Support & Development - Further Information
Resources For Starting a Charity
Please note, as these are external sites involve has no control over the content of these websites and by listing them we are not necessarily endorsing them, merely pointing them out as potentially useful resources. At any point, please contact us for further information and advice regarding your organisation and we can guide you, help and assist in any way we can.
Resources and templates
- Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead Community Database
- Empowering West Berkshire
- Small Charities Coalition – Human Resources
- HR Bird
- NAVCA Policies and Procedures
- The Prince’s Trust
- VolResource Policies and Procedures
- The Resource Centre – Policies and Procedures
- Community Matters – Policy Matters
- Local Venue or Hire
Meeting Rooms & Venues for hire
involve has a Meeting Room available for hire. This room will comfortably sit up to 12 people in boardroom style. It has a screen for projecting and flip charts are available, as is the use of a laptop and projector if required. Refreshments are available (for which we will ask a small donation).
Charities and not-for-profit organisations can rent this space for £10 per hour – members of involve can access a special discounted rate of £6 per hour! If you’re not a member, please do become one by completing our membership form. Corporate rates are £15 per hour.
There is no parking available at the site but there are plenty of public carparks available as as well good access to public transport. If you are interested in hiring this space or would like more information please contact involve reception on 0134 04404 or email us.
If our room is unavailable or you need something bigger then you can download the involve brochure of other available venues in Bracknell Forest.
Sources of support for carers
There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are supporting a loved one. These carers help to hold families together, enabling older, disabled or seriously ill loved ones to get the most out of life. They make an enormous contribution to society and save the economy billions of pounds every year.
Many of them are stretched to the limit as they juggle care with work and family life, or even struggle with poor health themselves. Many find it difficult to make ends meet if they are unable to work or if they have reduced their working hours to care. Many young carers juggle school and friendships to care.
The wide and varied provision of carers’ services in Bracknell Forest is critical to the provision of carers support. Building strong, effective partnership working between the organisations that provide carer support and those that interface with carer support is essential if we, as a community, are to ensure that the invaluable contribution of our carers is supported, appreciated and sustainable. For more information about organisations that support Carers please contact involve now. Below are listed just a few of the organisations that are on hand to offer direct support.
- Age Concern Bracknell
- BADHOGS (Bracknell Area Deaf & Hard-of-hearing Support Group)
- Berkshire Autistic Society
- Wokingham Careers Hub
- Wokingham, Bracknell & Districts Mencap
- East Berkshire Ostomy Club
- Kerith Konnections Respite Club
- Parkinsons Disease Society
- Triple A (Ascot Area Alzheimers support group)
Following two successful Community Lunches with the Safeguarding Teams in May 2014, you can find out about Bracknell Forest’s Safeguarding toolkit for further information and sample policies.
The Safeguarding children & young people: support for assessment document is now available.
Following the Children and Young Persons Event on 15 July 2015, here is the related material:
For further information, links and training in each area see below:
- Local Safeguarding Children’s Board
- Access to e-learning and professional’s development
- NSPCC research and resources
- The CEOP website ‘ThinkUKnow’ has produced material on sharing selfies to help parents understand the risks of young people taking and sharing revealing photos or videos and how to get support if they do share these images.
- Research on CSE from the University of Bedfordshire
- Information about the PREVENT agenda
- Bracknell Forest Community Safety Partnership Plan
- Bracknell Forest Council training opportunities
Sexual health services in Bracknell Forest
Often, people don’t know what sexual health services are available locally or where to go to find these services.Check out Bracknell Forest Council’s Sexual Health pages for local help and information.