MAP Update – 25th April 2018

This is the first of our bi-monthly updates sharing the work of MAP since the development of our new priorities, Removing Barriers to Learning, Parental Partnership, Careers & Employability and Transition is available to read here.

If you would like to be involved with the work MAP are doing, please contact us at

Upcoming Events

Troubled Families & DWP Jobcentre Plus Recruitment Event, Holiday Inn – Thursday 26th April 2018

Please find here information on a recruitment event which is being hosted by Troubled Families and DWP Jobcentre Plus at the Holiday Inn in Middlesbrough from 2pm on Thursday 26th April 2018.

Engaging with Middlesbrough Men to Improve Their Health, The Live Well Centre – Thursday 26th April 2018

A free 1 day course is being held for individuals who work or volunteer with the local public in Middlesbrough and will increase knowledge and understanding of the issues around men’s health and ways to improve it. Further details and booking details can be found here.

 MAP PSA Network Event, Acklam Green Centre – Tuesday 15th May 2018

Following on from the success of MAP’s first PSA Network Event, our second event will take place from 1.00 – 3.00 pm (registration from 12.40 pm) on Tuesday 15th May at Acklam Green Centre, Stainsby Road. During the event there will be an ‘education specific’ Early Help Briefing by John Scadden and Emma Wright. To confirm your attendance please email MAP’s first PSA Network Newsletter can be viewed here.

Employment Event, Easterside Hub – Friday 18th May 2018

An employer / provider event is to be held at the Easterside Hub from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on Friday 18th May. For more information see the attached flyer here.

DfE Language Proficiency Codes, Ayresome Primary School – Monday 21st May 2018

Ayresome Primary School are offering a workshop designed to help schools navigate the DfE language proficiency codes. Further details and how to book a place on the workshop are available here.

Apprenticeship Open Event, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Thursday 31st May 2018

Middlesbrough Council are hosting an Apprenticeship Open Event from 10 am to 3.30 pm on Thursday 31st May at Middlesbrough Town Hall. A flyer for the event is attached here.

 FREE Talk about Alcohol Education Programme, My Place – Monday 11th June 2018

The Alcohol Education Trust is offering a 1½ hour Talk About Alcohol teacher training session, looking at PSHE approved resources for use in Secondary Schools. The FREE programme will take place on Monday 11th June 2018 from 3.30 – 5.00 pm., with refreshments being served from 3pm. For more details click here.

 Next Steps … A Conference for NQTs in the North East – Wednesday 20th June 2018

This is a joint conference organised by 12 North East Regions, and is being held on Wednesday 20th June 2018 from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm at Middlesbrough Football Club. Guest speakers include Sir John Jones and Hywell Roberts and the cost for the day is £75 per delegate. To reserve your place email Flyer for the event can be found here.

Middlesbrough College Safeguarding and Welfare Day – Wednesday 4th July 2018

Middlesbrough College are holiday a safeguarding and welfare day to strengthen their links to support our most vulnerable students. For further details click here.


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.

Early Help Briefings

John Scadden has arranged some ‘education specific’ Early Help briefings, offering a short briefing on the local Early Help offer – including a 30 minute opportunity for questions/answers. The sessions are for anyone from school who you may feel this will benefit, including Governors and details of the sessions 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.

Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. For further information and to find out how to apply for funding click 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.

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