CARE – Properties Wanted

CARE have an housing scheme, which is now in it’s 26th year, where they house people who are either homeless or facing homelessness either through being badly housed or under eviction notice. They are now urgently in need of more properties/landlords in the private rented sector, with empty properties within North East Lincolnshire to be able to continue to house people that are in need in North East Lincolnshire.

If you have or know of a landlord with empty properties please make contact with CARE on 01472 232310 or email enquiries@carenelincs.co.uk for more information on how they can partner with CARE.

Safeguarding Adults Board – Annual Report 2020/21

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

On behalf of Bev Compton, Director of Adult Social Services for NEL Council, and Jan Haxby, Chair of the Safeguarding Adults Board, we are pleased to attach the NEL Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2020/21.  We would like to draw your attention to the significant achievements and progress made over the last year, which has been, and continues to be, particularly challenging during the Covid-19 pandemic, and take this opportunity to thank partners for their contributions.  The report forms a basis to inform future strategic planning going forward into 2022 and has been published on the Safer NEL website:   https://www.safernel.co.uk/safeguarding-adults-board/ Please feel free to share this report across your organisation.

Support available for people who are struggling this winter

Sent and written on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

Christmas can be a wonderful time for many, but for some, it can be a time of immense struggle.

Lots of support is available to help people with everything from financial problems to homelessness and mental health.

Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for health, wellbeing and adult social care at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “This time of year can be an incredibly difficult time for many of our residents.

“Support is available to help people get through the tough times. Lots of local and national organisations offer professional, confidential advice and support.

“I would encourage anyone struggling at this time of the year to seek out support.”

Click here for the full information.

Festive fun and activities back on the menu this Christmas time

Sent and written on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

A fun-filled programme of events and activities has been put together to give youngsters in our area an opportunity to get out and keep active during the Christmas break.

As part of the Government’s Holiday Activities and Food scheme, organisations in North East Lincolnshire have been given funding to offer activities and a free meal to school-age children.

The activities are open to all children in our area aged 5 to 16, and are free to those who qualify for free school meals.

Children who get free school meals need to get a code from their school that they must then show to the activity organiser.

Click here for the full news article.

Season Greetings from SENDIASS

From SENDIASS:

All the team at North East Lincolnshire SENDIASS would like to wish you the best of season’s greetings for the Christmas period and into the New Year.

Making it easier to chat to SENDIASS in 2022!

We’re pleased to announce that in the New Year we will have more availability to be contacted through our webchat facility.

Simply visit https://barnardossendiass.org.uk/north-east-lincolnshire-sendiass/ between the hours of 9.30am and 1.30pm, from Monday to Friday, and a project worker will be available to chat to online.

Mental Health at Christmas

I’m sure you agree that it is important to discuss mental health at this time of year, because Christmas, unfortunately, is a tough time for many.

Rehab 4 Addiction, a UK-based addiction helpline, has published an infographic about ‘Mental Health at Christmas’.

You can find their infographic here:

It visually illustrates the reasons why some people may be negatively impacted by Christmas, and it also ways to avoid or mitigate these factors too.

Christmas tips, World Autism Acceptance Week, and more from the National Autistic Society!

December can an exciting time, filled with celebration, festive fun, and gift-giving. But for some autistic people, the winter holidays can also be quite stressful.

The National Autistic Society’s most recent newsletter has some great Festive tips for an autism-friendly Christmas.

HEY Credit Union now open in North East Lincolnshire

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

EY Credit Union, the not-for-profit community bank serving people who live or work in the Humber Region, has opened a new branch in North East Lincolnshire.

Open to anyone in the area to join, the Credit Union provides safe and handy savings accounts for the whole family, and affordable, responsible credit solutions for people looking to spread the cost of a major purchase, or smooth the ups and downs of family budgeting.

The plan is for the branch to be within Grimsby Central Library. However, as it is currently closed for building works, the Credit Union team – comprising Quinn Needham and Sally Johnston – is based at Cleethorpes Library, opening every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. They are also at Freeman Street Market (the Courtyard) every Friday morning.

Click here for the full article.

Christmas and New Year 2021/22 – Local Public Transport (North East Lincolnshire)

North East Lincolnshire Council have published the public transport timetables during the Christmas period of 23rd/24th December – 4th January 2022 for the following services below:

  • Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes
  • Phone ‘n’ Ride
  • Dial a Ride
  • Transpennie Express (Cleethorpes to Manchester Piccadilly)
  • East Midlands Railway (Cleethorpes to Barton Upon Humber)
  • East Midlands Railway (Grimsby Town to Lincoln)

The following for Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes are:

  • 24 December 2021 (Christmas Eve) – A Saturday service will run up to 8pm
  • 25 December 2021 (Christmas Day) – No service will run on this day
  • 26 December 2021 (Boxing Day) – No service will run on this day
  • 27 December 2021 – A Sunday service will run
  • 28 December 2021 – A Sunday service will run
  • 29 December 2021 – A Saturday service will run
  • 30 December 2021 – A Saturday service will run
  • 31 December 2021 (New Year’s Eve) – A Saturday service will run until 8pm
  • 1 January 2022 (New Year’s Day) – No service will run on this day
  • 2 January 2022 – A Sunday service will run
  • 3 January 2022 – A Sunday service will run.
  • 4 January 2022 – Normal service will resume.

Click here for the full information.

News about the Young Minds Matter NEL (CAMHs) service

In North East Lincolnshire, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHs) is run by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as the ‘Young Minds Matter’ service.

A decision was made recently by the board of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in terms of their future involvement in this service. Please see the letter below for full details of this decision.