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Police Funding Survey 2019/20

Deadline 31st January

The Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Keith Hunter, is asking residents to give their views about police funding in an online survey.

Last month the Home Office announced the provisional funding settlement for police forces for 2019/20 together with details of the referendum principles in respect of increases in Council Tax. As part of the announcement about increased funding for policing the Government assumed that all Police and Crime Commissioners would make maximum use of the flexibility to increase funding from local taxpayers through the police precept, by £24 per year based on a Band D property. The police precept is the part of the Council Tax that contributes towards the total funding available to Police and Crime Commissioner to provide policing, community safety and victims’ services.

In the Humberside Police force area this would generate an extra £3.2m above the £12 increase that was already planned, having taken account of advice from Government last year. This means that an increase of £12 per year for a band D property had already been factored into financial plans for the force. This still left the force facing a requirement to make substantial savings over the next five years if it was to maintain officer numbers around the current levels.

To read the full explanation and to respond to the survey go to the Humberside Police website

Volunteering Development Officer, Halifax

Deadline 28th January

£24,204 per annum, 37 hours per week

Working as part of a wider voluntary and community sector infrastructure support service this will be an integral post, leading on the development of volunteering opportunities across Calderdale. This will include delivering an accessible volunteer brokerage service, promoting quality volunteering opportunities with a range of stakeholders and supporting the delivery of Place Based Social Action pilots.

The Calderdale Voluntary Sector Alliance (VSI) are looking to recruit a development officer with a proven background in developing and delivering volunteer programmes to a wide range of groups and organisations and with a strong commitment to the values of quality volunteering.

You will also have previous experience of delivering training and support to both organisations and volunteers and of developing new volunteering initiatives as and when required.

For more information about this post please contact:

Jason Stamp – Chief Officer on (01482) 499030 or email jason@nbforum.org.uk

To request an application form please contact:

Ali Middle – Business Support Manager on (01482) 499030 or email ali@nbforum.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 28 January 2019 at 5 pm

Interviews: 7th or 8th February 2019

HIP 16 + Camera Club

HIP 16+ Club, was originally set up to encourage and help people get to grips with their cameras. When it first started it was a monthly meet up, but as the membership grow it went to once a fortnightly.

Due to members’ personal and work commitments it has often been difficult for members to get to meetings;  so from January 8th they are going to weekly meet ups.  Hopefully this will give members more choice/flexibility and enable them to get a club night more often.  It will also make planning projects and photography challenges easier.

HIP club is a friendly welcoming group with an equal mix of men to women with different abilities and interests in photography.

This year they will look at and discuss some of the masters of photography, relevant to the monthly project and challenges – you will be able to push yourself out of your comfort zone to help enhance and improve your images.

HIP senior + meet every Tuesday 7-9pm at Art Space 1 (opposite the lift) on the Harbour Deck of the Princes Quay, the first meeting of 2019 being the 8th January.

HIP also runs a HIP Camera group for the under 16s every Saturday 10.30 – 12.00

For more information please ring 07538 045466 or email volunteerathip@gmail.com

For more information go to their blog, or their website or their Facebook page

 

Get to know ReNew

Have you ever wondered what the ReNew Drug and Alcohol service team do? Now is your chance to find out, as they run a series of free information sessions and workshops across January – details below.

For more information or to book a place please contact earlyhelp.hull@cgl.org.uk or call on 01482 620013

BBV Strategy Talk

Monday 7th January 2019, 1pm to 3pm  @ Trafalgar House. In this session members of ReNew’s clinical team will discuss how they are working towards eliminating Hepatitis C.

ReNew Coffee Morning

Tuesday 8th January 2019, 10am to 12 noon @ Trafalgar House. Join the team for a coffee and a chat about all things ReNew! Find out more about them, have a look around and enjoy a coffee.

Think Family Coffee Morning

Thursday 10th January 2019,  9.30am to 10.30am  @ Trafalgar House . Join members of the Think Family team for a coffee and learn more about the Parenting Recovery in Substance Misuse (PRISM) programme. Find out how the programme is delivered, what parents can learn and how to refer.

