News April 2018 Good Neighbours Network event 2018: The art of volunteering Thursday April 26th, 10am - 4pm | Kings Community Church, Hedge End, SO30 4BZ Find out more... Staff Changes We say goodbye to one but hello to another. As we say goodbye to Vicky and thank her for her enthusiasm; wishing her all the best in her new venture. Let us also say hello and welcome to Karen who is joining us as Network Leader with 20yrs experience in volunteer recruitment and support, she looks forward to meeting as many of the groups in the coming months GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Coming soon... The deadline for GDPR is the 25th May. To find out more about the impact it will have on your group and what you need to do please speak to your Network Advisor. Resource Cafés Dates for the first round of Resource Cafés in 2018 Find out more... Portsmouth Groups We are currently expanding the Network in Portsmouth and need your help to explore potential new groups in Paulsgrove, Old Portsmouth and Central Portsmouth. If you live in any of these areas and think you have the time to be involved in helping form and support a people-focused, community group please get in touch with our Network Advisers on [email protected] or call 023 9289 9671. Paulsgrove Event Would you like to be part of volunteer team helping others in your community? Interested? Come and find out how to get involved in volunteering in Paulsgrove at the Highslopes, Community Centre, Carlton Road, Paulsgrove PO16 8JH Thursday 12th April 5pm to 7pm This is a drop-in event with tea, coffee and cake If you live in the area and would like to be part of a people-focused, community group, do please come along to find out more, have a chat with a member of the Good Neighbours Network team and share your thoughts on what kind of group Paulsgrove needs. We can be contacted through [email protected] or call 023 9289 9671 or Karen Jordan GNN Leader 07827925327 alternatively. Aldershot We are currently expanding the Network in Aldershot and need your help to explore potential new groups in the town. If you live or work in this area and think you have the time to be involved in helping form and support a much needed and people-focused community group, then please get in touch with our Network Advisers on [email protected] or call 023 9289 9671. Trading Standards Friends against scams At a meeting last week, Natalie found out that Trading Standards have an initiative across the Country called Friends against Scams. https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/article.php/124/home Our group members can become a friend either by completing the online training or hosting an awareness session - https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/article.php/37/become_a_friend The Trading Standards team for Hampshire are offering to run the awareness sessions for all voluntary groups, which includes a short powerpoint presentation and discussion. These sessions will last no more than 45 minutes. If groups are interested in hosting an information session then they can contact the team at [email protected] 70 years of NHS Celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS and create some good news stories.Discover how you can get involved by looking on NHS70 or email en[email protected] WW2 veterans Free trips to Normandy, funded by Royal British Legion. Offer is for Veteran plus two carers. Information on http://www.remembrancetravel.org.uk/ww2-tours/normandy-veteran-tours Happy 1st Birthday to the Daisy Chain Café The Daisy chain Café opened on the 27th March 2017, a vision set in 2016 by Jane Biscombe (Clerk to Yeteley town council) to support the local community. The first café session was attended by 13 people with dementia and their carers attended, now running weekly sessions supported by 11 volunteers with 36 families registered. A total of 46 volunteers have been trained to date. We have been kindly supported by donations from local supermarkets, groups, a Hart District Councillor, Hart Lottery and some individuals and are very grateful for their generosity.