Archive for May 2019

Vacancy – Chef / Cook UK charity in Luton

Click on the image above to go directly to the vacancy where you can download the application and job description

Cook wanted

Salary: £7.50 to £9 per hour dependent on experience and qualifications

Permanent contract

The role will predominantly work within Stepping Stones’ main office in Luton requiring the individual to plan, prepare and serve a range of healthy meals and snacks for children attending childcare and adults attending the centre for courses or events.

The individual will need experience of catering and/or food preparation and have a food hygiene level 2 certificate.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of our diverse team, supporting the provision of services for vulnerable women. We are keen to develop this role and would welcome an individual willing to be creative and develop recipes and meal choices whilst keeping up to date with current healthy practices and cooking for children.

The role is hugely rewarding, but busy and demanding so you’ll need to be able to manage your time well, be able to keep a calm head under pressure and will already have a good knowledge of food preparation and kitchen cleanliness / hygiene processes.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the Disclosure and Barring Service as part of Stepping Stone’s employment checks and Personal Interviews will be required as part of the employment process.

To apply please visit our website www.steppingstonesluton.co.uk to download an application form and job description. CVs will not be accepted.

For more information please contact our Childcare Manager Linda Rogers for an informal chat on 01582 457114.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14th June 12 noon all applications should be returned to:


SANDS Awareness Month June 2019

June is SANDS (Stillbirth & neonatal death charity) Awareness Month click on the image to visit the SANDS website for more information, support and advice.

Statistically pregnancy increases the risk of escalation in domestic abuse or can be a trigger for it to happen.

Domestic abuse during pregnancy increases the risk to the health of both mother and the unborn child. Domestic abuse during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, infection, premature birth, and injury or death of the baby.

The stress and anxiety that pregnant women experience, because of the abusive relationship, can affect the woman's emotional & physical well being as well as affecting the development of the baby.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can get support and help; please click on the Get Help tab of this website to find organisations that can support you.

During pregnancy you will be asked about your relationship; you can talk to your midwife, HV or other professional involved in your care if you are experiencing domestic abuse.


Further information is available from the Tommy's website.


If you click on the lick above at the bottom of the page is a video in which a midwife explains why women are asked about domestic abuse.

Women in same sex relationships can also experience domestic abuse, so please speak to someone to protect yourself and your baby.

If you are in immediate danger please call the Police on 999

Call for inquiry into abusive parents’ access to children

Click on the image or the link below to read the BBC website and to hear the experiences of survivors.


Women have spoken to the Victoria Derbyshire programme and over 120 MPS have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family courts consider survivors of domestic abuse and their children.

Please look on the Get Help pages of this website if you need support

If you are in immediate danger please call 999




Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 19th May 2019


This week awareness is being raised about how we see our bodies and how body image can affect us all.

Click on the image above to hear a poem about body image by Priscila Hernadez.



Both the websites above offer more information about Mental Health and out Get Help pages gives details of organisations that offer support.






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