CONFERENCE: Tackling Complex Cases of Hardship Crisis: A Whole System Approach

Date: 26th July 2017

Shared Networking Lunch 13:00pm

Time: 14:00pm-17:00pm

Location:  Conference Suite, Springfield Hospital, SW17 7DJ

Key note speakers:

Paul Martin, Chief Executive Richmond and Wandsworth Councils & Dan Paskins, Big Lottery Fund.

Please book HERE

Advice First Aid Training Programme

Co-design Workshop

Doddington and Rollo Community Association Business Centre                


Potential Advice First Aid trainees and representatives from Help Through Hardship Crisis project partners came together in March to discuss and co-design the pilot Advice First Aid training programme.

Representatives from Age Activity Centre, Elays Network, LittleVillage, S.T.O.R.M, Putney Wellbeing Friends, WCEN and Citizens Advice Wandsworth participated in the workshop. The group discussed  situations Advice First Aiders will face and what skills and resources they need to gain, through the training programme, so they can assist people effectively.

Issues around homelessness, social housing, mental health issues, addiction, claiming benefits, domestic violence, asylum seeking and pay day loans were discussed and participants discussed their training needs in order to be able to work with individuals experiencing these hardships in their communities.

The pilot Advice First Aid training programme will be delivered to the first cohort of trainees in June 2017. Further updates will be posted here.