We're excited to be working with partners to continue to equip and empower people to support their community to thrive and flourish via online training!

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Online events from Transforming Communities Together and our partners

Online events and training sessions / workshops are a key part of our work.

Each week we create a menu of events and trainings to equip you to serve your community and wrestle with difficult issues like poverty, community cohesion and modern slavery during lockdown.

This page is updated regularly, so keep checking for the latest sessions.

Page updated 6th Jan 2021

Regular Weekly Events

Covid Cash Recovery Course

As we enter what will be a difficult winter, with many changes to government policy, it is vital that we can all support those in need as much as possible.

    These online webinar sessions will be covering everything from general entitlements, Universal Credit, budgeting, government and charitable grants, money strategies for making it through these next few months, help with bills, debt and loan support.

    To learn more about COVID Cash Course, how it works and to book for a session - read more here

    Contact: Revd Cassius Francis, 07891 611 760,

    cassius.francis@tctogether.org.uk

    or Jon Miles, 07812 445 685,

    jon.miles@tctogether.org.uk

    Thanks to generous support from the Allchurches Trust and the Heart of England Community Foundation, TCT is able to offer free places on our training for this resource.

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    2021 dates

    January:

    Tues 12th, 10am

    Tues 19th, 12.30pm

    Thurs 28th, 6pm

    Feb:

    Tues 2nd, 10am

    Tues 9th, 12.30pm

    Tues 16th, 10am (NB this is halfterm week)

    Thurs 25th, 6pm

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    Virtual Coffee Mornings


    Peer support sessions for those on the frontline supporting people with debt and money worries

    What?

    Virtual Coffee Mornings for anyone supporting people with money worries.

    If you are supporting people who have money worries or debt concerns you are welcome to drop in to our virtual coffee morning on Thursdays

    When?

    Our virtual coffee morning is on Thursdays between 10:00-11:00am using Zoom.

    They are a space for colleagues to take a few minutes out and have a chat over coffee, keep up-to-date developments and initiatives in the world of financial capability.

    Even if you can only stay few minutes you are welcome!

    These are hosted by Transforming Communities Together and our friends Capital Mass (who aim to engage and support every parish in the Diocese of London in tackling poverty and the causes of poverty).

    Our weekly virtual coffee mornings have restarted - every Thursday @ 10:00 - 11:00

    Online via Zoom: Zoom Meeting ID: 862 9476 0368 and Passcode: 154934


    For more information contact Cassius.
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    Modern Slavery Awareness Training

    2021 dates now available to book!

    • Thursday, 11 February 2021 @ 10:00
    • Wednesday, 17 February 2021 @ 19:30
    • Thursday, 25 February 2021 @ 10:00
    • Wednesday, 3 March 2021 @ 19:30
    • Thursday, 11 March 2021 @ 10:00
    • Wednesday, 17 March 2021 @ 19:30
    • Thursday, 25 March 2021 @ 10:00
    • Wednesday, 31 March 2021 @ 19:30

    We're delighted to be working with Lichfield Diocese Mothers' Union to deliver weekly online Modern Slavery Awareness Training. This is for anyone, because Modern Slavery is present in every major town and city, and increasingly in rural areas too!

    We want to create a communities that are safe for all and where everyone can thrive and flourish.

    Contact Debbie for more information.

    Join a local Bringing People Together (BPT) group

    Bringing People Together is an National Lottery funded network, designed to connect people to others from the comfort of their own home.

    We have an expanding number of groups across the Black country and Staffordshire (and hope to get some across northern Shropshire).

    Check out the website to find a group near you!

    Coming soon...

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    26th January - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    Faith, Finance and the ‘new normal’

    Each major Faith is having to think about how to adjust to the so-called ‘new norms’ post-Covid-19. How are they doing this? How are they preparing for the financial challenges for people in their congregations and communities?

    Join us online to hear speakers from across many faith groups talking about how their attitudes to the new normal and money worries are influenced by their faith teachings.

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    12th February - 10:00am to 11:30am

    Bringing People Together to tackle isolation during lockdown 3

    Bringing People Together (BPT) is a network designed to ‘connect people to others from the comfort of their own home’.

    • How do we get people together when our venues are closed?
    • How do we use the new technology when not everyone has the right device or the knowledge to connect?
    • How do we grow in confidence that we can keep people safe online?

    Bringing People Together started to try and answer these questions.

    In July 2020, the National Lottery Covid Fund supported us to explore these questions.

    In this webinar we want to share our learning to help others and to widen the network by answering your questions

    With over 14 groups in the Black Country, Staffordshire and North Shropshire, Bringing People Together is a growing network for organisations to feel confident when running groups online using the new technology.

    People can join groups by landline, mobile or computer. BPT groups all share a set of principles based on inviting, welcoming and mutual respect. They may be focused on a geographical area or a self selecting feature - currently we have carers groups, LBPTQ+ groups, asylum seekers groups, and women’s groups.

    Find out more at www.bringingpeopletogether.org.uk

    Thursday 25th February 2021, 10am - 12pm

    Free Income Generation Webinars for grass roots voluntary, community, faith and social sector organisations

    A practical session for groups in the West Midlands, where you will be taken through a step-by-step guide for creating your organisation’s income generation strategy. Learn how to strategise and develop a diverse range of income streams to support your vital work.

    Book via emma@civilsocietyconsulting.co.uk or phone 07511 240186

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    8th March - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

    International Women's Day

    This International Women’s Day (IWD), we invite you to participate in our online live global celebration!

    About this Event

    International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the cultural, economic, political and social achievements of women. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge

    This International Women’s Day (IWD), we invite you to participate in our online live global celebration on Monday 8th March 2021 from 8:00pm – 9:00pm. The event will enlighten and empower women and girls worldwide to choose to challenge stereotypes and oppose bias to help create the change we want to shape a fairer future in a more inclusive and gender equal world.

    As women we can be stronger and more powerful when we work together. Our panel of women will talk about what IWD means to them, how we can raise awareness to support the advancement of women and how we can inspire more women to take action and #ChooseToChallenge to make a difference in their community.