Through this project, Lancashire Mind is working with South Asian communities to support people aged 16+ to overcome barriers and challenges to achieve positive mental health and wellbeing.
Lancashire Mind have bi-lingual and experienced staff currently working in Pendle and Burnley.
Connecting Communities is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
For more information and how to get involved please follow this link
Connecting Communities | Lancashire Mind
NCVO is here to help
At NCVO, we have a wealth of resources available to help charities through the Cost of Giving Crisis. This includes guidance, training and webinars for charities, staff and trustees. Discover all this and more through our new Cost of Giving Crisis portal.
We know costs are rising, so also don’t forget to take advantage of our list of trusted suppliers. From energy and utility to insurance costs, our partners might be able to find you a better deal on your bills.
In recognition of International Men’s Day and Movember, this webinar will explore mental wellbeing and how men can access this through social prescribing.
Getting the right support for you - Facts you need to know about your child’s health; and NHS services.
Please find attached the VIC newsletter for October.
Their website and Facebook page is regularly updated and there is more information on VIC services and activities:
Now in its 13th year, let’s come together to celebrate Trustees’ Week and mark the amazing achievements of nearly one million trustees across the UK.
If you would like to book, please ring 01282 435302, text/ring 07877714693,
November 23 to July 24
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Please contact our Volunteer Hub Coordinator Michelle.Walker@bprcvs.co.uk for details
From providing positive mental health benefits to improving social skills, the arts play a valuable role in people’s lives. Big Give and New Philanthropy for Arts & Culture’s ‘Arts for Impact’ campaign aims to support charities working to achieve arts social impact across the UK. The application window to participate in the campaign is open for charities from today until Friday 15 December. The application page can be accessed via this link: https://biggive.org/artsforimpact/.
Eight groups are celebrating securing much needed grant support as the Reaps Moss Community Fund announces its 2023 funding awards.
Start: Wednesday 29th November
Time: 9:30am - 4pm (can be flexible regarding the finish time for parents who collect children from school/nursery)
Duration: 15 weeks
Eligibility: The course is free for anyone aged 19+, unemployed and receiving a benefit. Please bring your passport or birth certificate, national insurance number and your proof of benefits with you to enrol.
Unlock your potential in the world of holistic health with the Level 2 Complimentary Therapies course! Dive into the fascinating realms of anatomy and physiology while mastering fundamental massage therapy, reflexology, and aromatherapy techniques.
Learn the art of promoting wellness through healthy eating and lifestyle choices, and gain valuable insights into clinic services and business awareness.
Whether you're a beginner seeking a holistic foundation or a practitioner looking to expand your skill set, our comprehensive programme offers the perfect blend of knowledge and hands-on experience to help you flourish in the world of Complimentary Therapies.
Book your place and embark on a fulfilling journey towards personal and professional well-being.
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The NHS Trusts that manage our hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been working together with the Integrated Care Board (ICB) to look at how a number of specialist clinical services can be improved.
There are currently projects looking at urology cancer surgery (including bladder, prostate and kidney), head and neck cancer services and vascular services. As part of this we are continuing a review of these services which started in 2019. We are now looking at how future services could be designed.
We want to make sure everyone receives the highest quality of care and can access a full range of services no matter where they live.
National guidance recommends moving to a network model for services, which other areas of the country already have in place.
A network model would mean hospital teams working more closely together to share expertise and workload. Outpatient clinics and some same-day surgeries would still take place at a hospital nearest to patients, but more complex and specialist surgical procedures would require patients to go to a centralised centre of excellence. This model is already used in some specialties and in other parts of the country. We are investigating the issues that would affect patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria if we were to move towards such a model of providing care for the three specialties above.
We have already spoken to some patient support groups and patients through the hospitals. If you have experience of these services, we invite you to complete our questionnaire which will feed in to this project.
If you have experience of urology or head and neck cancers, please complete this questionnaire:
If you have experience of vascular services, please complete this questionnaire:
Ever thought about a career in Health & Social Care? Do you have any clients or service users who would like a career in health and social care and don't know where to start or how to progress with new courses and qualifications.
Lancashire Adult Learning are holding Health & Social Care information and enrolments session on
Wednesdays 1st November, 6th December and 10th January.
The session are drop any time between 4pm - 7pm at The Waterside Centre, St James Court West, Accrington, BB5 1NA.
These will be an opportunity to chat to our expert staff and tutors about all the opportunities available including courses due to start early in 2024 and onwards. Courses available will include:
Supporting Children and Young People with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.
Anyone interested in finding out more are welcome to visit the Waterside Centre for the events.
Check out the BPRCVS Quarterly Report covering April to June 2023, where we bring you updates on all our projects and services.
covering April to June 2023. From Social Prescribing to our incredible Group Support Program, find out how we are making a difference.
We can't wait for you to see our fresh new format!
Please click here for a PDF Copy
There is still time to attend an exclusive get-together celebrating the first year of Crowdfund Lancashire, taking place on Thursday 9th November at The Birley Artists Studios in Preston.
This programme, delivered by Lancashire County Council in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, has supported over 60 locally-led projects from across the county and this is your opportunity to find out more and get involved!
At this exclusive event, join LCC and the Spacehive team to find out how business, corporate and statutory stakeholders can be a part of this crowdfunding opportunity by supporting a new cohort of Crowdfund Lancashire projects alongside LCC.
At this session you will:
● Hear from project creators about the human stories behind the crowdfunding campaigns.
●Find out how your organisation can meaningfully engage with amazing projects on your patch.
●Discover how you can deliver genuine societal change by supporting projects that align with your objectives.
●Learn from programme partners Spacehive how you can secure 400% leverage on your community grant funding.
You can register by clicking here.
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Inspire East Lancashire have new dates for their upcoming training.
Details in the poster below:
Welcome to the Understanding Autism Course. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.
You’ll learn how autism impacts sensory processing and communication, and the characteristics that individuals with autism may display, such as difficulties with social interaction and repetitive behaviours.
The course also covers common associated conditions like anxiety and ADHD, and challenges common misconceptions about autism.
You’ll gain insights into the different communication difficulties experienced by individuals with autism, and how to support effective communication. Additionally, you’ll learn about legal frameworks and guidance supporting autism, such as the Equality Act 2010 and NICE guidance.
By course end, you’ll be equipped to provide effective support, positively impacting the lives of individuals with autism and their families.
For more information please click here
Welcome to the Mental Health First Aid Level 2 course, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to support individuals with mental ill health.
In this course, we will explore the topic of mental health in-depth, delving into the various mental health conditions that individuals may face, and understanding how to support and provide appropriate assistance to those who are experiencing mental ill health.
For more information please click here
The NHS England Social Prescribing Team has published this year’s annual Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLW) survey, which gives SPLWs the opportunity to share their experiences and perspectives of their role over the last 12 months on topics including:
The survey will enable the Social Prescribing Team to obtain as accurate a picture as possible of the SPLW landscape, including training and development opportunities, career aspirations, SPLW support offers and use of clinical IT systems. Your responses will help to inform the national support offer for SPLWs, policy and guidance documents, as well as quality improvement measures.
Please share the survey with colleagues and wider networks. The survey is open until Friday 3rd November 2023.
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