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Alcohol Partnerships Resident Survey 2022

Please see the below from Great Yarmouth Police:

Great Yarmouth currently has two incredibly active and strong community alcohol partnerships within the Borough with our work recently being recognised at The Houses of Commons.  These partnerships include the Police, Borough Council, Licencing Teams, The Matthew Project, CGL, Schools, several charities and a number of businesses. 

We are keen to understand the views of alcohol consumption within the Borough and the impacts this may have on the community and would really appreciate if you could take 5 minutes of your day to complete the short questionnaire on the below link.  The results from this questionnaire will be used to shape our work and even used to feedback to policy makers.

Take the survey

If you would like some more advice on dealing with those tricky situations of young people asking to consume alcohol please feel free to use to link below for some help and advice from Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol and parenting | Alcohol Change UK

If you are struggling with substance misuse or just to reduce your own alcohol consumption please feel free to look at some of the information in the below link from CGL who have offices within the Borough.

https://www.changegrowlive.org/alcohol-drug-behaviour-change-norfolk/hubs

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A MONUMENT experience at Fairhaven Water Gardens

School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ

Wednesday August 17th 11am – 2.30pm

Booking essential by August 14th. Contact us for a booking at:

monument@norfolk.gov.uk

or call 01603 303378 or 01603 223146

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Help With The Cost Of Living

These are the cost of living payments provided by central government that people may be eligible to receive:

  1. Energy Bills Support Scheme – £400 per household
    1. All households will be eligible to receive this. Individuals in residential care will not receive any funds through the Energy Bills Support Scheme
    2. This amount will be paid via energy suppliers over 6 months from October 2022. Direct debit and credit customers will have money credited to their account. People with a prepayment meter will have the amount applied to their meter or paid via a voucher.
    3. Where people live in households where rent includes utility costs, landlords should be responsible to pass on any payments received.
       
  2. Pensioner Cost of Living Payment – £300 per household
    1. You must be over State Pension age (aged 66 or above) as at week ending 25th Sep. 2022 and be receiving the Winter Fuel Payment.
    2. Payment will be automatic as a top-up to their annual Winter Fuel Payment in November/ December 2022. For most pensioner households, this will be paid by direct debit.
    3. Eligible individuals include:
      1. People in hospital receiving free treatment for more than a year
      2. People who require permission to enter the UK and whose granted leave states they cannot claim public funds
      3. People in prison for the whole week from 19 to 25 Sep. 22
      4. People who lived in a care home for the whole time from 27 Jun. to 25 Sep. 22 and received Pension Credit. This only applies to residential care as people who live in supported living or housing with care and meet the criteria will receive the payment. However, if people live in residential care and receive a state retirement pension without pension credit, they can receive a winter fuel payment. Further information can be found here: 

        Winter Fuel Payment Eligibility
         
  3. Cost of Living Payment – £650 per household (paid in 2 instalments of £325)
    1. People receiving certain means-tested benefits are eligible for these payments. This will automatically paid by the DWP in 2 instalments , the first in July 2022 and the second in Autumn 2022.
    2. Eligible benefits include: Universal Credit or Income Based JSA, Income Related ESA, Income Support, Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credits or Pension Credit.
    3. People in residential care are eligible provided they receive one of the eligible benefits
       
  4. Disability Cost of Living Payment £150 per claimant Claimants on DLA/ PIP/ AA/Armed Forces Independence Payment/ Constant Attendance Allowance/ War Pension Mobility Supplement at 25/5/2022. Automatically in September 2022. Nothing has been seen to suggest that people in residential care will not get the payment.  Information from the DWP is awaited but again it is suspected  there will be no guidance.  Supported living people should have no issues with getting the payments as they do not have benefit suspended.
     
  5. Council Tax Rebate £150 per household in England in Council Tax bands A-D. Those who pay Council Tax by direct debit will be paid automatically into their bank accounts from April 2022. People in residential care will not have a payment unless they have a council tax liability. The same for those in supported living they would only receive it if they have a council tax liability. Usually people in support living do not have a council tax liability so the majority will not get the payment. There is a discretionary scheme run by districts where you can apply if you live in a property above a band D. 

Council Tax Rebate

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Volunteers Needed to Listen to Children Read in Primary Schools

The impact of Coronavirus on education meant that thousands of children didn’t have the opportunity to practice reading during lockdown.

Estimates suggest that many primary school children have fallen further behind in reading, with the most disadvantaged pupils now 7 months behind their peers. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults.

Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in your area to support children’s reading in primary schools and help them catch up on their lost education.

No qualifications are needed; just a love of reading; some spare time each week and a willingness to go where the children need you most. The process to become a Schoolreader takes a few weeks, so please apply now so you can be ready to start as soon as it can be arranged.

If you want to make a difference to a child’s life, apply to become a Schoolreader:

www.schoolreaders.org or call 01234 924111 for further information.

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Suggest sites to protect or to develop across Great Yarmouth

Time is running out for people across Great Yarmouth to put forward sites for development or for protection as part of the borough’s masterplan up to 2041.

