<![CDATA[BPRCVS - VCFSE News]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 16:01:18 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Lancashire Place-Based Newsletter - Edition 6]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:59:16 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/lancashire-place-based-newsletter-edition-6
This is the Lancashire Place-Based Newsletter produced by NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria 
Hello and welcome to the November edition of the Lancashire ‘Place-based’ newsletter which aims to ensure all our system partners are kept informed and up to date with ‘Place’ development across Lancashire.
<![CDATA[Galloping Grannies November 2023 newsletter]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:48:32 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/galloping-grannies-november-2023-newsletterNovember 2023 Newsletter 
<![CDATA[HAPPA Christmas]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:17:24 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/happa-christmasHAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) have Christmas all wrapped up with a range of Christmas activities for all this December. The Christmas events will all be held at the Charity’s Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe, Burnley, BB10 3QU, to help raise funds.
<![CDATA[Ole Skool Sports Day Winter Olympics]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 08:53:07 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/ole-skool-sports-day-winter-olympicsFor those who have not attended before this is an amazing fun, festive, FREE event. 10 teams from various organisations across the Northwest, come together to compete in games, and silliness in true Blackburn Christmas style.
Your teams should consist of a mix of people who use your services and staff. You will not regret attending this, I assure you of that! (events designed for all abilities to take part.)

Please find attached the official poster and registration form for this year’s Winter Olympics. The closing date is the 5th December, however as always these places fill up quickly, so it will be on a first come first served basis. 

6 people compete at one time – no more than 10 people per team.

Please complete and return your registration form to moneill@delphimedical.co.uk

Closing date for entries is Friday 1st December 2023

<![CDATA[Inspire - Open Days]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:05:25 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/inspire-open-days]]><![CDATA[Getting ready for a UK General Election: How can we engage the next generation of politicians on issues of global inequality?]]>Fri, 24 Nov 2023 13:17:58 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/getting-ready-for-a-uk-general-election-how-can-we-engage-the-next-generation-of-politicians-on-issues-of-global-inequality​An inspiring event is coming up where Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs), will discuss the importance of getting tomorrow's aspiring policy makers excited about global issues!
Getting ready for a UK General Election: How can we engage the next generation of politicians on issues of global inequality?’ online speaker event co-hosted by the Aid Alliance and ONE on Thursday 7th December at 7pm. 
A General Election will likely be held next year—and with many MPs standing down and the polls changing by the day, many political pundits are predicting big change. .
Political parties across the country have been getting ready by selecting their candidates (Prospective Parliamentary Candidates) to fight for seats around the country. 
Regardless of the outcome of the next General Election, we want to ensure they consider and act on the issues beyond our borders—ensuring the UK does its fair share to fight extreme poverty, tackle climate change, and stand up for refugees. . 
We want to build a relationship with our current representatives and those that aspire to represent our communities. This event will focus on the importance of engaging with political candidates, from people who have done it first hand,  to convey how people in their areas do care about the issues and challenges we face as a global community. 

Scan the QR Code in the poster to register. 

<![CDATA[Fun Vibes Active Lives - Pendle HAF]]>Fri, 24 Nov 2023 12:25:46 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/fun-vibes-active-lives-burnley-hafIs your child aged 4 to 16? Do they get benefits-related free school meals?
If so, they may be eligible for free activities and food through the Fun Vibes, Active Lives programme.
Throughout the Christmas holidays, there's a range of free activities on offer such as:
  • Multi-sports
  • Creative activities
  • Drama workshops
  • Digital learning
There's many options to keep children and young people occupied and active during the school holidays - and they'll get a free healthy meal!

Find out what's activities are available by clicking here.
<![CDATA[Talkzone E-vite - 30th Anniversary]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:55:06 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/talkzone-e-vite-30th-anniversary]]><![CDATA[White Ribbon Day is this Saturday, 25th November.]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2023 13:44:37 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/white-ribbon-day-is-this-saturday-25th-november As we remember those who've been affected directly and indirectly by men's violence against women, we're calling on all men to #ChangeTheStory and stand up for a future without violence.
Last month, over 400 people made the White Ribbon Promise to never use, excuse or remain silent about men's violence against women and girls. This is a direct result of the work you do within your workplaces and communities to change cultures. 

This week, let's reach even more people. Download the White Ribbon Promise QR code to keep on your phone to encourage people to make the White Ribbon Promise in your conversations. 

There's still time to register and save your spot at a White Ribbon webinar. These online events are part of a webinar series we're hosting throughout the 16 Days of Activism, webinars include Working with young peopleChanging cultures in the workplace and White Ribbon training taster session.
<![CDATA[Beat the Street - Tree Planting - COME AND JOIN!]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2023 13:12:16 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/beat-the-street-tree-planting-come-and-joinBeat The Streets' series of planting will start on the 26th November during National Tree Week, what better way to kickstart their planting!
''Over the next 4 months we will be planting the THOUSANDS OF TREES our community of Beat the Street players earned through playing Beat the Street and we would LOVE for you to join us!

