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Wellbeing for Life FREE training courses 2021

If you live or work in County Durham, Wellbeing for Life is offering free online activities and courses over the next few months

Check out their What’s On section at https://www.wellbeingforlife.net/whats-on/ for groups starting December and January.

Check out their Training Calendar for January – March 2021 at https://www.wellbeingforlife.net/training-courses

Due to Social Distancing Guidelines training is not in person and currently all training is being delivered via MS Teams.

Durham Community Action - online training

Durham Community Action's (DCA) 2021 Online Training Programme is now open for bookings!

As we learn to live with COVID-19, to assist voluntary and community organisations, DCA have developed a series of short online workshops on Strategic Planning, Consultation and Engagement, Financial Management and Volunteering.

All sessions are currently fully funded.

You can now book on to workshops up until July 2021 by visiting their Training page:  https://www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk/dca-training.html

Vodafone support for the unemployed

Vodafone has launched a new plan to help people who have become unemployed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to stay connected.

The plan will give people unlimited mobile data, minutes and texts for just £10 a month, for up to six months, without the need for a credit check or contract.

The plan, which will be available on Vodafone’s VOXI brand, is open to anyone (not just the under 25s) currently claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or employment-based Universal Credit.

For more information, visit https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk/press-release/voxi-offers-unlimited-voice-and-data-plan-to-job-seekers-for-10-quid/

Be a covid community champion!

Durham County Council want to keep everyone up to date with the latest information and guidance on coronavirus. However we know we don't always reach everyone - and that's why we'd like your help.

Sign up to be a covid community champion and help to share the latest information and guidance with people you know.  You could help to keep people safe and reduce the spread of Covid19 in our communities.

The Community Champions programme will train, support and upskill local people and organisations with relevant information and messages for them to share within their own areas.  Read what others have said about being a covid community champion:  https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/24659/Covid-Community-Champions-needed-to-help-keep-County-Durham-safe-and-informed

For more information and how to sign up, visit https://www.durham.gov.uk/covidcommunitychampion

If you have any further queries in relation to the role please contact the County Durham Together Community Hub on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vodaphone offer to schools

Vodafone is offering up to 250,000 free data SIMs with 30GB data for 90 days to children in primary and secondary schools across the UK to help with learning at home.

Applications are only accepted from Headteachers who must complete the order form before 31 January 2021.

This offer is subject to availability and Vodafone will assess the number of SIMs each school can order.  It is the Headteacher's responsibility to ensure the SIM packs are distributed to the relevant pupils of the school.

For more information, visit https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/pay-as-you-go-plans/schools-connected