Between 1- 8 August 2022 there will be various drop-off points around the county for those wishing to donate their good-quality uniform, coats, shoes, PE kits and bags. These donations will then be sorted and organised by volunteers and partner organisations and distributed to pre-loved school uniform services around the county. Preloved uniform is a low-cost and environmentally friendly option available to everyone in Northumberland with no eligibility criteria.
Some schools may also have their own uniform support process in place, please contact your school to find out.
Click here for drop-off locations.
Click here to find your nearest pre-loved school uniform service.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Bright Charity is also collecting preloved uniform throughout the summer holidays, with drop-off points located at their hospital sites.
Parents or carers of children and young people who receive free school meals during term time are also eligible to receive £80 in vouchers which can be used towards school uniform should they choose.
Your COVID Recovery will help you to come to terms with how your body and mind may have suffered because of this virus. It provides help and information for those recovering, as well as advice for your family and friends.
Please click here to find out more about Your COVID Recovery.
Safe Families are offering remote support for all Northumberland families with children who may be struggling for a variety of reasons.
This service is open to anyone who may benefit from some outside, remote support to help them, and you can refer yourself at any time via the Safe Families contact form, located here.
If you are newly unemployed or are concerned about your job, you can get help through a range of Northumberland Council employment and skills programmes, or be referred to other support. One of our Employment Coaches can give you advice and guidance about what is right for you. You can call us on our freephone helpline 0808 196 3936 or email us at email@example.com.
Please click here for more information on our Employability Support page for advice about our programmes.
Please click on the links below to access the archived resource packs:
As we learn to live with COVID-19 there are things we can all do to continue to protect our communities. If you are keen to help, the below list provides some simple behaviours you can adopt to make a difference:
Safeguarding is of prime importance to Northumberland County Council and we ensure that this runs through all our work which includes engaging volunteers and supporting communities.
Over the past year many people have offered their time and support to us and our partner organisations throughout the county and the profile of volunteering has been raised to a new level. As before the pandemic, we understand the need to protect vulnerable people who receive our services as well as those who wish to volunteer for us, we therefore have a recruitment process that considers the correct checking and vetting of volunteers as we register them within our services.
For the safety of everyone we will request references when you apply to volunteer with us, for the majority of roles you will also be asked to provide a suitable form of identification. In some circumstances a DBS check will also be required, this will be made clear on the role description.
The volunteering role is based on trust and a mutual understanding. There is no enforceable obligation, contractual or otherwise for the volunteer to attend or undertake particular tasks or for NCC to provide continuing opportunities for volunteer involvement, provision or training. However, there is a presumption of mutual support and reliability. These reciprocal expectations are acknowledged by way of identifying what we expect of our volunteers and what volunteers can expect from us.
NCC expects volunteers to:
A Volunteer can expect NCC to:
As England moves to the next phase of living with COVID-19, it is important that people adapt their behaviour to reduce the risk of catching and passing on the virus in their communities. This means:
Doctors of the World, in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice, have produced advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 60 languages.
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