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What's On - June 2021

Our news feed gives information about upcoming events, training sessions and awareness days.  If you know of an event that isn't listed below, please tell your Employment Coordinator so we can add this.

 

Service Update

In line with Government updates, there are some changes to our Service.  To see these, please click HERE to visit our Covid-19 & Service Updates page.

 

Training Sessions & Courses

Summer Term - Jersey Recovery College

The Jersey Recovery College Summer prospectus includes a variety of courses and activities.  To find out more and book your place on a course, please click HERE for their website or complete the application form below

 

Jersey Recovery College Application Form

 

Care Academy Online Courses

Access a range of free and low cost online courses through the Care Academy.  Subjects include from Care, First Aid, Safeguarding, Food Safety, Fire Safety and Manual Handling.  Click HERE to visit their website and find out more. 

 

Digital Jersey - are organising a number of new short courses to help with improving or increasing your skills for own use or for employment. Check out this link to see what is available.

Community Events

We have still got restrictions on events due to the Covid- 19 pandemic. More information on current restrictions and guidelines can be found on our update page. Please contact us with any concerns.

Why not get involved in a local event to support a Jersey charity, or just have fun and meet new people.  

June 2021 is Wear it, Beat it month to raise money and support for research into Heart Disease through the British Heart Foundation. You can take part in/organise different fund raising events in your workplace throughout the month, some great ideas are discussed here.

1-7th June is Volunteers Week 2021

This is a great opportunity to celebrate all the amazing volunteers that give up their time freely to benefit others here in Jersey and in the whole of the UK. If you would like to organise an event with your volunteers, or find out more about the week check out the link above. In Jersey volunteers are always needed in lots of different sectors, an easy way to find out how you can help is to register with Volunteer,je

6th June  Autism Jersey are holding a sponsored walk  to L'Etacq and back. This is a 12km walk/run/jog along the beach in a family (and dog) friendly atmosphere. All details about how to join this event and raise some valued money for this charity please follow this link HERE

If you are up for a longer challenge, the annual Round Island Walk is taking place on June 19th. There are different lengths of walk to attempt, a relay event with teams of 4 sharing out the route, a 13 mile walk with the Lieutenant Governor for company or the full 48 mile round Island walk.  Follow the link above to find out about all choices and how to register. Good luck!

Covid Vaccinations - are now more available in different age groups - those aged 18 or over can now book their vaccinations from Sunday June 13 with the first doses being given from Monday 14th June. For more information check the website.

Move More Jersey are promoting a new challenge to be undertaken in May and June. It is called the Find Your Power challenge. They are asking Islanders to make up teams (or this can be undertaken as an individual) and sign up to a Superhero challenge later this month.

For this one-off spring challenge, everyone will be entered into one of five SUPER teams – each with its own Marvel theme and led by a Celebrity Team Captain – to (virtually) race from Marvel’s London HQ to the Avenger’s Tower in New York and back. You will be remotely uniting with lots of other islanders and hundreds of fellow teammates to achieve your super mission and you can watch your team’s progress on the Super World Map.

Once you’ve signed up, they will email you details on next steps in your booking confirmation. You’re free to set your own super goal from 100m to 100km or more, you can choose to do your challenge on one day, over a few days, or use the whole week, from 29 May to 5 June 2021, at home, outside, on the beach. Choose whatever mode inspires you. You can run, walk, wheel, cycle, swim, skate, row or use a combination of them all. All ‘gadgets and gismos’ are welcome, from souped-up wheelchairs and adaptive bikes, to SUPs, surf boards, kayaks and rollerblades, to achieve your mission.

Check out the website HERE for more information.

Closer to Home events are back!

There will be x2 pop-up Closer to Home events taking place at the end of June. The events will be held on

Thursday 24 June, from 12 – 2pm at the Library, Halkett Place, St Helier.

Tuesday 29 June, from 5 – 7pm at the Library, Halkett Place, St Helier.

Closer to Home delivers activities and services in community locations to make it easier for Islanders to access them. Across these two events a range of organisations will come together, all offering their activities and services free of charge, including:

Skills Jersey, Citizens Advice Jersey, Dementia Jersey, The Listening Lounge. Move More Jersey, Andium Homes, Liberate, Call & Check, St John's Ambulance, Jersey Recovery College, JET and many more

Come along and check out the different services and organisations who could help out when needed. 

Awareness Days

British Home, one of the UK’s oldest charities for people living with neuro-disabilities, has named Sunday 6th June 2021 as National Neuro-disabilities Day (#NND21); an official date to raise awareness of the one in six people in the UK affected by a neurological condition or brain injury. For more details and to keep up with this charity follow HERE.

17th June is marked by the Alzheimer's Society as National Cupcake Day! It's a great day that can raise awareness (and money) to help those who research into Alzheimer's and work with individuals and their families. Check out the link for some ideas about games and recipes.

14 - 20 June is National Diabetes Week. Diabetes UK have lots of information about how they are celebrating this week on their website. It's a chance to learn more about the illness, its effects and how people are able to live while keeping in control of their health.

14 - 20 June is also Learning Disability Week. The Mencap website has ideas and resources that can be used to celebrate and mark this week, the theme this year is Art and Creativity. You can start with the Hand Print Splatter Art Pack!

14 - 20th June is Men's Health Week. It's important to make sure that we keep as healthy as possible in these times, and there are specific issues that men need to be aware of. There are five days of the week and five ways to wellbeing. Choose a different way to wellbeing to try each day of Men's Health Week. At the week-end, pick your favourites and do them again! Follow the link to find out more about monitoring health and keeping as fit as possible. 

Following this week on 20th June it's Father's Day. Congratulations to all the Dads, we hope you have a wonderful day.

General Information

Coop Quiet Hour - In conjunction with Autism Jersey and the National Autistic Society, Coop Grande Marche St Peter and St Helier are resuming their Quiet Hour on Mondays from 3 - 4pm.  Read more HERE.

Connect Me - If you are or someone you know is struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic, you can get assistance through the Government's Connect Me scheme.  To find out more, click HERE.

Telecommunication Support for people with a disability - As part of the Disability Strategy, the Government has given funding to the Jersey Employment Trust to help vulnerable Islanders (those with a disability, including long-term health conditions) stay connected.  To find out more about this scheme and how you can apply, download the information sheet below:

Telecommunication Support Package

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