Hours: 1 day per week (7.2 hours)
Salary: £4,309 (pro rata based on full-time salary of £21,543)
The Health Advocacy Project (HAP) tackles health inequalities and improves the health and wellbeing prospects of newly arrived, asylum seeking and refugee community members by providing a range of culturally-appropriate, targeted services that address the wider determinants of health. HAP’s objectives are a) to facilitate access to health and welfare services for community members facing language barriers, b) to provide accessible, tailored health and welfare education to newly arrived migrant and refugee communities; c) to empower communities by training and supporting bilingual community members to assist their most vulnerable peers, d) to address socioeconomic disadvantage through training, volunteer and work placement opportunities and employment support.
We are currently looking to recruit three Bilingual Health Advocates to help us deliver this project in Islington, Camden, Hackney and Haringey. You would be based at Manor Gardens in Islington but the majority of your work would be carried out in the community supporting vulnerable individuals who face language barriers when accessing services. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong links to hard-to-reach communities – or individuals with the ability to create such connections. An understanding or empathy for the challenges faced by migrant and refugee communities is essential for this role. Please see the job description for more information.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 8th August at 5.00pm
Provisional dates for interviews: w/c 14th August
Please return your completed applications to email@example.com
We are looking for a volunteer to take a leading role in our Stroke Club every Friday. Here are some of the things you would do:
If you are interested contact mailto:Jessica@manorgardenscentre.org or ring her on 020 7561 5269.
We are recruiting volunteer Mental Health Champions to champion positive mental wellbeing in our local community for colleagues, clients, patients or people they encounter on a daily basis. Champions are people who live or work in Islington and are provided with training and support to:
• Promote positive mental and emotional wellbeing;
• Help their organisation or community to respond to people who may be showing early signs of anxiety or depression;
• Be able to recognise signs of other mental illness and what to do in a crisis situation;
• Help people understand and to tackle the common myths, stigma and discrimination associated with mental health issues.
• Signpost and support people to access mental health services/activities through our Wellbeing Service.
Every Champion is provided with free training and are then part of a network of Champions with ongoing support, training events and information to help people in Islington develop and maintain good mental wellbeing. We may ask you to assist us with events and activities, such as helping with a stall or a promotional event.
There are four types of Champions:
See here for more information
If you are interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org ring her on 020 7561 5299.
We are looking for volunteers who want to brush up their admin skills by volunteering in our busy public-facing community centre.
Tasks are varied and range from meeting and greeting, doing the post, topping up the tea bags and updating databases. You’ll also be answering the phone, taking deliveries and helping people find their way around.
It’s a lively, busy environment and gives an opportunity to meet a wide range of people in North Islington. It’s also a great chance to brush up your skills and help you get (back) into work.
Basic administration skills. Ability to use a computer. Good organisational skills and ability to communicate with a wide range of people.
If you are interested and have some time to spare on a regular basis, please contact email@example.com to find out more.