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November 2020

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting: we are giving notice that we are holding our annual general meeting on Tuesday the 1st December 2020 at 7pm to 8pm via zoom. If you would like to attend please email jane@standoutnorthamptonshire.com and we will provide a zoom link for the meeting. The meeting will review our activities for the period April 2019 to March 2020 including a finance report. We will also share our Impact Report for the year and future plans for 2020 and beyond.

 

Stand Out Northamptonshire to partner with Service Six to deliver Caring Connections project

Stand Out Northamptonshire are pleased to announce a new partnership with regional charity, Service Six. In late September, Stand Out Northamptonshire was awarded £9,720 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund for a new project, Caring Connections. The project will enable at least 50 Northamptonshire looked after children and care leavers impacted by covid19 to access free bespoke: supported access to a range of mental health resources and services; extra curricula education opportunities/resources; and access to training, mentoring and employment support. We’ll be particularly targeting beneficiaries who may have underlying health conditions, long-term or chronic illnesses, are BAME, diabetic, overweight/obese or have other emerging implications identified by on-going virus research. Beneficiaries will achieve: increased health and wellbeing; improved education participation and attainment; increased employability; and connectivity.

To get the Caring Connections project services started as quickly as possible we’re partnering with Service Six who have a qualified and experienced staff team ready to support our project work. The partnership will enable us to reach and deliver to beneficiaries straight away therefore making the most of the project funds, timetable and maximising positive outcomes and impacts. Services will commence from Monday the 9th November until at least the end of March 2021.

If you’re a looked after child or care leaver in Northamptonshire, your mental health, education or employment has been affected by COVID-19 and you would like support then get in touch by emailing services@standoutnorthamptonshire.com and we’ll email you back to see how Caring Connections can help.

October 2020

 

National Care Leavers’ Week

Along with thousands of others in the UK we celebrated National Care Leavers’ Week during the week 26th October to the 1st November. As part of our actions we’re preparing to launch our new Caring Connections project. Other national actions include the charity, Become, campaigning to raise awareness of the, ‘care cliff,’ experienced by 18 year olds forced to leave their placements.

September 2020

We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded £9,720 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible. Our new project Caring Connections will enable at least 50 looked after children and care leavers impacted by covid19 to access free bespoke: supported access to a range of mental health resources and services; extra curricula education opportunities/resources; and access to training, mentoring and employment support. We’ll be particularly targeting beneficiaries who may have underlying health conditions, long-term or chronic illnesses, are BAME, diabetic, overweight/obese or have other emerging implications identified by on-going virus research. Beneficiaries will achieve: increased health and wellbeing; improved education participation and attainment; increased employability; and connectivity.  The project will start in October and we’ll be announcing further information in the next few weeks!

 

September 2020

We’re looking for new Board Directors / Trustees with expertise and experience in any of these areas please: adolescent mental health, education, employment and criminal justice system. These are the four main areas in which looked after children and care leavers are disproportionately disadvantaged and or over represented. If you are interested in: supporting a critical local charity to improve children’s lives; learning new skills and developing existing abilities; and undertaking personal and career development, then please get in touch for an initial informal discussion. More information about becoming a Trustee / Director is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/being-a-company-director

 

 

August 2020

Three surveys have been launched; one for children aged 5-10, one for young people aged 11-19, and one for parents/carers.

We are working with Shooting Stars to develop an Easy Read survey, and this will be available soon.

 

Help Get the Right Local Health Services:

Have your say on local health and wellbeing services for children and young people from 0-19yrs:

Ages 5-10

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-5-10

Ages 11-19

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-11-19

Parents & carers

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-parent-carer

 

The surveys won’t identify you and answers will be used to inform future services.

 

 

August 2020

We’ve launched our new website and will be seeking feedback from visitors please let us know what you think and any suggestions for improvements at jane@standoutnorthamptonshire.com

 

 

August 2020

With a recession announced we’re even more concerned that care leavers, who already struggle to find work, will be even more marginalised from the youth job market. This represents even greater evidence for our new, Caring Connections, project with creative approaches and solutions with cross sector partners.

 

 

August 2020

We’re seeking urgent funds to implement a Covid-19 response project, Caring Connections, to provide extra bespoke support for improved mental health, extra curricula education and employment outcomes.

 

 

July 2020

We’re carefully reviewing the impact Covid-19 is having on local looked after children and care leavers.

