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Making Work Work - Information Session for Organisations

Event date: 18 August 2022
Location: Online (18/08/22 10.30-11.30)

Making Work Work – for Women Returners is the Challenges Group's award-winning women returners programme, co-designed and Programme Managed by Lynn Houmdi, Scotland's Flex Influencer 2022.

The programme seeks women in Scotland looking to step back into the workplace and who face difficulties in finding work that fits with all the commitments and fun of life following a career break (e.g. for maternity, caring, health issues / disability, redundancy, relocation or other reasons).

We are looking for your help in finding women who have management experience or aspirations from across Scotland to take part in a peer-led skills refresher programme which will facilitate the confidence and networks essential to finding work commensurate with their skills, ambitions and potential. Participants also get support with their job search, personal development and designing their (work)life blend.

Come along to our online information session for prospective referral organisations to find out more.

https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/a-UBn0MhGkqL1lmjUR5jcg,aCUa82cMP06XSob_okWdkA,-vt6DcJmmkeLVsUltF5sTg,Myw-cBntD0CCspBsEBApaQ,Cgo-P9dGlkG6bIFBYAqoOw,CRTkPkwNJU2-Op9se8SxYQ?mode=read&tenantId=9f01e56b-2143-4a1a-8bd6-59a3511e6372

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Making Work Work - Information session for applicants

Event date: 19 August 2022
Location: Online (19/08/22 10.30-11.30)

Making Work Work – for Women Returners is the Challenges Group's award-winning women returners programme, co-designed and Programme Managed by Lynn Houmdi, Scotland's Flex Influencer 2022.

The programme seeks women in Scotland looking to step back into the workplace and who face difficulties in finding work that fits with all the commitments and fun of life following a career break (e.g. for maternity, caring, health issues / disability, redundancy, relocation or other reasons).

We are looking for women who have management experience or aspirations from across Scotland to take part in a peer-led skills refresher programme which will facilitate the confidence and networks essential to finding work commensurate with their skills, ambitions and potential. Participants also get support with their job search, personal development and designing their (work)life blend.

Come along to our online information session for prospective applicants to find out more.

https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/a-UBn0MhGkqL1lmjUR5jcg,aCUa82cMP06XSob_okWdkA,-vt6DcJmmkeLVsUltF5sTg,V64ulGr240GWCFNZL1iKow,00AukvpdMEiEqnFEM3ZU1Q,nP8lWhHZBEus5A4RDwmbzw?mode=read&tenantId=9f01e56b-2143-4a1a-8bd6-59a3511e6372

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REHIS Elementary Food & Health

Event date: 30 August 2022
Location: online via Zoom

We are delivering REHIS Elementary Food and Health over 2 days via the online platform Zoom.  The course will take place on Tuesday 30th August and Thursday 1st September 9:30-1pm.  Participants must attend both sessions.   

This informative and useful course is packed with clearly delivered information that aims to cut through all the mixed messages around nutrition. It is designed for anyone with an interest in food and for those who work with food in any capacity, including: carers, home-helps, nursery staff, café staff/caterers and those whose voluntary role involves food preparation or handling.

Pricing

Places on our courses are currently FREE.

What do you get out of it?

  • Gain a clear understanding of general nutrition
  • Gain practically applicable knowledge for the workplace and the home
  • Understand the consequences of eating habits on health and disease
  • Discuss the roles of carbohydratesproteinfruit & vegetablesfat and fibre
  • Understand the role of vitaminsminerals and trace elements
  • Gain insight into maintaining a healthy weight
  • Identify different ways of preparing and cooking foods for a healthy diet
  • Learn how to make sense of food labelling

Who is it suitable for?

The course is open to everyone and is suitable for all who are interested in nutrition and healthy eating, along with those whose work or volunteering involves the handling or preparation of food.

Topics covered are:                                                             

  1. An Introduction to Food & Health
  2. The Function of Food
  3. Energy Measure and Influences on Food Intake
  4. Eating for Health: Food and Well Being
  5. Putting it all Together – Action Planning
  6. Examination

Testimonials

“Classes were informal, welcoming and interactive, and presented in a clear and concise manner without too many big and confusing words where everything was explained.  There were also helpful hand-outs which I could use at home.” 

“I found the course very informative not only in my professional capacity but also personally too. I will be able to use the skills I learnt at work with the Young Carers I work with. Part of our program is healthy eating, so this information is a very useful tool to help the young people learn about healthy eating. I would strongly recommend [it] to everyone. Whether you work with food or not, information like this is so valuable in every-day life.”

If you have any questions or queries about this course, contact Jess at:

jessica.pearson@edinburghcommunityfood.org.uk or 0131 467 7326

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Joined Up for Jobs Forum

Event date: 31 August 2022
Location: Business Centre, City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ.

The next Joined Up for Jobs forum will take place on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

This will be the first in-person forum since pre-pandemic and a great opportunity for any new forum members to meet partners and network.

Tea and coffee will be available from 09:15.

Agenda TBC.

Register on eventbrite: Joined Up for Jobs Forum - August 2022 Tickets, Wed 31 Aug 2022 at 09:15 | Eventbrite(this will open in a new window)

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REHIS Eating Well for Older People

Event date: 29 September 2022
Location: online via Zoom

The REHIS Eating Well for Older People is a certificated, non-examined course that aims to provide participants with the knowledge and appreciation of the importance of good nutrition for older people and how to support them to eat well.

The course is non-clinical* and would be suitable for older people, (kinship) carers or anyone working with older people. It is packed with clear information that aims to cut through all the mixed messages around nutrition and offers many practical tips for supporting older people to eat well, including those with dementia.

This course is delivered by one of our team of experienced Association for Nutrition-Registered Nutritionists.

*Please note that this course is a general overview and does not cover nutritional interventions for medical conditions.

sign up online: https://www.edinburghcommunityfood.org.uk/Pages/Events/(this will open in a new window)

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REHIS Food Allergy Awareness

Event date: 1 November 2022
Location: online via Zoom

The Food Allergy Awareness Training Course is a professionally and nationally recognised certificated course which aims to raise awareness of issues around allergies, coeliac disease & intolerances and how to cater for sufferers in a variety of contexts.

It is now a legal requirement that caterers provide correct information about what is in food to consumers and this interesting and useful course, delivered by our highly experienced trainers, is suitable for all who work in the provision of food.  Learn more about Natasha’s Law and the recent changes to Pre-packed for Direct Sale (PPDS) legislation.

Sign up online: https://www.edinburghcommunityfood.org.uk/Event/rehis-food-allergy-awareness1614(this will open in a new window)

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Joined Up for Young People - Network Forum (November 2022)

Event date: 9 November 2022
Location: Online

Details of this forum meeting, including the registration link, will be posted following the previous meeting.

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