News News from The Chamber and its Partner - Rainbow Services


News from The Chamber and its Partner - Rainbow Services

Rainbow Services Annual Service Review
Voluntary Sector Forum
Covid-19 Vaccine Information
Vaccine Call-up Policy
Job Vacancies
Smartadvice Plus
Small Charities Coalition
Weston Communicating Centre
Carers First
Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning
Dementia Friends
Family Mentor Volunteers
Project in a Box
Contacts at Rainbow Services
Please complete our annual service review survey, link below.  The survey allows us to obtain information from you on the challenges faced over the past year and for you to share ideas on how Rainbow Services can support you in the future.
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If you would like to become an affiliated member of Rainbow Services this year please complete the form, link below, and return it to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Membership is free of charge.
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The next virtual Voluntary Sector Forum meeting is on the 3rd March at 10am.  Please book using the link below.This meeting will be an opportunity to hear from Well North Enterprises who will be discussing the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town project and to learn about Groundworks Green Doctor service.
NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards.
Clinicians have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English –  to help ensure messages about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine reach a wider audience.
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All people aged 70+ who do not yet have an appointment to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination are now encouraged to book online or over the phone, even if they have not received a letter.  The aim of encouraging eligible patients to arrange a vaccination proactively is to help ensure that everyone aged 70 and over is offered the vaccine in a timely way.
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St Clare Hospice are recruiting to a number of roles.  Please use the link below to view further information and to apply.
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Healthwatch Essex are recruiting an Information and Guidance Officer, more information is available below.
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Mind in West Essex are recruiting a Service Co-ordinator to join their Futures in Mind project.  More information is available below.
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SMARTADVICE PLUS is a Lottery Funded Project that offers financial advice to Harlow Residents. Please follow the link for a reminder video of what they can offer.
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Small Charities Coalition (SCC) will soon deliver training sessions on charity management in multiple community languages. My UK Charity, is aimed at breaking down inequality in the delivery and design of infrastructure support which disadvantages those who either do not speak English, or in some cases for those for whom English is an additional language. 
Use the link below to book a place on the Building and Managing Your Charity in the UK for French Speakers. course on Monday 15 February 12.00-2pm
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A new six-month free skills programme for small-medium climate and environmental organisations which is being supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation. 
This programme will support 30 UK-based organisations to extend the power and reach of their communications work, through structured strategic communications training, mentoring by media and communications experts, peer networking and media interview training. 
Applications for Weston Communicating Climate are open and will close on Tuesday 16 February
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Carers First are holding 2 seminars 18 February and 22 March 2021 to invite Employers to watch a short presentation and to talk about being Carer Friendly Employers.
18 February     
22 March

YCT is running a 6-week online anxiety group for young Harlow residents aged 13-19. This group will help young people understand their anxiety by learning about what anxiety does to our bodies and minds. Those attending the group will also be able to explore when anxiety is a normal response but also when it is becoming too much and how to manage this. The group will be delivered via zoom but will be interactive with materials sent out before the course starts. Each group will have a maximum of 6 people and there will be ongoing support available for anyone would like to access our other services. Call 01279 414090 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Monday Mornings 11am, Starting Monday 22nd February For those with dementia and their carers Zoom – Click here or Meeting ID: 819 0033 9083 Password 392791C
Would you like to become a Dementia Friend? Join a free interactive information session to learn how dementia affects a person and what you can do to make a difference.
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The Essex Family Support Service are still looking for volunteer mentors to support families as we continue to receive referrals county wide.
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Project in a Box is an innovative project that supports local communities through Community Payback; working with people to repay the communities that they live in when they have committed an offence.  The donations that we receive for products made in Project in a Box are used to support organisations in need and victims of crime. When you purchase these products what you receiving is someone’s repayment to society, and they have been required to complete this work conscientiously, and with care.
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Applications are now open for a new match funding campaign from the Big Give, the Green Match Fund. 
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A grant of up to £500 to help with youth club reopening costs related to Covid-19 (Open Now! Until February 22nd 2021
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