The rules around disclosure of convictions, and DBS checks, have changed. Make sure you’re aware of what these changes mean, if you’re taking on new staff.
It’s anti-bullying week this week, and there are lots of resources available to help children and young people to recognise bullying, actions we can all take to protect them.
Boris Johnson has promised new college courses will be provided for people who do not have qualifications at A-level. More announcements to follow.
The DWP is introducing a new programme to support people who are out of work due to COVID-19. Find out more about the JETS programme here.
ESF funding to support recovery in Cornwall & IoS includes projects around upskilling individuals, support for unemployed people and vulnerable young people into employment, and breaking down barriers to access.
With a looming unemployment crisis, what place is there for charities? See highlights of an NPC blog, and link to their webinar.
The Government’s Kickstart scheme in encouraging job-creation for young people 16-24, at risk of long term unemployment. Could you take part?
Funding with short deadlines for community led organisations, challenging discrimination, fighting poverty and promoting human rights, Heritage organisations, and Arts for mental health. Plus health charities and energy advice. Plus news around SME grants, and a funding call for start-up business training/support.
Could you put together a project to help support people back into work, in the Coast to Coast area? CLLD is inviting expressions of interest.
Reed is offering a range of free online training which would be ideal for people to improve their employment opportunities, while furloughed, or shielding, whether volunteers, staff members or people being supported in the community.
Have you got 10 minutes spare to fill in the UK 2020 Charity Digital Skills Survey? It will help assess the sector needs in the context of COVID-19.
During this time of isolation, The National Careers Service are offering confidential information, advice and guidance on work, skills and education, by calling 0800 100900.
Could your organisation use some DWP money to help support people into work or to claim Universal Credit? The Universal Credit Transition Fund Grant application process is open until 31 March.
Improved support for veterans – the new Office for Veterans’ Affairs, a strategy, a railcard, and guaranteed interviews for civil service jobs, with more innovations to come.
Active Plus has launched a new project, offering veteran-specific support through their Positive People project. Do you know someone who could use this 1-to-1 support?
Volunteer Cornwall is considering a Volunteer Passport, and would like to hear from volunteers and organisations who host them, to help their planning. Can you answer a few questions?
The 2020 Technovation Challenge has launched, for teams of girls and young women to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.
Amber offers residential supported accommodation for young people 16-30, to help them develop their life skills, employability and wellbeing. In Devon.
Two items of news – rises to the national minimum wage promised, and deprivation in coastal areas.
Inclusion Cornwall, disAbility Cornwall, Jobcentre Plus and Kernow Credit Union are launching Village Works, in Helston, Camelford and Bude areas, helping jobless people into work.