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Community Safety Partnership FREE training course opportunity

21/06/18

FREE Course! Working to STOP Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Honour Based Violence (HBV) & Forced Marriage (FM)  Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership has organised a FREE to attend course on 5th July 10a.m -1p.m @ The Kindle Centre, Hereford. Attendance at this seminar will give you an insight and understanding behind disturbing facts and figures relating to, HBV, FGM,& FM.  You will learn and understand the nature and prevalence of HBA/V, FGM and FM nation-wide Develop method…

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Hereford Make invitation to Community groups event

21/06/18

Hereford make CIC - Community Groups Event 27th July 2018 Invite you to join us to discuss how we can improve our community and work together to make things happen! Further information and a programme of how to get involved is available here

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hvoice latest e-bulletin - June 2018

21/06/18

Our latest hvoice update for June 2018 is avaialable here!

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Herefordshire Mind are looking for trustees! Further details here!

12/06/18

We are looking for new trustees!    Herefordshire Mind is the largest specialist voluntary sector mental health organisation in Herefordshire, with a turnover of £1 million and 50 staff working across three locations. We have 40 years’ experience of working to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing and we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. Our mission is to provide quality support, whilst raising awareness and promoting under…

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New look WISH!

07/06/18

A new look WISH! Have you seen the new and improved WISH website for Herefordshire?  WISH is run by Herefordshire Council and is designed to enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives.   The website covers information, services, events and activities for residents of all ages across the county, which helps people take control of their own wellbeing needs and better connects them to their local communities.  It also enables providers to promote their services to Herefordshire…

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Finance Officer and Community Transport Administrator vacancies available at hvoss!

10/05/18

We have two vacancies here at hvoss. We are looking to recruit a Finance Officer and Community Transport Administrator to join our busy, supportive team. For further information and to apply visit the jobs page on our website. For further information about our current services take a look at our Annual Report 2016/17. It provides a useful summary showcasing the variety of support we provide for public benefit across Herefordshire.

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HDU mental health awareness seminar - all welcome

08/05/18

HDU invite you to join their  Mental Health Seminar Wednesday 6th June 10.30—1.00 pm at Hinton Community Centre, Hereford

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Male Role Models Needed

08/05/18

Children's charity is seeking male role models.  For further information, please click here

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Heffernan House garden tidy 12 May 2018

08/05/18

The gardens of Heffernan House have battled through winter and are now seeking some help from the community to help them shine brightly.  If you are able and willing to give some time to tidying these gardens please click  here

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NEW! Charity Commission publishes Trustee Welcome Pack

03/05/18

The Charity Commission For England and Wales has launched a new Charity Trustee Welcome Pack - A  must read for those new to charity governance and an excellent refresher guide for all trustees and directors.

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Marches Family Inclusive Network activity programme - Available now!

01/05/18

All Interactive Inclusion Network Herefordshire  News April 2018   Marches Family Network has are some great inclusive activities and workshops for children and young people, inclusive and some specialist workshops such as the OMHI music workshop, for  May in Herefordshire. To book or for more information contact the provider or contact given. If you have any difficulties, then please get in touch with me. If you know of events that you would like included please send the details to me. Good …

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3 exciting Social Prescriber vacancies here at hvoss!

26/04/18

We have 3 exciting full time community roles around Social Prescribing immediately available. Click on our jobs page for more details and how to apply.

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Big Lottery Fund Funding Surgeries in Leominster

26/04/18

There is a Funding Surgery Day with Big Lottery Fund at Leominster Community Centre HR6 8NJ on Weds May 23rd,  between 10am – 4pm. Sessions will be 45 minutes – 1 hour depending on proposal, and a limited number of places are available. Please contact dtristram@herefordshire.gov.uk to book an appointment.

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Jobs with Hope Family Centre

18/04/18

Hope Familiy Centre in Bromyard are seeking experienced Early Years Practitioners, closing date 27 April and a full-time Early Years Manager (maternity cover), closing date 24 April.  For more details and an application pack, please contact the HR department on 01885 488495 or email anna.beddows@hopefamilycentre.org

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Exciting opportunities at Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

17/04/18

hvoss member Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire has some exciting opportunities and initiatives available including Active Workplace and Foot Golf! For further information about their work visit their website.

