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Evelyn Oldfield Unit End of Year Report 2009-10


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Design and collation of the outreach work undertaken by Evelyn Oldfield Unit into a comprehensive end of year report, while working as a volunteer with the organisation.

Design and collation of the outreach work undertaken by Evelyn Oldfield Unit into a comprehensive end of year report, while working as a volunteer with the organisation.

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  • 1. End of Year Report The BASIS Community Impact Project2009-2010
  • 2. London The BASIS Community Impact Project End of Year Report 2009-2010FOREWORD
  • 3. London 2009-2010
  • 4. STAN Event Booking Form Working with Refugee Community Organisations 26th November 2009, 10.30-16.30 (Registration 10.00) Lambeth Accord, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA There are hundreds if not thousands of refugee community organisations (RCOs) in London. But what makes them different to other organisations? What specific needs do they have and what skills and knowledge might advisors need in order to support them? Organised by STAN, and planned and facilitated by the Refugee Council Basis Project and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, this event will provide opportunities to learn about the RCO picture in London, to hear from RCOs and to talk about some of the ethical and practical issues around advising refugee organisations, including: - What barriers and issues do RCOs face? - In the current economic climate and the belief from some quarters that there are ‘too many charities’ should development workers deter new RCOs from setting up? “a better understanding of the - To what extent is it acceptable or advisable to fill in funding general problems facing refugee - applications forms for groups who don’t speak English? What tools and techniques do development workers use when commuity groups from an working with RCOs and what more help and training might we need? organisational perspective” Who is this event for? The event is for anyone advising refugee community organisations (RCOs) as part of a generalist workload or in a specialist provision for particular groups. Whether You are a new development worker and want to learn more, an experienced (or specialist) advisor with tools, opinions and resources to share or somewhere in the middle and want to learn more from you colleagues we’d like to“better understanding “learn more about the see you there. of RCOs and their issues facing RCOs and The event will be very interactive, and you will have the opportunity to share your experiences, gain insights about how to develop effective practice. Thepriorities and range of the issues associated programme will include: services” with advising and Introductory speeches from the Refugee Council Basis Project, the Evelyn Oldfield Unit and LVSC’s BAMER Outreach employment advice project. supporting them” A presentation from London Refugee Voice about their knowledge of and research about Refugee Community Organisations in London. Three Refugee community organisations will talk about their experiences of development work. Two workshops: Firstly to explore the barriers that RCOs may experience in getting the support their need and to look at ways these can be overcome,
  • 5. “prompted to think “I believe it is a goodabout training sessions idea that community followed by more 121 development workers support” should attend training on how to work with RCOs” “the workshop/discussion style format really worked and “very useful to listen schedule for the day” to and learn about different perspectives and experiences”“really liked hearingthe thoughts/opinions “can this be a regular of RCOs” thing? Remind us of why we are all doing it!”
  • 6. “meeting people from other organisations in Southwark” “[inspired to] try my first fundraising application.” “looking forward to the next session”“good use of other staff/ volunteers”
  • 7. “got an idea” “possibly we can dosome research with our service users” “trainers to visit groups at their premises if possible” “interaction between groups” “community mapping” “definitely straight forward and can be applied to our services “learning about evolution and co- research processes ordination” and existing research agencies that may be of use to us”
  • 8. “I’m happy to see [a]lot of natural things” “good opportunity”“an excellent introduction” “I am interested [in the] museum because some things you [h]ear in Africa you didn’t see, but you come here in the museum and find here. [I] like natural things”
  • 9. North London
  • 10. Community Mapping: An Introduction Followed up by individual group consultancy June the 17th 2009 9:15a.m. 1p.m. Mallside Meeting Room,Coin St Neighbourhood Centre,108 Stamford Street, Southbank, London, SE1 9NH. A free half day workshop for organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers.Do you really know your beneficiaries?Do you want to reach out to more peoplethat need you?Are you struggling to tell funders what theneeds of your community are?Do you want to show your unique value?Do you want to create a good relationshipwith those who use your service?Then this course is for you.
  • 11. Refugees and the Environment in the UK Wednesday 29th of April 2009 5.30 7.30p.m.The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PARefugee, migrant and asylum seekers areunder-represented in the environmentalsector yet this is one of the few sectorswhere this is growth and jobs. How can community groups get involved? What type of projects could you do? Where can you get money for this? What are the benefits?
