Havering Compact -March 2021

Havering Compact -March 2021

By Havering Compact on 01/03/2021

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March 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.


As you are aware there is a new list of CEV category people that have received letters telling them to isolate. This is likely to be circa 7,000 people in Havering who will have received this advice to self-isolate.

For some this maybe the first time they have been advised to isolate. Please do advise anyone you support who is on the list that they can access priority food delivery slots and free prescription deliveries.  If they need help on these matters, then do pass the LBH help line information to them:

T: 0800 368 5201

E: covid19support@havering.gov.uk

Also, it would be good to let them have the Havering Community Hub link so that they can access other social support.

Web Link: Havering Community Hub

The date for our next Compact Forum is:

13 April at 10am.

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.

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


Latest update on Lockdown

Today (Monday 22 February) the Government unveiled its roadmap for the order in which current COVID-19 restrictions will be eased, provided that key data supports that move.

8 March

All schools – primary and secondary – will open. Schools will be allowed to restart outdoor sports matches and other outdoor activities.

Secondary school pupils will have to wear face coverings and will be tested twice a week at school for the first two weeks and then later at home. 

Care home visits indoors will resume, including allowing a single visitor to hold hands indoors with their relative or contact in a care home.

Rules on socialising in a public space will be relaxed, meaning one person can sit down with another individual from outside their household or bubble for a coffee, drink or picnic.

Read more on the Government's website

29 March

Outdoor gatherings will be permitted for either up to six people, or two households.

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts and golf courses will be permitted to reopen.

Organised adult and children’s sport can resume.

12 April (at the earliest)

The reopening of some hospitality including serving outdoors only.

Non-essential retail plus hairdressers, salons and gyms allowed to open again. Zoos, museums and theme parks will be permitted to open.

17 May (at the earliest)

Groups of up to six people or two households to be allowed to mix indoors.

Pubs and restaurants allowed to serve people indoors. Cinemas and hotels to be permitted to open their doors again with fans allowed back into sporting events, although subject to some limits on the size of crowds.

Travel allowed for short breaks around the UK and up to 30 people will be allowed at weddings, funerals and christenings. 

International travel may be able to resume subject to a review that will be completed by 12 April.

21 June (at the earliest) 

All legal limits on social contact set to be removed.

As more details are released on specific dates for changes to the rules in April and May that information will be published in future editions of this newsletter, along with updates on any changes to local services.

Community Cohesion Engagement Forum

Just a quick reminder that Councillor Viddy Persaud invites you to the Community Cohesion and Engagement Forum at 6.30pm on Wednesday 31st March 2021.  Everyone is welcome and feel free to pass on the meeting details to anyone who would like to join.


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Compact Forum - 13 April at 10am

The Compact Forum is due to take place

Tuesday 13 April 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

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Action Counters Terrorism

Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.

Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.

Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.

They can help if you act early. You won't be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.  

To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit actearly.uk


Community COVID-19 Vaccination Fund

Havering council is making funding available to local community groups and organisations to support the drive to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Havering and protect lives.

Up to £5,000 is available for projects that can demonstrate imagination and ability to reach our diverse population, engage with community and faith leaders, recruiting vaccine ambassadors to champion vaccination uptake, provide accurate messages and support the council in making sure our diverse groups have access to vaccination when offered.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR THE COMMUNITY COVID 19 VACCINATION FUND: 31 MARCH 2021 but grant will be offered on first come basis.

If you are one of the local community or voluntary groups that would like to make a difference, we want to hear from you!

For further information or to apply please email: Jerry.haley@havering.gov.uk


Census 2021

Census 2021 will be held on 21 March. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire because it gives us the most detailed information we have about our society. After almost a year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, Census 2021 will be essential to a long-term understanding of the health, social and economic impacts on the people and households of Havering.

Ahead of Census Day (Sunday 21 March), the Office for National Statistics will send every household a letter in the post with an access code and instructions.

You can do your census online as soon as you get yours. If you need help taking part in the census, there’s a wide range of support services available guidance and help in many languages and formats, a paper version of the questionnaire, if you prefer, and accessible census guidance, for example, in braille.

If you cannot find what you need there, there’s a dedicated contact centre where census staff will be on hand to give help over the phone, in a web chat or on social media.

If you need help, visit www.census.gov.uk

Twitter feed: @CensusHavering


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: kim.smith@havering.gov.uk or mayuri.raja@havering.gov.uk

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