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  • EBP helping the local Covid-19 response

    Jane and Anne are working hard to keep the Bromley Mentoring Initiative going through the pandemic – which has been difficult with all the restrictions in place and the fast-changing situation.  They have arranged some safe and very valuable virtual/telephone mentoring for vulnerable young people. Since January, the rest of the EBP team have been involved in supporting the rapid testing programme which aims to identify people with Covid-19 who have no symptoms, and asks them to self-isolate to protect others, especially our clinically most vulnerable residents. The testing is...
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  • DWP Careers Support for schools

    Bromley EBP have built a great partnership with colleagues from the DWP Schools' Team in our joint aim to support young people with careers and employability advice.  Although we have not been able to work face to face with them since March, we are still very much in touch.  Click here to view a Careers Guide produced by DWP which contains some really helpful advice for young people helping them be better prepared for the job market. We hope to be working with Ian and Julie again in 2021.  
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  • We are Virtually there……

    Although since March due to the current restrictions we have been unable to organise and offer our face to face employability sessions, we haven’t given up our aim to help prepare young people for the world of work.  Following consultation with schools, it was clear that the need for input around careers, opportunities available and how to access them, particularly during these challenging times, was badly needed. Many of our local and national employer partners were keen to help where they could until we can get back to delivering events.  This all coincided with the roll out of Microsoft Teams and we have been working hard to explore how we could facilitate virtual sessions.  We decided to run sector-focused events starting with financial services as we have noticed a growth in this type of apprenticeship and job opportunity becoming available for young peop...
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  • Information and support for businesses during COVID-19

    Information and support for businesses during COVID-19 In this special edition of the Council’s business e-bulletin, read about the application process for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) and a Bromley Business survey to help gauge what support businesses need in the future. We would encourage you to complete this survey which should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.  Additionally, you’ll find information about a range of local business groups and events ready to support your business. The information in this e-bulletin is accurate on 16 November 2020. Stay informed at www.bromley.gov.uk/Covid-19BusinessSupport Applications for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) is now live The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)(Closed) Addendum is a grant to support businesses through this period of National lockdown. To be eligible to claim LRSG (Closed) Addendum your business must: Be liable to pay business rates for the premises occupied Have been told by t...
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  • Make Your Mark National Youth Consultation 2020!

    Bromley Youth Council is launching Make Your Mark National Youth Consultation 2020!  Please share and support young people's engagement to vote via Survey Monkey.  We have gone digital this year to support all young people to participate. Make Your Mark online voting is live! Over 900 schools, colleges youth groups and partner organisations, have signed up to this year's campaign. The issues voted as most important will be the focus of the UK Youth Parliament’s 2021 campaigns. Members of Youth Parliament will campaign to influence UK Parliament and their local representatives, ensuring that the views of young people are listened to by decision-makers.  The survey monkey, asks 11-18 year olds to vote on one UK-wide topic and one local topic that is most important to them. Online voting closes on 30th November and is solely through https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MakeYourMark2020 School and colleges can support engagement with Make Your Mark 2020 as follows: Promote on the school/college social media accounts Place a link onto the Internal ICT platforms for example Moodle, Teams or Blackboard Use some class l...
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