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2 exciting jobs immediately available at hvoss

05/04/18

We are looking to recruit a supporting Volunteering Co-ordinator and Youth Involvement Worker here at hvoss. Click here for further details and how to apply. Good luck!

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Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund programme has relauched!

04/04/18

The Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund programme has relauched! Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what …

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Latest hvoice e-bulletin

30/03/18

The Spring hvoice e-bulletin can be viewed here! Full of useful information and networking opportunities for you and your organisation. Have a good Easter everyone!

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Future resilience of museum services in Herefordshire

29/03/18

Click here to download an important update on future resilience of musuems, libraries, and archive services across Herefordshire including soft market testing.

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Invitation -Leominster Integrated Primary and Community Health and Care Project Board - Update and Briefing.

28/03/18

Invitation by the Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG) to the Leominster Integrated Primary and Community Health and Care Project  Board - Update and Briefing.   The Marches and Westfield GP surgeries deliver services to over 10% of the population of Herefordshire from their current base in Leominster. They are the only GP surgeries in the largest market town in the county. Their current premises in Westfield Walk are approximately 40% undersized with no option to extend or adapt. T…

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SIL are looking for new trustees

22/03/18

Services for Independent Living currently have vacancies for trustees who have a passion for creating a society that treats people equally, providing high-quality services that enable disabled to play an active role in society and ensuring the organisation provides an excellent working environment for its staff. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of social care, healthcare, business or disability issues. We welcome application and interest from dis…

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Hereford River Carnival - Get involved this week!

19/03/18

Hereford River Carnival - 4th and 5th May 2018 Wondering how you can get yourself (or your community group/ school/ workplace) involved with Hereford's biggest community-led event? Well, here's your chance to meet the award winning team behind Hereford River Carnival and ask those burning questions you've been holding back for all this time! On Thursday 22nd March we're throwing open the doors of Cranfields Cafe Hereford and inviting you to come and meet members of the Steering Grou…

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Hereford Make CIC - Free rental available!

18/03/18

Hereford Make CIC wont be charging rental fees to use their facilities during April, May, June 2018. Why not get in touch to see what's available? (conditions apply- see description below including contact details).  This opportunity has been made available thanks to the support and assistance of Herefordshire Community Foundation.

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Herefordshire Community Champions Awards Finalists announced

16/03/18

A measure of the strong sense of community and caring, found in a wide variety of ways and in a whole range of situations across the county, comes into focus this month when Herefordshire’s Community Champions stand up to take a bow. Here in Herefordshire, we have more than our fair share of men, women and young people making life that bit better for others. This week, hvoss was very pleased to see the efforts of so many acknowledged in the the five award categories of: community, volunteerin…

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Nationwide Building Society funding available to support homelessness and housing

12/03/18

New Nationwide Building Society funding programme now open   A new funding programme from Nationwide Building Society around Housing and Homelessness.  Charities are encouraged to apply for grants to help make a change in their local areas. Grants of up to £25,000 will be available to single organisations and up to £50,000 will be available for partnership bids. With funding, successful projects will be able to provide housing services to people in need, support people off the streets, and more.…

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Herefordshire Sports Awards 2017 acknowledges sporting contribution of young people across the county

12/03/18

Herefordshire Sport holds successful Sports Awards 2017 to acknowledge the achievements of young sporting stars   The annual Herefordshire Sports Awards 2017, held at Hereford Rowing Club in February 2018 provided an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding sporting success and significant contributions of young people to the community through sport. Will Lindesay, hvoss Chief Executive who presented the awards said "It was a honour to present the awards to the winners and highly commended. H…

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Hereford City Council seeking community nominations

08/03/18

HEREFORD CITY COMMUNITY GROUP ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018   Hereford City benefits from many groups delivering amazing work across the City. Hereford City Council annually recognises and celebrates the work of our City’s great heroes. So, it’s time to nominate your community heroes, or nominate your own group, in one of the Hereford City Community Group Achievement Awards three categories.  The Community Projects Awards......improving the look and feel of our City…. A total of 3 awards present…

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Data Orchard invites leaders to discuss unlocking the power of data.

