We’re hiring!

Senior Development Officer – Volunteering and Outreach

Salary: £29,577 per annum 

Hours of Work: 37hrs per week (usually Monday to Friday during business hours, though there is a requirement to work outside of regular business hours occasionally). 

Term of contract: Permanent 

Deadline for Applications: 19th January 2022, 4pm

Interview date: Thursday 27th January 2022

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MK ACT are hiring!

Children and Young People’s Support Worker

37.5 hours per week, £25,252 per annum

Starting rate: £24,252 and after 6 months will rise to £24,752 following successful completion of probationary period.  After 12 months’ salary will be increased to £25,252

Work Pattern: Full-time, within office hours (some flexibility)

Based at MK-Act Office within their refuge provision.

MK ACT have an exciting opportunity to work with their organisation to support the Children and Young People (CYP), whose families have come into the Refuge.  As a CYP support worker, your job is to promote the well-being of children in the refuge, provide assessments, identify their needs and any risk posed to them. Support will be identified using a support plan and key working. You will contribute to group-work and therapeutic interventions. MK ACT are looking for an individual who is committed in supporting those affected by Domestic Violence and to join their strong, caring and hardworking team.

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Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership Research Highlights the Local Impact of Covid-19 on the Homeless Sector

A bit more from MKHP regarding the report and the work they have been doing.

As the homelessness sector continues to navigate through the challenges presented by the pandemic, the Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership (MKHP) publishes its inaugural research report. It puts a spotlight on the real impact of COVID-19 across the sector and on people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness across Milton Keynes.


For the first time, the voices of Milton Keynes’ organisations across the voluntary and statutory sector, together with business speak out, highlighting their concerns and trepidation for the future whilst at the same time harnessing an abundance of optimism on what could be achieved if lessons from the pandemic are learned and acted upon. Carried out in March and April 2021, a series of in-depth and compelling interviews across the network tested the mood of the sector. The research began to get under the skin of the historical battle in Milton Keynes around homelessness. As relevant now as at the beginning of lockdown, the research compares Milton Keynes to the national picture uncovering unique local issues but also sharing national concerns around welfare payments, eviction bans, and more people beginning to present as homeless.

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Guest Blog – Children Heard and Seen

Thank you to Children Head and Seen for joining us and sharing this blog. Children Heard and Seen are a charity based in Oxford who support children affected by parental imprisonment. They are a vital charity that offers much needed help, activities and community to families who are often ignored and forgotten. Please take a read and find out more about their work, impact and the experiences of the children. Children Heard and Seen work across MK so do reach out to find out more.

A bit about our ‘WHY’…

Estimates suggest 312,000 children are affected by parental imprisonment in the UK. There is no government funded support for these children and no mechanism to identify them. Children are separated from their parent, often in traumatic circumstances, and left to cope with no professional support. Older children are often left to care for younger children, unidentified and alone.

“Before accessing the support from Children Heard and Seen our family wasn’t supported by anything or anyone”

“I was really shocked. I thought before court or after court I’d get a phone call from someone. I don’t know. Maybe someone from social services, not to judge or interfere with our family life, but to be there to offer support. I was really shocked because there’s nothing. Absolutely nothing. You’re just left to deal with it.”

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