Community Conversations for Parents Connect – starting 10th October 2018

”It’s not just another tick box, it’s another way to work, proper hands on – actually doing something”.

The main focus for the course is to enable local parents to help ‘make and shape’ services for children and families in the borough. It’s a way for parents to feed into decision making in a meaningful way and help make services responsive to the people who use them.

In the core part of the course we will be exploring a range of community research approaches and learning about our community – especially services for Children and Families in Lewisham.

From a personal point of view you will have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills for work and life including:

  • Communication skills: including speaking, listening, presenting, writing
  • Research skills,
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Working as part of a team
  • Working in diverse community settings,
  • Understanding diverse communities
  • Problem solving
  • Organising, planning and delivering a piece of work,
  • Working in a team
  • Working to deadlines & time management
  • Leadership
  • An understanding of safeguarding

The sessions are fun and interactive, you don’t need any previous experience or qualifications, just an interest in making a difference in your community.  Participants have really enjoyed it and valued meeting other parents and doing something constructive together.

We provide participants with a creche, travel expenses, a certificate, a reference and a DBS.

If you are interested contact Karen

karen@impactmatters.org           mobile 07854 782 835

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