volunteer to help the community during the Covid-19 pandemic

Individuals can register to volunteer to help the community during the Covid-19 pandemic with Blue Lights Brigade.

http://www.bluelightsbrigade.co.uk

Blue Lights Brigade are supporting the effort across the borough and will make sure that you are linked in to the local effort and volunteering opportunities and needs near you.

As a COVID-19 volunteer, you may be asked to do any of the following tasks:
shopping for food/supplies

  • delivering food/supplies to vulnerable residents
  • picking up and delivering prescriptions
  • having a friendly phone conversation with those at risk of loneliness when in isolation
  • supporting with critical transport needs
  • helping with digital skills coaching
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Community Lead for Primary Care

North East Lincolnshire CCGs’ Community Forum is responsible for ensuring that the views of the public are being considered by the CCG all of the time. It is made up of volunteer ‘community leads’ who each support a service area.

NELCCGG are looking to recruit a Community Lead for Primary Care, who will work with them to support the development of digital technology in North East Lincolnshire to enable patients to access services online.

To find out more information come along to our information session at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE on Thursday 6th February 1pm to 3pm. You can also call for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email nelccg.accord@nhs.net

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Community Equality Panel

This panel is made up of community members that meet regularly to help the CCG ensure that their plans and policies do not have a negative impact on local people, particularly those with protected characteristics ( eg gender, disability, sexual orientation etc).

NELCCG are currently recruiting community members to their panel. They are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about equality and the services that are delivered in North East Lincolnshire.

To find out more information come along to our information session at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE on Thursday 6th February 1pm to 3pm. You can also call for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email nelccg.accord@nhs.net.

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Accord Steering Group

North East Lincolnshire CCG is looking to recruit community representatives to be part of our Accord Steering Group. This small group of Accord members meets monthly, ensuring that our members have great opportunities to shape local health and care services.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in the planning of the twice yearly public events – Way Forward, and Getting Better Together. Being a member of this Group is a great way to find out more about how the NHS in this area works, as well as giving you the opportunity to help further develop the Accord scheme and the opportunities that members receive to have their say on matters affecting North East Lincolnshire.

The Accord Steering Group members have helped to plan numerous events, represented Accord on the Citizens Panel for the Humber Acute Services Review, and have helped to shape the new engagement strategy for North East Lincolnshire.

To find out more come along to our information session at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE on Thursday 6th February 1pm to 3pm. can also give them a call for an informal chat, please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email nelccg.accord@nhs.net.

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Accord Ambassadors

Would you like the opportunity to get out and about in the community, talking about everything health and social care related? Would you like to encourage people to get involved and have their say on the health and care services that they receive, or how they could be improved?

The Accord membership scheme is a way that North East Lincolnshire CCG can communicate with and involve members of the community in decision making. As an Ambassador you will play an integral role in promoting Accord & allowing people to have their say on health and care plans. All ambassadors are provided with training and ongoing support by the CCG. If you have a friendly attitude, enjoy communicating with people and want to learn new skills, this could be the opportunity for you.

To find out more information come along to their information session at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE on Thursday 6th February 1pm to 3pm.

If you would prefer you can call them for an informal chat. Please contact Jonathan Brooks on 0300 3000 563 or Katie Thomas on 0300 3000 567 or email nelccg.accord@nhs.net.

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Exploited Young Persons’ Volunteer Mentor

The NEL VCSE Alliance are working on a new project within North East Lincolnshire, called GRAFT (Gaining Respect and Finding Trust) and looking to recruit several volunteer mentors to support children and young adults who are Victims of Exploitation, trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery.

The GRAFT project is a Home Office funded project aimed at delivery of interventions to help victims of exploitation achieve a positive destination and reduce their involvement in Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE).

The Volunteer Mentors will go through a comprehensive training programme, with a minimum commitment of at least two hours per week for a 3-4 month period, however, some training days will require a full day’s attendance. At the end of the training period you will have a fazed introduction to the child or young adult you will support.

