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What's On - July 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.  

 

July 2021 is 30 Bays in 30 Days month. It's a challenge to get us to visit and swim in 30 different bays throughout July, and also raise money for Jersey Hospice Care and the National Trust for Jersey at the same time. If this appeals to you follow this link to find out how to register and get a sponsor form.

Jersey Heritage are running several outdoor 'summer night' sessions throughout July and August. There are a variety of events ranging from art and music in our Castles to picnicking in beautiful surroundings. To find out more about these sessions click here.

11 - 31 July - Ports of Jersey Runway Challenge - The challenge is to complete the equivalent length of a runway (or a combination of runways) any way you like. How, when and where you choose to cover the distance is entirely up to you. There are options for the serious runners or cyclists – including the ultimate challenge of 21 runways over the 21 days of the challenge, totalling 110 km – as well as achievable distances for ‘couch to 5k’ runners, family strollers, hikers, dog walkers or skaters. Why not take to the sea on a paddle board or canoe!

The overall aim of this year’s challenge is to raise £20,000 for Ports of Jersey’s four chosen charities: Beresford Street Kitchen, Caring Cooks of Jersey, Dementia Jersey and Healing Waves. The challenge will be fun and all-inclusive with many equal chances along the way to win some fantastic prizes.

18th July - Marc's walk is happening for the last time. This is a sponsored walk in aid of Jersey Hospice Care. There are several options for length of walk and a dual start. East will start from St Catherine and West from Grosnez. Both will meet in St John and carry on through waterworks valley, finishing at the waterfront.

Choice of starts : West from Grosnez – East from St Catherine’s – 13 miles-  08.00 start

Choice of mileage : 13 miles ( see above ), 6 miles ( from St John’s Manor ) or 3 miles (from Dannemarche reservoir). For more information please click here

Move More Jersey - have just released their timetables for July / August for Health walks and also Move More Ability (including Cycle Without Limits). They have lots of additional sessions at CWL during the summer holidays and have included the opportunity for people to do their Bikeability Level 1 and also some adult guided rides for adapted bikes!  If any groups wish to book a group session at Cycle Without Limits then please do get in contact via movemore@jerseysport.je

For more information about the walks and other activities on offer please follow this link

Covid Vaccinations - are now more available in different age groups - those aged 18 or over are now encouraged by the Government to book their vaccinations. For more information check the website.

Awareness Days

27 June - 3 July is Deafblind awareness week. The week is in place to raise awareness of the group of people who are deafblind in the UK. The idea of the week is to help us to be aware of deafblindness, understand how to help someone who has it and to tell someone else about it, to help spread the word. The more people who understand the condition, the more we can make life a little easier for people who are affected by it. 

The month of July is one that the Samaritans have allocated to their campaign 'Talk to us'. Their website gives us all tips on how to become better listeners. Follow this link to find out more. 

July is also Plastic Free month. A global movement to try and see if we can reduce the amount of plastic we use and discard. Do the planet a favour - reuse and recycle!!

5-11 July - National Hygiene Week - this is organised by The Hygiene Bank - they are trying to create a platform for raising awareness about the hygiene poverty crisis in the UK and how this can have a negative effect on wellbeing/health/education/employability. Are we able to donate some hygiene products to SVP, Salvation Army, Grace Trust for their food banks. Do you need these items? Contact them for help.

12 July - National Simplicity Day - Enjoy the simple things today! Read a book, look at the trees, go for a walk, have a day away from gadgets and screens!

15 July - World Youth Skills Day - a day to celebrate and recognise the need for our young people to have the skills to gain employment - which has been even more difficult in this pandemic.  To find out the UN's ideas and response to this international need please follow the link

25 July - National Schizophrenia Awareness day - a chance to learn more about this illness that can affect someone's mental health, and dispel some of the myths around it. Check out the website for more information.

30 July - International Day of Friendship - looking at Peace through Friendship. What a lovely chance to let your friends know you appreciate them. Celebrating friendships through things as simple as a brief note, a coffee hang out, having a walk together or taking a trip to the shops are all ways to find things we have in common - more than we all realise!

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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