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Help Through Crisis

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Citizens Advice Hull & East Riding have a project called Help Through Crisis and they’d like to invite you to refer any eligible clients into this service.

Clients who are eligible for the project need to follow this criteria:      

  • They are in a financial crisis: e.g. no safe place to sleep or have no food, gas or electric – if they engage with the service CAB can help them with food parcels, gas and electric etc. from our crisis fund
  • Need advice such as benefits as they have been sanctioned for example, or are facing eviction or have become homeless.
  • Need extra support to act on that advice: are particularly vulnerable such as mental or physical health problems or single parent, migrant etc.

To make a referral or to find out more please e-mail adminhull@hull-eastridingcab.org.uk

Comic Relief Safe Place To Be: Preventing Homelessness and Insecure Shelter

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Deadline 1st October 2018

Funding Available: £150k to £300k for single applicants, or up to £750k for consortia

Country Focus: UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria

Across the world communities are doing excellent work tackling homelessness and shelter insecurity through their own creativity.

Comic Relief believe that long-term change happens when communities take their place at the table, working alongside government, private sector and civil society.

They want to hear from organisations preventing long-term homelessness and shelter insecurity in the following countries: the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria. These countries have high levels of poverty, inequality and rising numbers of people who are homeless or living in insecure shelter. There is also some track record in each country of government support and infrastructure to tackle these issues.

They’re inviting locally-rooted organisations to tell them what solutions they believe will work, demonstrating their approach is built on working directly with people affected by these issues.

For full information go to the Comic Relief website

Youth strand of the Building Connections Fund

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Deadline 26th September

Eligible charities and community organisations from across England can apply from 15th  August 2018 for up to £80,000 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand, to expand or enhance their work tackling youth loneliness.

Funding, delivered by the Co-op Foundation, is available for projects that support any groups of young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England. (This includes parts of Hull, Bridlington, Goole, Calderdale, Immingham and Grimsby)

Grants can also support projects from any location in England that mainly benefit young people with any one or more of the following circumstances:

  • Being a carer
  • Being unemployed or precariously employed
  • Experiencing bereavement
  • Having a disability or long-term health condition
  • Having been in the care system.

For more information and to apply go to the Foundation’s website

Litter Innovation Fund

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Deadline 5th October

WRAP is happy to announce Round 2 of the Litter Innovation Fund (LIF).  A £450,000 programme, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Scope and aim of the Litter Innovation Fund

The overall aim of the programme is to find new ways of reducing and preventing litter/littering through new methods and interventions that have not been tried and tested before. The programme will award small grants of up to £10,000 to support innovative research projects (located in England only) that have the potential to be scaled up or replicated more widely. Applicants are required to contribute a minimum of 10% match funding, either in-kind or monetary.

This programme can only support new interventions and approaches that can be delivered and show meaningful results within six-months. WRAP are unable to consider activities and interventions that are already in common use, or which have already been implemented and tested.

For more information and to express an initial interest go to the WRAP website

Consulting On A Code Of Ethics For The Charity Sector

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Deadline 26th September

NCVO has been developing a set of principles that can act as a ‘code of ethics’ for the charity sector and is now consulting on a draft code.

You can read the draft code of ethics here.

Background

Recent concerns about safeguarding and wider conduct at work are, rightly, a major priority for charities, government, and regulators. At summits held by the Charity Commission and the Department for International Development, charities, sector bodies, the regulator and government agreed to put new mechanisms in place to strengthen safeguarding, workplace practices and culture, and prevent incidents wherever possible.

What the code of ethics is for

NCVO hope the code will provide a framework for charities to review their own policies and practice. They can then identify where these need to change in line with their own purpose and specific values.

The proposed code would apply to:

  • safeguarding
  • conduct within charities
  • safe employment practices
  • dignity in the workplace
  • treating all individuals with respect.

Adoption and endorsement of the code will be voluntary.

For more information go to the NCVO

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Volunteer with H-CAS

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Humber Community Advice Services (H-CAS), a charity based in Hull which provides advice & guidance to minority ethnic communities in Hull wishes to recruit volunteers who can support its clients with either advice; interpretation of different languages; basic IT skills; or admin skills.

