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Short Breaks Service

vawk short breaks service

25 Feb 2015

More About VAWK's Short Breaks Service

 

“Strictly is staying in Tunbridge Wells for 2015”

Strictly is staying in Tunbridge Wells for 2015

17 Dec 2014

The Tunbridge Wells Tea Dances will return in the new year.  If you enjoy meeting new people, listening to live music and dancing then the tea dances are just right for you.  They start in January and run once a month.

Time 2.pm  - 4.30pm Venue The Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells

 

VAWK Impact Report 2014-15

VAWK Impact Report 2014-15

12 Jun 2014


To view our new and exciting 2014 Impact Report please click here

 

Play our 500 Club Lottery

Play our 500 Club Lottery

24 Jun 2013

Please Play our 500 Club Lottery and help support our projects. 

Today we had our 2 2nd 500 club draw! Congratulations to Betty who won £50!

Also to Helen who won £20 and Juanita who won £10!

 

The Kent Volunteers Advisory Group's Newletter

10 Jun 2013

The Kent Volunteers Advisory Group’s newsletter, Get Involved, has lots of inspirational stories and information about volunteering across Kent. VAWK is thrilled to see Weekend Fun Clubs, Safe, 121 Young Carers and Business in the Community included.

 
 
 

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Welcome!

VAWK deliver a wide range of projects across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London.  We are committed to strengthening our communities, ensuring a social return on investment through a range of activities working with young people, disadvantaged and vulnerable adults, schools, local authorities and other charities to make a difference.  Our name no longer reflects the breadth and depth of the work we do… so… whilst our great projects and services will continue, our name is changing. 

Pop back in a couple of weeks and we will reveal all.

 
 

Voluntary Action within Kent project Safe wins “Inspire The House” Award from the national charity KidsCount.

The award comes from the national charity Kids Count.  Kids Count have created this special award, made by Members of Parliament to demonstrate their commitment and support of the third sector whose outstanding achievements might otherwise go unnoticed.  

VAWK Chief Executive Caroline Shaw said “we are delighted to have won the Community Group award which recognises those who by example, track record and commitment have signalled that responsibility lies within their own community to protect and foster the well-being and development of young people”. 

“The Safe project is very close to our hearts and was set up in October 2011 in memory of James Naylor, a young man from Brenchley, Kent, who tragically took his own life at the age of 23. “

“The project initially sought to raise awareness of youth suicide and the impact on those touched by suicide.  The project has grown to support young people within schools to raise awareness of mental health issues and to deliver outreach support and activities.

Offering professional support and training to the young peer mentors, Safe’s main objective is to let young people in Kent know that they are not alone, that they have a voice and that there is support to help them with a variety of mental health & wellbeing issues.”

Visit www.safekent.org.uk for more information

 
 

Information Highlights

VAWK IS RECRUITING

VAWK IS RECRUITING

26 Jun 2014

We are currently looking to recruit a Young Carers Support Officer.

 

 

Weekend Fun Club Assistants Required

Weekend Fun Club Assistants Required

23 Jan 2013


We  are looking for enthusiastic people to work on our Weekend Fun Clubs for children with disabilities throughout kent.

 

 

Spring 2015 Training Calendar

Training brochure

12 Jan 2011

Essential skills for effective delivery
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Details

Voluntary Action Within Kent
John Spare House, 17-19 Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent,
TN1 1LS

Telephone:
01892 530330
Fax:
01892 532539
Email:
info@vawk.org.uk

Offices also throughout Kent and Medway

Registered charity number 1108388
Registered company number 5354482