Nova is currently delivering the following contracts.

Hopeful Families Programme

A partnership of six West Yorkshire voluntary and community organisations has secured a Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund grant to help individuals from the region’s most socially excluded families. 

Hopeful Families is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

The first programme of its kind in West Yorkshire, ‘Hopeful Families’ will help over 620 individuals who are out of work to build their confidence and overcome the challenges they face in finding employment. The programme will be personally tailored to individual needs and will include help with personal development, health and wellbeing, and to develop life-skills including digital technology. The programme aims to benefit local communities by reducing poverty and anti-social behaviour. 

Nova Wakefield District Limited and lead partner, Pluss, will deliver the £2.4 million programme from 5 June 2017 for the next 2 1/2 years alongside partners Yorkshire Children’s CentreHalifax Opportunities TrustGroundwork, and Dominion Training.

Live Well Wakefield

Nova Wakefield District and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be delivering the social wellbeing service, Live Well Wakefield, commissioned by Wakefield Council, from 1 April 2017 for the next 4 years.

Nova as the lead partner will work collaboratively with the Trust to deliver this innovative service which aims to improve the wider health and wellbeing of Wakefield residents by promoting independence and self-management.

The Live Well Wakefield service will help adults who are in need of information, advice and support in coping with everyday life. Key areas of work will be supporting people to cope with long-term conditions, and referring people with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of local services, often provided by the voluntary and community sector.

Staff will operate throughout the communities of Wakefield and can deliver the service wherever the service user would prefer, for example in community centres or at home. The team will be working with other health and social care providers and community organisations to help residents improve and manage their own health and wellbeing.

For more information on the service, please visit the Live Well website or call 01924 255363 to speak to a member of the Live Well Wakefield team. 

Levi’s Star & Macmillan Children and Young People’s Brain Tumour Programme

This programme is a three-way collaboration between Levi’s Star, Macmillan and Nova. It will provide much-needed support and advice to children and young people with (and recovering from) brain tumours, and their families.

Levi’s Star was set up by Vicki Ringer after her son Levi died from a brain tumour in 2006. Levi’s Star applied to Macmillan (the national cancer charity) for funding to employ two workers to support children, young people and their families following diagnosis and treatment of brain tumour.

As Levi’s Star are a relatively small charity, Nova agreed to act as the accountable body for the contract with Macmillan and to employ the workers. However, the passion and inspiration for the programme, and the expertise related to children and brain firmly sits with Levi’s Star, and Nova is delighted to be able to provide this practical support to enable one of our valued member organisations to expand and grow their impact.

Bereavement Service

The Bereavement Service in Wakefield District ensures a standardised approach to bereavement support following the death of a relative or friend. This includes more intensive support - delivered by Age UK and Cruse Pontefract and Wakefield - for people who are finding it particularly difficult to come to terms with their loss.

Contracts Case Studies

For details of previous services that Nova Contracts has delivered, please see the Contracts Case Studies page.