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On this page you will find all the news on recent events involving The Crosby Community Association.

3rd April 2018

Staff awarded Advice Quality Standard 

The Crosby Community Association are very proud to have been awarded the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) Accreditation for their advice services in Welfare Benefits with casework following an independent assessment. The quality mark has been maintained and held by the organisation for several years running.

Achieving the standard demonstrates that an organisation has a well managed service, helps to ensure that staff have relevant and up-to-date knowledge and that the quality of advice given remains high.

The CCA team provide advice and guidance on Welfare Benefits issues and cover the whole of North Lincolnshire. From April 2017 to March 2018 the team has seen 946 clients on a face to face basis as well as dealing with 6000 enquiries to the main reception area. The work completed has  generated £2,826,765.00 on an annual basis for the people of North Lincolnshire.

Through the advice work we were able to identify that many people suffer from loneliness and isolation and we thought we needed to help. Therefore we now run a befriending service that we are working to improve all the time.

In addition the CCA has a Drop in Centre that sells second hand items such as furniture, clothing etc. We also provide a warm friendly environment for people to come and have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

We welcome donations for our charity shop and can collect items. We are also happy to accept volunteers in various roles including helping in the shop, drivers mates collecting items, administration, befriending and as members of our Board of Directors.

Now more than ever our services are in huge demand and we need your support to continue our work. So if you can please donate either by making a cash donation at the centre, cheques can be made payable to the Crosby Community Association or you if you have internet banking or a payment app on your phone then please make a bank payment to the following details –

Crosby Community Association Sort Code 60-83-01 Account number 20150574

7th September 2017

We would like to thank our volunteers for all their hard work in collecting items and running our recent fundraising activities. They attended the Ongo Carnival, supported by staff members and managed to raise over £200.00 for the CCA. Thank you to all the members of the public who attended and supported us.

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10th February 2017

We would like to Congratulate our Money Mentor Shelina Khatun on achieving the Money Mentors Financial Education Qualification.

By completing this Shelina has taken an important step towards helping strengthen the financial capability of our community. The work Shelina does supporting her participants is hugely valuable and we are very proud to have her as a member of the Crosby Community Association.

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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

 

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) will be recruiting for Full Time Fire Fighters in March 2017, and we are currently underrepresented in the number of females and those from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background employed in fire fighting roles.

Therefore we would particularly welcome applications from these groups, and are undertaking Positive Action to encourage applications from these underrepresented groups.  Please see the attached/enclosed publicity information which we would be grateful if you could distribute to your BME contacts and groups ahead of this recruitment.

If you need any further posters and/or flyers then please do not hesitate to contact our Service Support Centre on 01482 567444 or email sscadministrators@humbersidefire.gov.uk If you require any additional information about the recruitment process please contact recruitment@humbersidefire.gov.uk

 

Support for the Family Information Service

The Family Information Service has a  new Children & Young People’s Activity Guide where you can find all the information you need on activities across North Lincolnshire for young people aged 0 to 20.  The  guide is a database driven calendar of events and activities with the possibility to search by day, by age group or by location.  You can then save the event to your Google or Apple calendar.

In the guide you will find activities such as:

  • Parent and toddler groups
  • Activities at Children’s Centres
  • 20-21, the Museum and other tourist attractions
  • Sporting and craft activities
  • Events at your local library
  • Youth centre activities and Duke of Edinburgh sessions
  • And much, much more
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So why not check out the guide right now and see what you think, and then send them an email fis@northlincs.gov.uk with your comments and suggestions.

They are also asking for feedback on the services they currently offer the families of North Lincolnshire. Have you used the service in the past? Never heard of the FIS? Complete the short online survey , tell them what you think and help to shape the service they offer in the future.

11th August 2016

NCS Program Donation

 

We would like to Thank Team 6 of the NCS program for kindly raising money and donating to us a new PC. Thanks from everyone at the CCA

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22nd March 2016

 

Staff awarded Advice Quality Standard

 

The Crosby Community Association is a registered charity and has been established since May 1994.

