Events and Networking

All our upcoming events are listed here with the most recent events at the top, check back often to see what exciting activities we are offering for our members.

Calling all carers in Slough, if you are amongst the 11,500 carers living in the Slough area, then Carers Week 2018, with events taking place between June 11th and June 15th, is just for you.

Slough Carers Support will be kicking off the week with an Unsung Heroes Celebratory Event, at the Masonic Centre, Ragstone Road, Slough, SL1 2PX on Monday 11th June between 11.00am and 3.30pm.

This year we are delighted that the event is being sponsored by Sainsbury’s, who will be providing a delicious lunch for you to enjoy with performances from local artists, including S.W.I.PE. Steel band; interactive sessions from local organisation and groups, including Apna Virsa; plus, helpful information and advice to support you and some relaxing pampering, courtesy of Debenhams.

Places are limited.

Book here

Find out about other events during Carers Week

Volunteer Passport Scheme
FREE training for your volunteers! (worth £200)

What is the Volunteer Passport Scheme?

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The volunteer passport scheme is a Slough initiative, which offers a series of 4 short training modules exploring the key areas all volunteers need to successfully volunteer with clients. These modules will give participants the basic skills, awareness, confidence and knowledge required to volunteer. The training modules can be booked in any order.

Following a recent consultation Slough CVS are pleased to announce a pilot of the Slough Volunteer Passport Scheme, which offers £200 worth of free training in 4 modules to your volunteers in core skills needed to successfully volunteer with clients. These modules will give participants the basic skills, awareness, confidence and knowledge required to volunteer successfully. The training modules can be booked in any order.

Booking details

Equality and Diversity
28th June 2.00pm-4.30pm

Boundaries and Confidentiality
14th June 2.00pm-4.30pm
12th July 2.00pm-4.30pm

Communication Skills
7th June 2.00pm-4.30pm
5th July 2.00pm-4.30pm

Safeguarding - delivered by Slough Borough Council
21st June 2.00pm-4.30pm
19th July 2.00pm-4.30pm

Venue: Main Room, 29 Church Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PL

The Benefits

  • Upskilled volunteers
  • Access through SCVS of a database of trained volunteers for targeted recruitment
  • Access to free volunteer management training
  • Enhanced ability to meet SQP standards for volunteers
  • Enhanced ability to access funding
  • Ability to add your vacancies to our volunteering newsletter

Help shape urgent care services

NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is hosting a series of events to understand what is important to local people about urgent care services.

The insights from these events and discussions will inform the CCG about how to shape services for the future.

The CCG has an exciting opportunity to improve the way in which health and care is delivered to residents across Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and Bracknell. Fundamental to this process is feedback from local people. The CCG wants to ensure that urgent care meets the needs of the population of East Berkshire in the future. Urgent care services are for people who have an injury or illness that needs attention the same day, but it is not life-threatening or life changing. These services are currently provided by a number of health professionals, including GPs, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and others.

The CCG recognises that the population needs and issues are different in areas of East Berkshire; so commissioners are keen to hear from as many people and communities as possible at their events which are as follows:-

  • Tuesday 12th June – Arbor Park, Slough – 2pm-4pm
  • Friday 15th June – Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Bracknell – 1pm-3pm
  • Friday 15th June – Norden Farm, Maidenhead – 1pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 19th June – Lynwood Care Centre, Ascot – 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 29th June – Old Court Fire Station – Windsor – 1pm-3pm


Carer Networking Lunches

Throughout 2018 we have several Carer Networking Lunches planned.

The dates are:

Wednesday 5th September
Wednesday 19th December

For further information have a look at the Slough Carers Support website.

SPACE Associate Meeting 2018 dates
Main Hall, 29 Church St. Slough, 10am – 12pm

21st March
5th June
18th September
4th December

If you are interested in becoming a SPACE Associate please contact Joanna Flaxman on 01753 524176 or e-mail