MAP Update – 11th July 2018

MAP currently have a vacancy for a Parenting Support Coordinator within the MAP team.  Details can be found here. Closing date is Friday 13th July, with interviews taking place on Monday 23rd July.

Upcoming Events

 MAP PSA Network Event, Riverside Stadium – Thursday 12th July 2018, 1.00 – 3.00 pm

The next PSA Network Event is taking place from 1.00 – 3.00 pm on Thursday 12th July 2018 in the Fenton Lounge at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Please confirm attendance to Claire_risker@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Understanding Islam for the new GCSE Course, Acklam Grange School – Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July 2018

Acklam Grange School are hosting a 2-day course in preparation for the new Understanding Islam GCSE. It is an opportunity for teachers across the region to learn about Islam via a bespoke course designed to suit the requirements of the new GCSE, which is being delivered by Dr Chris Hewer. For booking details please click here

FeelGoodBoro Event, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Saturday 14th July 2018

Middlesbrough Council have organised a day of celebration at Middlesbrough Town Hall to showcase all of the services available to families in the town, to celebrate the wide variety of cultures that make Middlesbrough one of the most diverse towns in the country and to give the public an opportunity to experience the changes made at the Town Hall. For more details click here

Threshold Training, Easterside Hub – Tuesday 31st July 2018

Middlesbrough Council has reviewed its training offer for the Thresholds, resulting in the training being updated in line with Middlesbrough Children Services Transformation Programme. John Scadden and Emma Wright are offering a 2 hour training session for Middlesbrough Service only. The next session will be held on Tuesday 31st July at Easterside Hub from 9.30 – 11.30 am. For details on booking and alternative future dates click here

Signs of Safety Partner Agency and Staff Briefings, Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt – Wednesday 15th August 2018, 1.00 – 4.00 pm

Middlesbrough Council Children’s Care are implementing a new practice approach across our children’s services called ‘signs of safety’ and will be holding 2 briefings in August and October. For further details click here

My Family Plan Training, Levick Court – Thursday 13th September 2018

The Early Help Assessment has been redesigned into ‘My Family Plan’ and one day training is being delivered by the Family Partnership Team Manager, John Scadden. The next session will be held on Thursday 13th September at Levick Court, 22 Levick Court, Middlesbrough, TS5 5JR from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. For details on booking and alternative future dates click here

Early Help Briefing Mop-Up Session, My Place – Friday 14th September 2018

Following on from the ‘education specific’ Early Help briefings held in May and June, the Family Partnership Team are offering a Mop-Up Session of the same briefing for those who were not able to attend previous sessions. The session will run from 9.30 – 11.30 am on Friday 14th September 2018 at My Place, North Street, Middlesbrough. To confirm attendance to Ann.Wilson@middlesbrough.gov.uk

* SAVE THE DATE *

MSCB Safeguarding Network Forum Meetings will be held on the following dates:

Thursday 20th September 2018, from 10.00 am to 12 noon – venue to be confirmed nearer the date

Thursday 6th December 2018, from 10.00 am to 12 noon – venue to be confirmed nearer the date

Support

Emergency Provision in Middlesbrough

Details of emergency provision support which is available to families in Middlesbrough is available here

Welfare Benefit Advice

Free and confidential help and advice is available via the Community Hub advice service. Details of weekly venues and timings are attached here

Middlesbrough Free Food List

A timetable of dates, times and venues where free food is available across Middlesbrough is available here

It’s Your Right to Claim, benefits check sessions

An opportunity for local residents to ensure they are in receipt of the right benefits. For locations and times of local session click here

Council Tax Reduction Claim Form

Middlesbrough residents who are in receipt of universal credit or housing benefit and haven’t claimed council tax reduction, the customer can complete a claim form which can be found here

Lego Clubs

Weekly Lego clubs are currently being run and are suitable for children 4+ and families. Events are run at Central Library every Monday from 4.00 – 5.15 pm and North Ormesby Community Hub every Saturday from 10.00 -11.30 am. Flyers for each event are attached here: Central Library, North Ormesby

Debt Advice in Middlesbrough

Initial telephone debt advice is now available by calling Middlesbrough Citizens Advice directly on 01642 802282. Alternatively, the office can be visited Monday to Friday, and opening times and session details can be found here

Emergency Duty Team

New contact numbers for the emergency duty team are available here

LINX Youth Clubs

LINX deliver weekly youth clubs across the Middlesbrough area and details can be found here of dates, times and venues.

DWP: Care to Learn Scheme

The DWP have a ‘Care to Learn’ scheme which can help with childcare costs while students under the age of 20 undertake study. Further details are available here

Changes to The Homeless Reduction Act

Information which could help parents who are homeless or might lose their homes can be found here

Work It Out

Work it out is an eight day course designed to equip local residents with improved IT skills to help them navigate Universal Credit and be better prepared to enter the world of work. The course runs Tuesday to Friday for 2 weeks at The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough, with refreshments and a lunchtime sandwich being provided. Further details and how to book are available here

Early Help Forums

Early Help Forums are now being held on a fortnightly basis, and have been rated by OFSTED as good practice. You can request to bring a case to the Early Help Forum by contacting the Family Partnership Team. Further details can be found here

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