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Community Mental Health Services Survey

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Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, are working together with GPs, Social Care, Third Sector Organisations, Patients, Service Users and Carers within the community to change the way they deliver Community Mental Health services within Hull and the East Riding.

They would like to hear from people who have a connection with Community Mental Health, including those with personal experiences of care and support and from those who work in this field. Click here to take the survey.

The anonymous results will be used to provide a vision statement and values for the new service.

Garfield Weston Foundation the Weston Culture Fund for arts charities

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The Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a £25m fund to help cultural organisations recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. It will offer grants of between £100,000 and £2m to visual arts organisations, arts centres, museums and galleries with a minimum annual income of £500,000.

Applications will be open between 5 October and 9 November.

While the fund focuses on medium-sized and large organisations, smaller arts charities will still be able to apply for funds from the foundation’s regular programmes. The foundation accepts and reviews applications below £100,000 on an ongoing basis and charities can apply anytime. The Garfield Weston Foundation supports charities and projects working in a range of sectors, including community, environment, culture, education and faith.

For more information go to the Garfield Weston website

I AM Fund Engagement Officer

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Deadline 6th October

Working for HEY Smile Foundation, providing support across the East Riding

Salary scale: £18,800 to £21,500 pro rata

Working Hours: 22.5hrs per week

Contract Duration: 6 months fixed term with for a potential for extension subject to funding

The I AM Fund supports local charitable organisations that connect children and young people to performance arts. Applications must focus on one or more of the following priorities:

  • Inspire participation
  • Identify local talent
  • Improve experience

Working closely with the Head of Community Development and the I AM Fund Committee, the I AM Fund Engagement Officer will connect with a broad range of organisations within the Cultural, Voluntary and Education sectors.  They will also produce quality applications to the fund committee, ultimately aiding more young people to participate in the Arts.

For more information, and to see the full job description, go to the Foundation’s website

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@heysmilefoundation.org with the name of the vacancy you’re applying for in the subject box.

Hospital Liaison Substance Misuse Worker with ADS

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Deadline 19th October 2020 at 12 noon

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Full time or Part time £22352 – £27275 (pro rata for part time)

Attractive pension package

Attractive annual leave package

Health scheme

Full Time (37.5 hrs)

The successful candidate must be able to engage people with substance misuse problems to enter treatment services, through providing advice, an assessment of need and brief interventions and making an onward referral to specialist services.

The successful candidate will hold a professional qualification or degree in a related subject e.g. Social Work and have knowledge of substances and their effects.

Experience of undertaking assessments of need and risk, providing harm reduction advice and brief interventions are essential.

The service is available 7 days a week between 8am and 8pm, therefore you must be prepared to work on a rota basis. Consideration to part time working is available.

Apply online here or contact: The Alcohol & Drug Service E: jobs@ads-uk.org  T: 01482 320606

Summary of the Prime Minister’s speech to Parliament

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First, office workers are being asked to work from home. But if people need to go to work, they should continue to do so.

Second, Johnson says, from Thursday pubs and restaurants will have to offer table service, except for takeaways. And they will close from 10pm.

Third, staff in retail and indoor hospitality will have to wear masks. And they will be needed in taxis.

Fourth, Covid-secure workplace rules will become a legal obligation.

Fifth, the rule of six will be amended so that only 15 people can attend weddings from Monday. Funerals remain at 30.

And, sixth, from 1 October the plan to ease the rules for sports events will be suspended.

The penalty for not wearing a mask or breaking the “rule of six” will double to £200 and the option is also on the table to draw on military support where required to support the police.

The £10,000 fine for individuals failing to self-isolate will now be applied to businesses breaking Covid rules, the PM says.

And he says people should assume the new rules will stay in force for six months.

Guidance continues to be that you do not need to shield except in local lockdown areas – but that will be kept under “constant review”, the PM says.

And he warns if today’s changes don’t bring the R number down below one – that’s how many people someone with coronavirus passes it on to – then Mr Johnson threatens he will “deploy greater firepower with significantly greater restrictions”.

You can read the full transcript here

Charities in deprived Northern areas more vulnerable to the crisis, report finds

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From Civil Society

Charities located in deprived areas of the North of England are more likely to see a fall in income as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a report has found.

Think-tank IPPR North analysed data from the Third Sector Trends Survey, looking at the financial resilience of civil society organisations in the North of England after the 2008 recession, to estimate what consequences the current crisis could have for them.

It found that while charities in the North have “proven to be highly resilient in the face of economic challenge”, they are also likely to see a significant income fall, especially if they are located in the poorest areas of the region.

The report said that during the last recession charities in the more deprived areas were more likely to see significant income falls.

In 2010-12 a third of charities in the poorest areas of the region saw a significant income fall, compared with 15% of those in the most affluent areas.

You can read the rest of the article here

You can read the full report online or download it here

Illegal evictions up 50 per cent since pandemic began

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From the Independent

Housing experts have warned of a surge in tenants being illegally removed from their homes by criminal landlords as an eviction ban comes to an end on Monday.

The warning comes after reports that illegal evictions have already surged 50 per cent in some areas since the coronavirus pandemic began.

One housing officer in London described a case where a man was beaten unconscious and left homeless and sleeping in a park during the pandemic after he was three days late with his rent. More commonly, locks are simply changed and a tenants’ possessions removed or stolen.

With hundreds of thousands of households falling into rent arrears as a result of Covid-19, a second wave of infections on the way and the end of the furlough scheme, tenant relations officers (TROs) fear a big spike in illegal evictions in the coming weeks and months.

To read the full article go to the Independent

Preventative action for Hull schools to help reduce spread of coronavirus

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The Hull Learning Partnership, in conjunction with Hull City Council is taking preventative action against coronavirus by agreeing that school staff, and secondary pupils across the city are expected to wear face coverings in certain situations from Monday 21 September.

The decision has been made because of the rising number of cases.

Helen Christmas, public health lead for children and young people said: “Whilst the number of people with coronavirus in Hull remains much lower than the national and regional averages, we are now seeing a rise, and therefore taking this action to help prevent spread of the virus in schools.

Secondary school staff, visitors and pupils will be expected to wear face coverings in indoor communal spaces where two metre distancing is challenging, not including classrooms and when eating or drinking.

Primary school staff and visitors will also wear be expected to wear face coverings in indoor communal spaces, such as staff rooms, where two metre distancing is difficult. Again, with the exception of classrooms and when eating and drinking. This may not apply in all specialist settings.

Helen Christmas continued: “Face coverings reduce the likelihood of the wearer transmitting the virus to others, if they have it. They are particularly useful when moving around a building where two metre distancing is difficult to maintain and people are mixing outside of their normal groups.”

Face coverings remain a requirement on public transport for people aged 11 and over, and are recommended on home to school transport for secondary age students.

Some staff and students will be exempt from wearing face coverings, for example due to medical conditions, or where a face covering would cause extreme distress. A medical certificate is not needed to prove this.

Students are also reminded to social distance outside of school and follow the rule of six – where social gatherings should not include more than six people.

A temporary dedicated text service has been established to address any questions or concerns from parents or carers which cannot be answered by a child’s school. Text CovidEdPublic to: 07795 563 000, followed by the question.

All Academy Trusts work together through the Hull Learning Partnership.

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