Opportunities and additional support due to coronavirus


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In light of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have reviewed our services and have put plans in place to ensure that our most critical services can continue. Please see below for the latest updates and current opportunities.

Financial support

We are now offering the following three bursaries to help support Aylesbury and Southwark residents:

1.)    Hardship Bursary In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we have created a new bursary to help residents who urgently need support with their everyday needs. This includes household essentials such as food, groceries, electric or gas top-ups. The maximum amount is £50 per household.

2.)     Working Community Bursary.  These are aimed at residents who are looking for financial help to access a job or gain a new qualification. Examples include: fees to attend a training course (e.g. online courses), or gain a badge or qualification, travel expenses to support a work placement, purchasing job-relevant equipment or attire. The maximum value is £250.

3.)    Young People’s Lockdown Bursary.  These new bursaries are for children and young people who want to use their time to learn a new skill and gain a qualification. Examples include: fees to take online accredited courses and purchasing essential equipment for learning.

To find out more and apply contact Valerie Alaro (Training and Employment Manager)

Call or text: 07892 766 804                         Email: Valerie.Alaro@nhg.org.uk

 

Training and Employment Support

Help with finding residents training and employment continues and we are working remotely to offer our free support service. This includes pre and post-employment training, employment support, in-work support, job search, employer engagement, traineeships and apprenticeships. Currently we are finding that there is a high demand for people to work in supermarkets and the care sector.

To find out more and get support contact Valerie Alaro (Training and Employment Manager):  

Call or text: 07892 766 804                         Email: Valerie.Alaro@nhg.org.uk

Activities for Young People

We are continuing to offer one-to-one support for young people via the web, apps and through telephone support. This service is for Southwark residents (aged 12 to 25) who are looking for support with planning their future. For some this might mean finding a job or moving to a new career with others may just be seeking advice, wanting to gain new skills or perhaps need help with a problem. This service is free and there is no need to be referred or fill in any forms.

We are also supporting local groups to move their content and courses online so that there are positive activities to keep young people active and entertained. Our latest addition is an online art class for 8 to 16 year olds. Classes are being updated regularly. To find out more contact Chris Cotton. (Community Connector –Young People):

Call or text: 07775 411 209                         Email Chris.Cotton@nhg.org.uk

 

Other help and guidance

If you need support and are unsure who to contact, please get in touch. Or you may have an idea about how you can support your community but you are unsure where to start? We may be able to help you or we will do our best to signpost you to someone who will be able to. 

Call or text Jada Guest (Resident Involvement Officer): 07584 218137 or email aylesbury@nhg.org.uk

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