Our series of planting will start on the 26th November during National Tree Week, what better way to kickstart our planting!

How to get involved?

1. SAVE A DATE! Take a look at what tree planting site and/or dates could work best for you, your friends and family. The most updated dates and information can be found here Plant a Tree! - burnley.gov.uk
2. Register your interest on your chosen date/s here Beat the Street Tree Planting | Eventbrite. Booking is not essential but does help us prepare and have enough brews and biscuits 😊You do not need to stay for the full duration. You can stay as little or as long as you like.
3. Come along on the day. No experience or equipment needed. Everything will be provided. We encourage suitable footwear and that you dress appropriately for the weather.''

<![CDATA[Vigil for Peace]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2023 09:45:31 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/vigil-for-peace]]><![CDATA[Help bring a sparkle to our oral health campaign: 2 online webinars]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2023 08:58:14 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/help-bring-a-sparkle-to-our-oral-health-campaign-2-online-webinarsLancashire County Council's Public Health Team is pleased to announce Lancashire's Oral Health Campaign for young children is now live.  The campaign will feature mainly in the districts of Lancashire which currently have the poorest oral health outcomes for children; Burnley, Pendle, Preston, and parts of Lancaster, including Morecambe.
To register your place and view a copy of the toolkit please email healthimprovement@lancashire.gov.uk with your preferred date.  If you are unable to attend please nominate and send a deputy in your place.  
<![CDATA[Carers Craft Cafe]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2023 15:17:09 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/carers-craft-cafe  It’s a totally informal and drop in session where people can try out a variety of folk arts, have a brew, or just relax. The sessions will be led by artist Jennifer Reid. The Carers Craft Café is at The Salon, 160 St James St, Burnley. There’s a warm welcome for all.
<![CDATA[Glow Walks]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2023 15:11:48 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/glow-walksWhy not join us for a gentle stroll at an upcoming glow walk?
<![CDATA[Open letter to the chancellor on vital funding for public services delivered by charities]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2023 13:56:17 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/open-letter-to-the-chancellor-on-vital-funding-for-public-services-delivered-by-charitiesThis week, NCVO launched their open letter calling on the chancellor to ensure public service contracts are uplifted in the Autumn Statement. 
So far, over 1,000 charities have co-signed our letter, including Samaritans, Relate, Carers UK, Charity Bank, Mermaids, Hospice UK, Respect, and many more.  But more support will help NCVO create change.

co-signing and sharing their open letter with your members, you’ll help us ensure the voices of charities are heard and secure urgent support. This way, charities can continue providing the services communities and their people across the country rely on.

For more information please click here

<![CDATA[Warm Welcome – update on activities]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2023 11:32:39 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/warm-welcome-update-on-activitiesThe Warm Welcome campaign was launched in late October. It provides an online map of warm welcome spaces, which you can view here.
If a space that is warm, welcoming, free and safe would like to sign up, they can do this via the Warm Welcome website.

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland are making their volunteers available to warm spaces registered with Warm Welcome.

Warm Welcome has partnered with The Big Lunch to encourage warm spaces to host a Big Lunch at Christmas particularly during the week of 11 – 17 December. Find out more here.

The Warm Welcome campaign is coordinated by the GoodFaith project and they have started an informal coordinators network to share expertise and information.
<![CDATA[Invitation to attend a workshop for new safer, greener and healthier streets in Nelson, Pendle.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2023 11:17:09 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/invitation-to-attend-a-workshop-for-new-safer-greener-and-healthier-streets-in-nelson-pendle
The invitation only workshop session is being held on November 24th at 14:00pm-16:00pm at the Unity Wellbeing Centre, 79 Vernon St, BB9 9DE. Beverages and snacks will be provided to attendees.   

If you are interested in attending please Click here.

<![CDATA[Apply for a free defibrillator for your community]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2023 10:57:06 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/apply-for-a-free-defibrillator-for-your-communityFind out if your community group is eligible for a free, BHF-funded defibrillator. Having a defibrillator and knowing how to do CPR will give members of your community a better chance at surviving a cardiac arrest.
Applications for a free, BHF-funded defibrillator are now open. Applications will close on 15 March 2024

All eligible UK-based community groups can apply. Each organisation can only apply for one award package.  

A limited number of funded defibrillators are available. Applications will be reviewed monthly against a set of criteria so defibrillators can be awarded to communities that need them most. 

