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!
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.
Lancashire 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.
This week, NCVO launched their open letter calling on the chancellor to ensure public service contracts are uplifted in the Autumn Statement.
The Warm Welcome campaign was launched in late October. It provides an online map of warm welcome spaces, which you can view here.
Find 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.
Upcoming ‘NWAS Community Listening’ event on Thursday 23 November 2023, 13:00 – 16:00, The Grand Venue, 2 Harrison Street, Blackburn, BB2 2JE.
There is a shared commitment from Lancashire County Council and the NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board to work together to organise and deliver care together at the most appropriate level and closest to the residents we serve. The development of the Lancashire Place Partnership is at the heart of this and will be a key driving force in ensuring Lancashire residents have healthy communities, high quality services, and a health and care service that works for them.
Take charge of your health – that is the message from NHS chiefs this Self Care Week.
Staying active, checking your medication and knowing how to treat common illnesses yourself are just some of the little things we can all do to prevent health and wellbeing issues getting to the point of needing medical help
Champions, it's time to spread the wordWhite Ribbon UK is hosting a series of webinars to mark how you can #ChangeTheStory for White Ribbon Day and beyond. Webinars will run throughout the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Covering a wide range of topics, from 'Healthy Expressions of Masculinity' to bystander intervention training, these online events will have something for everyone to learn how they can #ChangeTheStory for women and girls.
We hope to see you at one of these events and that you'll circulate these opportunities to learn about men's role in ending VAWG with men and boys in your community.
To ensure these webinars are accessible to as many as possible, we've made most of these events free and encourage participants to donate what they can.
Here are a few more ways you can support White Ribbon Day:
1. Wear and display the White Ribbon throughout November.We have FIVE new products to help you raise awareness about men's violence against women. Visit the White Ribbon Shop to purchase our latest awareness-raising materials. In addition to limited edition #ChangeTheStory banners, posters and T-shirts, we've also launched White Ribbon armbands and window stickers.
Champion tip: The first 100 'Find Help' cards are free. Order today and leave these around your community so people experiencing abuse know where to go
2. Write to your MP and help us continue holding the UK Government accountable to women. White Ribbon UK is the secretariat for the White Ribbon All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). It works with parliamentarians to identify and support measures that prevent VAWG from happening in our society. Ask your MP to mark White Ribbon Day this year by joining the White Ribbon APPG, showing their commitment to stopping violence before it starts.
Download this template letter to write to your MP. Find your MP here.
3. Encourage men and boys to make the White Ribbon PromiseLet's make White Ribbon Day 2023 the most successful one yet. One of the responsibilities of the Champion role is to encourage 100 people to make the White Ribbon Promise.
Are you ready? Download the promise QR code to keep on your phone.
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We continue to update these resources based on requests from supporters like you. Our most recent additions include a desktop screensaver and a donation bucket label. A selection of these resources have been translated into Welsh
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.
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:
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.
If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
The Red Rose Awards are back and set to celebrate the success of Lancashire's business community in style!The awards are a fantastic opportunity to review your year in business and shout
about your achievements.See below for categories open for entry, featuring the new category
Outstanding Collaboration Award
ENTER #RRA24 NOW
Deadline: midnight, Friday 8 December 2023
The awards are free to enter and each business can enter up to three categories.
Built Environment Award
Commitment to Skills Award
Customer Service Award
Employer of the Year Award
Environmental, Social and
Family Business Award
Health and Wellbeing Award
Large Business Award
Made in Lancashire Award
Medium Business Award
Micro Business Award
New Business Award
Outstanding Collaboration Award *NEW*
Professional Services Award
Small Business Award
Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Award
FIND OUT HOW TO ENTER HERE
Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) Talk Money Week campaign which will occur in the second week of November. Every year MaPS encourage people to have more open conversations about their money – from pocket money to pensions – through our Talk Money Week (TMW) campaign. The week provides a great opportunity for everyone to join, start or lead conversations about money.
This year, the Talk Money Week campaign will be held between 6-10 November 2023 and we’re replacing the theme with a simple call to action: do one thing. It doesn’t have to be huge. It could be as simple as tracking down a lost pension, talking to a child about pocket money or using one of the free tools or calculators on the MoneyHelper website. All that matters is that we get people talking about money, so we can end the taboo together.
Organisations can deliver a Talk Money Week 'Do One Thing' message in all manner of ways: share it on your social media, host an online event, write a blog, etc. Our comms toolkit, accessible via the Talk Money Week page, contains resources including copy and graphics, to make this even easier.
Who should get involved?
We’re asking stakeholders, partners, organisations and businesses all over the UK to encourage their own audiences to do one thing that could help improve their financial wellbeing – and to make a noise about it, to inspire others to do the same.
Long Covid Peer Support – Naomi Jackson, Active Lancashire. Naomi introduced the peer support project that has now widened its scope to support people with Long COVID, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, M.E. and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome.
The support group meetings at the Rossendale Health Care Hub.
More information is on the attached flyer.
Naomi can be contacted at Naomi.Jackson@blackburn.gov.uk for more information.
Starting October and November 2023 If you are caring for somebody who is living with dementia come along to this FREE information programme designed to help you increase your knowledge and understanding about dementia.
The sessions are run by skilled, compassionate and experienced staff.
Supported activity sessions running at the same time: Age UK Lancashire will be providing supported activity sessions that will run alongside the carers information support programme, so both yourself and the person living with dementia can attend at the same time.
As a carer, you will benefit from receiving practical information and the opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances, whilst knowing the person you care for is in the care and companionship of a trained member of staff.
Dates & times:
Starting: Wednesday 18th October and then weekly on 25th October
1st 8th 15th November
Starting: Wednesday 22nd November and then weekly on 29th November 6th 13th 20th December.
All sessions start at 12:40pm and finish at 3:30pm Venue: Recovery College @ Chai Centre, Hurtley Street, Burnley, BB10 1BY
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