Community Information

Please note the below support service from Brunswick Hub is open to all ant not just to Orbit tenants

Are you struggling to pay your energy bills in these uncertain times?

Act on Energy offers FREE support to all residents living within Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham.

• A specialist Helpline offering support and advice on keeping warm and ways to help reduce your energy bills: 0800 988 2881

• Support with understanding fuel bills, tariff rates and payment options

• Support to apply for national and local funding* for emergency heating replacements

• Home Energy Assessment to help identify ways to achieve more affordable warmth at home

• Heat4Health Project aims to strengthen the referral pathway between Health services and Act on Energy and to raise awareness of the health implications of living in a cold, damp home.

For more information

Telephone 0800 988 2882 or complete the Enquiry Form online https://actonenergy.org.uk/contact-us/  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/actonenergy

*Funding is subject to eligibility and availability.

Please use the following link to access some useful online parenting courses
 
Please follow the link below to see the Parenting Project's May 2021 Newsletter.  This month's newsletter explores Maternal Mental Health. 
 

Maybe you have heard about the online courses for parents, FREE for residents in our area?

The Solihull Approach (NHS) have launched a NEW online course!

How do I access?

www.inourplace.co.uk 

What’s the code?

  •  If you haven’t used it already here is the access code for all the online courses (funded for residents of Warwickshire): BEAR
  •  If, like many parents, you have already used this code, log into your account here and this course will be ready in your dashboard to start whenever you are ready.

 Can I tell my family and friends?

Absolutely! Share the news with other families in the area so that they too can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. 

How long is it?

There are 7 modules which each take about 5 minutes to complete and will benefit from time to digest in between. 

If you like this…

…you might like the bigger  ‘Understanding your child’ or ‘Understanding your child with additional needs’, or other courses in the series.  www.inourplace.co.uk

 

Please use link below to access the Warwickshire Family Information newsletter, which contains lots of useful information for families in our community.  You may also wish to sign up for updates to be sent direct to your email address.
 
Please use link below to access the digital version of 'Familes Warwickshire' magazine.
 
A parent has very kindly offered to give free online cooking sessions for Newburgh pupils, during the lockdown period.
 
Each session is 30 minutes long, over Zoom, and requires full adult supervision. 
 
Last week she held two sessions, making healthy peanut butter cookies and this week she is planning on making oat breakfast bars.
 
This sounds like a lovely activity for parents and children to take part in together from home. If you are interested and would like more information, including login details and how to book, please see her website below and click on 'Menu' and then 'Events'.
 

Pumpkin & Sprout - Family Food Group
Please use link below to access a digital version of the 'Raring to Go' magazine
 

Transforming Communities in Warwick and Chase Meadow Community Centre are working together to help support those who are aged over 70 and self-isolating and those who feel vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis. This group has been set up to support those living in the Forbes and Westgate. 

 

The Facebook group is ‘Forbes and Westgate COVID-19 Community Support’. If you live in those areas, and know someone who is over 70 and vulnerable, please let us know about them via the Facebook group.