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HASTINGS KIDS SAY ‘WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL’

Over the last 12 months, the Hastings Opportunity Area has been working with young people, parents and schools to tackle the borough’s long standing issues around attendance. In 2016, Hastings had the lowest overall rate of attendance in primary schools in the whole of England.  This week the HOA is launching a positive marketing campaign … Continue reading HASTINGS KIDS SAY ‘WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL’

Engaging and Supporting Young People with SEND through Careers Activities and Events

17 January 2020 7.30am – 10am Are you an employer who would like to engage with your future workforce? Would you like find out how you and your business can positively impact the career pathways for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex? Would you like to understand what it … Continue reading Engaging and Supporting Young People with SEND through Careers Activities and Events

HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA LAUNCHES £50,000 FUND FOR FREE SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

The Hastings Opportunity Area (HOA) is welcoming in the New Year with a renewed fund for summer holiday activities for children and young people. Community organisations and activity providers can apply for up to £5,000 for activities such as sport, arts, music, food, tech and outdoor pursuits running between July 23rd and August 28th, with … Continue reading HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA LAUNCHES £50,000 FUND FOR FREE SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Early Communication Pathway Celebration Event

On 17th October, Early Years settings in Hastings and St Leonards were invited to attend an event to celebrate the successes so far in a project to embed the East Sussex Communication Pathway Resources and support families of children identified with impoverished language or Speech, Language and Communication Needs.  The evening saw twenty one practitioners … Continue reading Early Communication Pathway Celebration Event

YOUNG PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

30 young people, representing a range of different youth groups across the town came together to talk on world mental health day (10th October 2019). They talked about  the current mental health and emotional wellbeing support available to all young people, in their schools and across the town. The aim of the meeting was to start to co … Continue reading YOUNG PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

17th OCTOBER – CELEBRATION EVENT – The Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway Project

On the 17th of October, we are hosting an event for the thirty two early years settings who have been invited to sign up to The Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway Project. The event will celebrate the many successes of the project so far and will be an opportunity to share best practices, … Continue reading 17th OCTOBER – CELEBRATION EVENT – The Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway Project

MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER

On Thursday 26th September, practitioners that are delivering services across the Hastings Opportunity Area mental health strand , came together to share practice and build further networks across the range of projects that are being funded.  Since 2018, the HOA has funded and run a number of projects focusing on improving mental health and wellbeing … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER