The start date for our 12 week public consultation will be announced soon.
As part of wide range of consultation opportunities CCG will be holding two early events for representatives of groups or organisations with an ongoing interest in health and care in Dorset.
Date: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Time: 14.00 – 16.00 (arrival from 13.30)
Venue: The Hamworthy Club, Magna Rd, Wimborne BH21 3AP
Date: Thursday 8 December 2016
Time: 10.00 – 12.00 (arrival from 09.30)
Venue: The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR
Confirmation and further details to follow soon
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2018
£21,745 - £23,935
This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside and help develop sustainable and cohesive local communities, primarily working in the District of West Dorset. Your duties will include:
Community engagement, consultation and development of community voice to influence partner and council decision-making
- Advice and support to local community & voluntary organisations including external funding
- Relationship-building and project management support
- Administration of community grants schemes
- Monitoring and reporting on outcomes of work
For further information please contact Susan Ward-Rice, Community Development Team Leader by emailing email@example.com or telephone 01305 252423 or Jane Nicklen, Community Planning & Development Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01305 252358
Closing Date: 17 November 2016
Interview Date: 12 December 2016
200 yellow roses were distributed in half an hour to passers -by in Weymouth town centre on Saturday the 5th Nov 2016 as a gesture of friendship and welcome to the migrant community in Dorset. A lot more people were encouraged to write messages of welcome and the messages were displayed on a board.
Despite the cold wind, hundreds of people joined in and confirmed the positive impact that migrants are making to the local area and confirmed their openness to have a multicultural and diverse Dorset.
A similar event was organised in Bournemouth in July following the referendum and was also a great success. At the time, people had asked that similar events happened on a regular basis in various towns across Dorset, so the Weymouth event was the second of its kind.
The Weymouth event was organised by Dorset Race Equality Council who were joined by volunteers from Dorset County Council, The South West Dorset Multicultural Network, Unison and a few community members.
Thursday 23rd June was a day of historic significance for the United Kingdom: in a closely contested referendum the UK voted to leave the European Union. Tensions have run high on both sides of the debate and the focus upon migration as a key consideration has had a profound impact upon many EU citizens currently living in the UK.
The initial implications of 'Brexit' will not be clear for some weeks and months to come as the government reforms following the Prime Minister's resignation and develops a strategy for managing the transition. However, as a nation the work begins now: bridging the 'leave/remain' divides that have fragmented our societies on both a local and national level.
At Dorset Race Equality Council we appeal to all members of our community to proceed in a spirit of mutual respect: seeking dialogue and understanding of the complex arguments upon which voters have based their choices. Moreover, we call upon all members of the community to be mindful of the thousands of EU citizens currently resident in Dorset, who may not have had the opportunity to vote, but are nevertheless impacted by the result of the referendum.
We recognise that throughout the referendum campaign emotive language and images have been used around the issue of migration: some of which have been widely considered to incite racism against migrants living in our communities. We have also been approached by individuals who feel targeted by some referendum campaign materials and perceive increased hostility from certain members of the community as they go about their daily lives.
Dorset Race Equality Council recognises the important contribution that migrants make to our local economy and community and emphatically rejects any form of hostility towards an individual or group upon the basis of their migratory status. We encourage anyone who experiences any such form of racism or discrimination to report their experiences to Dorset Police and/or approach us for advice and support.
Dorset Race equality Council would like to thank all of the 38 friends, funders and partners who attended our 2015 Annual General Meeting, which was held yesterday, 24th May 2016, at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester.
We would like to extend particular thanks to Mark Forsyth of the British Red Cross, who delivered a very enlightening talk on the situation of refugees and asylum seekers in Dorset. Please feel free to download a copy of our annual report for further details of our activities and achievements in 2015. We are grateful for your continued support in what looks set to be an exciting year ahead!