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GreenSpace, a partnership approach to green social prescribing
Thursday 13 May 2021
The new Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has launched. The two-year programme, called GreenSpace, looks to improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, by connecting local people with nature-based activities and green community projects and initiatives in the city and county. Nottingham was selected as one of... Read More
Wednesday 12 May 2021
Barnardo’s are working with Nottingham City Council to recruit Supported Lodgings providers from Nottingham and the surrounding area. Supported Lodgings is an important accommodation option offering a home and family environment to young people leaving Local Authority care as they make the transition to more independent living. Do you have a spare room that you could offer to a vulnerable young... Read More
Mental Health Awareness Week
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Next week sees the launch of the new Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The two-year pilot programme aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus, by connecting people with nature-based activities and local green groups and projects. Monday also sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021),... Read More
Residents' Voices on Nottingham's Carbon Neutral Strategy 2028
Friday 23 April 2021
A series of focus groups are taking place to understand how local residents view climate change, and give them the opportunity to share their thoughts on Nottingham's ambition to become the first UK city to be carbon neutral by 2028. The focus groups are being led by a team of researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Nottingham City Council. The aim of the sessions is to understand:... Read More
Government sets out New Plan for Immigration
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum is campaigning against the government proposals for a New Plan for Immigration. The New Plan for Immigration Policy Paper sets out the government’s intentions to build a new asylum and illegal migration system. The paper is currently under consultation and people have until 11.45pm on Thursday 6 May 2021 to share their views. The government states that... Read More
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Nominations are now open for The National Diversity Awards 2021. This prestigious awards event celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony, showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. There are six... Read More
Tuesday 20 April 2021
A PhD researcher at the University of York is carrying out research to consider how inclusive (or not) generic community based social care services, groups and organisations are for older lesbian, gay and bisexual people.  Liz Wands-Murray wants to understand the experiences of people who access these groups or services and those who work or volunteer in them. The research will be carried out... Read More
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Nominations are now open for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2021. The QAVS is the highest award for voluntary groups and is the equivalent of the MBE. It is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional. Each group is assessed on the benefit they bring to their local community and their standing within that community. ... Read More
UnLtd logo
Tuesday 20 April 2021
An award scheme from UK-registered charity UnLtd is providing funding and tailored support to social entrepreneurs, to help them grow their social venture and become social leaders. 50 per cent of the awards will be allocated to go to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. Applications are being accepted from: Those that have an idea or are in... Read More
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Tuesday 20 April 2021
The candidates standing for election as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Nottinghamshire have been announced. The role of the PCC is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. PCC's are elected every four years. The role is diverse but is mainly focussed on the following four areas: Setting the priorities for Nottinghamshire Police Responding to the needs of communities... Read More