Home Choice Lincs Allocations Policy

Deadline 31st October 2019

Home Choice Lincs is the partnership of North East Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, Ongo Homes, Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Longhurst Group, Sanctuary Housing & The Guinness Partnership. It was launched in 2010 as a way to jointly advertise affordable homes available for rent.

Their allocations policy is the document that sets out how they will ensure our homes are allocated in a fair and transparent way. It shows how they assess people’s housing needs and award them the correct priority banding. They periodically review this policy to ensure that they are still meeting the needs of their customers.

  • Band 1: Urgent priority
  • Band 2: High priority
  • Band 3: Medium priority
  • Band 4: Low priority

To find out more, please click here.

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Special Educational Needs and Disability Survey

Deadline 20th November 2019

Following the 2018 SEND local area inspection, North East Lincolnshire Council want to hear from parents/carers and children/young people about your experience and your ideas about how to improve the services provided for Special Educational Needs and Disability in our area.

NELC want to know what good services look like to you, so they can work together to develop this and they want to follow this up next year to see if you think things have got better.

Young person survey – click here.

Parents/carers survey – click here.

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Healthwatch NEL – Appointments Questionnaire

Healthwatch NEL will be out and about over the next couple of months encouraging people to share their views as a patient, more specifically on the GP appointment system and their experiences of it. 

The Healthwatch – Appointments Questionnaire will help build a picture of the GP practices and make recommendations for service improvement.

You can find out more clicking here.

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Talking, Listening & Working Together

Deadline 28th October 2019

North East Lincolnshire Council have been working with local stakeholder groups to develop a better way to talk, listen and work with the community, which has resulted in the commitment anyone can use below.

NELC are looking to adopt the commitment and we want to use your views to help develop the best way we, NELC and NELCCG, achieve this. 

To access the consultation, please click here.

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy Consultation

The Homelessness strategy sets out the local picture on homelessness – how people become homeless in our area, what they can do to prevent becoming homeless, and what support the council and partner organisations can offer to get people back on their feet.

NELC are asking for people’s views on what their aims and priorities should be.

The results will help us update the strategy and tackle homelessness in the future.

You can have your say here by clicking here.

This consultation closes on Sunday 13 October 2019.

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E.U Exit – Local Business Insight

The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub works with many businesses across the Humber region, and has therefore been asked by the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to solicit the views and feedback on the issues that the business community in the Humber are facing as a result of the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union by 31st October 2019.

As a business in the Humber, any feedback you are able to provide on this form will be treated in the strictest confidence, and will only be shared with the Government Department for BEIS. The Humber Growth Hub will also be able to use your feedback to help inform their business support activities regarding EU-withdrawal over the coming weeks and months which you will be able to engage with when available.

To find out more and to access the survey, please click here.

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Commissioning and Procurement experiences within NE Lincolnshire

Deadline 27th September 2019

Thank you to all those that have already responded, we would now love to hear from organisations who are interested in tendering for contracts in the future. We have extended the deadline to 27th September 2019. All responses are still welcome.

At the July VCSE Forum meeting we discussed commissioning and procurement processes with NE Lincs Clinical Commissioning Group (NELCCG) and NE Lincs Council (NELC)

Since then SSNEL have met with Sally Czabaniuk (NELCCG) and we have agreed to gather feedback and perspectives in regard to commissioning and procurement journeys  – both from the NELCCG/NELC and VCSE Sector.  Our aim is to improve the commissioning and procurement approach for all concerned.  This first piece of data gathering is a starting point, we will along the way:

  • Engage those involved in the journey/with experience to look at solutions/ways of working to support the VCSE sector; to explore commissioning and procurement going forward. What that looks like is not yet known, but is likely to start with a small working group/meeting of commissioners and VCSE organisations – any ideas please let SSNEL know. 
  • Be aware of other initiatives and activities nationally and within the sector, NELCCG and NELC that may influence or impact the commissioning and procurement process, examples include, The Social Value Act, The Engagement Strategy for NEL (currently being drafted in partnership with the sector), constitutional requirements and new and upcoming proposals such as the support of the New Economy Partnership as discussed at the July VCSE Forum.  
  • Keep VCSE Forum, NELCCG and NELC updated and engaged with the work/outcomes as they take place.  

To this end this is a call for information about your organisations commissioning and procurement experiences.  Please complete the following survey providing clear and constructive feedback, both positive and negative.   

The survey can be found by click here.

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Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy Consultation

Deadline 18th August 2019

North East Lincolnshire Council is renewing its Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy.

The policy contains details of the grants and loans the council will offer, to assist households in the area. The purpose of these grants and loans are to:

  • Enable essential repairs to be carried out on vulnerable owner occupiers’ homes
  • Reduce fuel poverty
  • Improve access in the home to enable independent living

The survey does not deal with service issues, however these can be raised directly with the service manager Jacqui Wells on jacqui.wells@nelincs.gov.uk or 01472 324775.

To access the consultation, please click here.

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NELincs Polling District, Polling Places and Polling Station Review

Deadline 23rd August 2019

The Council is proposing changes to some of the current polling districts, polling places and polling stations – as shown on the attached consultation  document.  In particular, these changes will affect the polling districts for: Croft Baker; Heneage; Humberston and New Waltham; Scartho and West Marsh Wards.

The ward maps:

The consultation document explains the proposed changes and attached plans showing the proposed new polling districts for these five Wards.

For a link to the polling district review webpage (which contains the timetable and current polling district maps) click here.

If you have any comments you would like to make on the proposed changes in the consultation document, or indeed any comments on the remaining polling districts, polling places or polling stations, then please let Stephen McGrath have these views by no later than Friday, 23rd August 2019 Email – Stephen.Mcgrath@Nelincs.gov.uk

Please note that a report containing the feedback from the consultation process and details of the final proposed changes to the polling districts, polling places and polling stations will be considered by the Licensing and Community Protection Committee and then Council during September 2019.  It is proposed that any changes to the polling districts agreed by Council will then come in to effect following the publication of the new electoral register on 1st December 2019.

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NEL VCSE Alliance Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Survey

NEL VCSE Alliance are working with partners to try to establish a full directory of all of the Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisations, no matter how big or small, who work within North East Lincolnshire.  They would really appreciate you spending just 5 minutes of your time completing this very simple survey.

It is looking to understand better the formal and informal voluntary, community and social enterprise networks in North East Lincolnshire and they need your help for that. The questionnaire is for any VCSE organisation.

Click here for NEL VCSE Alliance website

NEL VCSE Alliance will also be working in conjunction with North East Lincolnshire Council and Sector Support North East Lincolnshire. The database will not be searchable by the general public unless they seek further permission from you.

If you don’t think it is relevant to you, but you can think of community groups/organisations that could answer it, please feel free to share it.

Click here for the link to access the survey.

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