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Council wins bid to help young people become ‘work ready’

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young People’s Support Services have won a grant worth £93,315 to help prepare young people for work. The National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust announced around 100 successful recipients of grants, as part of a £20m-fund to deliver community-based experiences at a local and grassroots level. The Council’s successful bid is aimed…

4 days ago | Children and families

Family Hubs to be re-launched for support for local families

Our local Family Hubs are set to reopen in the next six months offering vital services to children and families in North East Lincolnshire. The Hubs, which have been open in a reduced way since the COVID pandemic, will benefit from funding from the Government’s Start for Life and Family Hubs Programme.  The Council is…

2 weeks ago | Children and families

Littlecoates SEND provision gets off the ground

TWELVE new specialist primary school places for children with communication and interaction needs have been created in Grimsby for the first time. Launchpad – the first school specialist provision of its type in North East Lincolnshire – is designed to be a ‘turnaround provision’ for early years children and those in Key Stage 1 (aged…

2 weeks ago | Children and families
(from left) Chair of the Children and Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Panel at North East Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Paul Silvester, Littlecoates Primary Academy Principal, Neville Wilkinson, North East Lincolnshire Council's Director of Children's Services, Janice Spencer OBE, and Mark Wilson, CEO of Wellspring Academy Trust.

Providers invited to learn more about short breaks and respite care

Providers are invited to attend a market engagement event either in person or on online on Monday September 11 at 1pm to learn more about providing short breaks/respite for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Short breaks allow children and young people with SEND to enjoy activities, try new experiences,…

3 weeks ago | Children and families
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Young adults get to grips with supported internships

On Monday 14th August, we welcomed our new cohort of young people and their parent carers to their second keeping-in-touch day at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, where they will soon be embarking on their exciting journey into Supported Internships with the help of DFN Project Search. This September, eight young people aged 18-25…

1 month ago | Children and families

Results day support

Support is available for students who are receiving their GCSE and A-Level results. Whether you’re not sure about next steps, or your struggling with your mental health, we’ve got a wealth of support on offer below. Careers Support The National Careers Services offer support for young people and their parents/carers when trying to decide what…

2 months ago | Children and families

Donation to bring young people’s creations to Park Ward

A donation by Ward Councillors in Grimsby is helping young people to create wildlife havens for gardens in our area. Park Ward Councillors Marian Boyd, Daniel Westcott and Paul Silvester, have agreed to donate £500 to the Council’s Youth Justice Service to cover the cost of materials. Young people working with the service will use…

2 months ago | Children and families
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Plans being developed to secure future of nurseries and day care setting

PLANS that will hopefully secure the futures of two nurseries and a day care facility in North East Lincolnshire will be developed in the coming weeks. North East Lincolnshire’s Council Leader, Cllr Philip Jackson, along with Deputy Leader, Councillor Stan Shreeve, and Portfolio Holder for Children and Education, Cllr Margaret Cracknell, have participated in meetings…

2 months ago | Children and families

Council’s Cabinet calls an end to nursery Consultation

“Our intention was always to listen, to understand and to make decisions based upon evidence and the views of everyone.” The words of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children and Education, Councillor Margaret Cracknell as she announced an immediate end to the current consultation around the future of Great Coates and Scartho nurseries,…

3 months ago | Children and families