Support will be sourcing and taking the person to sports, arts, creative activities etc or even involving them in your own interests, all individually based on what the young person is interested in or wants to become interested in. All throughout the programme the practitioners themselves will provide the support and interventions needed; your role will be to become a trusted adult, helping them become less involved in exploitative situations and to give them access to someone who is not an organisation or statutory professional – with the ultimate goal of helping to safeguard young people and support them them to exit their exploitative situation.

To find out more about the role or to apply please contact amy.hallett@alliance-nel.org.uk 

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Volunteer to help children learn more about their environment

A small number of free training places are available for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor for Keep Britain Tidy.

  • Are you passionate about environmental education?
  • Would you like to help create great community cohesion in your Local Authority?
  • Would you like to help encourage young people to become more environmentally responsible?
  • Would you like to encourage schools to become more sustainable and environmentally aware?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be interested in becoming an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor.

The Eco-Schools programme is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world. There are more than 30 schools registered in North East Lincolnshire.

The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an international award schools attain to show their commitment to the environment.

To gain the Green Flag, the school must be assessed by an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor.

This process involves the assessor reading the school’s Green Flag application documents, and then visiting the school to meet the Eco-Committee and Eco-Coordinator to assess whether the Eco-Schools ethos is embedded throughout the school.

Benefits include:

  • Receive professional volunteering training
  • Meet others interested in the Eco-Schools programme
  • Gain inspiration from real-life examples of environmental action and learning
  • Develop skills in communication, observation and assessment
  • Practice report writing and administration skills
  • Have fun!

Provisionally, the training date will be in the week beginning 25 November.

If you’re interested please email Jenny.Scantlebury@nelincs.gov.uk.

Click here for more details.

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Women’s Aid – Recycling Rally

Women’s Aid would like to invite you to a Recycling Rally.

Can you spare one hour of your time?

Could you pop in to help them sort through their hundreds of bags of donated recycling. . . . . they all have to be sorted into separate bags
(crisps, biscuits, sweets, etc)

Friday 20th September 2019 Drop in anytime between
9.30am – 4pm, Centre 4, Wootton Road, Grimsby
 
This fun & social event is being organised because their recycling appeal has been so amazing and successful !  
 
Refreshments, biscuits and cakes will be provided to keep you going !

ANY amount of time you can give on the day would be very much appreciated (adults only)
– maybe an hour or two, or the morning/afternoon?
– full instructions and help will be provided

You can access there facebook page here.

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Friendship at Home Management Committee – The Treasurer

Duties and Role Description etc. – Treasurer

Role of treasurer

1. Financial qualifications and experience

2. Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

3. The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

4. A preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Management Committee

5. A willingness to be available to all staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

Additional job description duties for our Treasurer

In addition to the general responsibilities for all trustees the treasurer also has some specific responsibilities:

The overall role of our Treasurer is to maintain an overview of F@H affairs, ensuring its financial viability and that proper financial record and procedures are maintained.

1. Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements.

2. Being assured that the financial resources of F@H meet its present and future needs.

3. Ensuring that F@H has an appropriate reserves policy.

4. The preparation and presentation of financial reports to the Management Committee.

5. Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.

6. Liaising with staff and volunteers about financial matters.

7. Advising on the financial implications of F@H strategic plans.

8. Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of F@H.

9. Ensuring F@H compliance with current relevant legislation.

10. Ensuring that equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured.

11. Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. the Charity Commission.

12. If external scrutiny of accounts is required, ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented.

13. Contributing to the fundraising strategy of F@H.

14. Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way.

15. Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required.

Person specification – The skills, experience and qualities expected from the treasurer.

All trustees should be able to demonstrate basic qualities of commitment and

integrity; our Treasurer should demonstrate additional skills including experience of

financial management appropriate to the size and complexity of the finances of F@H.

Contact

Lyse Stephenson (Operational Manager)

Friendship at Home 01472 602500

lyse@friendshipathome.org.uk

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