Ask Nailsea – Jobs and Opportunities

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JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESVolunteering OpportunitiesMore local opportunities for young people to volunteer and help the community at the same time - they often want this for their Duke of Edinburgh awards and voluntary positions are like hens teeth since the pandemic.1N/AThis cannot come from Capital funds, but this is being looked into
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESVolunteer coordinatorA volunteer coordinator to work with local farmers. A project linking people living in the urban areas of North Somerset with local farmers. We know that many farmers are experiencing extreme stress from the pressures of modern farming. Suicide rates are amongst the highest compared with other professions. There is a big disconnect between people living in the urban area such as Nailsea. with the natural world around them. They haven't been taught the Country Code. Many allow their dogs to poo on land growing food, to chase sheep, leave gates open, leave litter. Yet many would love to help out on farms - with the milking, sheep dipping, sheering, hedge laying and generally helping farms be the guardians of nature they are increasingly being asked to. The health and wellbeing improvements from being in nature are well documented. Farmers' wellbeing may also benefit. A coordinator is needed to work with farmers to develop appropriate tasks and set a volunteer programme - recruiting and managing volunteers to carry these tasks out.Based in Nailsea but working in the surrounding area£35,000 (£27K salary + £8K NI etc) Office space ExpensesMore and more residential homes are being built in Nailsea and the surrounding area. It is putting immense pressure on the natural environment. We need to find a way of solving this constructively. A volunteer project linking people with the farms around them will help them understand the role we all play in helping farmers and protecting the natural world.The project could link up with the National Trust, who own some of the farm. Also Belmont Estate, who are implementing a rewilding programme.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESPlay Therapy for Young PeopleCounselling / Play therapy service for children and young peoplethis could be n online service or it could operate from chuch halls for exampleno idea My private play therapist charged £50 per session.Weston provide this service. I have had to go to Bristol (Easton) to provide my daughter with this service. This is very expensive for an individual but very necessary for little people to get the mental and emotioanl health support they need. This type of care should not be decided through postcode1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as this cannot come
from capital funds.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESCompanionship OpportunitiesCompanionship opportunities for people who feel the pressure of four walls and who would really like to feel part of their community but have barriers preventing their visibility and engagement. Creation of a dedicated, professionally run, local face-to-face befriending service. Like the brilliant Nailsea Community Group has started. Many people wish someone to visit them in their own homes - this is not easy to facilitate. Any suggestions very very welcome.Our contribution from Tyntesfield Medical Group: BIKE BUDDIES Trishaw social rides - pedal or be pedalled around Nailsea (1 pilot, 2 passengers)) For people who do not necessarily wish to join in larger group activities (Nailsea has many) but who would like to go out for a short time, a short distance from their home into their local town and surroundings, and chat to a friendly other. Get collected from your own front door, enjoy a ride out in nature, talking, observing, boosting your wellbeing. Get dropped back home. By trained volunteers who get fit in the process - aligned to the fabulous Nailsea Active agendaWe already have a trishaw and insurance - just need volunteers to run it. In future we will need perhaps another Triobike Taxi trishaw (£10,000), storage space, spare rechargeable batteries, plus servicing, incidentals and not insubstantial ongoing insurance costsIt is easy in a relatively affluent area to feel even more shut out if you are living with adversities of all kinds - financial, social, caring, bereavement, mental health, environmental, emotional or cultural. Cycling is a leveller. Like Nature. On a bike you are both passenger and engine. We all want to have agency, drive our own lives, but we do require accessible support available to carry us when we need it. It's fun, it's green, it's adaptable. We can.1MaybeThe Council voted this item as 'Maybe'.
There is potential for this item to be taken on as a project, but more research will need to be done on this. This is already carried out by the buddy service with the community group
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESNDI - Financial ServicesNailsea Disability Initiative (Charity Number 110649) is experiencing an increasing number of people seeking advice because of the problems they are having with debt. At present we do not deal with these enquiries, but within Nailsea we have become aware there is a lack of face-to-face non-affiliated (religious or commercial) assistance with financial matters such as budgeting and debt. We therefore want to extend our service to provide a free facility offering a face-to-face confidential, impartial assistance and guidance to people who are struggling with debt issues, and those that fear they may be getting into potential financial difficulties, to try to alleviate the worries and anxieties debt brings. Included in our service will be a system of review to monitor once a person’s creditors have accepted a payment plan to see that these arrangements are maintained to get them free of debt, and stay free from debt. Also, we can show people how to budget and prioritise their spending. At present the core business of Nailsea Disability Initiative is providing help to those vulnerable people with continuous health problems and/or physical disability to ensure they have the correct state benefits. This is an excellent base to work from to explore that those having financial problems because of ill health are claiming all the state benefits they are entitled to which may ease their worries. We are currently helping a lady that is getting into debt through no fault of her own; she was paid the wrong benefit and now being asked to pay it back! Sometimes the issues we deal with are intertwined.65 The High Street, Nailsea BS48 1AW Twice a week – 10am -3.00pm. Monday & Thursday (could possibly add an extra day)Laptop £500.00 Software £240.00 (3-year costs) Mobile phone £160.00 Print / Advertising £760.00 Total: £1,660.00 Print and advertising costs are for advertising in a local magazine and leaflet distribution about the new service.As already stated above, within Nailsea there is a lack of face-to-face assistance with financial matters such as budgeting and debt. When inquiring about such matters all inquiries appear to lead just to the provision of fact sheets (not everyone has the facility at home to print them off) , particularly from the major debt support agencies without any face-to-face contact, or alternatively commercial debt advisors ready to advise on bankruptcy or other various potentially costly debt repayment schemes. With just one bank branch remaining in Nailsea, this means help and advice is restricted, and this will impact on senior members of the community and those who may struggle with using the internet, for example in how to set-up direct debits & standing orders to pay their bills. We would provide a drop-in service for a quick chat to discuss the problem then make a firm appointment to help sort it out. Recent Lloyds Bank internal research highlighted increasing numbers of families are looking to support elderly parents to help manage their bills and money. Lloyds found that more than 2,600 search queries per month were for the terms 'helping parents with finances'. When a partner dies, or is suddenly struck down because of ill health, the surviving partner finds themselves having to take on more responsibility, and this may come as a shock, and they may become vulnerable and need support. After the death of one parent, or serious illness, children may find themselves taking on more responsibly for their remaining parent, and may not find it easy at first. Helping an elderly parent with their finances can be an emotional and difficult subject to raise and can change the dynamics of a family. Knowing where to even start in these sorts of circumstances can be hard. We could supply support to families who are concerned that elderly family members may be having difficulties with financial matters. In the last published population statistics for Nailsea it was estimated that in the year 2020 the age group for 60+ will represent almost 37% of a total population of 16,000.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift, however NDI are encouraged to submit an application for a grant for this funding.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESEducationLets help the young Dyslexic and Autistic to be identified really early before 6 years of age ,to prevent them loosing their confidence and being labelled.
Lets get the extra help into schools to prevent children being excluded and costing lots of money, preventing
depression in the children and family.
1NoThis item was declined as the Council are legally unable to fund projects which pay for a salary.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:23 am