West Yorkshire

Health and care leaders back a trauma informed approach across West Yorkshire

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Health and care leaders across West Yorkshire are united in their support to tackle and address barriers that people affected by trauma can experience when accessing care.

The West Yorkshire Adversity, Trauma and Resilience Programme, jointly delivered by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) and West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), has an ambition to ensure West Yorkshire is a trauma informed and responsive system by 2030. Initiatives to prevent harm and improve wellbeing, particularly for those who are most vulnerable and face multiple difficulties, include:

  • Training to thousands of multi-agency colleagues including the police, schools, housing providers, primary care, accident and emergency and local authorities
  • Developing an adversity, trauma and resilience web portal bringing shared resources together – coming soon

West Yorkshire’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the Adversity, Trauma and Resilience Programme and said:

“People who experience adversity and trauma are at higher risk of poor physical and mental health. Children are more likely to adopt anti-social and health-harming behaviours, get involved in violence, be excluded from school and attain low exam results. Adults facing multiple disadvantages can be more predisposed to addictions, dying by suicide and being absent from work than those who don’t.

“While fully eradicating trauma remains unlikely, by working together we can help to strengthen community resilience, mitigate existing harm and ultimately improve lives for people living and working in West Yorkshire.”

Chief Superintendent Jackie Marsh, West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) Director, said: “Collaboration is key to make sure that we do not add to harm and that we work in ways that mitigate the impact of where there has been harm already.

“Trauma and adversity cannot be prevented and responded to by one sector. That’s why it’s crucial that all our organisations and system leaders work together and that we listen to grassroots expertise to deliver the shifts in culture and practice needed to achieve our vision of ensuring the area is trauma-informed and responsive to people’s needs. We have a way to go but that work has started and is happening right now across West Yorkshire.”

The West Yorkshire Adversity, Trauma and Resilience Programme was set up in June 2020 and comprises over 300 members.

Mayor of West Yorkshire urges community organisations to apply for biggest funding pot yet

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Groups across West Yorkshire that are helping to end the scourge of violence in the region are being urged to step forward and apply for the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund.

Application Deadline November 11

West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin, has made £350,000 available to voluntary and community groups, charities, and partners with an innovative project that will make their local area safer.This is the largest round of the Safer Communities Fund which has supported projects to the tune of £4.3 million since 2014. It will focus on ‘Safer Places and Thriving Communities’ and the Mayor is welcoming applications from projects that address anti-social behaviour, serious violence including knife crime, drug misuse, hate crime, road safety and more.The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is financed by money from criminal activities recovered by police and prosecutors under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Through the fund, this money is used for projects that aim to make their communities a safer and better place.Recognising the financial challenges many organisations are currently facing, the Mayor has increased the amount of funding a project can apply for, from £6,000 to £8,000. Organisations have until 11th November to get their bids in for funding.Speaking about the opening, Mayor Brabin said: “I am determined to end the scourge of violence on the streets of West Yorkshire – whether that is hate crimes, county lines gangs exploiting our children or violence against women and girls. This has no place in our society.“That’s why we are providing vital money to organisations that are helping to build a safe, just, and inclusive region.“I encourage anyone with a project that aims to make their local area safer to apply.”West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable John Robins QPM DL, said: “The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is an excellent way for local groups, projects and organisations to make use of cash we have seized from criminals, so it is put back into the hands of people who want to make their community a better place.“I welcome the opening of the latest grant round and would urge anyone with a community-based initiative to consider applying for this funding, so it can be used to address local issues and make our neighbourhoods safer.”This announcement comes after the Mayor and her Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE, awarded funds to 61 innovative projects from across West Yorkshire.Some of the latest projects to receive this funding include drugs intervention and prevention workshops for men and boys in Bradford, weekly self-defence and fitness classes for women in Kirklees, and a programme for young offenders, combining rehabilitation with horsemanship, in Leeds.This latest grant round of the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is open until 11th November 2022, 12pm (noon). Organisations can apply for grants of up to £8000 for projects that align with the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan.For more information about the fund, including how to apply, visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/mayor-s-safer-communities-fund.