07/03/18

Help build a more data-savvy social sector  ·         Why is data such a big deal in the non-profit sector these days? What can we, as a sector, be doing to improve? What help is out there to support organisations on their journey? Data Orchard is inviting leaders of organisations within the social sector in and around the West Midlands to come along to a lunchtime event aimed at answering these questions and unlocking some of the power of data. They'll be formally launching an ambitious new …

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Government launches Civil Society Strategy - Have your say

03/03/18

Civil Society Strategy 2018 - CONSULTATION OPEN NOW! Have your say on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities to build a stronger society now and in the future. Click here for further information and to respond. This consultation closes at 9am on 22 May 2018. Go to our Policy, Research, Consultations, Campaigns page to find out about other developments affecting our sector that impact on local communities and local people we support.      …

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Refugee Action launches 'Stand Up For Asylum' campaign

02/03/18

Refugee Action has recently launched their new asylum system campaign. hvoss supports the campaign and hopes its members, local community groups, organisations and volunteers and partner organisations across Herefordshire will positively and proactively support it.   Stand Up For Asylum Today, Refugee Action launches the Stand Up For Asylum campaign. Over the next three years, we will be campaigning to reform the current asylum system that, as you know, too often fails those it is meant to pr…

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FREE elearning training opportunities!

01/03/18

Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board has arranged for the following FREE ELearning courses to be available to all staff / organisations for a limited period: Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme Self-harm and Suicidal Thought in Children and Young People An introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour Based Violence (Cultural Awareness) E-Safety – Guidance for Practitioners and Support for Parents Hidden Harm Parental Mental Health A New appro…

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Funding Network success - Over 40 members and volunteers benefit from expert advice on applying for grants

28/02/18

Eveson Charitable Trust and E.F Bulmer Benevolent Fund provide invaluable hints and tips to charitable organisations on the do's and don't when applying for grants and funding from charitable trusts and funders. Alex Gay and James Greenfield, Trust Administrators for Eveson Charitable Trust and E.F Bulmer Benevolent Fund respectively, kicked off the first in a series of hvoss Funding Networks taking place throughout 2018. Over 40 representatives of local charitable organisations attended, gainin…

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Putson Community Association - AGM celebrates a successful year at Saxon Hall

14/02/18

Putson Community Association (PCA), based at Saxon Hall, South Wye continues to grow from strength to strength as showcased at its well attended AGM on 12th February.  Willl Lindesay, hvoss Chief Executive was amongst many that went along to hear about the successes of the last year and some exciting plans for the future. Will said "It was a pleasure to attend the AGM and to join so many local residents and other members of the community in coming together to acknowledge the excellent work of PC…

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Social Care Reviews or Assessments - Healthwatch Herefordshire seeking your views

14/02/18

Healthwatch Herefordshire is seeking the views about the experience of service users, customers and hvoss members who have had/are having a social care review or assessment. Introduction Healthwatch Herefordshire is an independent not for profit company and our role is to gather patient/customer experiences and share them to improve health and social care services. We are carrying out a project to the end of March to find out customer experiences of having a social care assessment or review now …

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New member HGN and great job opportunity available now!

09/02/18

We are delighted to welcome Herefordshire Green Network (HGN) to hvoss membership. HGN has attended a number of events, including our briefing on GDPR. Further information about HGN and its work can be found at http://www.hgnetwork.org HGN has an exciting job opportunity for an Events Coordinator About the role if you have a passion for sustainable living & carbon reduction; a broad & enthusiastic desire to support communities through event management, activism & social media; a year…

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NWD - Latest programmes for 11 - 25 year olds

09/02/18

The NWD partnership collaboration goes from strength to strength in providing young people with access and help to a range of information, support and guidance services. There are now over 30 partner agencies all working together to provide information and specialist support to children and young people across the county! For all the latest updates go to our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/nowrongdoorherefordshire/ The latest pogrammes are also available here: - February half term pr…

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hvoss members start journey to GDPR compliance

24/01/18

30 hvoss members attended a GDPR legislation session on Tuesday 23rd January. This was a vital update on changing legislation and data protection law changes from May 2018. The workshop, a partnership effort between Kidwells Law and HEXAD Information Security Services offered a route map for our members towards ensuring compliance with the new legislation. Will Lindesay, hvoss Chief Executive said "This was an invaluable introduction on important legislative changes affecting all charities, volu…

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HSCB targeted training for Practitioners involved in Child Protection Conference

22/01/18

This course has been developed by HSCB to ensure practitioners involved in child protection conferences (ICPCs and RCPC's) understand how these work and are confident to input to child protection decisions.

