Monthly Archive: May

‘Stay safe’ as city continues to unlock from Covid-19

‘Stay safe’ as city continues to unlock from Covid-19

People in Nottingham are being urged to ‘stay safe’ as the city moves towards Step Three of the Covid-19 roadmap after cases of a coronavirus ‘Variant of Concern’ have been confirmed in the city. The Variant of Concern – known as VOC-21APR-02 – has been identified by Public Health England. Cases have been found across […]

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Developers of student accommodation set to contribute towards affordable housing in Nottingham

Developers of student accommodation set to contribute towards affordable housing in Nottingham

Developers of new student accommodation in Nottingham may have to pay a contribution towards affordable housing in the city, under new proposals set to go to the City Council’s Executive Board for approval next week (18 May 2021). The council is receiving unprecedented numbers of planning applications to build Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), as […]

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Over 400 homeless households helped into private rented housing in Nottingham

Over 400 homeless households helped into private rented housing in Nottingham

Over the last year, 409 homeless households have been given somewhere to live thanks to a support service at Nottingham City Council. The council’s Nottingham Private Rented Assistance Scheme (NPRAS) has worked with individuals and families to find them homes to rent, by providing support and incentives to landlords and homeless people in the city. […]

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Drop in for a ‘virtual cuppa’ and learn about being a foster carer

Drop in for a ‘virtual cuppa’ and learn about being a foster carer

People interested in discovering more about fostering in Nottingham are invited to a series of online events. As part of the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign, which starts on Monday with a theme of #WhyWeCare, staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about opportunities to provide a loving home for a […]

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New powers and funding to tackle domestic violence welcomed

New powers and funding to tackle domestic violence welcomed

Nottingham City Council has welcomed extra funding and responsibilities to help it tackle domestic violence. The council has received £871,000 of Government funding which comes as a new Domestic Abuse Bill has been signed into law, providing further protections to the millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthening measures to tackle perpetrators. The Domestic Abuse Act […]

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Disabled City Council staff paid the same or slightly better than non-disabled colleagues

Disabled City Council staff paid the same or slightly better than non-disabled colleagues

Staff with disabilities working for Nottingham City Council are paid the same or slightly better than those who are not disabled, figures published for the first time show. Disabled employees make up 6% of the council’s workforce, with slightly higher representation in higher-paid posts. This accounts for the average pay gap among disabled middle earners […]

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