  • 12. “what funding bodies are available for social enterprise”“very motivating talk from LCRN” “the need to create awareness among refugee communities”
  • 13. Getting Involved in the Green SceneEnvironmental Training Are you interested in getting involved in the environmental sector? This could be anything from collecting second hand items for needy people, reusing household items, cleaning up your neighbourhood, using the outdoors as a means of This is a growing sector, one of the few sectors where there is growth at the moment, and there are lots of funds to support initiatives. This is also a sector where there is under-representation from refugee and asylum seeker groups. This is a joint initiative between the Evelyn Oldfield Unit and London CommunityRecycling Network. We ran an ing some weeks ago and basedon feedback from that, we have designed a 4-part course to get groups more involved. Please see overleaf for details.This is open to refugee, asylum seeker and other community organisations who want to work with the new communities. There will be lots of practical advice given as well as chances to visit existing projects, network and to share your learning and experience with other groups.Groups are welcome to attend all of the events or to choose according to their interest. The places will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch will be provided.
  • 14. “super bits of funding information” “holding the event in the Project (ReStore) is a very good idea” “the variety of fundraising possibilities” “meet people from other charities”
  • 15. Professional support, training andinformation for refugee and migrant community organisations. Funding & Developing Employability Projects Friday 21st August 2009 10:30am—4pm The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PAAre you running a project, or would you like to run aproject, on: Support to raise levels of basic skills? Taster work experience including voluntary work? Training, advice and counselling? First steps into employment for recent migrants? Confidence building? Job search assistance and other help necessary to secure employment ?Then this course is for you!At this event, we will be concentrating on Commu-nity Grants of up to £12,000, for projects which helpunemployed and economically inactive people moveinto or closer to the labour market. BOOK NOW!
  • 16. “more confident in filing a successful application” “meeting other representatives from different organisations,”“[will] give training to staff members.”
  • 17. 15th October 2009 “useful to my everyday life” “opportunity for reflection”
  • 18. “offer of help with the “all the various strategy away day”resources introduced” “professional” “discussion aboutPESTES analysis” “well thought out and presented training” “how to focus on our “value for money” mission”
  • 19. Evelyn Oldfield Unit Date: Thursday 14th January 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA Registered charity no 1044681 Time: 11am 2pm Company limited by Venue: The Resource Centre guarantee registered in England and 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA Wales no 2921143Why do we want to do this research? What do we want to A Who do we need for members of refugee, migrant and asylum seeker to talk to get the community organisations.information we need? What digital media Evelyn Oldfield Unit and the Media Trust are collaborating to support groups with developing innovative methods of info? engaging with their communities. The session will: the information? support groups to consider what tools they could develop look at existing case studies consider what resources groups can access have?
  • 20. “think about different media format that can “attract interest be used in a project” within particular communities by focusing media “very useful forproduction on issues development ofwithin community” community group” “meeting fellow attendees” “advantages of media to community”
  • 21. Wednesday July 29th 2009 10a.m. 4p.m. Palingswick House, 241 King Street, W6 9LP.Aperson working as a volunteeror paid staff member of acommunity organisationwhich supports refugees andasylum seekers. Service usersare welcome too!
  • 22. “great schedule...&presentations...I would love to attend more events!!!”
  • 23. “use the information “feedback to [my] gained today to director into ways monitor my project of improving theoutcomes and support organisation’s colleagues to do the evaluation and impact” same” “I would rate the training and offer of ongoing consultancy as very high. “improve [my] Thank you very muchpersonal fundraising for the good organisation skills” behind the training”
  • 24. Thursday the 10th of December 2009 10a.m. 5p.m. The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA.Aperson working as a volunteeror paid staff member of arefugee or asylum seekercommunity organisation.Service users are welcometoo!
  • 25. London 2009-2010
  • 26. Large event TrainingOutcome 1 11 63Outcome 2 1 10 161 73 63 5 11Outcome 3 Large EventOutcome 4 5 73 S e s s io n s 10 O utc e1 101 O utc e2 40 1 161 O utc e3 O utc e Incidences of Number of ConsultanciesOutcome 1 36 38 36Outcome 2 65 17 24Outcome 4 17 38 C o n s u lta n c ie s O utc e1 47 O utc e2 O utc e 65
  • 27. 22 31 44 O rg a n is a o n s O utc e1 O utc e2 109 O utc e3 147 O utc e RMCO VCSOutcome 1 31 22Outcome 2 109Outcome 3Outcome 4
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