HOA Provides Key Workers for Families Most Affected By COVID-19

The Hastings Opportunity Area has funded Education Futures trust to provide 3 additional  short term ‘key workers’, to work with Hastings schools who do not currently have access to key work support and support schools with the highest need who have requested additional support.  The service builds on the Key worker provision HOA currently funds … Continue reading HOA Provides Key Workers for Families Most Affected By COVID-19

HOA works with schools to support projects responding to COVID-19

The Hastings Opportunity area has been working closely with schools in the town to support their work responding to pupil and family needs during the COVID-19 period of school closures, and the subsequent transition upon re-opening. We engaged in dialogues with schools and three of the key priority areas identified were food vouchers, emotional and … Continue reading HOA works with schools to support projects responding to COVID-19

East Sussex Careers Hub – Online Resources for Families

The East Sussex Careers Hub has compiled online resources, videos and virtual support around careers for families to share with their children / students whilst they are at home. Family Learning Careers Resource The Careers Hub team have created two resource packs that the whole family can use to discover careers education together. With resources and … Continue reading East Sussex Careers Hub – Online Resources for Families

HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE

Since the national restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 came into effect, the Hastings Opportunity Area’s mental health team have been working with our service providers to support a range of activities and services they are delivering to schools, pupils, families and the community during this period. These include: i-Rock The youth wellbeing service for 14-25 … Continue reading HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE

HOA Providers Supported as Projects Evolve Through COVID-19

We hope you and those close to you are all keeping safe and well during these unprecedented times. At the HOA we are keen to ensure that the HOA funding organisations, schools and other providers have received to deliver specific projects on literacy, maths, mental health, attendance and broadening young people’s horizons can be used … Continue reading HOA Providers Supported as Projects Evolve Through COVID-19

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’

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