Entries by Kathryn Shepherdson

The National Emergencies Trust Funding

The National Emergencies Trust has £747K in match-funding available. This is money still unspent through the Local Action Fund. Up to £10K match-funding linked to crowd funding to launch new initiatives or continue existing services. For more information visit the National Emergencies Trust website. Local Action Fund Launches (nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk)

‘Vaxi Taxi’ scheme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Transport to your Covid-19 Vaccination appointment: ‘Vaxi Taxi’ Scheme If you are struggling to get to and from your vaccine appointment, Cambridgeshire County Council have agreed to pay for your taxi journey. Please ensure you have booked your appointment or if it is a walk-in clinic you know the date/time is correct at your nearest….

Police Commissioner requests views

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston is today (Thursday, 6th January) asking people to give their views on his proposed increase to the policing part of council tax. As Police and Crime Commissioner, it’s my job to set the budget for the Constabulary – part of that is about determining how much people contribute through….

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is a new fund that aims to help those individuals struggling to pay for food, energy or other essential items this winter. Cambridgeshire County Council has been allocated £3.58 million and Peterborough City Council has been allocated £1,824,656 as part of the Government’s Household Support Fund to help people who need….

What’s in a number?

    Keith Johnson Hunts Forum Senior Development Officer     Recently, I was talking with someone who wanted me to tell them if they had been conned as they had given money to what they thought was a charity, but turned out to be a private company. Or rather, a not-for-profit private company. They….

Follow on consultation for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy

We received the below information regarding some events happening around Planning Events on the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy. Please find attached (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy Planning Events Info)and below the booking links for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental….

Change to HR Law

Did you know that there has been a change to HR Employment Law? Employees only need to provide a sick certificate if they are off sick for more than 28 days. This is effective as of now and is due to stop on 27th January. For more information visit this article. https://www.mccabeandco.com/news/emergency-changes-to-self-certify-sickness/  Government website can….

ICS December Newsletter

As the Integrated Care System (ICS) develops, there have been many advances. To keep you all in the loop, please find the latest newsletter explaining how the transition is progressing, while also announcing the appointment of the CEO designate and critical programmes of work that will be going ahead in the new year. Click here….

Critical Friends – Developing a new project

  COPE (Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise) is a registered charity providing information/advocacy, social groups, outings and a bi-monthly newsletter to more than 2,300 registered members living in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. The organization was established by volunteers to ensure that older adults have a voice in their community and to highlight quality of life issues for….

Managing Volunteers – a package of support

Introduction Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care at the Addenbrooke’s and Rosie hospitals. We are the only registered charity dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care across Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   Thanks to the immensely generous support of our donors, Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals can….