“Exploitation…. Is it happening to me?”

“Exploitation…. Is it happening to me?”

The Rose Project's newly-revised & updated CSE booklet - "Exploitation - is it happening to me?" - can be purchased from us, priced at £1 per copy. Please contact the office - vivienne@magdalenegroup.org or 01603 610256 - to order.

Norfolk’s VCSE Conference 2019

Norfolk’s VCSE Conference 2019

"Earlier in the week Suzi and myself attended Norfolk’s annual Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) conference. This year’s theme was ‘Managing Change: Supporting your organisation to adapt and respond’. The day included keynote addresses from Karl Wilding, Chief Executive for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), on change in the sector, Natalie Clarke (Managing Director) and Hannah Donald (Senior Manager) from Social Misfits Media who talked us through how to build a social media strategy, and an energizing presentation from Vicky Browning, Chief Executive of Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), who spoke about leadership pressures in the third sector. The rest of the day was a variety of networking with other professionals and workshops which covered topics including cyber security, campaigning and influencing, and developing effective partnerships. Overall an excellent day with lots of interesting people and discussion (and amazing brownies at lunch). Top tip from the cyber security workshop: A password made up of 3 random words, a special character and a number, e.g. tableredjump&5, would take a computer 638 thousand years to crack!" Donna Elson, Head of Quality and Compliance, maternity cover.

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Sessions for Professionals

Once every three months we hold sessions for professionals from other agencies. These sessions are hosted by a member of the team, they usually last about an hour and are a great opportunity to share our work, experiences and new developments. There are a couple of spaces available on the next session, which takes place on Wednesday 18th December. Please call the office on 01603 610256 for more information and/or to book a place.

Love Norwich Christmas Hamper Appeal

Love Norwich Christmas Hamper Appeal meets a very real and current need for people in Norwich. Food poverty is a huge problem in our city and the hamper appeal aims to relieve some of this stress and help families in need over the Christmas period. Love Norwich provides hampers for some of our service-users; in turn we support Love Norwich with donations/contributions. Please contact us on support@magdalenegroup.org if you would like more information and/or would like to help provide Christmas dinner in a box... with love. Thank you.

Wednesday 30th October: Sexual Health & HIV: Contemporary issues for hard to engage and vulnerable communities.

"Last week I attended an excellent conference arranged by Public Health on Sexual Health and HIV. We began with an excellent overview by Lynsey Emmett plotting the rise and falls of sexual health trends in recent years and how this intersects with race, gender, ethnicity, age, deprivation and many other complicating factors. What’s important to note is the increase in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea – particularly given the challenges around treating gonorrhoea as it becomes increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Professor Emma Bond and Professor Andy Phippen also gave a very interesting talk around sexting, pornography and image-based abuse and the balance between vulnerabilities and the right to protection and participation. This was particularly interesting given the work the ROSE project do around sexting – it certainly gave us a lot to think about how we move forward and adapt our work in the age of digital media. In the afternoon we took part in two workshops. Firstly a workshop delivered by Terrence Higgins Trust around condom distribution to hard-to-reach groups – we discussed how Doorway work around sexual health and safety in an outreach model and had a really interesting discussion around language and the concerns we have around using ‘vulnerable’ or ‘hard-to-engage’. Finally we listened to Make A Change’s workshop on sexual exploitation – was good to see the similarities to ROSE work being done in Suffolk.” Abbie Haines, Outreach Worker

A warm welcome to ….

....Donna Elson, who joins the team today as Head of Quality and Compliance, as maternity cover for Sara. We welcome her to The Magdalene Group & look forward to working with her.

Happy Halloween….

Happy Halloween….

....from our Doorway Women's Services.

CSE Practitioner (Supported Accommodation) vacancies

Visit our vacancies page for further details of current recruitment opportunities : https://magdalenegroup.org/home/vacancies/

Alpaca trekking

Alpaca trekking

Becky