Engage Daily Update - 18 January
Job Centre Plus Amended Opening Times
To help keep customers and colleagues as safe as possible in the latest phase of the pandemic, the DWP has decided jobcentre opening hours will be 10am to 2pm beginning on Monday the 18 January 2021. This temporary change means we can continue providing safe, essential services for those who need to come into the Jobcentre and who are unable to interact with us on the phone or digitally. The opening hours of our phone lines remain as they were. In addition, the Relay UK service and the Video relay service are both still available.
Anyone entering a Jobcentre will be required to wear a face covering, unless they are in an exempt category. Please remind your audiences to follow the latest government guidance on meeting with others safely and lockdown restrictions and that if we need to make an appointment with a customer, this will be by the phone. We will leave a message in their journal before we call them.
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – Deadline Correction - UK-based social enterprises and charities that are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have until the end of March 2021 to apply for loans of between £100,000 and £1.5 million to cover a term of one to five years.
Engage in Conversation - Community Cohesion Zoom session, 25th January 2021 - Are you from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background? Would you like to share experiences and influence local change? We'd like to invite you to our Engage in Conversation - Community Cohesion Zoom session, 25th January 2021, 4-5pm. These sessions are designed to give you the opportunity to share insights/experiences and influence local change.
Young Scot Nominations
Young Scot are asking CYP orgs to nominate some of the incredible and inspiring young people (11 to 26 year olds) from across Scotland who deserve recognition.
They really want to hear your stories of young people who work hard to improve the lives of others. Please use this site for full details about the #YSAwards and to make a nomination https://t.co/RW0zdzfMfB
Also, to ensure they receive a wide selection of nominations, they’d also appreciate if you could retweet the Twitter message and include a short comment to encourage local nominations. https://t.co/oWATH2e0Ce
If you have any questions, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org