The government is changing many parts of health and social care services in England. One of these changes is to have new bodies called Healthwatch set up in each area of the country. This is a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Some existing arrangements for involvement, known as Local Involvement Networks (LINks), will come to an end in April 2013. Healthwatch will then take over.
Healthwatch will work alongside some other services which allow people to get involved; some of these existing services may need to change as Healthwatch develops. More »
Healthwatch Leicestershire is being set up to give local people an effective voice in the health and social services in the county. We want you to tell us what you think about the County Council’s proposals for Healthwatch Leicestershire. We want to hear from local people, patients, users of care services and local groups or organisations.
For more information on Healthwatch visit: Healthwatch Policy
The consultation will take place between 1 August and 19 September 2012. You can:
Complete the paper questionnaire (see attached below) and send it back to us at: Room 300b, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA
Complete the questionnaire on-line at: Healthwatch Leicestershire
Attend one of these drop-in-sessions:
1.30pm to 3.30pm on 29th August 2012 at Moira Centre, Moira Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1AX
4pm to 6pm on 3rd September 2012 at Basset Centre, Basset Street, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4PE
2pm to 4pm on 4th September 2012 at George Ward Centre, Church Lane, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8DG
For further information on the survey, or to request an alternative format, contact: Surinder.Peberdy@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 3059381 » Less
Leicestershire is a beautiful rural county, scattered with villages of all sizes providing a mix of services to a mix of communities. Due to changes in our lifestyle habits, the increase in out of town superstores and reductions in public sector funding - how confident can we be that these services will survive? Is it important? And do we need to take action to ensure that they are still here in 5 or 10 years time?
Join the Leicestershire Rural Partnership to explore these dilemmas and consider what communities and partners can do to reverse the downward trend of village services. More »
The date: Thursday 27th September
The time: 9:00 – 12:00 (8:30 for coffee and croissants)
The venue: Snibston Discovery Centre
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It’s a tough time to be a rural retailer in the UK. Aggressive tactics from large supermarkets, changes in the way people shop, compounded by a perceived drop in disposable income from UK consumers.
Leicestershire Rural Partnership have recognised this and will be providing independent and specialist retail consultancy to help protect, support and grow this vital sector of our community.
For more information on the support available, from online support,1-2-1 Email and Telephone Support, Grant support and face to face support visit the Village Shop Support Website.
The NHS Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland PCT Cluster would like to bring the following to your attention:
The West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG) are exploring the best ways to deliver healthcare closer to home and in community settings, including the five community hospitals in West Leicestershire:
Coalville Community Hospital
Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital
Hinckley and District Community Hospital
Loughborough Community Hospital
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Community Hospital More »
They would like to hear what services you would like to see in your community.
Come along to a workshop to have your say:
July 9 2012
7pm to 9pm (registration from 6:30pm)
The Hood Park Leisure Centre
July 16 2012
2pm to 4pm (registration at 1:30pm)
St Francis Community Centre
You may also wish to complete an online questionnaire:
Hard copies of the questionnaire are also available on request (please see the below briefing for details).
If you have questions or want to book a place on one of the events, please contact:
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