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hvoice January 2018

11/01/18

Our latest e-bulletin including training opportunities, events and networking opportunities of interest to our members, volunteers, community and voluntary groups is now available!   hvoice - January 2018

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Exciting job opportunity in our Talent Match Programme!

09/01/18

Fulfilling lives – supporting young people into work, making their lives successful and useful. Marches Talent Match Telford is looking to employ part –time maternity cover for a support worker, for 18 – 25 year olds moving towards employability. - To recruit young people and support their involvement through the programme. - To provide Participants with support and guidance promoting wellbeing, personal development and progress towards employment. - To deliver employability skills workshops and…

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hvoice e-bulletin

21/12/17

Our latest E-bulletin is here, including a number of invaluable New Year networking and briefing sessions on funding and data protection law to benefit your group and organisation

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AGM highlights massive contribution of members to community life in the county

02/11/17

The 2017 hvoss AGM was brilliantly hosted by The Courtyard Theatre, hvoss member. It was an uplifting and inspiring event attended by 60 representatives of local voluntary and community organisations. Will Lindesay, Chief Executive hghlighted key achievements during 2016/17 in the face of some significant financial pressures facing hvoss, our members and the local voluntary and community sector more widely. Will also outlined our new strategic plan 2017 - 2022. Our Guest speaker, Lady Lisva…

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The Cart Shed celebrates after receiving QAVS, the MBE for Voluntary Groups from Lord Lieutenant for County of Herefordshire

23/10/17

The Cart Shed is celebrating after a receiving the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). Trustees, volunteers and users of the services were presented with the award by Lady Darnley, The Lord Lieutenant for Herefordshire. Huge congratulations to everyone involved for achieving such a special award! The presentation event was held at Newport House which is also hosting an Out of Nature Exhibition thoughout October in support of The Cart Shed During October 2017 the third Out Of Nature scul…

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Latest hvoice Newsletter - Including AGM invitation

19/10/17

Download our latest hvoice Newsletter October 2017 here. It includes an invitation to our AGM on 1st November,  along with updates regarding safeguarding, local CAB services and a focus on hvoss member, Services for Independent Living (SIL). This years AGM...... As well as a review of the year 2016/17, future hvoss plans and priorities will be outlined by Will Lindesay, hvoss CEO. We are also very much looking forward to showcasing and celebrating the breadth of activities being undertaken by …

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High Sheriff of Herefordshire highlights loneliness

17/10/17

The High Sheriff for the County of Herefordshire, The Reverend Lady Lisvane organised a successful conference on Saturday 14th October 2017 highlighting loneliness, a significant issue affecting so many across Herefordshire. The event was co-organised by Lynda Wilcox of Herefordshire Association of Local Councils (HALC) and chaired by The Bishop of Hereford. Many representatives of local parish councils attended. Speakers from a range of local and national perspectives shared challenges an…

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All welcome to our AGM - 1st November " Showcasing success"

17/10/17

We warmly invite you to attend our: -   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 1 November 2017 at The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford Arrival & Registration from 1.30pm onwards AGM starts at 2pm followed by    "Showcasing the success of hvoss members and partners"  -----------------------------------------  Including Guest Speaker High Sheriff for the County of Herefordshire,  The Reverend Lady Lisvane Followed by tea/coffee/delicious cake and an opportunity to network. All welcome. …

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Last Night of the Proms, Ledbury Market Theatre Saturday 23 September 2017

06/09/17

Ledbury Community Brass Band is proud to present its first Last Night of the Proms concert on Saturday 23 September 23 at 7.30pm in Ledbury’s Market Theatre. A couple of weeks after the end of this year’s BBC Proms we’re planning on giving Ledbury its own version of the traditional flag-waving repertoire, combined with brass band favourites – and this is an evening you CAN still get tickets for ! The band will be joined by soprano soloist Donna Porter as Britannia, and the evening will include…

