Community Action: MK – Weekly Info & Updates from Community Action: MK

Welcome to the weekly bulletin for the voluntary and community sector of Milton Keynes.
State of Care
State of Care is our annual assessment of health care and social care in England.
The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve. Download this year’s assessment of health and social care in England 
All you ever wanted to know about social prescribing
The King’s Fund has produced a reading list on social prescribing for anybody who would like more information. Some of the reports have a specific focus such as exercise on referral or arts and health, whereas others are more general. Read more
ella forums Milton Keynes Group  Leadership Development Meeting
Thursday 24th October 2019 9.30am-2.00pm
Our Guest Speaker this month will be Martin Williams, talking about “Living the Life you want”. Martin has over 43 years’ experience in helping people and businesses perform.
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A healthy foundation for the future
This is an important report at an important time. At a time of deep division in society – not least between generations – this report brings to life the experiences of young people growing up today. It shines a light on the way we, as a society, are enabling the next generation to make the crucial transition to adulthood. Read more
New partnership between Works for Us and Citizens Advice MKWe are absolutely thrilled to announce that a new partnership project between Works for Us and Citizens Advice Milton Keynes has been awarded £498,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund. The Integrated Support and Advice Project has also been supported with £25,000 from MK Council and additional funding from MK Community Foundation. Read more
Help Green Gym make a bug hotel!Tuesday 22nd October 10:45am– 2:00pm
Civic Offices Garden, Central Milton Keynes
Create a winter home for nature! Learn new skills! No experience needed. All equipment provided and it’s FREE!
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CEO Sleepout Fundraiser for YMCA
7th November 2019
Venue: Stadium:MK
YMCA are inviting business leaders of Milton Keynes to come together for one night to help end homelessness and poverty in our vibrant and diverse city. Read more
Health Watch MK events
Take a look at our upcoming events or check out our selection of health and care awareness events you can support. Events include Carers Partnership Board, Mental Health Partnership Board and Board of Trustees meeting.
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Talent Unlimited MK
We provide a safe place for autistic adults to share and develop their skills. For the time being we meet one afternoon a week. By giving them a place to go and be around like-minded people, we will relieve their social isolation and improve their mental health.
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Milton Keynes Council Open Consultations
New consultation this week: Regeneration Strategy Survey
See all open consultations
Regeneration Strategy Survey
MK Council are consulting on our vision, commitments and principles and will use the feedback from this to develop the next regeneration strategy; ensuring it is developed with the input of local communities. Deadline 19 November.
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Oxfam online: Volunteer as a Pre-loved Clothing PhotographerFor the Photographer role, you will be responsible for photographing clothes and accessories to sell on Oxfam’s online shop. Volunteers will take photographs of products covering clothing/accessories and home wares to create a visual image library of clothing and accessories.
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Brain Tumour Research: Social Media Marketing Executive
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic marketer and social media expert to bring their knowledge, drive, enthusiasm and passion to our hugely important cause.
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Heart of Bucks General Grants
Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for a wide range of community activities taking place in Buckinghamshire.
Max value: £5,000
Deadline: 11th Dec 2019
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British Science Week – Community Grant Scheme
Grants are available for community based groups and organisations in the UK to create events or activities that engage under-represented audiences as part of British Science Week.
Max Value: £1,000.
Deadline: Monday, 11 November 2019.
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Tampon Tax Community Fund
Grants are available to local grassroots organisations for local projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in local communities across the UK.
Max Value: £10,000
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Halloween quiz
24 October 19:00
Age UK Milton Keynes are holding a fundraising Halloween Quiz on the 24th October. The price of a ticket includes a two course meal of Nachos, with Beef Chilli (vegetarian option available) , cheese, & a trio of dips followed by a spooky desert,  it also includes a welcome drink.
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Spectrum Community Arts – Halloween Family and SEN Friendly Party
Thurs 31st Oct 2019, 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Oxley Park Comm Centre, Redgrave Dr
We will have a disco, character visits, games, sensory decorations, a sensory break out space, ear defenders to hire out and of course lots of refreshments!
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