 

 

June 2020

Stand Out Northamptonshire forms a coalition with national charity, The Crysalys Foundation, http://crysalys.org/ We’re joining forces to work on research and projects to help reduce, prevent, mitigate and treat the impacts of childhood trauma for looked after children and care leavers.

 

 

April 2020

We’ve got a new Deputy Chair, Joe Plumb, our existing trustee and director who has supported the establishment of the charity and is a member of county care forums. Joe brings his lived experience as a looked after child in the county and a young care leaver. Joe’s passionate about sharing his insights and improving outcomes for his peers.

 

 

March 2020

Nationwide Building Society’s Northampton branch team have collected £200 for us during a fundraising day. Very big thank you to their team especially Jason Thorley for arranging!

 

 

February 2020

Latest data shows there are now 1121 looked after children living in Northamptonshire. The number has steadily increased in the last decade, in January 2013 when there were under 800

 

 

January 2020

Jane Deamer has been approved as the charity’s Development Manager for 2020-21 to be funded via an NCC support package for the year. Jane has over thirty years’ success in innovating and funding the third sector, has already supported the organisation’s initial vision and strategy in 2017 and helped to recruit the previous Charity Manager in 2018. Jane will be focusing on refreshing the charity’s strategy, resources, activities. partnerships and ensuring sustainability.   

 

 

January 2020

Three new trustees / directors join our board. Welcome to: Chartered Accountant, Graham Goss; Marketing Professional, Rob Gower; and Criminal Justice Professional, Leonie Walker.

 

 

January 2020

The Charity Commission of England & Wales grants Stand Out Northamptonshire Registered Charity status! Number. 1187264

 

 

 

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November 2020

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting: we are giving notice that we are holding our annual general meeting on Tuesday the 1st December 2020 at 7pm to 8pm via zoom. If you would like to attend please email jane@standoutnorthamptonshire.com and we will provide a zoom link for the meeting. The meeting will review our activities for the period April 2019 to March 2020 including a finance report. We will also share our Impact Report for the year and future plans for 2020 and beyond.

 

Stand Out Northamptonshire to partner with Service Six to deliver Caring Connections project

Stand Out Northamptonshire are pleased to announce a new partnership with regional charity, Service Six. In late September, Stand Out Northamptonshire was awarded £9,720 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund for a new project, Caring Connections. The project will enable at least 50 Northamptonshire looked after children and care leavers impacted by covid19 to access free bespoke: supported access to a range of mental health resources and services; extra curricula education opportunities/resources; and access to training, mentoring and employment support. We’ll be particularly targeting beneficiaries who may have underlying health conditions, long-term or chronic illnesses, are BAME, diabetic, overweight/obese or have other emerging implications identified by on-going virus research. Beneficiaries will achieve: increased health and wellbeing; improved education participation and attainment; increased employability; and connectivity.

To get the Caring Connections project services started as quickly as possible we’re partnering with Service Six who have a qualified and experienced staff team ready to support our project work. The partnership will enable us to reach and deliver to beneficiaries straight away therefore making the most of the project funds, timetable and maximising positive outcomes and impacts. Services will commence from Monday the 9th November until at least the end of March 2021.

If you’re a looked after child or care leaver in Northamptonshire, your mental health, education or employment has been affected by COVID-19 and you would like support then get in touch by emailing services@standoutnorthamptonshire.com and we’ll email you back to see how Caring Connections can help.

October 2020

National Care Leavers’ Week

Along with thousands of others in the UK we celebrated National Care Leavers’ Week during the week 26th October to the 1st November. As part of our actions we’re preparing to launch our new Caring Connections project. Other national actions include the charity, Become, campaigning to raise awareness of the, ‘care cliff,’ experienced by 18 year olds forced to leave their placements.

September 2020

We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded £9,720 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible. Our new project Caring Connections will enable at least 50 looked after children and care leavers impacted by covid19 to access free bespoke: supported access to a range of mental health resources and services; extra curricula education opportunities/resources; and access to training, mentoring and employment support. We’ll be particularly targeting beneficiaries who may have underlying health conditions, long-term or chronic illnesses, are BAME, diabetic, overweight/obese or have other emerging implications identified by on-going virus research. Beneficiaries will achieve: increased health and wellbeing; improved education participation and attainment; increased employability; and connectivity.  The project will start in October and we’ll be announcing further information in the next few weeks!