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Our youth project "No Wrong Door" offers activities and workshops this summer

15/08/17

SEX, drugs and rock and roll will be some of the subjects up for discussion at a summer programme for the county's youth this summer. No Wrong Door, a youth project led by us (hvoss) is providing activities and workshops which range from music jamming with DJ Hip Hop to learning about the impact that drugs have on the brain. There will also be yoga, coping strategies for anxiety, talking about healthy relationships, a chance to access the new sport of drift trikes, job interview techniques, un…

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Herefordshire Council wants your views on the future of Herefordshire’s children's centres

14/06/17

Have your say on their future use and management. Herefordshire Council has launched a consultation about the use of the county’s children’s centres, and is asking users for their views. The council is looking to reuse the buildings to address an increased need for nursery places and school use, although each centre has a different option relating to its locality.  There are ten children’s centre buildings across Herefordshire which support children under the age of five and their families. C…

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West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner gives a funding boost to hvoss project

17/05/17

No Wrong Door, a hvoss project, has successfully bid for a second round of funding to provide a single access point and contact point for young people between the ages of 11 to 25 to access information support and guidance. Based in Blackfriars Street at the Robert Owen Academy the project brings together a range of specialist partner agencies and provides support on topics ranging from life skills, education, stress and anxiety, and sexual health and relationships, drug and alcohol cessation, …

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New Healthwatch provider for Herefordshire

25/04/17

The county’s Healthwatch service is changing A new Healthwatch Herefordshire social enterprise has been established. Healthwatch was established across the country as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.  The service is delivered by independent social enterprise organisations on behalf of local councils and aims to represent the views of residents on local health and social care issues. From 2013, the contract to deliver Healthwatch Herefordshire was held by us here at Herefordshi…

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Leominster nursery receives best rating from Ofsted

25/04/17

A combination of 'passionate staff, exceptional service and thriving children' proved to be a winning formula for one Leominster nursery which achieved the best possible result in its latest Ofsted inspection. The 'outstanding' rating was given to Honey Bees Day Nursey, based at the Coningsby Centre, which caters for children aged three months to five years. The regulator also said the nursery – which was created in 2009 and is part of the non-profit making organisation Oaks Children’s Group –…

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Leominster business steps in to house community transport after vandalism!

22/03/17

Community Wheels have thanked a Leominster business which has stepped in to house two minibuses after they were struck by vandals. The hvoss run service – which helps those unable to use public transport and without access to private transport of their own – discovered the damage to the two minibuses on two separate occasions after the were parked in an overflow car park at the town's leisure centre. Leominster Pest Control came to the rescue to allow Community Wheels to park the minibus…

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hvoss and Fownhope Medical Centre pioneer an innovative ‘social prescribing’ project for Herefordshire

15/03/17

hvoss is working in partnership with Fownhope Medical Centre to pilot a ‘social prescribing’ project. hvoss has recruited Sue Brazendale as a Community Link Officer for the project starting in March in the village of Fownhope offering a community referral service initially for an 18 month period. Frequently patients present at the GP practice looking for support for non-clinical needs for which medicine isn’t always the best or only answer with social solutions able to provide better outcomes. …

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Highly acclaimed author and trainer in the County

08/03/17

hvoss in partnership with Hereford City Council was extremely fortunate to arrange for Sandy Adirondack a freelance trainer and consultant in the voluntary sector since 1980 to come to Hereford to provide essential training for Trustees of local voluntary and community organisations. Sandy works primarily on governance issues with a wide range of charities, campaigns and voluntary and community-based organisations. She writes widely about voluntary sector governance and management. Her best kno…

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Huge success for one of our Talent Match participants in Telford

01/03/17

Reece was referred to Talent Match by his parents, Talent Match is a charity funded by the Big Lottery that works with young people aged 18-24 years. Reece was a young man who had become lost and was not leaving the house, after a few weeks Reece was placed into the PDSA Fulfilment Centre as a volunteer. He has now been there for nearly 12 months and was recently put forward for the PDSA Volunteer of the Year Award. The PDSA has over 4800 volunteers and they received approximately 800 nominat…

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Difficult times ahead for Herefordshire's Carers – HAVE YOUR SAY

01/02/17

Herefordshire Council put on their website on Thursday 18 January (with no prior warning to anyone affected) that they are making major cuts to services for Carers for the 2017/2018 year that begins on 1 April 2017. The effect of this for Herefordshire Carers Support is that the Council intends to cut their funding by half from £275,000 to £137,000 for the coming year. And worse, they say future years will see even more reductions, with the Council expecting Carers to replace this support with…

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TALKING POINT in the Hereford Times - hvoss on volunteering.......

