SENDIASS Training Schedule 2020/2021

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Local Offer

The North East Lincolnshire Local Offer is the place on the Council website that provides and directs you to information that will support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It helps parents, children and young people aged 0 to 25 years find information about specialist and targeted services and activities in North East Lincolnshire. To find out more, please click here.

Kickstart Scheme – Application Assistance

From Business Hive:

You may have heard on the news or social media over the last few days that as part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, a new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme has been launched hoping to create thousands of fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.

The 6 month placements are open to those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment.  They will be available across a range of different sectors and the first placements are likely to be available from November.

Employers will receive funding for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions.

In addition, you will receive a £1500 grant to use on set up costs and employability training and development for the young person.

The Job Centre will be sending work ready applicants for the jobs registered, but from the people that are sent,  you as the employer will interview and select who you believe is the right fit for the role/s.

There is no requirement for you to retain the young person after the 6 months, and there is no limit to how many young people you take on through the scheme between now and December 2021.  However, if you do decide to keep them on, there are apprenticeship options and grants you can access that won’t be impacted by Kickstart.

One of the criteria for the scheme is that an employer must commit to taking on a minimum of 30 young people. This requirement would have excluded most local businesses however E-Factor are stepping in as an intermediary. This means we will collate all the details from every business looking to take on one or more young people through the scheme, and apply on your behalf in groups of 30.

If this is something you would like to be involved with or hear more about, please send an email to with the subject ‘Kickstart Enquiry’, we will then send you a sheet with a few questions about your business and the role you plan to fill.  You can also find out more by clicking on this link if you’d prefer

Union operating model – Update on Social Isolation pilot project – data and insights

Please see email from NELC:

As you will be aware, a small union project team have been working with Futuregov to develop new approaches to gathering, storing, and sharing, using, and presenting data and insights to inform intelligent decision making. The learning from this activity will be used in the wider activity which is underway to develop a new operating model for the Union. 

We needed to test some aspects of a future model by practicing them in a realistic way, on a real issue. The key things we are testing are around getting deeper, more useful insights by combining qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as collaborating with the VCSE sector to gather the data and understand what we find. The intent of the discovery is to test these aspects while contributing something valuable to a high priority problem.  

The problem selected by the partners across the CCG, NELC and the VCSE sector and VCSE representatives was social isolation. This was already a Union and VCSE priority, and the hope is that whatever we learn in this project will be used to support the work of colleagues addressing the issue, which has become even more prevalent during COVID.  We held a Show and Tell last month and the slide set can be accessed here  
Since the Show and Tell, the project support team has been interrogating lots of data and using conversations, stories and experiences to better understand the subject of social isolation. During our initial conversations with services, we found that there are some demographic groups who present as isolated or lonely including those with disabilities/long term conditions, carers, those living alone, bereaved, care leavers and single parents.  We also found that there were some repeated references to causes and triggers – some of which were short term, but others which were life experiences which had affected emotional or physical wellbeing. It also started to become apparent that many of the individuals most at risk of social isolation and loneliness fell into more than one of these demographics or trigger points. We discovered some anecdotal barriers to help and support and some key learnings for our next steps. These included digital access, confidence, awareness of what’s available and previous negative experiences with services.  

We spent some time with Futuregov to understand more about their approaches to design research and to overlay this with the Union Engagement Strategy and the engagement and community research activity of our local VCSE sector. We have used this learning, and that from our services about social isolation, to build a research and discussion guide, which our VCSE colleagues are now using with service users who have presented as isolated or lonely. The discussion guide is there to help services explore people’s experiences, feelings, support, barriers and what they think may help them.  

Alongside this, some of our analysts and data specialists are pulling together existing data about at-risk groups and risk factors. They have interrogated data from previous surveys where people identified as isolated or lonely and are using tools like Power BI and mapping to help us to create a clearer picture of those most at risk of social isolation. They are exploring how we may share the information we gather in this project with partners, and how we will be able to work with partners better in the future to use their data to be able to enhance our understanding of our communities and the issues we face.   

Our next steps are to bring all these findings back together, to theme the conversations with residents – and look at those alongside the numbers. By the end of next week, we aim to have a clear set of problem statements which we believe are the areas for further work, should we choose to move forward with this work. The team will present the statements and an overview of the findings to assistant directors in October.  

Please contact or  for further information or if you would like to get involved in the work. The next show and tell will be on Thursday 8th October at midday. A diary invite will follow.

This message has been sent to extended leadership team and those who have been involved or shown an interest in the project to date, please feel free to share wider.

Best Wishes


Claire Thompson, Community Insights and Marketing Manager, Communications, Print and Marketing, North East Lincolnshire Council

Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU 07427582323 | |

NHS Test and Trace COVID App – message to businesses

The NHS Test and Trace COVID App will be released for mass use on the 24th September.

The app is a vital part of the overall NHS Test and Trace service and the two biggest lessons learnt from the pilot’s are the incredible power of local networks and that giving businesses the opportunity to get ready and launch QR posters is key

Businesses and venues across England and Wales who will require QR code posters are being requested  to use the time between now and the launch date to get prepared.

Help is being requested:

1. To lead the way in helping relevant businesses and venues in your local community to start generating and displaying NHS QR posters, so visitors and customers can start checking in safely and securely to those settings from the 24th September. This is the main priority for the next two weeks and I attach some further information for your teams to support.

2. To use your communications channels to promote the app and drive awareness amongst your local communities when it is launched. Your advocacy really matters to us and your considerable networks will help us to reach as many people as possible.

The more people who use the app, the better it will work – and it will help us get ahead of the virus, preventing a second wave, further local lockdowns, and further disruption to the economy. You have all been incredible partners in NHS Test and Trace so far and on behalf of the entire NHS Test and Trace team, I’d like to express our sincere thanks for your commitment to playing your part and supporting us on our mission.

For latest Covid-19 information and support please see:

Humber Aid FREE Training Course Dates & Firefighting Equipment

Humber Aid are offering FREE training course and firefighting equipment to charities and non-profiting making organisations.

The application forms are attached and course details are below.

If groups have any queries they should contact Humber Aid.

Switchboard: 01482 398521

Training course dates below;

20/11/2020Fire Extinguisher 0.5 DayHumber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside Airport
04/12/2020Manual Handling 0.5 DayTraining Centre, Fire Service HQ, Hessle
17/12/2020Fire Marshal 1 DayHumber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside Airport
07/01/2021 and 8/01/2021First Aid at Work2 DaysHumber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside Airport
15/01/2021Emergency First Aid at Work1 DayHumber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside Airport

Courses are funded by Humber Aid for Charities and Non-profitmaking organisations.