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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Green Social Prescribing Programme to launch soon
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is playing a key role in a new two-year partnership project aimed at improving the mental wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus. The aim of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Green Social Prescribing Programme (NNGSPP) is to connect more people with nature and nature-based activities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The... Read More
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Following public consultation, Nottingham City Council has agreed on a package of budget proposals to help establish a sustainable financial footing amid the Covid-19 crisis. After an exceptionally difficult year, the council has approved £15.6 million of savings and limited use of reserves to deliver a one-year balanced budget, while it develops a medium-term financial plan. For councils across... Read More
Census 2021 logo
Monday 8 March 2021
Census Day takes place this month on Sunday 21 March 2021. We're working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to ask community groups in Nottingham to engage with their service-users about taking part in Census 2021. It's important that all communities, particularly those that are under-represented and hard to reach, are able to take part in the Census. The Census is a once-in-a-decade... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Friday 5 March 2021
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes... Although online, remote or virtual volunteering is nothing new, over the past year (2020-2021) there has been a fantastic growth in the number of such opportunities and in the organisations offering them. Many Leaders of Volunteers have responded to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic by supporting remote teams. In this... Read More
PDU Nottingham Access our online resources
Friday 5 March 2021
Our Practice Development Unit (PDU) is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of e-learning modules that focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for wellbeing. The ACT on Wellbeing e-learning suite is a set of four modules based on ideas from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a type of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that has a good evidence base for improving... Read More
High Sheriff Award for Base 51
Wednesday 3 March 2021
Charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) in Nottingham are celebrating after receiving a prestigious High Sheriff Award 2021 from Dame Elizabeth Fradd (DBE DL), the High Sheriff of Nottingham. The awards are presented each year to individuals and community groups across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, in order to recognise and honour the important work they do to help others. This year,... Read More
Harmless E-Learning Platform
Monday 1 March 2021
To mark Self Harm Awareness Day (1 March 2021), Nottingham self harm and suicide prevention charity Harmless has launched a new e-learning platform. The range of affordable and flexible courses have been created in direct response to the mental health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for the charity said, "We find ourselves in a mental health crisis. Our referral rates have... Read More
Covid-19 asymptomatic test centres open
Friday 26 February 2021
Nottingham City Council has extended its asymptomatic testing offer to residents by opening up two new testing centres for people who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms. The Portland Centre, on Muskham Street in The Meadows, opened on Tuesday 2 March 2021   Clifton Community Centre, on Southchurch Drive in Clifton, opened on Thursday 4 March 2021 The two new centres offer a free, rapid,... Read More
Friday 26 February 2021
The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has released information about a new grant round, worth up to £20 million, aiming to find out what works to keep children out of the criminal justice system. The fund will open for applications on 19 April 2021 and will be centred around answering the following question: Which diversion approaches work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds from becoming involved in... Read More
Base 51 receiving their award from the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire
Friday 26 February 2021
Congratulations to Base 51 on being presented with a prestigious High Sheriff's Award in recognition of their valuable services to the community! The young people's charity, which supports anyone aged 11-25 in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, was recently visited by Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd, the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, who presented them with the award at a socially distanced... Read More