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Do you have an opinion on Community Health Services?

Get involved in re-designing community health services

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the people who plan and buy health services, have started a conversation with people asking them about their experiences of community health services including community nursing, intensive community support services and therapies.

Over the last three months we have been gathering people's real experience of community services provided by Leicester Partnership NHS Trust, whether they are patients, carers, and health and care professionals. More »

We would like to share with you what we have learnt so far about experiences of the service and what matters most to people. We would also like to tell you about other work that has been happening to review community services and how all of this information is contributing and influencing our thinking about how services could look in the future.

We will be offering many opportunities over the coming weeks for you to get involved. Initially we have pleasure in inviting you to attend one of six "interactive workshops' being held around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland:

Monday 11th February 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Wycliffe Rooms, 27 George Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4ED

Tuesday 12th February 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm – NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys, LE4 1EZ

Tuesday 26th February 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Rutland County Council, Catmose House, Catmose Street, Oakham LE15 6HP

Wednesday 27th February, 6.00pm – 8.00pm - Heartwood Conference Centre, Rothley House, Coalville Business Park, Coalville, LE67 3NR

Tuesday 5th March 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Holiday Inn, 299 Leicester Road Wigston Fields, Leicester LE18 1JW

Wednesday 6th March 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Leicestershire Voluntary Action, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN

The events are the opportunity for anyone who has an interest in getting involved in designing future community services to get involved – staff working in acute or community settings, social care staff, domiciliary care workers, GPs, care home staff, patients and family carers receiving or with an interest in community care and people working in voluntary and community organisations. We also hope that we can welcome to the event the patients, family carers and health and care professionals who participated in the research.

During the event we will work together with you to share our insights and hear how they resonate with you. We will also talk through our proposals for community services and ask for your views.

The outcome of the workshops will assist the CCGs to put together a future plan of what community services should look like to ensure they are integrated with other health and care services care and improve the outcomes and health and wellbeing of patients and their family carers.

We would be delighted to welcome you to one of the workshops. We do expect the events to be popular, but appreciate that booking may be difficult, but we would be grateful if you could register in advance by calling 0116 295 4104 to reserve a place, book on line at www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk or email: BCTComms@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk

A confirmation will be sent to you closer to the event.

In the meantime keep looking out on our website - www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk for other opportunities to get involved. » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:24 by Annie Callingham

Januarys Bumper Edition Newsletter!

January's newsletter is a bumper edition with extra focus pages on the forthcoming "Councillor Elections", and our "Community Safety Scheme".

As there will be vacancies on Swepstone Parish Council this May, we are looking for new Councillors to support our Parish. If you're unsure about the role of a parish councillor, please read a brief overview of the role in the newsletter that came through your door or via this website or come to our next meeting on the 20th February at 8:00 (Swepstone Church Hall). More »

The parish has two community safety champions who have attended NWLDC training and have a range of equipment which is available FREE to residents of Swepstone and Newton Burgoland.

The equipment includes, shed and window alarms, security marking pens and cycle and lawnmower security stickers. In addition, there are personal alarms, 'purse bells' and car key pouches.

Police and crime prevention officers stress that this initiative is to support their work and not replace it. They advise that most Janburglaries are opportunist and taking a few simple steps to protect property will deter thieves.

We hope that as many people as possible will take advantage of the items available for the Community Safety Scheme as funding for the scheme is limited.

What do I do next?

Take a look at the items available either from your delivery or on this website, and contact the parish clerk with the items you are interested in and your address details - a community champion will arrange collection or delivery.

Posted: Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:07 by Annie Callingham

Recycle More - Survey for NWLDC

You may already be aware that the Waste Services team will soon be launching a new campaign - Recycle more... This is to encourage more residents and businesses to recycle more materials, more often making our district greener and a more sustainable place for everyone.

The Waste Services team would like everyone to be part of Recycle more including Parish Councils. There's a short survey on their website asking people about their recycling habits, but also if they have any ideas or suggestions for Recycle more. To complete the survey please visit: www.nwleics.gov.uk/recyclemore.

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:12 by Annie Callingham