NOTICES FROM PROVIDERS
28 September 2021
The Holiday Activities Food Programme (HAF) have a number of ongoing projects that we are involved with, one being Southampton’s response to the Afghan crisis and offering a package of support to the refugees that are arriving in Southampton.
As a City of Sanctuary and as we bid to become a City of Culture, the welcoming response that we offer our Afghan community is incredibly important to us. In addition we know that the children arriving in our city have suffered trauma and are currently displaced, so we feel we have a moral duty to support in the best way possible.
Knowing just how compassionate and supportive our network is, we have been asked to coordinate a support package of activities and food for this community and therefore we are approaching you in the hope that you are able to support us with this. We are thus requesting a range of support from yourselves and return offers - no matter how big or small will be welcome!
What we are seeking is split into two sections.
Section 1 is focused around the community day, Section 2 is focused around ongoing support and is something that we are currently exploring options of;
Monday 25th October – Community Day at Hoglands Park
Volunteers to support a community day
Volunteers to deliver any activities during the community day (you will need your own public liability insurance and risk assessments)
Volunteers to provide and support a food provision during said community day
Language friendly – paper based activity packs that can be given to the children.
Activities/classes you have running after school that the refugee children may be able to attend free of charge.
We absolutely know that if you are able to support us with this crisis project, then you will - so as mentioned all offers will be extremely appreciated no matter how big or small. If you feel that you are in a position to support in any way at all, please can you let me know before Wednesday 29 September to enable us to offer a coordinated response from HAF network. For further information contact Karen Grove, Inclusion Development Officer, Telephone: 07917497703 firstname.lastname@example.org
28 October 2019
- The Early Years Alliance offers payroll and pension services to Early Years Settings. This is a national service available to groups all over England and Wales; ideal for charitable organisations, pre-schools, village halls, afterschool/holiday clubs and many other community groups. https://www.eyalliance.org.uk/south-west
15 August 2019
- Holiday Hunger: Southampton and the local area currently has a number of organisations, individuals and initiatives geared towards tackling the issue of food poverty - with a particular focus on those families and children who go hungry during the school holidays. It's an issue that's widely been referred to as 'holiday hunger' in the media.
Therefore, Southampton City Catering are launching the Southampton Holiday Provision Steering Group, funded through a VIVID grant administered by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation.
City Catering very much want to engage a diverse range of voices from across the City so please come along to the launch meeting 3-4:30 on 24th October, so that they can ensure the Steering Group meets the City's growing needs.
For further details and/or to reserve your place please access the Eventbrite website.
05 September 2018
- The Southampton Opportunity group help children (aged 0-5) with additional needs and their families, offering short term play sessions providing support and short term breaks for parents and carers. Please note, the Opportunity Group has moved its weekday sessions from Hardmoor to Swaythling Sure Start in Honeysuckle Road. For more information please visit their website: https://southamptonopportunitygroup.org/
or contact them at: email@example.com
05 May 2016
2 Year Olds Stay, Play and Learn sessions (pdf 647KB) at Hardmoor Early Years Centre.
These free sessions are available to children who are entitled to 2 year funding and their families. We hope the project will support the uptake of 2 year funding, particularly for those families who are not yet ready to leave their child in an EY setting.