Digital Skills One Week Online Course – Android Tablet on Completion – Starting August 15th

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DIGITAL SKILLS – ONE WEEK ONLINE COURSE – WEST YORKSHIRE

FREE ANDROID TABLET ON COMPLETION OF COURSE

Course Start Date: 15th AugustCourse Completion Date: 19th August

This is a remote course where your clients will study from home, they will receive help and guidance daily from a online tutor.

Online – Monday to Friday

Monday Times: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday to Friday Times: 10am – 4pm

Units Covered

  • Developing digital career skills
  • Management of Information
  • Digital device safety awareness
  • Communication and Productivity
  • Digital Security

Eligibility

Learners must be unemployed. Be receiving a benefit. A UK resident for 3 years or more Aged 19 or older on 31 August within the 2021 to 2022 funding year

A Maths and English assessment must be completed before your clients can start the course. This will be sent via email.

Once they have completed the assessment, a tutor will contact them to go through the enrollment over the phone prior to the course start.

Please click the button below to refer your candidates.

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5 Day Introduction to Construction With CSCS Card! – Jobskilla

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CSCS One Week Online Course – Free Fully Funded Training – West Yorkshire

 

Please see the the details below for an Online Introduction to Construction with CSCS Card we have available for residents West Yorkshire

To refer a customer please click on the course link, click “APPLY NOW” and input your customer details and our recruitment team will make contact to confirm their booking. 

To receive updates regarding your customers, please ensure you add your email address in the Referral Information section.

This is a remote course that you will study at home. Upon completion your Green CSCS test and Card will be funded.

Referrals made on a Wednesday prior to the course stating this will go on the next available course.

Eligibility

  • Candidates need to be 19 or older as of 31st August 2021
  • Unemployed or working 16 hrs or less
  • Not in education
  • Right to live and work in UK
  • Need to have access to a PC, Laptop or Tablet with a webcam. A smart Phone is not able to support the course content.

 

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Digital Skills One Week Online Course – Android Tablet on Completion – Starting August 1st

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DIGITAL SKILLS – ONE WEEK ONLINE COURSE – WEST YORKSHIRE

FREE ANDROID TABLET ON COMPLETION OF COURSE

Course Start Date: 1st AugustCourse Completion Date: 5th August

This is a remote course where your clients will study from home, they will receive help and guidance daily from a online tutor.

Online – Monday to Friday

Monday Times: 11am – 4pm

Tuesday to Friday Times: 10am – 4pm

Units Covered

Developing digital career skillsManagement of InformationDigital device safety awarenessCommunication and ProductivityDigital Security

Eligibility

Learners must be unemployed. Be receiving a benefit. A UK resident for 3 years or more Aged 19 or older on 31 August within the 2021 to 2022 funding year

A Maths and English assessment must be completed before your clients can start the course. This will be sent via email.

Once they have completed the assessment, a tutor will contact them to go through the enrollment over the phone prior to the course start.

Please click the button below to refer your candidates.

Click Here to Book!

 

Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge

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Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.

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The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world.This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale. Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future. In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.

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WY Community Mental Health Transformation Co-Production Videos Projects

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Through funding from Higher Education Establishments, Forum Central are looking to work in partnership with six organisations from across West Yorkshire to co-produce videos with people with lived experience of complex mental health issues. A partnership has been developed between Forum Central, University of Leeds and the West Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) (formerly West Yorkshire & Harrogate partnership) to work with organisations to co-produce these videos. The content made as a result will be used as part of staff inductions for the Community Mental Health Transformation workforce, as well as being used to raise awareness amongst the wider Health and Care workforce around mental health.There is up to £1500 available to six organisations to get involved in these co-production videos. Organisations can apply for this funding by completing and submitting the attached Expression of Interest (EOI) by 2.00pm, Tuesday 30th May and e-mailed to hello@forumcentral.org.uk. The attached EOI also provided additional background and information about this project, if you have any questions about completing the EOI please contact gary.blake@nhs.net.

Download the Expression of Interest Form Here