Newsletter for 13 April 2017


The latest MOVE matters and other information for partners, including some good training opportunities. Please read on:

MOVE Matters

Green Synergy places

Green Synergy are looking for more participants to join them on the BBO MOVE project.  Attached is a leaflet describing what they and the BBO project can offer unemployed people in Lincoln.  If you could promote this they would be really appreciative. The hours spent with them would be under the allocated work experience time people are allowed.  They meet 2 days a week and are on site in our garden from 10.00am until 3.00pm.  they have plenty of spaces for any interested people to get involved. Call Ian on 01522 533077 or email him at ian@greensynergy.org.uk .

MWS Note

Partners should note that the MWS enrolment form no longer includes the category of region/ investment priority questions, as these are the same for everyone – might as well keep it simple!

 MOVE Evaluation Note

The MOVE Internal Evaluator (Caty Collier) will be picking partners to speak with by phone, with an email sent out requesting to arrange a suitable time.  The general theme will be an end-of-year catch up on delivery of the project, and how you feel it’s gone so far. Preferably, Caty will want to speak with one management person, and one involved in the delivery of the project.  Honest responses are encouraged, so if you feel that something isn’t working then please let us know – we can’t change something that is not going well if we don’t know about it.

Reminder – South Group Quarterly Meeting

The Delivery Group Meeting for the South partners will be taking place on Wed 26 April, in Grantham. Although a small number have indicated that they will be attending, and some have offered their apologies, there is still space for partners. Please visit the Eventbrite booking page to put your name down on the list.


Other Matters

Career Net – CLIP

CLIP have won a major project funded through the UK Government and European Social Fund to help inspire local young people to get the career/job they want. 

The program is for 18 to 24-year-olds. They do not have to be in receipt of benefits to qualify for the funding so It can help a wide range of 18-24s who have finished  their degree or college course or anybody wanting help in looking to explore career choices .

Employers are also invited to be involved in the project with the hope of providing inspiration and ideas. Employer engagement might involve speaking about local opportunities or the provision of an opportunity for participants to undertake a project/work experience.

The course runs for a total of seven weeks, and throughout their time with us candidates will receive intensive information advice and guidance sessions to investigate career options.

There are workshops which cover CV writing, undertaking job searches, producing covering letters and also which will review participants’ current and transferable skills. Candidates will also carry out work experience and have the chance to carry out specialist training and work experience to get a job in their chosen sector.

Once the course has finished CLIP will continue to provide ongoing support with monthly reviews, and if candidates progress into work or further training and stay for at least four weeks they qualify for a £100 bonus.  Start dates as follows: Mablethorpe 18th April, Market Rasen 18th April, Skegness 8th May, Gainsborough 10th May, Grimsby 15th May, Scunthorpe 30th May. 

For further details contact: Theresa Salisbury on: 07731500830, or email Theresa@cliplearning.com .


LPFT Training

Whether you use mental health services in Lincolnshire, support someone who does, work within them or just want to find out more, NHS Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust believe everyone can learn something to help someone they know progress on their recovery journey.   They are aiming to give everyone the opportunity to learn together, to share experiences and knowledge and to participate not as a patient. Carer or a member of staff, but simply as a student.  To find out more about what’s on offer, and enrolment dates, then follow the following link: http://www.lpft.nhs.uk/our-services/adult-services/recovery-college


Welfare Benefits Update, Including Immigration

VANL are offering training places on their benefits update training course, to be held 25 April 9.30-4.30, in Scunthorpe.  Attendees will have this subject brought to life by an experienced trainer who has worked as a caseworker and advocate for those pursuing claims and appeals, and who will profile the 16 key welfare benefits and tax credits. This session will also bring you up to speed with the changes in Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits since the introduction of Universal Credit in 2013 and the ongoing government-led reforms.  The course is suitable for anyone providing, needing or managing advisory services. Delegates will be provided with a comprehensive manual to support classroom delivery.  Fees: VANL members £50, non-members £60, private and statutory £80.  For bookings and further information contact the following:  training@vanl.org.uk  or phone 01724 845155


Kind regards, and I hope the Great Easter Bunny brings you lots of chocolate to munch your way through.