Trainee posts on
THERE is still time to
apply for trainee posts which provide 6 months of paid employment
and work experience. In total, 6 posts are available, on the
Healthy Homes Energy Efficiency Programme, with a further 2 working
with the Council's Vacant
Property Team. All the positions are for people aged between 16 and
18 who are not in education, employment or training and who live in
Trainees on the energy efficiency programme supply and fit free low
energy bulbs in the homes of vulnerable residents. They also provide
a free energy monitoring service to help residents identify
opportunities to reduce their energy consumption and attend events
which promote energy efficiency.
The trainees who will work on the Vacant Property Team will support
full time officers in bringing unoccupied properties back in to use
,helping to reduce the demand for housing and improving the
All of the trainees will undertake a range of training courses in
order to equip with the relevant skills including:-
► Customer service excellence, health and wellbeing for staff,
awareness, equality and diversity, stress awareness, written
communication skills and
► EDI (Education Development International) Level 1 award in
► Functional skills both numeracy and English.
► Energy Efficient Training to City and Guilds Level 1
The closing date for applications is Friday, 8 August 2014.
For more details, contact via
with:- Your Name, Date of Birth, Address and Telephone Number, or
you can call:- 0800 0121 754.
RICS comments on 1 North Rail
THE Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have issued an following the UK
Goverment's announcement of the £15bn One North Rail project by
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield, that has
called for the creation of a new high speed rail network between the
cities, improved regional rail links and better access to ports and
airports. Jeremy Blackburn, RICS Head of Policy, said:- "The
Cities across the north of England are not only in competition with
the rest of the country, but also the major industrial and economic
centres of Europe and beyond. Better connections between them,
linking industries, airports and ports, will help unleash their
economic potential. We strongly welcome this plan to create a high
speed rail network across the north of England, which builds on and
compliments existing rail modernisation programmes across the
regions. RICS has long emphasised the advantages of strategic,
locational investment. Prioritising regional infrastructure that
creates better connectivity for people and goods, particularly rail,
will have strong positive economic benefits for the region and the
UK as a whole. Taken as a whole alongside the Northern Hub and
Pennine Electrification projects, the One North rail plan is a bold
and decisive project that shows what can be achieved when cities and
regions work together."
VETERANS OLD AND
YOUNG GATHER TO MARK 'LIGHTS OUT'
VETERANS marked 'Lights
Out' at a special gathering in Liverpool, on Monday, 4 August
Out' invites the nation to plunge into darkness and light a single
candle for a shared moment of reflection to mark the hour Britain
entered World War One, 100 ago.
Ex-Forces personnel from The Beacon - Riverside's supported housing
centre for homeless Veterans near Catterick - will visit older
residents at its Boxdale Court sheltered housing scheme. The event
features fundraising activities to promote Riverside's range of
charity Veterans Biscuits, as well as baking cakes to sell for Help
for Heroes. Both teams will be running a stand on the day. Tesco is
donating food and drinks.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Erica Kemp, will join the Veterans,
alongside Leann Hearne, Executive Director of Care and Support at
Riverside is 1 of the leading providers of affordable social
housing in the UK, and as part of this help support more than 1,000
Veterans each year. With Headquarters in Liverpool, over half its
general housing stock is in Merseyside.
Denise Mullen, Scheme Manager from Riverside's Boxdale Court, said:-
"The tenants here are acutely aware of World War One, with
many affected by war down their family lines. We'll be recreating
the WW1 era with food, household items and music. The day is to
honour the sacrifices of the men and women from the Great War and
give thanks for what we have today."
Riverside is at the forefront of innovative services for Veterans,
with a national network of supported social housing centres for
homeless Veterans. Riverside's Single Persons Accommodation
Centre for the ex-Services (SPACES) provides an accommodation placement
service for single personnel being discharged from all three
services and has helped 12,000 Veterans into housing to date.
Leann Hearne, Riverside's Executive Director of Care and Support,
said:- "We are delighted that young Veterans from our Beacon
centre are joining together with the older tenants from our Boxdale
Court today, enabling all generations to commemorate this poignant
moment. It is also good to ensure that we remember those who need
help today and raise awareness of those issues faced by many
veterans, as a result of more recent war experiences."
Riverside's network of Veterans services has been developed and
driven by staff who themselves have served in the Armed Forces.
Riverside delivers support and training helping Veterans back to
work, and signposts Veterans to mental health services.
Roughly a ⅓ of residents in Riverside's specialist housing
centres near Catterick and Aldershot Garrisons suffer from
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or mental health issues. Importantly,
the specialist support and expertise Riverside's Veterans staff
teams provides means that over 90% of its Veterans move on to