There are two services available from the Council, the Connexions Hounslow Service and Ask About Apprenticeships.
You can find more information about each service by following the two links above.
Here’s the information shared by the council about each service.
The Hounslow 14 to 19 Connexions service will be providing an extended results day service for anyone receiving A-level or GCSE results, every weekday, starting on 13 August until 4 September.
The team will be available to provide free impartial advice a range of options available and help with the following:
- UCAS’ clearing service
- Finding relevant college or university courses
- Apprenticeships and which one is right for you
- Full time employment opportunities
Watch our YouTube video to hear from a young person who shares her experience of using the Connexions service or read our blog from a careers adviser to find out more about what help is on offer.
For more information click here or call 020 8583 5151.
Ask About Apprenticeships
Are you interested in Apprenticeships and want to find out more? Hounslow Connexions is hosting a live question and answer session in partnership with ASK about Apprenticeships on Tuesday 18 August at 2pm.
The session will cover an overview of apprenticeships, recognising your strengths, and how to write a winning application or CV. To find out more about what is on offer watch this video on our YouTube channel.
To join the event live next week on YouTube click here.
The Council has made some videos about the NHS Test and Trace, and have them available in multiple languages.
You can watch them via the council’s YouTube channel, and the English language version of the specific video can be found here.
The videos are available in English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu Hindi and Polish.
Still no decisions on exactly when the leisure centres will be opening in Hounslow Borough. Apparently Fusion will be writing to all members to give them more information as soon as the council has agreed the measures that need to be in place before this can happen.
“We continue to work closely with Fusion to develop plans for when and how the leisure centres and public halls in Hounslow will be able to reopen, in a way that fully complies with government guidance and ensures they are safe. We are making progress towards a phased re-opening but are unable to give specific dates at this time.
“We know this is very frustrating for our leisure centre customers. I would like to apologise for this ongoing delay and thank you for your patience in this matter. Please bear with us while we develop our plans. We hope to provide a further update later this month.
“Our priority is protecting our residents, users, staff and volunteers from coronavirus and this means we will only reopen our leisure centres, swimming pools and public halls when we are absolutely certain it is safe to do so. We want people to have full confidence that the centres are entirely safe to use. As outbreaks in parts of the country and across Europe, as well as the recent increases locally, demonstrate, we cannot be complacent. Coronavirus is still out there, lives are at stake, and we won’t be taking unnecessary risk”
In a statement on the Hounslow Council website the Director of Public Health for Hounslow Counsil said,
“We are currently seeing an increase in the number of positive cases of coronavirus in the London Borough of Hounslow. Until last week reports of cases were low and steady, but over the past several days there has been 37 cases identified which demonstrates infection spread. We are monitoring Heston East in particular where there has been the most new cases. Public health officials consider this increase is likely due to wider family and friends meeting and not maintaining social distancing.
“This small increase should not cause residents to worry but it does demonstrate there is no room for complacency. We must all be responsible and vigilant at all times and adhere to government guidance to ensure the situation doesn’t escalate.
“We are working with the Heston community to advise them and share government messages through a range of channels, including a household leaflet translated in community languages, displaying banners and posters across Heston and sharing messages through our community groups.
“We welcome all support from the media, local organisations and individuals to help us spread the word that following the government’s guidance is crucial. And we are encouraging people to become Community Champions and share messages in ways which best reach and resonate with their communities.
“Our priority remains protecting our most vulnerable residents and we will consider all options to halt the spread, including a local lockdown if this is needed. This is something we want to avoid at all costs, but we can only do this with the help of residents and businesses abiding by the guidance.
“While our current focus is Heston, there are increasing numbers of cases in other parts of our borough. We are urging all of Hounslow’s residents to keep a two-metre distance, where possible, from people who you do not live with, wash your hands regularly and use a face covering in shops, on public transport and in busy places. Remember, you can spread coronavirus without having symptoms – don’t be the one who makes your vulnerable friends or relatives sick.
“We are working closely with Public Health England to monitor the figures and understand the situation, and we will take any necessary action to keep our residents safe.”
The council has said that the spread appears to be generated by family groups and friends groups not properly observing social distancing, and we would encourage everyone to pay close attention to doing so for the forseeable future in order that this doesn’t become a local hotpot and cause any lockdown measures to need to be necessary.