Volunteers Needed to Listen to Children Read in Local Primary Schools
Our reading volunteers are going to be desperately needed due to Coronavirus. Thousands of children won't have had enough reading practice during lockdown. In a normal year, one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now wider. Children who... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:43 by Gill Wells
Please see below for latest updates from Healthwatch Northamptonshire, including the launch of a brand new smartphone app from Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership:-
People across Northamptonshire can now benefit from quick and easy access to the latest information about local health and care services – thanks to the launch of a brand new smartphone app.
Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:02 by Gill Wells
October is #BlackHistoryMonth, a month celebrating and marking the history and achievements of Black Britons. We have a powerful and inspirational story about one researcher who is changing how the B.A.M.E community receives dementia support. Also this month, Alzheimer's Society launched its new report detailing the catastrophic impact coronavirus has had on people living with dementia. Read on to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:33 by Gill Wells
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 September mean that employers will need to fund 10% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.
Make sure you have the latest information by joining the live webinar:
Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 08:50 by Gill Wells
Spot the Scammers - TV Licensing
Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:31 by Gill Wells
TV Licensing Rules for the over 75s
Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:28 by Gill Wells
Northamptonshire Mind - Anxiety Management Online Courses
Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:20 by Gill Wells
Many employers have asked their employees to work from home over recent months and may have provided mobile phones, internet access or other homeworking expenses to help.
Payrolling benefits and the tax and National Insurance treatment of providing homeworking expenses are all explained in the following live webinars:
Payrolling – tax employees' benefits through your payroll: We'll explain the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:02 by Gill Wells
Notes of the meeting of the Fleecehold Focus Group held on 8 September 2020
Convened by: Danny Moody, Northants CALC
Present: Derek Everett, Old Stratford Parish Council
Emma Needham, Crick Parish Council
Alison Reynolds, Roade Parish Council
Adam Fox, Roade Parish Council
Gill Wells, West Haddon Parish Council
Martin Ragg, Harlestone Manor Parish Council
Peter Allen, Towcester Town Council
Charles Kiloh,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:54 by Gill Wells
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC), and all our partners who are working together on the coronavirus pandemic, want to hear from members of our communities.
We want to gather feedback to understand your views on the spread of coronavirus in the county and to identify what might be helping or stopping people from following guidance.
We will ask you about getting tested, about social distancing (keeping... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:03 by Gill Wells