Boundary changes – how to find data about new constituencies – Caseworker Discussion Forum

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Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 18 January 2024
Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

The January 2024 forum will be on the topic of Boundary changes: how to find data about new constituencies. We will be joined by staff from the Library’s Social and General Statistics Section.

To sign up, please go here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/signup.php?s=16606

All-Staff Q&A Session December: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Q&A

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Please join the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Advocacy Team, who will raise awareness of Disability Services, to support your constituents. The Team will cover the Access to Work (ATW) grant which supports people with a health condition or a disability to get into and retain work.   If you have a question you would like to pre-submit for the DWP please email MST@parliament.uk 

Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Date: Wednesday 20 December 2023
Location: Online Via Teams

For further information and to register, please go here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=6017

Training: Managing Your Social Media Profile

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This is a two-day, in-person course.

This course is about how to get the best out of social media and will have a particular focus on using video as a powerful way of engage and also explore how to manage negative comments and link you to some Parliamentary resources that can support you.

This is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation and discussions.

Dates: 8 and 9 January 2024
Location: PCH

For further information and to sign up, please go to https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1884

Caseworker Discussion Q&A – Dealing with domestic abuse cases

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Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 16 November 2023
Location: Online via MS Teams

With Sally Lipscombe from the Library’s Home Affairs Section and Hannah Cromarty from the Social Policy Section.

To book and view other Caseworker Discussion Q&A sessions, please visit ACT: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5177

Training for Members’ Staff

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The Members’ Services Team, along with Teams across the House of Commons, provides a wide range of training, learning and development activities that have been developed to support Members’ staff in their different roles and responsibilities.

To see the dates of courses coming up soon, view the Monthly Training Bulletin. You can also find all the training available to Members’ Staff on ACT.

Note: you must have a parliamentary network account and be connected to the network in order to access the above links.

Caseworker Discussion Q&A: Update from the Members’ Services Team

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Time: 14:00
Date: Thursday 17 August 2023
Location: Online via Teams

Update from the Members’ Services Team, including:

  • Training – Tom Mitchell, Training & Learning Facilitator, will update the group on the Training Ambassador Network, new starter learning pathways, as well as seeking your ideas and feedback for new training courses.
  • Engagement – Lydia Smith, Engagement Manager, will provide an overview of the engagement programme for the remainder of 2023, including an update on the dissolution roadshow events.
  • Wellbeing – Tanya Harris, Health and Wellbeing Manager, will provide an update about the Employee Assistance Programme – Health Assured.

It is nearly one year since the Casework Discussion Forum launched. We would like to use this session to gather your feedback about the Forum, suggestions on how it can be improved, and ideas for what topics you would like to see covered in 2024.

Caseworker Discussion Q&A – Constituents and dealing with debt

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Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Thursday 20 July 2023
Location: Online via MS Teams

England and Wales focus, signposting organisations in Scotland and NI

With Lorraine Conway from the Library’s Home Affairs Section

To book and view other Caseworker Discussion Q&A sessions, please visit ACT: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5177

MP Staff Training: Understanding Stalking & Harassment

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Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Date: Tuesday 8 August 2023
Location: Online via Teams
Open to: all Member’s staff.

This course is being run in conjunction with the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC).

The session will cover:

  • What is stalking and harassment?
  • What does the law say?
  • Motivations for stalking (inc. 5 Typologies)
  • Impact of stalking and how to manage risk
  • How and Why to report stalking

To book, please visit this link https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=2084

For love nor money? Protect yourself and others from economic abuse

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Health and Wellbeing event

Rachael Partleton is a campaigner, advocate, and survivor of economic abuse. You will discover: the subtle warning signs of economic abuse and it’s devastating impact; the differences between purely financial compared with economic abuse; what we can do to protect ourselves, and how to help others and learn how to guard your finances for the long term.

Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023
Location: Online via Teams
Booking: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5776