Read More
<![CDATA[Autumn 2023 Think CO e-newsletter]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:36:00 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/autumn-2023-think-co-e-newsletterNext Monday is the start of CO Awareness Week and an opportunity for you to use the wide range of resources on this website (www.coalarmssavelives.com
<![CDATA[Pendle Leisure Trust are offering free swim and gym sessions this December to over 60's]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:19:48 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/pendle-leisure-trust-are-offering-free-swim-and-gym-sessions-this-december-to-over-60sPendle Leisure Trust are offering free swim and gym classes in December as part of the Lancashire Warm spaces scheme.
<![CDATA[Invitation to attend a workshop for new safer, greener and healthier streets in Hall Carr, Rawtenstall]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2023 13:03:53 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/invitation-to-attend-a-workshop-for-new-safer-greener-and-healthier-streets-in-hall-carr-rawtenstallLancashire County Council (LCC) has been awarded funding from the government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) to invest across East Lancashire. It can be used to make streets safer, greener, and healthier, to improve access to public transport, and to develop new routes for walking, cycling and wheeling. Essentially, it will involve developing ideas to re-imagine our streets and public spaces and create better places for everyone.
We would like to invite you, or a representative from your organisation to attend an invitation only workshop to help us discover the current issues/challenges and opportunities in the Hall Carr, Rawtenstall area of Rossendale.  This will be the first time we will engage with you on this and will lead to a second session in the new year where we explore the type of improvements that you think are appropriate.

Date: 29 November 23

13:00 – 15:00 


The Halliwell Scout Headquarters, Cherry Crescent, Rawtenstall, Rossendale

We want to hear from you. Please let us know if you can attend our workshop by registering below.   

Register your attendance here

Attendance will be limited to 30 people per workshop on a first come first served basis. We have contacted you today as you have been identified as an organisation and/or community champion with a potential interest in the LUF project.

<![CDATA[North West Ambulance Service FREE Community Listening event]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2023 12:31:48 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/north-west-ambulance-service-free-community-listening-eventUpcoming ‘NWAS Community Listening’ event on Thursday 23 November 2023, 13:00 – 16:00, The Grand Venue, 2 Harrison Street, Blackburn, BB2 2JE.
Please note, free parking, food and refreshments are available to attendees.
If you are interested in attending, please book your tickets online or email them at talk.tous@nwas.nhs.uk
People living and working in Lancashire are invited by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to share their views and experiences of our 999 emergency ambulance service, patient transport service (PTS) and NHS 111 service as part of a community conversation event.
Whether you’re an interested member of the public, NHS professional, carer, patient, or healthcare champion, we want to listen to and learn from you. We are hosting a series of events across the five counties of the North West (Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Lancashire) to meet and talk to people who use our services.
Our determined staff continue to care compassionately for Lancashire’s residents whilst the NHS faces ongoing challenges, particularly with hospital handover delays. We have seen how in recent times, our healthcare needs have changed and, as both an emergency service and an NHS trust, we’re looking at how we can adapt and improve.
With this in mind, we are checking in with people in our communities to discuss how effectively we deliver our 999, PTS and 111 services, ensuring we have the right resources in the right place at the right time, to perform to the high standards our patients expect.
The community conversation for people in Lancashire will take place on Thursday 23 November 2023, 13:00 – 16:00, The Grand Venue, 2 Harrison Street, Blackburn, BB2 2JE.

Who is it for?
The event is for you if:
  • You are interested in the ambulance service or the NHS
  • You have used any of NWAS’ services (999, PTS and 111)
  • You champion health and care in your community
  • You interact with our services as part of your job or voluntary role
  • You are willing to share your views and listen to other people
What to expect
During the event, you will hear how we help thousands of patients who need urgent and emergency care every day and what to expect as the NHS heads into winter and beyond. You will help us to understand what’s important to people in your area by sharing your views and experiences in fun and interactive activities. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to frontline staff and senior leaders.
Free lunch and refreshments will be provided for all guests.
After the event, we will collect and analyse all of the experiences shared which will be used to help to improve care for people in your community, just like you.
Book a free place
Reserve your place now or email Talk.ToUs@nwas.nhs.uk.
<![CDATA[Have your say on exciting plans for an accessible Nelson!]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2023 12:20:05 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/have-your-say-on-exciting-plans-for-an-accessible-nelson
We're unveiling exciting plans to make Nelson safer for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers

We want to improve routes into and through Nelson, creating a more attractive and better experience for all.

Our proposals will help to improve traffic flow, create a quality environment including at key gateway routes and introduce better walking and cycling opportunities.
Find out more, view the plans and have your say

Drop-in event
Wednesday 22 November
3 - 6.30pm
Nelson Library, Market Square, Nelson BB9 7PU

Online event - Microsoft Teams Webinar
Wednesday 6 December
5.30 - 7pm
Book your place here
Accessible Nelson is one of seven projects part-funded by the £25m Nelson Town Deal - a 10 year plan for a brighter Nelson.

Improvements may also be delivered as part of Lancashire County Council's Levelling Up East Lancashire programme and proposals are underway.

More information
<![CDATA[Christmas Markets]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2023 12:14:17 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/christmas-markets]]><![CDATA[Christmas Wreath Making Workshop]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2023 12:08:01 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/vcfse-news/christmas-wreath-making-workshop]]>