Community information for Fareham
The Community Development officer in this area is Milai Livingstone, Mobile: 07515 084 048
See the team page for more information about your local Community Development Officer
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Local groups and projects
A Volley Ball Induction Programme has been put together to start from mid April and places are still available.
For more information, contact:
Free First Aid Courses
There are currently some British Red Cross funded first aid courses running in this area.
For more information, contact:
Fareham and Gosport Multicultural Group
This is a multicultural group that has recently been set up. It opens to all minority ethnics who work or live in these areas, to come together to learn about each other's cultures in a fun, family friendly way.
The Group has most recently presented its first event: Chinese New Year of the Dragon Celebration. It was a huge success in terms of attendance, sharing and learning some of the Chinese cultures via food making, calligraphy, painting, martial art and magic, to name but a few.
The Group is looking to run other cultural activities in the near future, if you would like to find out more, contact Milai Livingstone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fareham Cultural Diversity Network Forum
This network forum meets quarterly in various locations in and around Fareham, and is organized and chaired by Milai Livingstone at Fareham Borough Council.
To contact Milai
It has featured guest speakers from organizations including various public services such as the education and the health & social care services, services provided by charity-organizations and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to name but a few.
Attendances are open to include local and county-wide service providers, service users and community members including black & minority ethnic (BME) members.
For meeting information, contact Milai Livingstone as above.
Learning English and about England
These ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are supported by Hampshire Learning and run in the offices of Community Action Fareham with an aim to improve BME students' levels of English and to learn about England whilst living/ working in Fareham.
Class materials can include the UKBA requirements for naturalization/ citizenship, and/ or the 'Life in the UK' test, depending on student's needs.
Classes are run throughout the week including evening times
Please contact Milai Livingstone for more class details
Hampshire Learning is Hampshire County Council's adult learning body that supports learning with grant subsidy; and monitors the quality of teaching and organization.
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The Community Mental Health Teams
Community (or Locality) Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) are run jointly by the Health Service and Adult Services, and deal with people's health and social care needs. They help people in the community, whether they have just become ill, have a short-term illness, or need on-going support (for example, if they have a long-term illness, or after they have been discharged from a psychiatric hospital).
Direct Payments is money paid by Hampshire County Council to individuals over 16 or carers eligible to receive social care services. It enables people to have greater choice, control and flexibility as to how their care needs are met, allowing people to live more independent lives