Hertfordshire County Council’s Assistive Technology study is now live across East Herts!

The Assistive Technology team are exploring ways in which technology is able to support our residents & carers remain safe and independent at home. We would like to invite you & your colleagues to our workshop to find out more about our study, how the study might benefit you, and how you can play your part. Attached to this email you will find our workshop leaflet as well as some information regarding the study; please do forward this information to your teams as we would love to see as many of you as possible at our workshops!! Our workshops are being run on Wednesday 19th May 09:30- 11:30 and Friday 21st May 13:00- 15:00 and will last around 2 hours- you will only need to attend one. To book your place, reply to this email, send an email to us at assistivetechnology@hertfordshire.gov.uk, or give us a call on 01438 844951.

Online Parent & Guardian Awareness Sessions

On 3rd February Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are hosting awareness sessions for parents and guardians in Welwyn Hatfield. These session have only been made possible through the funding provided by Hertfordshire Community Foundation. Though the sessions are aimed at parents/guardians they may also be useful for youth professionals to attend and/or any other interested parties. To book a place please visit: https://welhatparentawareness.eventbrite.co.uk  

Volunteers needed for Lateral Testing roll out in local secondary school

The Onslow St Audrey’s School will start lateral flow testing for Covid-19 for all students in January. Students and staff will be able to take a test and 30 minutes later get the result. Communities 1st, along with the Volunteer Centre in Welwyn Hatfield, have been asked to recruit and co-ordinate volunteers to assist with non-clinical duties around reception and queue management. Volunteers can come from any background. You will be trained on line, and then be asked to volunteer for a 4-hour shift. At the start of the shift you will be issued with PPE and be tested yourself. All volunteers will receive travel expenses and refreshments. Individuals who are interested in volunteering need to register at www.communities1st.org.uk/COVID-19-community-signup.   Once registered, ID verified and vetted, volunteers will receive training links for the online training.  Individuals will be asked to volunteer for a vacant shift (a shift is 4 hours) and

Youth Mentor

I am contacting to promote and raise awareness of the service that we offer young people who are at risk of NEET/are NEET. The Herts Youth Futures project provides one-to-one mentoring support for individuals facing barriers to education, training and/or employment. This BBO (Building Better Opportunities) project is in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund whom have invested £1.1 million to aid young people into supported and sustained work and education. What’s different about this project? The unique aspects of this project are that once referred, individuals will be allocated a Youth Mentor who will tailor their support solely based on the individuals’ needs. Additionally, this support is based around flexibility, being dependent on individuals’ circumstances and with the vision of long-term advice and guidance. With numerous partner organisations across the county , this is an extremely far-reaching

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