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TPT Launches New Coaching Offer!

Facing Redundancy? TPT Launches New Coaching Offer

New professional coaching service for blind and partially sighted people

Original Post by pocklington-trust.org.uk

Blind and partially sighted people who are facing redundancy or have been made redundant can get support through a new professional coaching service launched by Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and the Centre for Resolution.

Martin Sigsworth, Senior Employment Manager at TPT, said: “Citizens Advice research has revealed disabled people are at least twice as likely to face redundancy*.  And the hard truth is that right now securing a job is likely to be even harder for blind and partially sighted people due to increased competition for fewer roles.”

View professional Coaching page on the Thomas Pocklington trusts page

The new professional coaching service, delivered by the Centre for Resolution, an established mediation and coaching company, will help people who have been made redundant work through what steps they need to take to secure their next role.

If you think coaching will help you to make a plan for your next career goals or want to figure out what those goals are, send an email to   employment@pocklington-trust.org.uk  and they can arrange an initial call to see if coaching is right for you.

Ryan Compton, Director of the Centre for Resolution, said: “As a visually impaired person myself, I know the challenges blind and partially sighted people face both securing employment and progressing in their careers.  So, we are delighted to partner with TPT to provide this service specifically to visually impaired people.

“TPT is funding the service so it is free for blind and partially sighted people who need it.  Our coaches will help them identify career goals, develop a strategy with action steps to reach those goals, and provide accountability to achieve them. The career coach will use proven listening and querying techniques to support them as they find their own answers to problems they are facing.”

Martin added: “We know that assistive technology allows blind and partially sighted people to perform roles in the workplace as well as their fully sighted colleagues. But many employers as still oblivious to this and ‘won’t take the chance’ with blind and partially sighted candidates.  The new coaching service aims to try to level the playing field, to give people confidence and help them to find direction.”

The Centre for Resolution

The Centre for Resolution provides a range of services to individuals, families and organisations including civil, workplace, disability and family mediation, mediation skills and disability awareness training.

The aim of Centre for Resolution is to increase effective communication between colleagues and employers, family members and ex-partners, service providers and service users.  It is a Disabled Confident employer and proud member of the College of Mediators.

www.centreforresolution.com

 

Thomas Pocklington Trust calls for Two New Trustees!

Thomas Pocklington Trust is recruiting Two New Trustees!

A message from Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Chair of Trustees!

Our board of trustees provides governance and leadership. We work as a team to look after everything the charity does including its finances. TPT is looking to recruit two new trustees with experience in specific areas.

Becoming a trustee, whether for TPT or another charity, is a great way to share your skills, experience and time with an organisation that is making a real difference to people’s lives. It’s also an opportunity to develop your leadership skills and create new connections.

Mervyn Williamson

Thomas Pocklington Trust calls for Two New Trustees!

TPT is looking to recruit two exceptional people to join our current trustee board of eight members in giving strategic direction to this important work. Ideally, we’re looking for people with experience in some of the following areas:

  • Property and estate management
  • Finance and accounting
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Human resources
  • Technology (including assistive technology and social media)

Learn more about becoming a trustee with TPT

To apply, please email the most recent version of your CV to deborah.brown@pocklington-trust.org.uk.  The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 4 December.

 In this video Mervyn Williamson, Chairman of Thomas Pocklington Trust outlines the charity’s mission, purpose and strategy.

 

  • Our mission is to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead.
  • Our values define everything we do:
  • Making a difference: The lives of blind and partially sighted people are better because of what we do.
  • Working in partnership: We work collaboratively together and with all our partners and stakeholders.
  • Respect: We treat people the way we would like to be treated.
  • Quality: We set clear goals and high standards and work efficiently and effectively to achieve them.
  • Participation: We place the participation of blind and partially sighted people at the heart of everything we do.

 

 

In conversation with Mike Brace – TPT Webinar – 4 Nov

In conversation with Mike Brace - TPT Webinar 4 November 2020

original post by https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

On 2 Nov 1960, aged Ten, Mike Brace picked up a firework concealed in a bottle which exploded in his face.

