About carers News Sponsored Walk Sunday 8th September 2019 Human Values in Action Foundation Strengths-Based Approach Forging partnerships Supporting community-based projects in Northamptonshire Sponsored Walk Northamptonshire Date: Sunday 8th September 2019 Time: 10.30am start Venue: Pitsford Water, Northampton Road, Holcot, Northampton NN6 9SJ Distance: 7.5 miles (meeting point is Pitsford Causeway Carpark on Brixworth Road - families, groups and pets are all welcome) The strengths-Based Approach is about forging partnerships and supporting community-based projects in Northamptonshire. This initiative is based on the principle that collaborative working between persons supported by services and those supporting them can promote positive partnership arrangements and develop approaches that recognise and reflect local needs. This is a joint sponsored event with Human Values in Action Foundation; Northamptonshire Carers, University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Adult Social Services, Children First Northamptonshire and Olympus Care Services. In addition, other agencies working across Northamptonshire have been invited to participate. If you wish to participate in the event, simply complete the attached registration form and return to [email protected] by close of business Friday 9th August 2019, as we are required to confirm with the venue how many people will be participating. Please do share this letter and registration information with your colleagues, friends and service users, who may wish to join in the event. We will be supporting the following 2 projects: Deafconnect Right Resolution This project promotes independence through advice, support, information and community advocacy. It supports deaf people in debt or poverty. It promotes health and wellbeing by giving information in British Sign Language, thereby breaking down the barriers to health information. It provides information about other support services or social and leisure activities. The service is person centred, respecting the individuals understanding and personal choices. They support people to get back into employment through their jobclub. Currently the youth group is running a Bit Size Wellbeing course with secondary age children, to improve their understanding of mental health. This is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting children and young people's futures. They are committed to empowering, involving and developing the potential of children and young people (care leavers 16 to 24). They are currently working on creating a community café, which will support care leavers to gain confidence and self-esteem in a working environment. Community cafe will encourage other community groups to come and use the space. The cafe will also be open to the general public and create a community hub.