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A planning document that will shape the future of Northumberland up to 2036 and beyond was agreed by the full county council on 9th January. The ‘publication draft’ of the plan was considered by Northumberland County Council’s full council meeting, and councillors agreed to its publication for final public scrutiny before being submitted to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government for examination by a Local Plan Inspector submission to Government by May.

Alongside publication of the draft plan, the council has also published for consultation scoping documents for a Design Guide for Northumberland and a Highways and Transportation Design and Delivery document - which together will provide developers, landowners and applicants with holistic design principles, guidance and good practice.

The council will run 23 public drop-in events at venues across Northumberland during February and March - and the details of these will be available online and in a leaflet delivered to homes and businesses in advance of the drop-in events. The plan will also be available in local libraries and information centres across Northumberland, and comments can be made online or in writing to the council’s planning policy team.

The Local Plan replaces the previous Core Strategy, withdrawn in July 2017. Find out more about the Northumberland Local Plan.

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6 hours per week

£7.83 hour

Closing date: 31st March 2019

 

Northumberland CVA (a registered charity) is looking to appoint a part-time cleaner to clean a large office twice a week (3 hours each day). Working to a high standard, the applicant should have experience of cleaning in a busy office environment and be flexible in their approach to work.

 

Main Responsibilities

Cleaning, stocking and supplying designated offices and training room areas, including kitchens and toilets. (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents etc).

Cleaning internal windows (use of step ladder will be required)

Sweeping external areas.

Cleaning external doors and paintwork.

Co-operate with the rest of the staff within the building including tenants.

Follow Health & Safety Procedures including recording of safety data for cleaning materials, and documenting routine inspections for Health & Safety purposes and reporting accordingly.

 

Requirements

Proven working experience as a cleaner, particularly in an office environment

Ability to work with a range of staff and individuals.

Ability to retain any Confidential information they may be party to.

Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies

Familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets

Integrity and flexibility

 

The goal is to keep our building in a clean and tidy condition.  Applicants should send an up-to-date CV to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has now been formally established and has published its vision which is available https://www.northoftynedevolution.com/economic-vision/

The Authority now regards the mobilisation of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget as one of its first priorities. To this end, two stakeholder events have been arranged as follows:

  • Wednesday 12 December 2018 - the national AEB devolution process
  • Wednesday 23 January 2018 - the North of Tyne approach to and timeline for AEB devolution

Both sessions will be held in the Council Chamber of Newcastle Civic Centre between 9.30am and 12.30pm (arrival and refreshments from 9am).  They will be facilitated by the Learning and Work Institute and representatives from both the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency will be in attendance.

The sessions are open events so please share these details with colleagues and other organisations.  They will be of particular interest to adult education providers who deliver learning to North of Tyne residents.  Other events are being planned to take place in the New Year that will explore the wider Inclusive Economy agenda.  Further details will be circulated shortly.

Places for both events should be booked with Julie Slesser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

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10 hours per week (initially)

To include 4 hours on a Saturday

Pay rate: £9.95 per hour

 

Wecan is a registered charity supporting children and young people with additional needs aged 6 to 19 years.

We now require a Deputy Manager to co-ordinate, plan and deliver our new service for adults age 19 to 30.  Experience of working with adults with disabilities/additional needs is essential together with an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Health & Social Care or Supervisory Management.

For more information or to request an application pack, please contact: Hayley Armstrong, Service Manager on 07741 480188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS NOW FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2018

WECAN new compressed

 

Summer Holidays – up to 19.5 hrs per week and/or

Term Time Saturdays – 3.5 hrs per week and/or

May & October half term – 6.5 hrs per week

 

Plus additional enabling hours available

Rate of Pay is £7.38 - £7.90 per hour (depending on experience)

 

Wecan is a registered charity supporting children and young people with additional needs aged 6 to 19 years.

We are currently recruiting Support Workers to support our children and young people to access a wide range of leisure activities and local events during our forthcoming Summer Scheme. Experience of working with children and young people is essential and an NVQ (or equivalent) in a Childcare related subject is desirable.

For more information or to request an application pack, please contact: Hayley Armstrong, Service Manager on 07741 480188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment is ongoing until 1st July 2018

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Imagine a day when...

…you didn’t see anyone,

…no one called in,

…no one phoned, or emailed or texted or Tweeted or Facebooked you

…you had no contact with anyone else from getting up to going to bed

…you were constantly worried about food, heating, money and your safety

Now… imagine that the next day was the same, and the next and the next….

This is the reality for over 5000 older people in Northumberland.

 

Age UK Northumberland is the largest Charity in our County focused on improving the lives of older people in Northumberland.  In 2017 we;

  • secured £1.6m in benefit entitlements that would otherwise not been received
  • received over 1750 enquiries to our Information and Advice L
  • delivered over 390,000 care hours
  • provided over 4,000 day care services and meals
  • provided over 40 exercise classes per week, helping over 11,000 people to keep fit

We are keen to add to our dynamic and committed Board and would particularly welcome more Trustees with a variety of skill sets and experiences from home care, medical and NHS backgrounds

The Board meets 4-5 times per year and Trustees are invited and encouraged to support one of our Sub-Committees.

If you would like to support us, and be part of something great for older people in our community then please get in touch.  In the first instance, please contact

Andrew Marsh, Chair of Trustees at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We're launching a new magazine-style newsletter this month.

Our first issue is full of news about what we've been up to recently and also introduces you to all the members of our team, with a short bio on each. Four Corners will be published twice per year in July and March so along with our Annual Review, which is published in November, you can expect a publication every four months.

Download Issue 1 of Four Corners.

Northumberland County Council is conducting a consultation with regard to reducing the level of council tax support for working age claimants in Northumberland.  

The consultation states that the council has a difficult financial situation to manage over the coming years and must make substantial savings of around £36m.  they have suggested that a small part of these savings could come from reducing the amount of financial help provided to residents on low incomes through the Council Tax Support Scheme.  Currently, of the 15,425 working age claimants in Northumberland, 12,010 receive 100% support and currently have no bill to pay.  If proposals are agreed they would affect all claimants. Almost every other local authority in the region has reduced its Council Tax Support in recent years at varying levels and if approved, Northumberland’s would be one the of smallest reductions in the North East.  It would also be one of the smallest Council Tax reductions in the whole country. 

The deadline for taking part in the consultation is 2nd November.

Take part in the consultation now: bit.ly/CTaxsupport18  

Community Foundation

 

In an ideal world, charities would continue for generations providing vital services and activities to support those most in need and enrich local communities. However, there are occasions where a charity has no choice but to close, a decision which is never taken lightly by its Trustees. In these situations there are often some funds left over which may be able to be distributed to its beneficiaries. If this is not possible an alternative is to pass the funds to the Community Foundation. There are a number of options to consider and the Foundation can advise on the best option with the outgoing trustees to reflect the charity’s legacy: 

 

  • Vital community funds tackle the region’s most pressing needs now and in the future. We also have dedicated area funds that support groups in each of Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

 

 

  • Named ‘field of interest’ funds support a particular place or cause but without the donors being hands on as we select groups that match the donors’ interests. These funds start at £25,000 for endowment or £10,000 for an annual* fund.

 

  • If the outgoing trustees want to nominate fund advisors to recommend grants from shortlists provided by the Foundation, and there is at least £50,000 to give, then a named ‘panel advised’ endowment fund can be set up or £30,000 for an annual* fund.

 

(*Annual funds are spent out over a year or an agreed period of time)

 

To discuss options for making a gift to the Community Foundation contact Lisa Cappleman, Principal Advisor, Giving & Philanthropy on 0191 222 0945 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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