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 struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults.

Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in your local area to support children’s reading and prevent them falling further behind. If you want to make a difference to a child’s life, apply to become a Schoolreader. No qualifications are needed; just a love of reading and some spare time each week.  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.

To join us, please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org/volunteer-application-form or call 01234 924111 for further information.

Reg Charity: 1159157

Notice from Schoolreaders.org

Grants available

 Yelvertoft has been awarded a 20% share of the Lilbourne Windfarm community fund which amounts to £2,000 p.a. from 2015 to 2040.  The Parish Council are welcoming applications from organisations within Yelvertoft for the 2020 fund.

Deadlines for applications annually is 31st January.

Please click here for further details and an application form: Lilbourne windfarm grant application form

Please email your completed application form to Samantha Haywood, Clerk,

NEW – NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HEALTH & CARE DIRECTORY

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.

My Health and Care Directory, available now to download for free, lists more than 3,000 NHS, social care and community services across Northamptonshire, from late-night pharmacies, dental surgeries and urgent care facilities to mental health services, support for people with long-term conditions and wellbeing services run by the voluntary sector.

All you need to use the directory is a Northamptonshire postcode and there’s no requirement to log in or register. Simply select the local service you require to access a range of useful information at a glance, including opening hours, contact information, a summary of the services provided and details of how to access them.

The directory can also be searched via the website.