Update from North Somerset Council

Update from North Somerset Council

2 vacancies in the Inclusion and Corporate Development Team I currently have 2 vacancies in my team; suitable for anyone with a passion for equality and diversity. – A full time (37 hours), permanent Inclusion and Corporate Development Officer. – A part time (18.5 hours), permanent Inclusion and Corporate Development Assistant More information about the roles can be found on the council’s website.

£350K fund for North Somerset projects opens North Somerset community groups are invited to apply for up to £20,000 each to improve health and wellbeing in North Somerset as we exit lockdown. The North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) Fund held with Quartet Community Foundation provides funding in perpetuity to support local health and wellbeing, as well as educating healthcare providers in North Somerset. The money in the fund comes from reserves previously held by the NSCP. This year the new NSCP Fund has over £350,000 to award over two rounds in 2021 (spring and autumn) to local charitable causes in North Somerset. Grant applications need to be made before the first deadline of 3 June 2021. The last round of grants went to a diverse range of groups. One, Escapeline, supports vulnerable children at risk of exploitation from county line gangs. Another, Vision North Somerset, is using their grant to alleviate loneliness and isolation for people suffering sight loss. Apply for NSCP funding nowThe programme particularly seeks to support local voluntary and community groups and organisations in North Somerset that:• support people to improve their health or social and environmental wellbeing• support early intervention and prevention around health and wellbeing, including mental health• support health and wellbeing groups and their beneficiaries that have been affected specifically by the outbreak of Covid-19, including core costs• support new ways of working that have emerged from Covid-19 outbreak• support health and wellbeing organisations to plan for the future of their organisations, aiding long term sustainability• support health and wellbeing initiatives, including sports facilities for schools. Deadline for applications: 3 June 2021, 2pm. Apply on the Quartet Community Foundation website

Consultation on a wide range of council policies, services and projects The council regularly consults on new policies, services and projects.  Information about all of the consultation that we do can be found on the Council’s webpage.  You can register on this page, which allows you to choose the consultations that interest you and you want to receive information about. If you require any of our consultation information in a format other than via our website please contact the council officer that is leading the consultation and they will be happy to enable you to participate in the consultation in your chosen format.   

NSLGBT+ Forum Please see attached information about the NSLGBT+ Forum’s support groups.  For more information please contact support@nslgbtforum.com

Fertility Assessment and Treatment Policy BNSSG’s Commissioning Policy Development Team are revising their Fertility Assessment and Treatment policy, They have developed a survey to gather feedback from the community about certain aspects of the Fertility Assessment and Treatment policy.  If this is something you are interested in commenting on, please see the links attached.  If you would like more information please contact christopher.moloney@nhs.net  Please do let me know if there is any help or information you or the communities you support need and I will do my best to help or to point you in the right direction. 

For up to date information about COVID-19 please go to our North Somerset Together webpage, on there you will find current information about vaccines, testing and support for those who need it. 

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