Foster carers needed in Reading

Reading Borough Council has made an urgent call for more foster carers, to keep Reading children living locally. RBC is asking for more people from all walks of life to explore the possibility of foster caring, so that children currently in care can enjoy the support, guidance and stability of a family life while continuing to live in Reading. Continue reading Foster carers needed in Reading

Join the RVA team in a new role – School and Parent Engagement

Interested in joining RVA and becoming part of a small, supportive team, passionate about Reading and our communities? We are looking for a new team player to engage with parents, and support them to make the most of growing opportunities to return to education, training, employment or self-employment. Continue reading Join the RVA team in a new role – School and Parent Engagement

Community Safety Survey

The purpose of this survey is to ask residents their views about issues such as crime and disorder, litter, parking, and anti-social behaviour amongst other local issues, to help identify priorities across Reading. The Safer Neighbourhood Forums are required to consult on priorities with a community safety focus every 2 years. Continue reading Community Safety Survey

Get Berkshire Active Awards – get nominating!

The 6th annual Get Berkshire Active Awards will take place on Friday 23 February 2018. The awards will recognise the people that have excelled in a sport or physical activity setting throughout the last year. The Get Berkshire Active Awards are a celebration of the people and organisations that promote, volunteer, work, support and take part in all types of sport and physical activity within Berkshire. Continue reading Get Berkshire Active Awards – get nominating!

Tilehurst Together – creating local connections

Tilehurst Together brings local people together to support each other, make new connections, and get involved in community life. The number of members has been growing steadily since the launch in June, with the group meeting fortnightly at St Mary Magdalene’s Hall to try various activities. On alternate weeks we have a fortnightly walking group. Meeting at Tilehurst Surgery, we go for a short and gentle walk, followed by a cuppa at the Tylers Rest. Continue reading Tilehurst Together – creating local connections

Our Shared Futures – Reading City of Sanctuary event

Calling all individuals, groups, clubs, and businesses interested in making Reading a welcoming and inclusive place for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants – we would love you to join us for our upcoming event. ‘Our shared Futures: from intentions to actions’ will take place at 12:15 on Monday 15 January 2018. Continue reading Our Shared Futures – Reading City of Sanctuary event

Refill Reading reducing coffee cup waste

Refill Reading is a grassroots campaign started by Transition Town Reading. We are aiming to reduce the amount of disposable coffee cups going to landfill by encouraging people in our town to use reusable cups in cafes. This project is running in partnership with local cafes across Reading and has the support of Reading Borough Council. Continue reading Refill Reading reducing coffee cup waste

Are you ready for GDPR in May 2018?

This week, RVA hosted a workshop on data protection for charities with a specific focus on getting reading for the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force in May 2018. Led by Kellie Peters of Databasix, the sold-out event made a potentially daunting subject more accessible for charities and small organisations. Continue reading Are you ready for GDPR in May 2018?

Save the date for the next Wellbeing Forum

The next Wellbeing Forum for Reading’s Voluntary and Community Sector will take place on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at RISC. Director of Adult Care and Health Services at Reading Borough Council, Seona Douglas, will be speaking, and there will be the usual opportunities for discussion and networking. Continue reading Save the date for the next Wellbeing Forum

Glass Recycling Initiative – prizes for community groups up for grabs

Community groups could be in with a chance of winning up to £1,000 in a new glass recycling campaign prize draw from re3, the waste management partnership for Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham. To take part in the prize draw, re3 is encouraging schools, charities and voluntary and community sector organisations to make a commitment to increasing glass recycling at bring banks. Continue reading Glass Recycling Initiative – prizes for community groups up for grabs