Is there somewhere in the borough of Great Yarmouth that you think could make a great development site – or that needs to be protected? There’s one week left for our initial call for sites for our Local Plan up to 2041:https://www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/…/Just-a-few-weeks…

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Statutory Public Notice – Hillside Primary School

Norfolk County Council is giving notice that it intends to add an additional 10 places to the Learning and Cognition Specialist Resource Base (SRB), from January 2023, creating a 20 place primary phase SRB.

Please find below copies of the Public Notice and the supporting prescribed information

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Training and Career Opportunities at Haven

Ixion, part of the Shaw Trust, and Haven are offering a Customer Service course running from 04/07/2022. 

This course will run for 5 days and is fully remote. Everyone who attends the course will be guaranteed an interview with Haven. 

The locations of the Haven resorts are in Great Yarmouth and Caister-On-Sea.   

By the end of the course learners will gain a BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Customer Service. As well as having the option of completing a Food Hygiene Certificate.  

For further information please email: ssucourses@ixionholdings.com

Or apply online at: www.ixionholdings.com/current-oppurtinities

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Support with Living Costs

Norfolk County Council’s Cost of Living Support Scheme has a £7.7m package of support to help households struggling to pay for food, fuel, energy and water bills, and other essentials. Support is available on their website at Norfolk website or by contacting them on 0344 800 8020.

Residents in Need can apply to the Norfolk Community Foundation for grants of up to £50 per household to help older people, disabled people and carers with the cost of household energy bills and other regular utility bills. Norfolk Household Support Fund

Empowering communities for winter resilience: There is funding to develop capacity in any services that support vulnerable people in their community to stay safe, well and connected this winter Empowering Communities Fund

Cost of Living Vouchers: Families that are eligible for free school meals will automatically receive a monthly ‘cost of living’ voucher. The vouchers will be £15 per month, per child. There’s a larger payment of £30 for August, to coincide with the school holidays. The vouchers will be paid up to and including October 2022. The vouchers are provided by Edenred, which can be used in all supermarkets for essentials, including clothing. Find out if you are eligible here: eligible for free school meals.

Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) helps people in financial hardship to pay for their living costs. The scheme can provide emergency financial help, supply essential household goods and furniture and give support, guidance and advice. Simply complete an application with evidence of your financial situation. For more information and to apply go to:
 www.norfolk.gov.uk/NAS

Emergency funding/housing related costs
The local borough or city council can offer a wide range of support: Great Yarmouth Borough Council residents support

Nourishing Norfolk: Community supermarkets and community fridges offer a long-term solution. They offer a wide range of affordable groceries and enable people to choose the food they would like to buy so they can put together well-balanced, nutritious meals. Norfolk County Council is supporting Norfolk Community Foundation’s Nourishing Norfolk movement to develop 15 food hubs in Norfolk. Find out more about how people can access foodbanks, community supermarkets and community fridges On Norfolk County Council’s website: Help with food and drink

Tricky Period and Toiletries: All Norfolk Libraries have free bags of sanitary products and toiletries available to grab and go. They are freely available and there is no need to ask. More information about what is available is on Norfolk County Council’s website:
Tricky Period and Toiletries

Community Learning: Norfolk’s Adult Learning service is running the following courses. Find out what’s available and book online:

  • Budgeting courses such as “beat the bills”. 
  • Cooking courses in conjunction with Community Supermarkets.
  • Family learning activities in school holidays.

Help with paying water bills: Norfolk County Council is working with Anglian Water to help older, vulnerable residents with their water debts. Anglian Water will be getting in touch with all those on the social tariff who are eligible for support. However, if you know someone of any age who is struggling to pay their water bills please they should contact Anglian Water directly.

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Support Available from Anglian Water

Please see the below from Anglian Water:

Anglian Water are committed to helping people with their bills and have recently released an additional £65 million pounds to help our customers with the current cost of living crisis.

All tariff changes are subject to criteria and the customer must have a water meter installed.

Tariffs currently offered are:

Aquacare Plus

This is for metered homes where you may be experiencing particular hardship.

Watersure

This is for metered homes where you may be experiencing particular hardship and need to use a large amount of water.

Lite

Our Low Income Tariff for Eligible (LITE) households supports you if you have a low disposable income and are struggling to pay your water/sewerage bill.  We can help by applying a discount to your water/sewerage charges.

Extra Lite

Our Low Income Tariff for Eligible (LITE) households supports you if you have a low disposable income and are struggling to pay your water/sewerage bill.  We can help by applying a discount to your water/sewerage charges.

Find out more: https://anglianwater.co.uk/watercare

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New Litter Bins Installed

Bradwell Parish Council is pleased to report four new litter bins have been installed this week in the following locations:

  • Beaufort Way – next to Bluebell Woods
  • Beaufort Way – next to bus shelter
  • El-Alamein Way
  • Royal Sovereign Crescent – leading to Lumsden Close

The bins and weekly emptying costs were budgeted for from the parish precept.