Family Hubs – Your chance to shape the future of vital services for families

Deadline 1st August 2021

NELC would like to understand your views about the future of Family Hubs and Early Help support. Families have told Family Hubs they would like more direct support in their homes and flexibility about where to get support. NELC seen this has worked well during the Covid-19 pandemic when they couldn’t safely open all the Family Hubs. 

The results from this survey will allow your feedback to be considered when decisions are made about Family Hubs and what support local families need.   

Click here for further information and the consultation.

Mapping projects and support for ethnically diverse communities – survey and chance to win £100

Research is being carried out to understand more about voluntary and community sector projects and services that are run by, or set up to support, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

The research is being done on behalf of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s VCSE Leadership Group and the Two Ridings Community Foundation. Charities and community projects working with ethnically diverse communities in North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Hull, East Riding, York, North Yorkshire are being asked to participate in an online survey:

As a thank you for taking part, three participating organisations will be selected at random to receive a £100 donation for their charity. 

This research will help partners to gain a more thorough understanding of the region’s diversity and current engagement with services and funding. 

As a result of this project an interactive map of the diversity and community activity will be created, which will be made available to the wider public as an online tool. The online tool will also include a directory of existing services. 

Additionally, we hope to use the data gathered to improve existing support services available to organisations working with or supporting the ethnically diverse communities in our region.

Any questions about this project can be sent to 

Council seeking your views on proposals to reshape family services

From North East Lincolnshire Council:

PROPOSALS to reshape the support available to parents of infants and young children in North East Lincolnshire are now open for views from people within the community.

The plans being considered by North East Lincolnshire Council centre on delivering the same services in different ways to try and reach out to more families across the whole of the borough.

As a result, a move away from centring support in buildings is being investigated. Instead, it is thought that a combination of in-centre services at six family hubs, with more outreach and community work, would better serve the needs of the wider community.

The consultation, which runs until August 1, is asking people for their views on how early help services should be delivered, and whether there are any gaps in services.

Click here for further information.

Voluntary Sector – Covid-19 Resilience Survey (Yorkshire and the Humber)

Charities and voluntary groups continue to play a critical role in the Covid-19 response and in enabling the gradual opening up of communities and the economy. Organisations are working in different ways, more flexibly and often under real financial and management pressure.

This survey is being co-ordinated by Voluntary Action Leeds and partners across Yorkshire and the Humber.  Two surveys were issued in 2020 and this latest survey will provide valuable up-to-date information about the challenges and changes happening across North East Lincolnshire/Hull. The anonymised findings will be shared with you, health agencies, local authorities and other colleagues. We want to hear from you, please complete the survey here  by 31 May. 

Sensemakers: Covid to Recovery survey

On behalf of CASE:

CASE is working with partners on a new short project called Sensemakers. The project involves finding out what has worked well and not worked in terms of a wide variety of organisations through the CV-19 pandemic across the East Midlands.

CASE are looking for organisations to complete a survey. The ultimate purpose is to identify case studies of good practice that can be shared and showcased across the sector, and then to inform the design of business support going forward. 

Though the survey is open to all types of organisation, they are keen on a co-operative voice to be heard. If you would be interested in taking part in the survey, the link is as follows:

The website with all the information is here:

The survey link is: Sensemakers: COVID to Recovery (

Department for Transport and Home Office Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles Survey

From The Children’s Society’s Prevention Programme:

The Children’s Society’s Prevention Programme are working with the Home Office and the Department for Transport to identify exploitation and abuse concerns linked to Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles. 

We have created a survey and are interested in hearing from all professionals who may be able to provide insight into the scale and nature of exploitation and the use of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles. 

The survey closes on Friday 26th March 2021.

We would like to capture the insights from as many people as possible. Please do circulate this to colleagues who you feel may have insights to share, including licensing teams, police, social care, education and staff working in children’s homes.

If you do have any work occurring within the Taxi service or transport to raise awareness of Child Exploitation and would like support with this do reach out and we will aim to support in any way we can.

Covid Volunteering Survey

The NHS Volunteer project is seeking information about the volunteer response to Covid. This survey is for individuals and organisations that were involved in some aspect of volunteering during the pandemic, either as a volunteer, an organisation that used or deployed volunteers, or a person who wanted volunteer assistance.

The survey is specifically for people in the Humber, Coast and Vale area, which includes North East Lincolnshire.

We would be grateful if you could complete the survey and if relevant send it to your wider network.

Simply Connect – promote your organisation

VCSE Alliance, working in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council are launching a new online directory service to support the voluntary and community sector by providing an online platform for organisations and groups of all sizes to promote their activities and services.
Simply Connect will grow to be a significant resource to support the sector and the community, providing publicly searchable information.  Simply Connect is a free service for users and organisations.

If you lead a VCS organisation or group, register by clicking the link here.

If you know of a VCS organisation or group that maybe struggles to get the word out about the great work it does, share this with them!
Even if your usual service activities have been temporarily suspended, it’s still worth making contact.  If you’re providing a benefit to our community in North East Lincolnshire, we want to hear from you.  Email enquiries to or call Adrian on 07394 564500.