The team at the CCA have been awarded the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) Accreditation for their advice services In Welfare Benefits and Debt with casework following an independent assessment. The quality mark has been maintained and held by the organisation for several years running.AQS Team Picture

Achieving the standard demonstrates that an organisation has a well-managed service, helps to ensure that staff have relevant and up-to-date knowledge and that the quality of advice given remains high.

The CCA team provide advice and guidance on Welfare Benefits and Debt issues and cover the whole of North Lincolnshire. They also run an Advice only Surgery on a Monday for both Welfare and Debt issues and run a second debt surgery on a Wednesday. The team offer an Outreach Service for those that need it.

During the last financial year the team has dealt with 1411 client cases and has put £4.3 million back into the community on an annual basis.

Az Modak, Centre Manager at CCA commented: “We’re so proud to have achieved the standard; we are committed to providing a high quality service.”

In addition to the Advice Service the CCA has a Drop in Centre that sells second hand items such as furniture, clothing etc. We also provide a warm friendly environment for people to come and have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

We welcome donations for our charity shop and can collect items.

Our opening times are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Contact us:

The Crosby Community Association

105-107 Frodingham Road

Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire

DN15 7JT

Visit The Crosby Community Association

at: www.ccanorthlincs.co.uk

(01724) 330022

21st July 2015

 

Volunteers Presentation Event

The Crosby Community Association(CCA) held a Presentation Event to reward and thank all its volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the organisation.

The event was attended by all the Board of Directors of the CCA as well as staff and all the volunteers. Az Modak Centre Manager said “It’s important to recognise the hard work that volunteers do. They give up their free time to support those who need it and without them groups like the CCA would not be able to carry out the work we do in the community”.

CCA Volunteers receiving their Certificates of Appreciation with the Chairman

CCA Volunteers receiving their Certificates of Appreciation with the Chairman

The Event was hosted at the Central Community Centre where we gathered to celebrate and thank the volunteers for their contribution throughout the year. We wanted to mark this occasion to highlight the work done with this special event to show our appreciation to them.

As we are a registered charity it means a lot to us to have such fantastic, and dedicated volunteers who contribute to the running of the CCA and they all play a huge part in keeping the organisation running. One of the volunteers stated that “I am very grateful to the CCA for the opportunity to come and work in this environment and gain valuable new experiences.”

The Crosby Community Association are always looking for new volunteers for various roles, including the charity shop and the reception area. The Board of Directors are also made up of volunteers and would welcome anyone who feels they have the skills and experiences to contribute to the running of the organisation. For more information on volunteering opportunities you can contact the CCA on 01724 330022

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Members of the Board, Staff and Volunteers

 

9th June 2015

 

CASH BONUS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP WITH SOCIETY ‘GRANT FOR GOOD’

The Nottingham Building Society in Brigg have chosen The Crosby Community Association to help out with a donation. The money will go towards helping local people with welfare, housing and debt advice.

The building society based on Wrawby Street, Brigg teamed up with Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, who work with other community foundations nationally, to aid work being done locally.

Branch Manager Tracey Bendon explains ‘We really wanted to find a local project that would help our local community to prosper through increasing people’s skills and employability, ability to manage their own finance or a project that helped to reduce homelessness and people to stay in their own homes or even help homeless people get back on their feet.

‘When we started our community work five years ago, we really took inspiration from the origins of our building society and very proud to be supporting The Crosby Community Association through our ‘Grants for Good’ scheme and looking forward to helping out with their project.’

Az Modak, the Centre Manager from The Crosby Communality Association said he was delighted for the donation and pleased that Nottingham Building Society recognises the hard work we do in the community. We support all residents of North Lincolnshire and this donation will go towards continuing our activities to support those who need it the most. The Crosby Community Association is based at 105 -107 Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, for further enquires please contact us on (01724) 330022.

The initiative is part of The Nottingham’s ‘Doing Good Together’ programme which has seen almost £70,000 given away to local projects in the last few years. Previous grants have helped fund everything from local job fairs to home-starter packs for young people whilst the society has raised over £50,000 for charities and volunteered over 1,000 hours.

The branch are also supporting local SportsAid waterski star Jack Critchley from Scunthorpe with fundraising to help with the costs of travel to competitions

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The Nottingham Building Society Branch manager Tracy Bendon with CCA Centre Manager Az Modak