Anti-Poverty Partnership: Cost-of-Living and Safeguarding
Are you seeing more/greater safeguarding concerns related to the Cost-of-Living crisis with the children, young people and adults that you work with? Have you had to change the way you work, or the things you do, in order to help more people, or helping those you already support in a more in-depth way, in relation to risk and safeguarding?
We are aware the impact of the cost-of-living crisis is being felt disproportionately by individuals and within communities that are most deprived. The Local Authority Anti-Poverty Partnership has been working hard with communities over many years to mitigate the worst of the harm that poverty causes. However, we are all conscious that the sheer scale of this crisis means that there are likely to be issues that we aren’t aware of.To help us all to understand the impacts and challenges faced by your organisation and the service it offers, we would really like to hear from you…
- How is the current cost-of-living crisis impacting on demand for your service?
- Are you seeing a change in the type of safeguarding support you are being asked to provide?
- What challenges are you currently facing due to cost-of-living crisis?
- What challenges do you foresee in the next 12-18 months?
- Are you able to share any stories that illustrate the issues you are dealing with?
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Safety of Women & Girls Event Wednesday March 1st
VSI Alliance in partnership with Calderdale Council Calderdale Community Safety Partnership, the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor’s office for Police and Crime are hosting the event to highlight the recent launch of the Safety of Women and Girls strategy. This will be an opportunity to explore the local response, what services are already in place and where any gaps may be.
The event will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2023, 9:30 am, at the Caygill Suite, Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE
Spaces are filling up fast so book early to avoid disappointment!
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VSI Alliance: Voluntary Sector Open Day
If you’re looking for a career in the VCSE sector, this will be the perfect opportunity to meet local VCSE Organisations and find out about volunteering opportunities across Calderdale.
No need to book in advance, you can just drop in.
The Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector offers an array of both volunteering and paid job opportunities.
Open Day to Promote the Calderdale VCSE Sector – Apply by January 12th
The VSI Alliance is holding an Open Day at the Resource Centre, 8b Hall Street, HX1 5AY on Monday 23rd January between 1 and 6pm.
The event is designed to showcase the work of the VCSE sector in Calderdale and highlight vacancies, volunteering opportunities and trusteeships that are available throughout the sector.
This event may be a good opportunity to support guests with the completion of job applications for vacancies at VAC as well as holding first interviews where appropriate. If you are interested as an organisation in following this approach, please contact VSI and to ensure that there is space available for you to do this.
If you are interested in attending as an organisation to showcase your work, volunteering opportunities and job vacancies, please email Engagement@cvac.org.uk
Money Counts Training for Calderdale December 14th
Money Counts training for Calderdale: Promoting a cash first approach to food insecurity
- Be fully aware of the local financial advice and support options which are available in Calderdale.
- Feel confident about using the Calderdale ‘worrying about money?’ leaflet to ask people about wider money worries and guide them to support.
- Understand more about the importance of a ‘cash first’ approach to food insecurity.
Calderdale Cost of Living Fund – Apply by December 9th
There is £226,950 available with contributions from –
- Calderdale Council
- West Yorkshire Combined Authority via the Mayor’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund
- Community Foundation for Calderdale.
This funding is designed to help local voluntary and community groups continue to support people in need throughout Winter as the demand for services rises. There are 3 strands to the funding – Emergency Support, Prevention (warm & welcoming spaces) and Building Resilience. These strands have been brought together in to one fund to try and reduce the amount of time local groups spend on writing applications. Please note, the majority of funds need to be spent by end March 2023 as the focus for the fund is supporting Calderdale residents through the Winter.You can apply for one, two or all three strands of funding if your organisation is eligible. Click on the button below to apply online before the closing date for applications on Friday 9th December 10am.S