Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes

Funding for Projects that Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes (UK)

The next closing date for applications to the Hilden Charitable Fund is the 15th September 2017.

Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage and by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address:

 Homelessness
 Supports asylum seekers and refugees
 Supports community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people
 Penal affairs.

The average grant awarded is £5,000 and preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year. The Trust will consider funding project as well as core running costs of organisations.

The type of actions funded in the past have include:
 Schemes to enable young disadvantaged young people to receive job training and work experience.
 Volunteering and confidence building for disadvantaged young people, education classes and skills training for refugees and migrants.
 Night shelters, day centres and hostels for homeless people and support services within several prisons.

http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme

The next closing date for applications to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 13th September 2017.

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through:

 Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
 Any kind of disability
 Behavioural or psychological difficulties
 And / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties.

Examples of projects that recently received funding include:
 St Joseph’s School and Community Steering Group, which received a grant of £61,480 to provide an after school and holiday clubs to engage disadvantaged young people living in Workington in physical and healthy living activity.
 Stepping Stones Pre-School Portslade, which received a grant of £ £9,397 to provide additional 1-1 support to children who display emotional/behavioural/communication difficulties to develop coping strategies, social communication skills and help them to overcome anxiety.
 Cumbria Law Centre which received a grant of £88,263 to provide a full-time worker for a young people’s drop-in centre, offering specialist social welfare advice to young people and vulnerable parents.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3XW7FvN20PD3xr2c1T62Xly/main-grants

Sessional Youth and Community Workers

Rate of pay: Based on JNC Professional range point 11

Hours: various

Length of contract: various

Area: Working across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Projects: A number of different projects

Must be level 3 qualified or above or working towards level 3.

URPotential provides research and consultancy, accredited training and volunteering opportunities to young people, adults, families and the community and targeted youthwork. We work with young people, families, communities and organisations developing capacity across the North West through training and accreditation. We are an accredited centre for a number of awarding bodies including: AQA, Open Award, ABC as well as the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

We have vacancies for Youth and Community Workers to work on a sessional basis on a number of projects across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. We are looking to recruit highly motivated specialist youth & community workers with experience in working alongside young people, building positive relationships, and with experience of meeting specific targets. You will be responsible for developing action plans with young people; to improve health & wellbeing and build their resilience, and to support them to consider options to improve their emotional health and well being.

The nature of the post will require travel across the area. A full driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car is highly desirable.

Pension: new employees will be enrolled into URPotential’s company pension scheme where applicable.

Travel: Travelling expenses will be paid for all journeys required for work, excluding travel from home to base. The current rates are 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles per year and 25p per mile thereafter.

For an application pack please email: admin@urpotential.co.uk or telephone 01253 344398

Sessional Community Tutors

Rate of pay: £21 per hour (Inc prep time)

Hours: various

Length of contract: various

Area: Working across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Projects: Adult Education

URPotential provides research and consultancy, accredited training and volunteering opportunities to young people, adults, families and the community and targeted youthwork.

We work with young people, families, communities and organisations developing capacity across the North West through training and accreditation. We are an accredited centre for a number of awarding bodies including: AQA, Open Award, ABC as well as the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

We have vacancies for sessional community tutors to teach a variety of subjects within our Adult Education provision. You will deliver high quality teaching and learning to a diverse variety of learner cohorts within a wide range of venues across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

You will hold Level 4 or above Teaching Qualifications in line with current national standards for fully qualified teachers in the learning and
skills sector, or a willingness to work towards this. You will also have at least 12 months experience of teaching adults aged 19+ within the lifelong learning sector, and of developing schemes of work, lesson plans and resources.

We are looking for individuals who have good communication skills and can motivate and encourage learners. You must be comfortable supporting individuals who need additional guidance and support. You will need to have patience and tolerance and be able to work on your own initiative as well as in a team.
The nature of the post will require travel across the area. A full driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car is essential.

Pension: new employees will be enrolled onto URPotential’s company pension scheme where applicable.

Travel: Travelling expenses will be paid for all journeys required for work, excluding travel from home to base. The current rates are 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles per year and 25p per mile thereafter.

For an application pack please email: admin@urpotential.co.uk or telephone 01253 344398

Kids Company: ex-board members face company directorship ban

Camila Batmanghelidjh and ex-directors including Alan Yentob told to expect disqualification proceedings.

Former board members of the collapsed charity Kids Company including its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, and the former BBC chief Alan Yentob face being banned from serving as company directors from up to six years.

The Insolvency Service has written to the former directors to tell them that the business secretary, Greg Clark, intends to bring disqualification proceedings against them.

The body had written to the directors in April to tell them it was minded to pursue disqualification proceedings.

While the proceedings can be lengthy, if successful they would ultimately force Yentob and the other board members to relinquish any directorships they hold. Yentob is listed at Companies House as a director of a television production business called I Am Curious, which he established last year.

An Insolvency Service spokesman said: “We can confirm that the Insolvency Service has written to the former directors of Keeping Kids Company [as the charity was renamed amid its collapse] informing them that the business secretary intends to bring proceedings to have them disqualified from running or controlling companies for periods of between two-and-a-half and six years.

“As this matter will now be tested in the court it is not appropriate to comment further.”

The Insolvency Service said the next step in the process would be the filing of proceedings in the high court. The proceedings will name Batmanghelidjh and all eight former directors: Sunetra Devi Atkinson, Erica Jane Bolton, Richard Gordon Handover, Vincent Gerald O’Brien, Francesca Mary Robinson, Jane Tyler, Andrew Webster and Yentob.

Handover is a former boss of WH Smith, Webster is a former executive at the drugs company AstraZeneca, while Bolton is an arts publicist.

