Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Natasha’s Law – charities need to be aware of new laws around allergen labelling
On 1 October 2021, the way that organisations provide allergen information on ‘pre-packed for direct sale’ (PPDS) food has changed. The changes have come about following a campaign by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who tragically died from an allergic reaction to a Pret-a-Manger baguette which contained sesame seeds to which she was severely allergic. Charities, including those running care homes, schools and hospitals, which offer PPDS food need to be aware of the changes and implement the required labelling changes. Charities with trading companies should also consider whether they provide PPDS food. The changes affect England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
What is PPDS food?
What is not PPDS food?
Food deliveries/distance selling
What is changing?
What will need to be included on the label?
What should we do now?
To follow the work of The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, please click here.
Monday, 18 October 2021
Join our training programme to build your skills in the practice of Service Design
This introductory session is followed by a further three sessions which makes up a training programme around the principles, tools and methods of Service Design.
The dates for the next sessions are:
- Wednesday 17th November, 2-5pm Setting Up & Explore
- Wednesday 1st December, 2-5pm: Idea Generation
- Wednesday 15th December, 2-5pm: Prototyping & Delivering Services
Who this programme is for
Anyone who designs, delivers or has used services across voluntary, community and public sectors and wants to learn how the practice of Service Design can improve services locally. This is specifically aimed at anyone working in the six communities that are working with Lloyds Bank Foundation on system change - Great Yarmouth, Redcar and Cleveland, Bolsover, Telford and Wrekin, Merthyr Tydfil and Halton.
Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Service Design and Social Innovation at Northumbria University. She works with local and national organisations to support them to use Service Design to improve their services and systems. Some of these organisations include Mind, The National Lottery Community Fund, and GirlGuiding UK. And she is currently supporting Lloyds Bank Foundation with our People and Communities work in six communities across England and Wales.
Job Title: Service Manager – Advice and Administration
Reports to: Head of Enterprise
Hours: 37 hpw
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Application deadline: 27 October 2021, midday
Interviews: 10 November 2021
Website page: https://www.ageconnectsmorgannwg.org.uk/service-manager
Monday, 11 October 2021
Please find a poster giving more details of the funding Event being hosted by Gerald Jones MP and Dawn Bowden MS on 22 October 2021, together with a link to get an invite to the event. Look forward to seeing you there.
The links below take you to a leaflet produced by the Older Persons Commissioner for Wales and funded by Welsh Government with practical tips that will help older people to feel more prepared and confident about getting out and about again and to keep well through the winter months, as well as details of whom to contact for help or support.
Together TV has launched its Green Challenge Toolkit. People can register on individual basis for free basil seeds, a weekly calendar, recipe cards, exclusive tutorials and friendly tips on how to grow them – and cook them too! For registrants under 18 years old, we recommend what many schools are currently doing: asking a child’s family member to register on their behalf, so they will be able to follow the journey together. Visit the link below for details of how to register.