Dual Diagnosis Talk

Friday 11th January 2019, 9.30am to 11am @ Trafalgar House. Join them for an overview of the current dual diagnosis practice and how they work in partnership with secondary mental health services to provide better outcomes for service users.

What Is Early Intervention? / How To Deliver A Brief Intervention

Monday 14th January 2019, 10am to 12 noon @ Trafalgar House.  Join them for an overview of what ReNew’s early intervention offer is, learn about the difference between non structured and structured treatment options which include the offer of a brief intervention and brief advice. The Early Intervention team will then train participants on how to deliver a brief intervention themselves – specifically for low level alcohol use.

Coffee & Service Tour – ReNew Bransholme   

Monday 14th January, 3pm to 5pm  @ ReNew Bransholme. Drop in for a coffee, chat to members of the Alcohol team and enjoy a tour of the new dedicated Alcohol Hub.

Client Treatment Journey

Wednesday 16th January, 1.30pm to 3pm @ Trafalgar House.  A presentation on the client’s treatment journey from entry into service/referral through to exit from service. You will have the chance to speak Team Leaders, a Case Worker and a member of peer support.

Independent Family Service Introduction

Thursday 17th January, 1.30pm to 3pm @ Trafalgar House. An introduction to the Independent Family Service, for concerned significant others (CSO’s) and their families in the Hull region, featuring a service user share.

Referral & Entry Into Service

Friday 18th January, 10am to 11am @ Trafalgar House. Find out more about ReNew’s referral and entry into service process.

Early Intervention Behaviour Change for Professionals

Friday 18th January, 10am to 12 noon @ Trafalgar House. This session gives participants an insight into what it feels like to be an early intervention client and receive targeted low level intervention. They will partake in the behaviour change workshop which is an early intervention client’s first structured intervention with the service.

ReNew Coffee Morning

Monday 21st January, 10am to 12 noon @ ReNew Bransholme. Join them for a coffee, chat to members of the Alcohol team and enjoy a tour of the new dedicated Alcohol Hub. Experience a sneak peek of the Day Rehab programme too!

What Do ReNew’s Clinical Team Offer?

Tuesday 22nd January, 10.30am to 12 noon @ Trafalgar House. Have you ever wondered what ReNew’s clinical team offer? Join members of the team as they explain what they do and what they offer.

Referral Process and Welcome Offer

Tuesday 22nd January, 2pm to 3pm @ Trafalgar House. Join the team and find out more about ReNew’s referral and entry into service process..

What Is Early Intervention? / How to Deliver a Brief Intervention

Wednesday 23rd January, 1pm to 3pm  @ Trafalgar House. Join them for an overview of what ReNew’s early intervention offer is, learn about the difference between non structured and structured treatment options which include the offer of a brief intervention and brief advice. The Early Intervention team will then train participants on how to deliver a brief intervention themselves – specifically for low level alcohol use.

Introduction to Stepping Stones (Day Rehab and Alcohol Day Rehab)

Thursday 24th January, 2pm to 3.30pm @ Trafalgar House. This session is an opportunity to join members of the Forward team and find out more about the six week rolling Stepping Stones pre-abstinence treatment programme and 12 week rolling intensive abstinence programme.

Early Intervention Behaviour Change for Professionals

Monday 28th January, 10am to 12 noon @ Trafalgar House. This session gives participants an insight into what it feels like to be an early intervention client and receive targeted low level intervention. They will partake in the behaviour change workshop which is an early intervention client’s first structured intervention with the service.

Client Treatment Journey

Wednesday 29th January, 1.30pm to 3pm @ Trafalgar House.  A presentation on the client’s treatment journey from entry into service/referral through to exit from service. You will have the chance to speak Team Leaders, a Case Worker and a member of peer support.

ReNew’s Alcohol Model

Wednesday 30th January, 1.30pm to 3pm @  ReNew Bransholme.  Come and find out more about ReNew’s Alcohol Model and how it’s used within ReNew.

Understanding Dementia for Carers, with Activity for the Cared for

During 2019 Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group will be holding a  number of support forums aimed at helping you understand and cope with the changes you are facing when caring for a loved one with dementia.

This will consist of 4 sessions over a period of 6 weeks looking at communication, unusual behaviour, support networks, what is dementia? making your home dementia friendly, how past experience can cause a problem today and any burning issues.

