health and social care or are newly in post. It covers the basic knowledge that you will need and that you can build on.
You will learn:

* Introduction to Social Care
* Health and Safety for Carers
* Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
* Principles in Moving and Handling
* Introduction to the role of the social care worker
* Awareness of Duty of care
The qualification is awarded through practical assessments and a written exam.

Food Safety in Catering (Level 2 Accredited)(London) Training Courses

  • Location: Albion House, 20 Queen Elizabeth Street, London SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
  • Time: -
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This 1 day course offers a basic understanding of food safety in a catering environment. It aims to provide knowledge and understanding of food hygiene.


You will learn:

* How to take personal responsibility for food safety
* The importance of keeping working areas/ surfaces clean and hygienic
* Importance of keeping food safe and associated food hazards
* Good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of food

The qualification is awarded after the successful completion of a 45 minute multiple choice exam.

“I have never been confident with food hygiene so this course was great”

Health and Safety in the workplace (Level 2 Accredited) (London) Training Courses

  • Location: Albion House, 20 Queen Elizabeth Street, London SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014
  • Time: -
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This 1 day course is designed to ensure that individuals are aware of their own safety in a work environment and the safety of others.

You will learn:

* The principles of health and safety and accident prevention
* To contribute to any health and safety management systems
* The importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
* The responsibilities placed on employers and employees
* How to recognise a hazard and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
* The importance of following systems, procedures and rules
* How individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
* How workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety

The qualification is awarded after the successful completion of multiple choice exam.

“Having been unemployed for some time I took this course to add new skills to my CV. I got a job soon after and this course and others like it definitely helped!”

Foundation in Social Care - (Accredited – 2 days) - (Day 2) - (Havering) Training Courses

  • Location: Holgate House, 6 Holgate Court, Western Road, Romford, Essex RM1 3JS
  • Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Foundation in Social Care (Accredited – 2 days)
This two day induction level course will give you an overview of working in the health and social care sector. This level is ideal if you're hoping for a career in health and social care or are newly in post. It covers the basic knowledge that you will need and that you can build on.
You will learn:

* Introduction to Social Care
* Health and Safety for Carers
* Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
* Principles in Moving and Handling
* Introduction to the role of the social care worker
* Awareness of Duty of care
The qualification is awarded through practical assessments and a written exam.

Football Academy, Hackney Downs Park, 8-21yrs Community Events

  • Location: Downs Park, Hackney, E5 8NP
  • Date: Saturday, 17 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Free football coaching for young people. Call Frank for more details on 07985 360 650

Welfare Rights Drop-in (South/East London) Community Events

  • Location: Albion House, SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Time: -
Read more >

For all South/East Region residents, there will be a welfare benefit advise drop in session at Albion House beginning on Monday 4th July 2011 from 10.00 am - 4.30pm and then every Monday thereon.

This will be a time when residents can come and chat with me about anything bothering them regarding welfare benefits and financial issues. Providing information and put into contact with relevant external and internal agencies to help further if necessary. For all new tenants an opportunity to have a benefit check, and advise on furniture projects etc.

Contact: Sonia Smith (02070891187)

Positive Lifestyle (Southampton) Training Courses

  • Location: Southampton Central Hall, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF
  • Date: Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Time: -
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This 1 day workshop is designed to support learners develop a positive lifestyle by recognising key personal daily activities.
You will learn:
* Key characteristics of a positive lifestyle for you as an individual
* Potential difficulties in maintaining a good standard of living
* How to identify the things that you can do to improve your lifestyle
* How to develop a plan for maintaining your own positive lifestyle

Food Safety in Catering (Level 2 Accredited) (Pitsea) Training Courses

  • Location: Pembroke House, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3DU
  • Date: Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Time: -
Read more >

FOOD SAFETY IN CATERING (Level 2 Accredited)

This 1 day course offers a basic understanding of food safety in a catering environment. It aims to provide knowledge and understanding of food hygiene.


You will learn:

* How to take personal responsibility for food safety
* The importance of keeping working areas/ surfaces clean and hygienic
* Importance of keeping food safe and associated food hazards
* Good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of food

The qualification is awarded after the successful completion of a 45 minute multiple choice exam.

“I have never been confident with food hygiene so this course was great”

Football Academy, Hackney Downs (8-15 y.o) Community Events

  • Location: Hackney Downs Park
  • Date: Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Time: -
Read more >

Football coaching for 8 - 15 year olds

Contact Frank on 07985360650 for more info

Looking for Work (London) Training Courses

  • Location: Albion House, 20 Queen Elizabeth Street, London SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2014
  • Time: -
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This one day course will help you improve how you search for jobs increasing your chances of employment.

You will learn:

* Job hunting techniques
* Basic rules on applying for jobs
* How to match your skills to a job description
* If you are right for a role

Job Application and Interview (Bordon) Training Courses

  • Location: Forest Community Centre, Pinehill Rd, Bordon GU35 0BS
  • Date: Thursday, 22 May 2014
  • Time: -
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This one day course will teach you how to structure your CV, personal statements and job application forms, how to prepare yourself when attending interviews and what information needs to be included.
You will learn:
* What employers are looking for when recruiting
* How to make your application form stand out
* How to sell your skills
* How to write a supporting statement
* How to improve interview techniques
* How to prepare for an interview
* Interview Do’s and Don’ts
* How preparation can help with pre-interview nerves.

‘I never realised I was filling job application forms incorrectly, I now feel confident my application forms will give me a better chance in being shortlisted’
‘I am always very nervous at interviews but this course has helped me to prepare and to feel more relaxed’

Health & Safety in the workplace (Level 2 Accredited) (Pitsea) Training Courses

  • Location: Pembroke House, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3DU
  • Date: Thursday, 22 May 2014
  • Time: -
Read more >

HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

This 1 day course is designed to ensure that individuals are aware of their own safety in a work environment and the safety of others.

You will learn:

* The principles of health and safety and accident prevention
* To contribute to any health and safety management systems
* The importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
* The responsibilities placed on employers and employees
* How to recognise a hazard and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
* The importance of following systems, procedures and rules
* How individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
* How workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety

The qualification is awarded after the successful completion of multiple choice exam.

“Having been unemployed for some time I took this course to add new skills to my CV. I got a job soon after and this course and others like it definitely helped!”

CV writing and Applications (London) Training Courses

  • Location: Albion House, 20 Queen Elizabeth Street, London SE1 2RJ
  • Date: Friday, 23 May 2014
  • Time: -
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This one day course will teach you how to structure your CV, personal statements and job application forms and will teach you what information needs to be included.

You will learn:

* How to build a CV
* The importance of covering letters
* What employers are looking for when recruiting
* How to make your application form stand out
* How to sell your skills


‘I never realised how important the structure of your CV was when looking for work, I now know how to make my CV more attractive and am confident in completing application forms’

Football Academy, Hackney Downs Park, 8-21yrs Community Events

  • Location: Downs Park, Hackney, E5 8NP
  • Date: Saturday, 24 May 2014
  • Time: -
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Free football coaching for young people. Call Frank for more details on 07985 360 650