31/01/17

Whatever your stage of life, whether you are moving into the world of work from the education system or after raising a family, taking a break or retiring from the daily commute, volunteering can provide you with an additional 'feel good' factor. Most of us enjoy and feel good when we are useful and so volunteering will support and reinforce that. It is also a way to acquire new skills and, importantly if you are looking for paid work too, experience in an area of life that you may wish to devel…

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Consultation on Supported Housing

20/12/16

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for work and Pensions (DWP) have launched a consultation of the future funding of supported housing.  The consultation will run for 12 weeks from 21 November 2016 until 13 February 2017. Background On 15 September the Government announced a new approach to funding housing costs for supported housing from April 2019.  The Government confirmed that it will defer the application of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate…

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£300,000 grant is huge boost to community life

06/12/16

Stretton Sugwas has lost two pubs, one shop and its Post Office over the years, yet a massive £300,000 Big Lottery award towards revamping the village hall shows that community spirit is most definitely alive and kicking. Part of a major £2.2 million payout to 89 projects across the West Midlands, this week’s announcement has been greeted with delight among the village’s 550-strong population, and the good news is certain to spread to others over a 20-mile radius who regularly meet at the 83-ye…

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Community steps in to fill bus service withdrawal

23/08/16

hvoss has stepped in to provide a much needed bus service following the withdrawal of subsidy for the 427 service from Bodenham to Leominster. Working in partnership with Leominster Town Council, Humber, Ford and Stoke Prior Group Parish Council and Bodenham Parish Council, hvoss, operating under its’ transport brand Community Wheels, will commence the service on 2nd September on Fridays only initially, but should demand increase then extra services may be introduced in the future. Passengers…

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Tesco calls out to charities in Hereford to register for free food donation scheme

23/08/16

Charities and community groups in Hereford are being urged to register for a new scheme which will see unsold food at a city supermarket become meals for vulnerable people across the area. As part of its ongoing pledge to cut food waste, Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme with FareShare FoodCloud recruits and supports charities and community groups. It links them to Tesco stores via an innovative app that allows store teams to alert them to surplus unsold food items available at the end…

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Alzheimer's Society are so proud to reveal video about Leominster Meeting Centre

17/08/16

Alzheimer's Society are so proud to finally reveal the video that they made with the Rural Media Company and students from the Hereford College of Arts about the Leominster Meeting Centre. The Meeting Centre is a collaborative effort from Alzheimer's Society with support from the University of Worcester and Hereford County Council. It offers support for people with dementia as well as carers. https://www.facebook.com/AlzheimersSocietyWestMidlands/videos/vb.217373208279266/1401502489866326/?type=…

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One Show LIVE from Weobley featuring some of our Community Wheels Volunteer Drivers

09/08/16

MILLIONS of viewers tuned in to an hour’s worth of prime time TV coming from the heart of Herefordshire. Cherry-picked from a long list of possible locations all over the UK, Weobley hosted the BBC’s programme The One Show. Also featured in the show was a couple of our Community Wheels volunteer drivers talking about the service we provide within the area. Click here for the link http://bbc.in/2a5dt31 to the One Show, our Community Wheels drivers feature at around 14 minutes into the show. Happy…

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New minibus for Community Wheels

04/05/16

hvoss was lucky enough to be one of the successful organisations awarded funding through the Department for Transport community transport minibus fund to purchase a minibus for our Community Wheels project based in Leominster. Over 300 local charities and community groups across the country have benefited from the £25m Government fund. Last week Nigel Povey, Business Development Manager from Minibus Options handed over the keys of a brand new 16 seater minibus to Linda Jones, our Community Whee…

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