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Newcastle CVS has made a response to Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.

It is a stark statistic that only 8% of employers report they have recruited a person with a disability or long term health condition over a year; we ask should there be more focus on the role of employers and of access to employment tribunals? Should there be more use of the Equality Act as only 48% of people with a disability are employed, compared to 80% non-disabled people. Whilst the Green Paper makes the case to employers, legislative change has always been required to tackle discrimination.

Wellbeing, health, and social care news

for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead

This month On the Hoof includes an invitation to a consultation meeting on the green paper, Improving lives: work, health and disability; the Wellbeing and Health Open forum; joint management arrangements for North Tyneside CCG with Newcastle and Gateshead CCG; a call for views about the Accessible Information Standard; updated Safeguarding Adults information sheet; and asks if you have difficulty in getting DBS checks.

Newcastle CVS has made a response to the draft Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and North Durham Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). 

LA7 ESF Community Grants of up to 15K are now available to support unemployed and economically inactive people to help their progression towards further learning and employment.
 
The next  funding window runs opens from  23 January until 23 February
 
For an application pack contact Claire Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Newcastle CVS has made responses to: Newcastle City Council budget 2017/18 proposals written following the VCS budget meeting on 14 December and sent on 29 December; and Gateshead Council budget 2017/18 proposals following the VCS budget meetings on 25 and 29 November and sent on 5 January.

On the Hoof brings wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

This December mini issue of On the Hoof includes: Newcastle Gateshead CCG call for your views on the Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and North Durham STP; Wellbeing for Life Board future themes; Gateshead Early Help Strategy; and Safeguarding matters.

An opportunity to take forward and launch an innovative concept amongst the health and social care sector. To promote Advocacy Centre North's new digital advocacy tool which is aimed to help people self-advocate. Leading on selling and marketing the DIY Advocate app, managing and maintaining customer relations. This post is offered on either a part time basis or consultancy opportunity.

Job title - Sales & Digital Marketing Officer
Hours - 2.5 days a week for 6 months or 2 days a week over 26 weeks
Salary - £24, 717 pro rata or £200 a day
Closing date - 9 January 2017
Interview date - 13 January 2017

Please return applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Job Description
Application Form (NOTE: Only fill in this application form if you apply for this opportunity on a part-time employment basis)

On the Hoof brings wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

This month On the Hoof includes: Newcastle Gateshead CCG call for your views on the Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and North Durham STP; Gateshead Council budget consultation; Newcastle City Council budget consultation; CCG social prescribing strategy; Safe Newcastle and Gateshead Community Safety Partnership Joint Strategic Assessment invitation, next Wednesday; offer of a free unit cost calculator; safeguarding matters; and more.

Advocacy Centre North have been successful in securing a grant from Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities to provide advocacy for people with neurological conditions (PWNCs), over three years (from September 2015). They want to appoint an evaluator to work with us and undertake a formative and summative, participatory two-year evaluation of our Neurological Advocacy Service in the context of the overall work of our organisation and the work of our partners. Ideally they would like the work to start during December 2016 but this is negotiable. 

See full details here

If you’re planning to shop online this Christmas (and actually any time!) you can help us by signing up to the ‘Give as You Live’ scheme.

Please note, there is no charge to you at all and the donations we receive from Give as You Live will go towards sending birthday and Christmas cards (including postage costs) out to our service users. Many of our service users are alone and the card we send them is often the only one they receive. Here is some of the feedback we have had which shows the positive impact the cards make:

“Thank you for my birthday card. It was the first one I have received after 34 years and it means a lot to me”. BME service user - October 2016

“Thank you to everyone at ACN for signing my birthday card. It really means a lot to me”. Mental Health service user - May 2016

“It was brilliant to get a card. I don’t get any cards from anybody else and it made me feel really good!” Mental Health service user - February 2016

It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up and makes a difference. Just select Newcastle upon Tyne Council for Voluntary Service as your chosen charity (Advocacy Centre North is part of Newcastle CVS) and make any online purchases through this site.

Use this link here and it’s really easy to sign up. You can even set up a reminder to make sure you remember to go through the site to access your favourite suppliers. 

Please pass this on to colleagues, friends and family!

Thank you and happy shopping!

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