 

September 2020

We’re looking for new Board Directors / Trustees with expertise and experience in any of these areas please: adolescent mental health, education, employment and criminal justice system. These are the four main areas in which looked after children and care leavers are disproportionately disadvantaged and or over represented. If you are interested in: supporting a critical local charity to improve children’s lives; learning new skills and developing existing abilities; and undertaking personal and career development, then please get in touch for an initial informal discussion. More information about becoming a Trustee / Director is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/being-a-company-director

 

August 2020

Three surveys have been launched; one for children aged 5-10, one for young people aged 11-19, and one for parents/carers.

We are working with Shooting Stars to develop an Easy Read survey, and this will be available soon.

Help Get the Right Local Health Services:

Have your say on local health and wellbeing services for children and young people from 0-19yrs:

Ages 5-10

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-5-10

Ages 11-19

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-11-19

Parents & carers

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-parent-carer

The surveys won’t identify you and answers will be used to inform future services.

 

August 2020

We’ve launched our new website and will be seeking feedback from visitors please let us know what you think and any suggestions for improvements at jane@standoutnorthamptonshire.com

 

August 2020

With a recession announced we’re even more concerned that care leavers, who already struggle to find work, will be even more marginalised from the youth job market. This represents even greater evidence for our new, Caring Connections, project with creative approaches and solutions with cross sector partners.

 

August 2020

We’re seeking urgent funds to implement a Covid-19 response project, Caring Connections, to provide extra bespoke support for improved mental health, extra curricula education and employment outcomes.

 

July 2020

We’re carefully reviewing the impact Covid-19 is having on local looked after children and care leavers.

 

June 2020

Stand Out Northamptonshire forms a coalition with national charity, The Crysalys Foundation, http://crysalys.org/ We’re joining forces to work on research and projects to help reduce, prevent, mitigate and treat the impacts of childhood trauma for looked after children and care leavers.

 

April 2020

We’ve got a new Deputy Chair, Joe Plumb, our existing trustee and director who has supported the establishment of the charity and is a member of county care forums. Joe brings his lived experience as a looked after child in the county and a young care leaver. Joe’s passionate about sharing his insights and improving outcomes for his peers.

 

March 2020

Nationwide Building Society’s Northampton branch team have collected £200 for us during a fundraising day. Very big thank you to their team especially Jason Thorley for arranging!

 

February 2020

Latest data shows there are now 1121 looked after children living in Northamptonshire. The number has steadily increased in the last decade, in January 2013 when there were under 800

 

January 2020

Jane Deamer has been approved as the charity’s Development Manager for 2020-21 to be funded via an NCC support package for the year. Jane has over thirty years’ success in innovating and funding the third sector, has already supported the organisation’s initial vision and strategy in 2017 and helped to recruit the previous Charity Manager in 2018. Jane will be focusing on refreshing the charity’s strategy, resources, activities. partnerships and ensuring sustainability.   

 

January 2020

Three new trustees / directors join our board. Welcome to: Chartered Accountant, Graham Goss; Marketing Professional, Rob Gower; and Criminal Justice Professional, Leonie Walker.

 

January 2020

The Charity Commission of England & Wales grants Stand Out Northamptonshire Registered Charity status! Number. 1187264

 

 

News

November 2020

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting: we are giving notice that we are holding our annual general meeting on Tuesday the 1st December 2020 at 7pm to 8pm via zoom. If you would like to attend please email jane@standoutnorthamptonshire.com and we will provide a zoom link for the meeting. The meeting will review our activities for the period April 2019 to March 2020 including a finance report. We will also share our Impact Report for the year and future plans for 2020 and beyond.

 

Stand Out Northamptonshire to partner with Service Six to deliver Caring Connections project

Stand Out Northamptonshire are pleased to announce a new partnership with regional charity, Service Six. In late September, Stand Out Northamptonshire was awarded £9,720 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund for a new project, Caring Connections. The project will enable at least 50 Northamptonshire looked after children and care leavers impacted by covid19 to access free bespoke: supported access to a range of mental health resources and services; extra curricula education opportunities/resources; and access to training, mentoring and employment support. We’ll be particularly targeting beneficiaries who may have underlying health conditions, long-term or chronic illnesses, are BAME, diabetic, overweight/obese or have other emerging implications identified by on-going virus research. Beneficiaries will achieve: increased health and wellbeing; improved education participation and attainment; increased employability; and connectivity.

To get the Caring Connections project services started as quickly as possible we’re partnering with Service Six who have a qualified and experienced staff team ready to support our project work. The partnership will enable us to reach and deliver to beneficiaries straight away therefore making the most of the project funds, timetable and maximising positive outcomes and impacts. Services will commence from Monday the 9th November until at least the end of March 2021.