You can bring along your loved one, who will be invited to take part in the activity workshop.

The courses will be held at Butterflies headquarters: 2nd Floor 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN

First Course :- 16th Jan, 30th Jan, 13th Feb & 27th Feb

Second Course :-  20th Mar, 3rd April, 17th April, 1st May

For more information contact Butterflies on 07821519212 or e-mail info@butterflies.org.uk

For more information about Butterflies, go to their website

New Adult Day Care Centre opening soon

Innovations in Care Ltd are opening their first adult day centre for people living with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries or Autism, based at 72 -74 Clarence Street, Hull HU9 1DN

To ensure that their facilities and services are fully inclusive, they will also offer day services to people who may be living with Dementia.

They have created an environment that simulates a home from home experience. Care has been taken to create a centre that not only supports adults with life skills, numeracy, literacy, education and employment, it also supports transitions for young people leaving child care services, moving into adult services. They recognise that this transition can be daunting and unsettling, which is why they  offer taster and transition sessions free of charge to promote positive wellbeing and involvement

There will be free taster sessions from 23rd January 2019 with the official opening on 1st February 2019.

There are a number of specialist rooms available:

  • Self-contained lounge, kitchen and dining area
  • Sensory room
  • Personal care and dignity room
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Games area
  • Computer suite
  • Gym and fitness area
  • Music Studio
  • Investigation room

For further information, or to attend one of our taster sessions email Sue: innovationsincareltd@yahoo.com  or call 01482 277155

Public consultation on unwanted fire signals

Deadline 15th January

Humberside Fire and rescue are currently consulting with members of the community around non-attendance at businesses when there is an automatic fire alarm activation and no confirmed fire.

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service receives on average over 1400 false alarm calls every year from businesses and organisations that are an unnecessary drain on emergency service resources.

Attending false alarms increases the blue light road risk to the public and their crews and reduces their ability to provide prevention and protection services to the community, train and practice for emergencies and attend genuine 999 calls.

For example, the time lost by the Service for attending these false alarms is on average 523 hours per year.

To take part in the survey go to their website

MESMAC Free Training

Yorkshire MESMAC Hull offers a range of free CPD accredited courses to professionals working with vulnerable groups in Hull.  The sessions are as interactive as possible, allowing for group discussions as well as providing up-to-date sexual health information.  Examples of the packages include:

  • HIV Awareness
  • STI Awareness
  • LGBT+ Awareness
  • FGM Awareness
  • Trans Awareness
  • FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Awareness
  • Human Trafficking (not accredited)
  • Chemsex (not accredited)

They also offer bespoke training and group work to vulnerable groups.

If you would like more information on their training or group work please email hull@mesmac.co.uk or call 01482 291190.

Residential Alcohol Detoxification and Rehabilitation Service  (Leeds) 

Deadline 30th January

Leeds City Council is planning to undertake a procurement exercise to put in place contractual arrangements with a suitably qualified and experienced organisation to deliver a Residential Alcohol Detoxification and Rehabilitation Service.

To support this, they would like to gain information from interested stakeholders on key points relating to the service. In order to do this, they would welcome potential providers to complete the questionnaire included with this scheme and return it prior to the stated closing date of 30th January 2019 at 12 noon.

For more information go to YORTender

Shaw Trust Partnership Opportunity: National Citizens Service

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.

Their specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. They have been selected by the NCS Trust to bid for the National Citizens Service (NCS) in the following areas:

  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and the Humber

They would like to hear from local youth organisations who are interested in working with them and who are able to provide a locally focused service, whose community links, local knowledge and networks would be able to recruit, engage and deliver to young people who would not normally engage with this programme.

You will need to have an understanding of NCS, from recruitment through to social action phases, though not necessarily experience of it, but have the capacity and capability to deliver this on a local basis.

In addition, they are also looking for local youth organisations who might consider delivering specialist activities to parts of the programme, helping support young people through the discovery and social action phases.

If you would like to work with Shaw Trust on the National Citizens Service,please go to their website for further information and complete the expression of interest form here If you would like to talk to the team please email: partnerships@shaw-trust.org.uk