Places available at a range of free activities, including a free meal, across Kirklees, for children and young people
Plus Huddersfield Youth Festival this Saturday
We’d like to say a big thank you to all the groups and organisations who’ve been involved in running the Healthy Holidays programme so far. It was a huge project to pull off at short notice, and despite the initial teething problems, we’ve been getting some great feedback and things are going well.
If you work with young people and families, please encourage them to make use of the service. The 48 clubs are still offering around 1100 places a day for school age children for the remainder of the summer holidays.
Huddersfield Youth Festival
Plus, we’ve been involved in organising a free youth festival this Saturday in Reinwood, Huddersfield with music, food, fairground rides, climbing wall and more.
Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust – Be part of our team!
Specialist Practioners (Children’s Mental Health)
Well-Being Support Workers
Emotional Health Worker
Project Worker – RISE
All deadlines are 1st September 2019
Northorpe Hall Child &
Family Trust continues to grow and around 75% of all charity funds are spent on
salaries, so we are recruiting again.
In 2019, we’re a partner in
Thriving Kirklees – joining up and transforming health services for families in
Kirklees and we have additional funds to reduce waiting times. We’re
working more closely with schools and have been funded to pilot mental health
support teams in schools, again in partnership. We continue to
successfully raise funds by working with local businesses and through weddings
and events in our barn, as well as receiving funds from the Big Lottery and
Children in Need.
There are a wide range of people
working at Northorpe Hall in 2019 – over 70 employees, plus volunteers,
self-employed workers including counsellors, trainee education mental health
practitioners and CAMHS and Nursing staff employed by partner organisations,
co-located with us to join up services and provide the best support to families
and young people in Kirklees.
The team is diverse, talented,
hard-working and friendly – with a wide range of experience and professional
backgrounds. Some joined us early in their career and have gained
experience and qualifications with us over the years, others have brought
significant experience from education, social care, clinical settings and
family or youth work. We provide high quality support, supervision and
training to staff to ensure they can provide quality support to young people
and families. We work 8am to 8pm to respond to family’s needs, so we can
offer flexible working and part-time hours too.
Now is a great time to join the
Northorpe Hall team. You’ll get great experience of innovative,
responsive mental health support to children and families; get training and
development opportunities to grow your skills and knowledge and you’ll feel
supported and valued as part of a team. You will also make a real
difference to the lives of local young people who really need your support and
TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Focus on Children and Families
Thursday 13th June
2pm to 4pm
(Please aim to arrive for 1.45pm so that we can start promptly at 2pm as Mel Meggs has limited time available due to an Ofsted Inspection.)
This is a great opportunity for any local third sector organisations who work with children and families to meet and hear from Mel Meggs, the new Director of Children’s Services for Kirklees Council. We want to make sure that she’s aware of the range of vital and innovative work our members do in this field and so we’ll be presenting short case studies from some of our members. And as ever, there’ll be chance to network over tea and cake, make connections and build relationships, and find out who’s doing what in Kirklees.
In addition Groundwork will be telling us how groups in Kirklees can apply for grants of up to £20k for innovative projects around encouraging people into work, training & education (similar to our own Community Learning Works project).
Two Vacancies for People with Business, Marketing or Income Generation Expertise
We currently have 2 vacancies within the Home-Start Kirklees board of trustees following the retirement of a long standing member and a recent resignation. To ensure that we consistently remain quorate across committee meetings, we are seeking the skills and experience needed to complement our existing members, therefore we would be most interested in hearing from potential trustees who would fit within the following areas of expertise:-
Knowledge and experience of either corporate or small business,
Social media and marketing
Fundraising and generating income
We would particularly welcome volunteers from the following demographic population:-
Resides or works within the North Kirklees area (Dewsbury, Batley, Spen areas)
Representative of the BME population
A commitment to the role would entail attending a monthly board meeting and a quarterly sub-committee meeting as well as leading on specific items in-between meetings as and when dependent upon need.
A full induction will be offered as well as travel expenses to meetings
For further information, please contact Kerri Flanagan, Director, on 01484 421925
Mel Meggs, new Director for Children’s Services for Kirklees Council invites you to attend a Youth Summit on Friday 24th May 2019. The event will be held at Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Road, Huddersfield HD1 3LG. Time: 9am for 9.30 start – 3pm finish.
This is an exciting event that will give you the opportunity to contribute to shaping the development of a practice model to tackle serious violence, gangs and issues affecting young people across Kirklees.
We have confirmed a number of speakers including Anne Longfield; Children’s Commissioner for England, Mark Burns-Williamson; Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Professor Paul Thomas; University of Huddersfield and young people themselves.
Refreshments on arrival at 9.00am for a 9.30am start
The event will finish at approximately 3pm
To book a place at this event, please click on the following Link