In the following sixty years since losing his sight, he represented Britain at cross-country skiing in six Winter Paralympics, three World Championships and two European Championships. He was instrumental in founding Metro Blind Sport, British Blind Sport, the British Ski Club for the Disabled, the Judo Foundation, Vision 2020 UK and was part of the bid team and organising committee of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) on Wednesday 4th November 5 pm – 6 pm as we chat to Mike about his life, work and trusteeships across multiple organisations, sectors and decades.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

You will have the opportunity to ask Mike questions about the challenges he faced and how he overcame these, his sporting legacy and what advice he has for prospective trustees.  If you would like to submit your question in advance please email: communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk

About Mike Brace CBE, DL

Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM
Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM

Former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities, Mike served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association and was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016.

He has written two books and is an active after dinner speaker through which he has raised more than £750,000 for various charities.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

Hassan Khan explores the last 47 years of Metro blind sport with Roy Smith and Mike Brace -Youtube Podcast

 

Mike Brace: RNIB Lifetime Award

 

 

In conversation with Mike Brace – TPT Webinar – 4 Nov

In conversation with Mike Brace - TPT Webinar 4 November 2020
Venue:
Zoom Webinar with Thomas Pocklington Trust
Time:
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
020 8995 0880
Date:
04th November 2020
Cost:
Free


original post by https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

On 2 Nov 1960, aged ten, Mike Brace picked up a firework concealed in a bottle which exploded in his face.

In the following sixty years since losing his sight he represented Britain at cross-country skiing in six Winter Paralympics, three World Championships and two European Championships. He was instrumental in founding Metro Blind Sport, British Blind Sport, the British Ski Club for the Disabled, the Judo Foundation, Vision 2020 UK and was part of the bid team and organising committee of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) on Wednesday 4th November 5 pm – 6 pm as we chat to Mike about his life, work and trusteeships across multiple organisations, sectors and decades.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

You will have the opportunity to ask Mike questions about the challenges he faced and how he overcame these, his sporting legacy and what advice he has for prospective trustees.  If you would like to submit your question in advance please email: communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk

About Mike Brace CBE, DL

MikeBrace’s website: http://www.mikebrace.co.uk/

Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM
Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM

Former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities, Mike served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association and was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016.

He has written two books and is an active after dinner speaker through which he has raised more than £750,000 for various charities.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

Hassan Khan explores the last 47 years of Metro blind sport with Roy Smith and Mike Brace -Youtube Podcast

 

Mike Brace: RNIB Lifetime Award

 

 

Blindness Awareness Month 2020 with TPT!

Blindness Awareness Month 2020 with TPT

Blindness Awareness Month 2020 with TPT!

Original Article by www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

October is Blindness Awareness Month – and gosh, do Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) have a packed programme of videos, podcasts, webinar events, articles and stories to share with you every day this month!

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts.

Every week during October we will share an instructive video on how our blind and partially sighted colleagues manage spreadsheets and CRM systems, create and deliver presentations, organise meetings and post on social media.

National Braille week falls within Blindness Awareness Month (5-11 October) so we will be sharing a series of articles, videos, a podcast and interesting facts about Braille and its place in everyday life.

The following week we have a focus on accessible tech. Our technology experts will be reviewing Google Look and two competing Braille products.  We will also have a head-to-head between the conference software Microsoft Teams vs Zoom and a webinar event on accessible tech for education.

The latter part of the month we focus on stories from blind and partially sighted people in the workplace and showcase employers who are getting it right.  We also share inspiring stories from young people.

Visit the TPT for more information: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

 

Here some of the highlights. Don’t miss these.


  • Monday 5 Oct:  Video – How to use a Braille machine

Is braille being usurped in the fast-paced technological world?  Read Blog Post Here


  • Monday 12 Oct: Tech Review: Google Look
  • Tuesday 13 Oct: Tech Review: Orbit Reader 20 and Mantis Q40
  • Wednesday 14 Oct: Webinar – Education Technology
  • Thursday 15 Oct:  Podcast – Teams and Zoom goes head-to-head
  • Friday 16 Oct:  Video – Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

  • Tuesday 20 Oct: Video – employment through volunteering
  • Wednesday 21 Oct: Video – Managing and monitoring social media

  • Tuesday 27 Oct: Video – Performing CRM tasks using JAWS

 

Visit the TPT for more information: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

 

Education technology support webinar, 14 Oct 6.30 pm!