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News about MFA and its events!

Free Training opportunities

Free Training opportunities
  • North Somerset Training Community Hub is getting busier and busier!

To find out more about current classes or 1 to 1 support in a variety of ways (people in recovery, job seeking, well-being, digital skills), please access link below. Additionally, FREE SIM cards are provided to anyone (over 18) who is struggling with data:

  • Free sessions funded by the Community Renewal Fund for anyone living, looking for work or employed in North Somerset 

 This is a gentle reminder that Accelerate sessions finish at the end of June.But until then check out the workshops available to every type of individual (employed, Self-employed or unemployed) and business in North Somerset. 

The incredible team at Leonard Cheshire are here to help you access a hugely untapped and more inclusive workforce or learn more about disability in business. They will be offering tips on the best way to make your website, social media and business more inclusive for those with a disability. Not one to miss!
Passion for Wellness will be hosting 2 part session in June at The Hive.
Making Work, Life and Health Balance will run from 9.30am – 11.45pm followed by a NEW Women’s Wellness: Menopause Movement & Mindfulness Retreat from 12.30pm – 2.45pm. We will also be providing a lovely lunch over a relaxed chat with Sarah and Abi.

Face to Face Workshops – Winter Gardens
Thu, 16th June 10:00 -12:00            Accountancy Workshop – Albert Goodman
Thu, 21st June 09:00 – 15:30          Grow your Business in 3 Simple Steps (includes lunch)
Fri, 24 June 09:30 – 17:00              Coaching Skills & Building Teams (includes lunch)                                                

Upcoming Virtual events
Fri, 17 Jun 11:00 – 12:00                Exiting Your Business
Tues, 14 June 10:00 – 13:30          Disability Confident Recruitment
Wed, 22 June  10:00 – 11:00          Disability Workshop – Leonard Cheshire
Thu, 23 Jun 12:00 – 13:00              Building a People Positive Business
Mon, 27 Jun 10:00 – 12:00             LinkedIn For Business
Weds, 29 June 10:00 – 13:30         Disability Means Business
Thu, 30 June  09:30 – 11:30           Personal Data and Protecting your assets

Update from North Somerset Council

Update from North Somerset Council

2 vacancies in the Inclusion and Corporate Development Team I currently have 2 vacancies in my team; suitable for anyone with a passion for equality and diversity. – A full time (37 hours), permanent Inclusion and Corporate Development Officer. – A part time (18.5 hours), permanent Inclusion and Corporate Development Assistant More information about the roles can be found on the council’s website.

£350K fund for North Somerset projects opens North Somerset community groups are invited to apply for up to £20,000 each to improve health and wellbeing in North Somerset as we exit lockdown. The North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) Fund held with Quartet Community Foundation provides funding in perpetuity to support local health and wellbeing, as well as educating healthcare providers in North Somerset. The money in the fund comes from reserves previously held by the NSCP. This year the new NSCP Fund has over £350,000 to award over two rounds in 2021 (spring and autumn) to local charitable causes in North Somerset. Grant applications need to be made before the first deadline of 3 June 2021. The last round of grants went to a diverse range of groups. One, Escapeline, supports vulnerable children at risk of exploitation from county line gangs. Another, Vision North Somerset, is using their grant to alleviate loneliness and isolation for people suffering sight loss. Apply for NSCP funding nowThe programme particularly seeks to support local voluntary and community groups and organisations in North Somerset that:• support people to improve their health or social and environmental wellbeing• support early intervention and prevention around health and wellbeing, including mental health• support health and wellbeing groups and their beneficiaries that have been affected specifically by the outbreak of Covid-19, including core costs• support new ways of working that have emerged from Covid-19 outbreak• support health and wellbeing organisations to plan for the future of their organisations, aiding long term sustainability• support health and wellbeing initiatives, including sports facilities for schools. Deadline for applications: 3 June 2021, 2pm. Apply on the Quartet Community Foundation website

Consultation on a wide range of council policies, services and projects The council regularly consults on new policies, services and projects.  Information about all of the consultation that we do can be found on the Council’s webpage.  You can register on this page, which allows you to choose the consultations that interest you and you want to receive information about. If you require any of our consultation information in a format other than via our website please contact the council officer that is leading the consultation and they will be happy to enable you to participate in the consultation in your chosen format.   

NSLGBT+ Forum Please see attached information about the NSLGBT+ Forum’s support groups.  For more information please contact

Fertility Assessment and Treatment Policy BNSSG’s Commissioning Policy Development Team are revising their Fertility Assessment and Treatment policy, They have developed a survey to gather feedback from the community about certain aspects of the Fertility Assessment and Treatment policy.  If this is something you are interested in commenting on, please see the links attached.  If you would like more information please contact  Please do let me know if there is any help or information you or the communities you support need and I will do my best to help or to point you in the right direction. 

For up to date information about COVID-19 please go to our North Somerset Together webpage, on there you will find current information about vaccines, testing and support for those who need it.