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

Free Activities and more – HOA’s Autumn Update

Following a busy summer which saw hundreds of free activities made available to children and young people, the Hastings Opportunity Area is announcing their plans for the upcoming 2019 / 20 academic year. You can download the guide to free activities and more below. HOA PARENTS AUTUMN GUIDE - FREE ACTIVITIES Download  Their £75,000 summer … Continue reading Free Activities and more – HOA’s Autumn Update

Young Ambassadors Launch Social Mobility Fund At Event Attended By 90 Secondary Pupils

On Tuesday 20th August, the Hastings Young Ambassadors launched a new fund for activities and events in Hastings and St Leonards. At an event attended by over 90 under 18s, they asked young people directly to submit their ideas for what they think the town needs, with the best ideas being granted up to £5,000 … Continue reading Young Ambassadors Launch Social Mobility Fund At Event Attended By 90 Secondary Pupils

HASTINGS ATTENDANCE CHARTER BRINGS SCHOOLS TOGETHER

£450,000 Opportunity Area funding to boost attendance in Hastings and St Leonards’ schoolsEducation Secretary praises town-wide approachIndra Morris (Above), Director of the Department for Education, addresses senior leaders from schools and colleges in Hastings and St Leonards. On Friday 21st June, schools across Hastings and St Leonards launched a town-wide attendance charter as part of … Continue reading HASTINGS ATTENDANCE CHARTER BRINGS SCHOOLS TOGETHER

HOA Launches £250,000 Fund for Free Activities

On 8th May, The Hastings Opportunity Area launched a £250,000 fund for community organisations to deliver free enrichment activities for Hastings’ children and young people. Local organisations that provide activities such as art, sports, technology, sport, music, food and outdoor pursuits will be able to apply for funding. Grants of up to £10,000 are available … Continue reading HOA Launches £250,000 Fund for Free Activities