If you’re a looked after child or care leaver in Northamptonshire, your mental health, education or employment has been affected by COVID-19 and you would like support then get in touch by emailing services@standoutnorthamptonshire.com and we’ll email you back to see how Caring Connections can help.

October 2020

National Care Leavers’ Week

Along with thousands of others in the UK we celebrated National Care Leavers’ Week during the week 26th October to the 1st November. As part of our actions we’re preparing to launch our new Caring Connections project. Other national actions include the charity, Become, campaigning to raise awareness of the, ‘care cliff,’ experienced by 18 year olds forced to leave their placements.

September 2020

We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded £9,720 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible. Our new project Caring Connections will enable at least 50 looked after children and care leavers impacted by covid19 to access free bespoke: supported access to a range of mental health resources and services; extra curricula education opportunities/resources; and access to training, mentoring and employment support. We’ll be particularly targeting beneficiaries who may have underlying health conditions, long-term or chronic illnesses, are BAME, diabetic, overweight/obese or have other emerging implications identified by on-going virus research. Beneficiaries will achieve: increased health and wellbeing; improved education participation and attainment; increased employability; and connectivity.  The project will start in October and we’ll be announcing further information in the next few weeks!

 

September 2020

We’re looking for new Board Directors / Trustees with expertise and experience in any of these areas please: adolescent mental health, education, employment and criminal justice system. These are the four main areas in which looked after children and care leavers are disproportionately disadvantaged and or over represented. If you are interested in: supporting a critical local charity to improve children’s lives; learning new skills and developing existing abilities; and undertaking personal and career development, then please get in touch for an initial informal discussion. More information about becoming a Trustee / Director is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/being-a-company-director

 

August 2020

Three surveys have been launched; one for children aged 5-10, one for young people aged 11-19, and one for parents/carers.

We are working with Shooting Stars to develop an Easy Read survey, and this will be available soon.

Help Get the Right Local Health Services:

Have your say on local health and wellbeing services for children and young people from 0-19yrs:

Ages 5-10

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-5-10

Ages 11-19

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-11-19

Parents & carers

https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/public-health/cyp-community-health-services-parent-carer

The surveys won’t identify you and answers will be used to inform future services.

 

August 2020

We’ve launched our new website and will be seeking feedback from visitors please let us know what you think and any suggestions for improvements at jane@standoutnorthamptonshire.com

 

August 2020

With a recession announced we’re even more concerned that care leavers, who already struggle to find work, will be even more marginalised from the youth job market. This represents even greater evidence for our new, Caring Connections, project with creative approaches and solutions with cross sector partners.

 

August 2020

We’re seeking urgent funds to implement a Covid-19 response project, Caring Connections, to provide extra bespoke support for improved mental health, extra curricula education and employment outcomes.

 

July 2020

We’re carefully reviewing the impact Covid-19 is having on local looked after children and care leavers.

 

June 2020

Stand Out Northamptonshire forms a coalition with national charity, The Crysalys Foundation, http://crysalys.org/ We’re joining forces to work on research and projects to help reduce, prevent, mitigate and treat the impacts of childhood trauma for looked after children and care leavers.

 

April 2020

We’ve got a new Deputy Chair, Joe Plumb, our existing trustee and director who has supported the establishment of the charity and is a member of county care forums. Joe brings his lived experience as a looked after child in the county and a young care leaver. Joe’s passionate about sharing his insights and improving outcomes for his peers.

 

March 2020

Nationwide Building Society’s Northampton branch team have collected £200 for us during a fundraising day. Very big thank you to their team especially Jason Thorley for arranging!

 

February 2020

Latest data shows there are now 1121 looked after children living in Northamptonshire. The number has steadily increased in the last decade, in January 2013 when there were under 800

 

January 2020

Jane Deamer has been approved as the charity’s Development Manager for 2020-21 to be funded via an NCC support package for the year. Jane has over thirty years’ success in innovating and funding the third sector, has already supported the organisation’s initial vision and strategy in 2017 and helped to recruit the previous Charity Manager in 2018. Jane will be focusing on refreshing the charity’s strategy, resources, activities. partnerships and ensuring sustainability.   

 

January 2020

Three new trustees / directors join our board. Welcome to: Chartered Accountant, Graham Goss; Marketing Professional, Rob Gower; and Criminal Justice Professional, Leonie Walker.

 

January 2020

The Charity Commission of England & Wales grants Stand Out Northamptonshire Registered Charity status! Number. 1187264