Full training will be provided and volunteer travel expenses reimbursed.

If you feel that this is for you, please contact the Manager, Peter, on 01482 236460, or Email: info.hcas@gmail.com

Business Support Officer, The Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees Ltd

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Deadline 10th September

£30,000 + pension

Full or part-time (30 to 37.5 hours per week)

Permanent

This is one of a unique group of organisations that exist across the country to represent and support GPs.  Their aspiration is to see informed, supported and empowered GPs working in thriving local practices.  You will play a pivotal role within the organisation, providing a high quality, effective and flexible administrative support service and supporting the development and delivery of services to GPs and practices.

You will act as line manager for two Team Administrators and will have responsibility for the day to day running of the office.  An important part of your role will be to ensure that appropriate systems are in place to deliver an excellent service to ‘customers’ who are largely local GPs, practice managers and colleagues from partner organisations.

You will provide direct administrative support to the Senior Management Team including diary management, minute taking, agenda planning and dealing with queries.

This is a small and very busy team.  Your workload will therefore be a mix of routine and much more varied activities when you will have the opportunity to develop your skills.  They will want the new Business Support Officer to take the lead on a number of projects, giving you the opportunity to mould certain aspects of this role and make then your own.  There is huge capacity for the right candidate to develop their knowledge of primary care and in doing so to extend the remit of the post.

Please read the full Application Pack (including job description and person specification) for more information about the LMC and about this role.

Applications must be submitted via NHS Jobs and full details of the application process are provided within the pack. If you would like an informal chat with a member of our Senior Management Team, please contact Sonia Barrett at sonia.barrett@nhs.net and she will be happy to arrange this for you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 10 September 2018 at 12 noon.

Chief Executive, The Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees Ltd

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Deadline 10th September

£55,000 – £65,000 (dependent on experience) + pension

Full-time

Permanent

This is one of a unique group of organisations that exist across the country to represent and support GPs.  Their aspiration is to see informed, supported and empowered GPs working in thriving local practices.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape the LMC through its next stage of growth and development.

The ideal candidate is a natural leader, able to motivate and inspire the team, GP members and the wider general practice community.  You will need vision, ideas, and most importantly, the ability to see things through to fruition.

Experience of working in primary care is desirable but not essential.  You will need to demonstrate strong skills in strategic planning, operational management, financial management, human resource management and communications.  You will also have a strong working knowledge of governance structures.

In return they offer a great working environment, a strong and supportive team and an exceptional opportunity to utilise your skills, knowledge and experience to their full.

Please read the Application Pack for further information (including Job Description and Person Specification) about the LMC and about this role.  Applications must be submitted via NHS Jobs and full details of the application process are provided within the pack.  If you would like an informal chat about the role with one of the Medical Directors or Board Members, please contact Sonia Barrett at sonia.barrett@nhs.net who will be happy to arrange this for you.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 September 2018 at 12 noon.

Use of receipts from Right to Buy sales

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Deadline 9th October 2018

The government wants to support local authorities to build more affordable homes. This consultation invites views on options to change the rules governing the money raised from Right to Buy sales to make it easier for councils to build more homes.

It also seeks views on whether the commitment that every additional home sold (as a result of the increase in discounts in 2012) is replaced on a one-for-one basis nationally should be retained, or reformed to focus on the wider supply of social and affordable housing.

It is being published alongside the social housing green paper

They are keen to hear from local authorities as well as residents and other stakeholders.

For more information go to the Government website

Review of social housing regulation: call for evidence

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Deadline 6th November

The social housing green paper sets out Government’s intention to carry out a review of regulation of social housing to ensure it remains fit for purpose, reflects changes in the social housing sector and drives a focus on delivering a good service for residents.

This call for evidence asks for information on how the regulatory regime is meeting its current objectives – both what works well and what does not. Alongside questions in the green paper it marks the first stage in the review process.

They are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties including residents, landlords and lenders.

For more information go to the Government website