From November onwards Think Leicestershire is offering a free support package to anyone in the city or the county who is passionate about changing something for the better and committed to taking action - these people are the Difference Makers!
The difference between a Community Coach and a Difference Maker is simple:
- Community Coaches are trained to help others with their thinking;
- Difference Makers are supported to use the Thinking Framework to tackle an issue they are inspired by.
The role of Difference Maker has been introduced to Think Leicestershire for 3 reasons :
1. To give Community Coaches the chance to work with passionate people who really want to make a change. More »
2. To expand the reach of the project to those that don't want to be a coach.
3. To provide Community Coaches opportunities to use their new coaching skills.
We at Think Leicestershire feel this is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle that unites Coaches with people who want to make a difference in their lives. From November onwards Difference Makers will be able to use the Think Leicestershire website to ask for support and Coaches will be able to volunteer their time to get involved.
So if you know of someone who is a potential Difference Maker, all they have to do is to register at:
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The Government is currently consulting on their proposed route for a High Speed Rail line between the Midlands and Leeds. The proposed line goes through North West Leicestershire and includes an East Midlands station at Toton, between Nottingham and Derby.
Leicestershire County Council and North West Leicestershire District Council want to encourage as many residents and businesses as possible to respond to the Government’s consultation and make their views known.
HS2Ltd is the company created by Government to develop and promote a high Speed Rail network. They have organised a series of Information Events with information about the proposals in your local area. More »
A range of technical staff will be present at these events to answer questions about the design, environmental impact etc. in relation to the route. There will also be sound booths for people to experience the noise levels they can expect once HS2 is in operation.
HS2Ltd local Information Events are:
MEASHAM on Wednesday 27th NOVEMBER from 12 noon – 8.00pm at Measham Leisure Centre, High Street, Measham, DE12 7HR
ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH on Thursday 5th DECEMBER from 12 noon- 8.00pm at Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1HU
Please note that the Government’s consultation will close on JANUARY 31st 2014. More information about the consultation, including how to respond, can be found on HS2Ltd website: www.hs2.org.uk
To plan your journey to the information events, HS2Ltd recommend you can use the simple door-to-door journey planner provided by www.transportdirect.info . If you do not have access to a private vehicle, or have difficulty accessing public transport and this will prevent you from attending the information event, please contact 020 7944 4908 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) to discuss possible alternative solutions.
Healthwatch Leicester is an independent organisation with the responsibility of becoming the consumer champion for patients, users of services and the public across health and social care in the City.
•Have you a thorough knowledge of the City of Leicester and warmth for the diversity of its people?
•Do you have a good understanding of and a commitment to improving the health and social care of the people of Leicester?
•Would you like to head up or become a Director of a new organisation which will give residents and communities a stronger voice in how these services are provided? More »
If so, we would like to hear from you.
These are exiciting opportunities for people who really want to make a difference.
Leicester is a diverse City with a young population. We would welcome applications for the position of Healthwatch Chair and Directors of the Board from all sections of the community.
If you would like an informal discussion with Philip Parkinson, the Interim Chair of Healthwatch Leicester please call Deborah Govender on 0116 257 4963 to arrange.
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Over the last couple of years there have been an increased number of enquiries from communities around Leicestershire seeking advice and funding to purchase and install accessible Community Defibrillators or Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) or sometimes equally referred to as Public Access Defibrillators (PAD’s)
Please use the links above to get advice on such schemes and see if you are eligible to obtain a unit for free or for a reduced price - or alternatively where & how you can apply for funding to cover the cost of purchasing and installing a unit. More »
Community awareness of the location and use of the AED is essential and awareness sessions should be considered as part of the overall scheme. » Less