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Befriending Training 22nd July 2017

Befriending Training

Hastings Borough Council are putting on some excellent befriending training, which will be really helpful to complete before committing to any of the befriending schemes across East Sussex. Befriending is probably the most important part of our support of the Syrian families as volunteers in the community – as it will be a huge factor in determining how well a family is supported to fully integrate into our communities or not.

Saturday 22nd July – 10.00am to 4.00pm (Venue tbc) – Eastbourne

The training includes safeguarding, setting healthy boundaries, how to know when issues are your responsibility and when you need to signpost to a professional, helping your allocated family become independent and much more. There will be a lot of interactive case study work which will build your confidence before you start. The training also includes FREE LUNCH and refreshments throughout the day.

Whilst we would like to welcome many on this training, it is important that we are training people who do currently (or in the very near future) have the capacity to take on a befriending role; We suggest between 1-10 hours a week is appropriate to be able to offer to a Syrian family. We aim to put befrienders in teams – with a ‘lead befriender’ who can usually commit to the most time. There are slightly different schemes across East Sussex, depending on which Borough you live in / are happy to work within, but the training is currently the same across the county.

If you would like to register your interest for the Hastings training or would like further information then please email Rossana Leal on friends.hastings@escafa.co.uk. If you would like to attend the Eastbourne training, please contact Laura Cecil on laura@escafa.co.uk.

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ESCAFA Forum

The ESCAFA (East Sussex Community and Faith Action for Vulnerable Syrian families) network holds 4 forums throughout the year! These are open to current volunteers and interested individuals / organizations who would like to support the cause. They are a perfect place to network with others and meet with members of the local council.

There will be the opportunity to hear what’s going on in your local area as well as across the whole county. As part of each Forum, there will be “Borough Breakout” sessions, giving the opportunity to network and have a Q&A with your ESCAFA Borough leader, other individuals and community groups in your area. Tea, Coffee and treats will be provided.
The ESCAFA Forum Dates for 2017 are:

Sunday 4th June – 4pm
Monday 25th September – 7pm
Monday 18th December – 7pm

Location: Ashburnham Place, TN33 9NF

I hope you can come along and share about your involvement already, or find out how you can join other groups in your local area.
There is no need to register your interest, just come along and enjoy!

Kind Regards,
Hannah and the ESCAFA Team

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ESCAFA Forum

The ESCAFA (East Sussex Community and Faith Action for Vulnerable Syrian families) network holds 4 forums throughout the year! These are open to current volunteers and interested individuals / organizations who would like to support the cause. They are a perfect place to network with others and meet with members of the local council.

There will be the opportunity to hear what’s going on in your local area as well as across the whole county. As part of each Forum, there will be “Borough Breakout” sessions, giving the opportunity to network and have a Q&A with your ESCAFA Borough leader, other individuals and community groups in your area. Tea, Coffee and treats will be provided.
The ESCAFA Forum Dates for 2017 are:

Sunday 4th June – 4pm
Monday 25th September – 7pm
Monday 18th December – 7pm

Location: Ashburnham Place, TN33 9NF

I hope you can come along and share about your involvement already, or find out how you can join other groups in your local area.
There is no need to register your interest, just come along and enjoy!

Kind Regards,
Hannah and the ESCAFA Team

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ESCAFA Forum

The ESCAFA (East Sussex Community and Faith Action for Vulnerable Syrian families) network holds 4 forums throughout the year! These are open to current volunteers and interested individuals / organizations who would like to support the cause. They are a perfect place to network with others and meet with members of the local council.

There will be the opportunity to hear what’s going on in your local area as well as across the whole county. As part of each Forum, there will be “Borough Breakout” sessions, giving the opportunity to network and have a Q&A with your ESCAFA Borough leader, other individuals and community groups in your area. Tea, Coffee and treats will be provided.
The ESCAFA Forum Dates for 2017 are:

Sunday 4th June – 4pm
Monday 25th September – 7pm
Monday 18th December – 7pm

Location: Ashburnham Place, TN33 9NF

I hope you can come along and share about your involvement already, or find out how you can join other groups in your local area.
There is no need to register your interest, just come along and enjoy!

Kind Regards,
Hannah and the ESCAFA Team

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