Batmanghelidjh, the former chief executive, was not formally a director at the time the charity collapsed. But the proceedings will allege that she acted as a de facto director and should therefore also be disqualified from running or controlling other companies.

Kids Company collapsed in the summer of 2015, a month after it received a £3m government grant backed by the then prime minister, David Cameron.

Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company staff blamed the collapse on a police investigation into sexual and physical assaults within the charity, which was ultimately dropped. A review by the Charity Commission into the financial collapse is continuing.

A damning report by MPs found the “negligent” trustees of Kids Company, held in the sway of an “unaccountable and dominant” Batmanghelidjh, were ultimately responsible for the collapse of the organisation.

Yentob, the chair of trustees at the high-profile charity for 19 years, was criticised for his repeated denials that there had been historical failures in its financial management. The report by the public administration and constitutional affairs committee called for a radical change in charity regulation to prevent a repeat of the “extraordinary catalogue of failures of governance and control” that led to the charity’s collapse.

Source: Guardian Voluntary Sector Online

NHS Health Check survey

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up that can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • stroke

If you’re over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.

If you’re aged 40-74 and you haven’t had a stroke, or you don’t already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years.

However in Blackpool not many people take up the opportunity to have this very important health check and we would like to know why.

Please take this online survey to help us understand the reason people do or do not have their NHS Health check.

 

You can also return printed copies (a printable version of the survey is attached) to:

Communications Team,
NHS Blackpool CCG,
Blackpool Stadium,
Seasiders Way,
Blackpool,
FY1 6JX.

 

Please click here to take the survey. (www.blackpoolccg.nhs.uk/nhs-health-checks-survey)

The survey will close on Friday 1 September 2017

Lytham Sportfest August 2017

Lytham Sportfest is a local group of sports-obsessive individuals aiming to encourage people to “have a go” at sporting activities. They are working with various sports clubs across the Fylde coast and beyond, to produce a truly memorable weekend of active events.

This year’s event takes place on 26th and 27th August.

They’ve joined up with Fylde Coast YMCA and local sports groups and instructors to give you as much sport and activities they can fit in!

They will once again have lots of FREE activities and some events which will require you to book in advance.

Click below to book tickets, or visit their BOOK HERE page.

Take a look at the event timetable on the button below, or go to their TIMETABLE page.

They want to improve the local sports facilities Lytham St. Annes has to offer, to help sports clubs achieve this goal, and invite local people and tourists to take part in new sports.

Their ultimate goal would be to see these improvements create the environment to produce world class sportspeople, but know this will take a lot of time, but why not aim high? ​

 

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Pupils showcase their work as Youth Leaders

SCHOOL pupils gave impressive presentations to fellow students about an initiative designed to help improve the health and wellbeing of their
peers.

The ‘Youth Health Leaders Day’ at St Mary’s Catholic Academy and Sixth Form in Blackpool on celebrated the ‘Youth Health Leaders’ project
which is led by the Trust.

Hospital staff, including doctors, nurses, senior managers, a dental educator and a pharmacist, congratulated the pupils on their work as Youth Health Leaders and spoke about the job opportunities within the NHS on the Fylde coast.

The Youth Health Leaders programme, which has been running for two years at St Mary’s, was set up by Sharon Vickers, a Practice Development
Sister at the Trust. It was designed to encourage young people to champion good health among their peers and spark interest in health care as a
career.

Sharon Vickers said: “The whole purpose of the Youth Health Leaders programme is to encourage young people to take ownership of health in the local area.

“They help to promote better ways of living to other young people. The scheme gives them a connection with the hospital if they feel they would like to join the local NHS.

“We would like to have every secondary school in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre signed up to this programme It was the first time that St Mary’s had
hosted an event for the Youth Health Leaders and it was a huge success.

“St Mary’s also opened the event to other schools including Carr Hill High School, Montgomery High School, St George’s High School, Rossall School,
AKS Lytham Independent School, Millfield Academy, Aspire High School, Unity School and Lytham High School.

“They were invited as they had shown an interest in the Youth Health Leaders programme. They have been invited to a similar event at Blackpool
Victoria Hospital on November 10. The Youth Health Leaders get to work with each other on problem solving and they keep up with local and
regional studies on health related concerns.’’

For more on the Youth Health Leaders programme, contact Sharon Vickers at Sharon.vickers@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk

Source: Health Matters Issue 147

New partnership for Willow Garden Project

Gardening, crafts and support for people affected by cancer.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals would like to set up a Gardening Support Group in partnership with The Willow Garden Project, Unique Estate Agents and Macmillan.

As a form of physical exercise, gardening can benefit your physical and mental wellbeing. It can also combat and manage some of the side effects of cancer treatment such as fatigue, depression and risks to your heart.

By joining a group, people affected by cancer can spend time with others who share and understand their experience or who have dealt with it in the past.

THEY ARE HOLDING AN OPEN DAY

WHEN Wednesday 27th September 2017

TIME Drop-in from 10am-2pm

WHERE The Willow Garden, Fleetwood

Phone: 07879428970

E-mail: hannah.mckearnen@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk

Young Carers’ Lead Worker

Job Title:   Young Carers’ Lead Worker

Salary:        £25,000 to £28,000 per annum

Blackpool Carer’s Centre are seeking a passionate and inspiring leader for their young carers’ support team.

You will provide leadership and ensure a high quality service for all young carers and their families.

You will work proactively with relevant agencies and promote continuous improvement across the service to ensure the very best outcomes for young carers.

You will have excellent communication skills with an in-depth understanding of safeguarding children.

For an informal chat please contact Faye Atherton on 01253 393748.

Application closing date – 5.00pm on Wednesday 6th September 2017
Interviews will take place w/c 11th September 2017.

To apply for this position, please download a job application pack HERE