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Havering Compact -February 2021

Havering Compact -February 2021

By Havering Compact on 04/02/2021

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February 2021

Havering Compact News

The Compact Agreement in Havering is promoted through the Compact Steering Group. The Compact Agreement is:

  • A voluntary agreement that aims to foster strong, effective partnerships between public bodies and voluntary organisations.
  • Its principles apply to all relationships between voluntary organisations and public bodies that are distributing funds on behalf of the government.


The challenges for our communities and voluntary sector remain high and it is encouraging to hear about the great support that is being given by the VCS in Havering.

Communication remains important and our next Compact Forum is on the 9 February at 10am. There will be important information Public Health and about opportunities to collaborate for funding.

Be Nice to your Noggin

This is a great campaign that has been seeded by LBH. It has many organisations involved in providing a range of mental health support. If you provide mental health support to residents of Havering, please read the article below for more details.

A key help for the VCS and our communities is the Havering Virtual Hub. This is a great source of help and advice and opportunities to find on events. 

Web link: Havering Community Hub

The date for our next Compact Forum is:

9February at 10am - details of how to join the call below.

So do keep reading your Compact News to hear about all new developments. Also, don’t forget to add the Compact Forum Dates into your diary. The April meeting will be 13 April at 10am.

Also, do look at the Havering data hub if you are preparing any funding bids as it is a great source of live data.

More Info

Thank you again for all that you are doing to support the residents of Havering.

Paul Rose

Chair of the Havering Compact

Vaccines Update

To ensure we’re able to vaccinate social care workers or Cohort 2, Havering Council is asking everyone who employs or recruits volunteers who work directly (face-to-face) with the groups below, to tell us who their ‘frontline’ workers are so they can be invited to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. 

  • the Clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)
  • those who have underlying health conditions leading to greater risk of disease or mortality
  • those of advanced age

To be considered as part of cohort 2, employees/contracted staff/regular volunteers should work, as part of their day-to-day roles, with the groups above.

Whatever the size of your organisation, we’re asking that you do what you can to help people who are eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. We hope you understand the benefits of vaccination makes to the safety of staff and clients/people using services.

Please send the details of a contact person for your organisation to to receive more information or you can send a spreadsheet with the following information to the same address for everyone in your organisation you would like to

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Mobile
  • Email
  • Role
  • Brief description of the role

Compact Forum - 9 February at 10am

The Compact Forum is due to take place

Tuesday 9 February at 10am.  

Everyone is welcome to join - feel free to pass on this details to all your members.

Join on your computer or mobile app:

Click here to join the meeting

Learn More | Meeting options

Be nice to you Noggin campaign

With job losses, social isolation and the loss of loved ones, the past year has affected all of us and left many of us struggling with our mental health.

#BeNiceToYourNoggin provides access to local support to help cope with the thoughts, feelings and issues that we are all facing at this difficult time.

It’s important to look after yourself and take advantage of the huge amount of support available to you.

There are local organisations ready to help and provide useful resources on whatever your concern may be, whether you’re struggling to cope with the lockdown, feeling stressed about the impact on your business or your existing mental health has worsened, there is something to help everyone.

Call Havering MIND on 01708 457040 or visit the #BeNiceToYourNoggin webpage to access bereavement counselling, financial advice, self-help webinars, befriending services and much more.

 More Information

NEW FUNDING: Trust for London

The 1:1 sessions with the Trust for London Grants Manager were very successful and the Compact would like to say a huge thank-you to Trust for London for taking the time to conduct these sessions.  There was a huge amount of excitement and positive feedback from those that participated in the 1:1 sessions.

Many of you were asking for Ugo's presentation, this can be found by clicking on the link below:

Click Here

The Havering Together crowdfunding programme returns

Deadline to pitch your project to the Innovation Fund for the Spring round: 25 March 2021 

2020 might not have been what we had hoped for, but if the pandemic has highlighted anything, it's the power of communities coming together to achieve amazing things in the face of adversity. 

