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Charities must continue to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance is a UK wide alliance of charities, voluntary and campaigning organisations, all working together to ensure that the voices of civil society are heard in the Brexit process. They have prepared a guide is to help organisations plan for a no-deal Brexit. It is designed as a starting document, with…

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Skills for Working With Communities Course

Whitley Community Development Association will be running a two-day Skills for Working With Communities Course. The course will be in Whitley organised by Whitley people and run by one of the countries leading Community Development practitioners (and a Whitley resident). Everyone is invited and the course is free. Are you currently working with communities or…

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Do you have a story that can help to inspire others?

Shift Youth + Community are interested to hear what you have to say about Whitley and the local community because your story matters and can be used to inspire others. They are looking for more people to take part in sharing their inspiring stories about themselves and life in Whitley for our People of Whitley…

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READING YOUTH SUMMER ACTIVITIES

This summer, Reading Voluntary Action has put together a full schedule of free events just for you! From football to drama, music to bikes – we have it all. If you fancy trying something new, or if you want to explore your favourite hobby further, then sign up today! What are you waiting for?! All…

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New Directions College – Caring for Children Level 2 @ Whitley

Gain a qualification to work with children i.e. a childminder, teaching assistant or working in a nursery. Creche available. New term starts September 2019. Who to contact Telephone: 0118 9373894E-mail: Reading.ChildrenCentres@brighterfuturesforchildren.org Notes: Spaces limited book early – a free creche is available. Where to go Whitley Childrens Centre252 Northumberland AvenueReadingRG2 7QA Time / Date Details When…

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South Reading Community Hub Celebrates First Birthday

A COMMUNITY hub in Whitley has become an essential part of the neighbourhood within its first year. South Reading Community Hub first opened its doors in June 2018 and is already a popular meeting place for a variety of different groups and provides a range of services for local people. Reading Borough Council is investing…

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National Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers‘ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. Whitley Community Development Association and Whitley Social Club & Cafe would like thank all our dedicated volunteers for their…

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CEO of Local Trust – Matt Leach – visit in Whitley

Last week we’ve had a visit from Matt Leach, CEO of Local Trust. Matt oversees the operations of Local Trust, leading the staff team and working closely with the board on strategy and governance. Matt came to visit Whitley Community Development Association – meet the trustees, staff, volunteers, local residents and the many partners –…

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Conversation Cafe

Starting Wednesday, 5 June 2019 – we invite you to Conversation Cafe Every Wednesday 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm at Whitley Community Cafe Sessions are FREE ! Join this friendly group, build confidence in speaking, share a cuppa. Children are welcome if supervised by adult Working in partnership with these organisations:

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Learning for Work Information Evening

From 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm on Tuesday 18th June Come along for information about courses and gaining qualifications, support getting into work or advice on career change. We offer: vocational qualifications; working in schools or nurseries; leadership & management, IT and office skills employability skills and support, budgeting and bookkeeping work placement and apprenticeship…

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