Havering Together is returning this Spring for a second round to help our communities bounce back, reconnect and thrive. Pledges of up to £5,000 are available from the council for projects that show innovation, imagination and lots of support from the local community. If you have an idea for a project that needs funds to get started, we want to hear from you!

There will be an online workshop on the 11th of February at 12 noon.  Follow this link for more information on the free online workshops -

Free registration

Can't attend the online workshops, complete a simple expression of interest form so havering Together know you are interested and can provide you with more information and support

Havering Local Lottery Project

Havering’s Local Lottery project is soon to go live with our first event to be held on Havering’s new virtual Community Hub. Our ‘Good Causes’ Launch will be on 23 February from 2 - 3pm. 

This event is aimed at a good cross section of the many types of ‘good causes’ in Havering. So if you have a good cause that you may need some financial support with please come along to find out more. If you would like to attend make sure to sign up via Eventbrite

Register Here

Let's Get Ready for READI (Race, Equalities, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion Review)

Havering as a place is quickly becoming more diverse, with different cultures, languages, perspectives and communities.

To meet and understand our resident needs, Havering Council is conducting an in-depth diversity and inclusion self-assessment and independent review, in our workplace, with our communities, our leadership and services.

This will give us a clear sense of where we are and where we need to be. The Local Government Association will be conducting the independent review in a few months.

If you are interested in being part of the review we'd really like to hear from you and please contact

Update from HAD

The pandemic has been a challenge on everyone, especially the voluntary sector.  At H.A.D we are striving to keep our clients as busy as we possibly can.

We closed our face-to-face services again in lockdown 3 but have continued with the virtual events which we started in Lockdown 1.

One virtual pub club evening lasted 5 hours!  Our clients have been instrumental in arranging these events and they are great fun for all that are involved.

We are regularly making wellbeing calls and even did so on Christmas Day to those that we knew were on their own, a feedback comment we had from this was “your call on Christmas day saved me from a lonely dark place”  Normally the office closed between Christmas and new year, but we created a helpline to assure our clients that we are there to support them.

We also delivered 70 care packages with a small gift for our clients before Christmas to cheer people up and to let them know that H.A.D are thinking of them.

We would welcome anyone if they would like to get involved with H.A.D, albeit virtually at present! Please call the H.A.D office on 01708 476554 for more information.

Here to Help Service from Peabody

We provide a FREE support service to residents of Havering aged 16yrs and over with the aim of helping individuals develop and improve their ability to live independently in their own home or help them to explore their housing options if they are homeless. 

We assist with issues such as finding employment, benefit checks and form filling and debt management. We treat every person as an individual, creating a support plan just for them, so that they live more independently, with more dignity, more choice and more control.

Our personalised approach enables people to participate in the support process resulting in higher levels of engagement and better results .We have a dedicated team of staff including specialist Mental Health support workers. 

All members of staff are DBS checked and undertake regular training to ensure they are equipped to address the issues facing our customers today.

To refer into our Service you can contact staff daily between Mon and Fri 9am to 5pm on 01708 776770 where a staff member will happily help resolve any form filling support; Benefit advice and information and guidance around what is available in the Borough of Havering.

You can also chat with a member of staff on our Virtual hub every Thursday between 11am and 12 midday just by clicking the link below:

Click Here

Have you checked your vehicle?

Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. 

That is why from  25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding  to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone.

This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

The ULEZ will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends, with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.

Cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) will need to meet the required ULEZ emissions standards when driving within and into the expanded zone, or pay a daily charge.

Call To Action: Check your vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards and the interactive map of the zone. Visit

Funding and Grants


This is updated on a weekly basis and contains a plethora of information on all the latest funds available to you.

Click on the link to access the latest information.



Havering Council's Corporate & Community Resilience Team are here to help you and will undertake grant searches for your organisation or group.

You will need to provide brief information on your project and the amount of funding you are looking for.  We will provide information on any grants available.

Contact: or

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