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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 1:58pm

Healthwatch Leicestershire (HWL) wants to hear from Voluntary and Community organisations about health and social care issues that affect their service users.

Healthwatch Leicestershire will escalate these issues to local decision makers to influence health and social care services across the county.

If you are a voluntary or community organisation you can feedback by clicking on the blue link above.

Posted:
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 1:44pm

The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week, 29 November to 7 December 2014.
Schools and community groups are eligible for funding, but must meet to the following criteria:
•Children under the age of 16 must be actively involved in the planting process.
•Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership.
•The School or Community Group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs.
•Apple and pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding.
•Planting must take place during National Tree Week.
The fund is open to projects where the total tree planting costs are between £100 and £700. More »

Eligible costs include the cost of the trees and any reasonable cost of necessary supports and aids: stakes, ties, guards, fertiliser, mulch and soil amelioration (where conditions make this appropriate). The project costs should total at least £100 in order for the application to be eligible for consideration.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014. » Less

Posted:
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 2:50pm

In Leicestershire we provide NHS complaints advocacy and IMCA – Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy. All POhWER's services are free, independent and confidential.

NHS Complaints Advocacy can support anyone who wishes to make a complaint about the service, care or treatment provided to them by the NHS.

People can self refer or Healthcare professionals, stakeholders and friends can refer to us –

- Via the web site www.pohwer.net
- By telephone on local rate number 0300 200 0084
- By email at pohwer@pohwer.net
- In writing at POhWER, PO Box 14043, Birmingham, B6 9BL. More »

If you refer someone, we only need the persons name and contact details (just a phone number is fine) and a note to say that they have asked to be referred to POhWER for help.

If you would like any further information about the NHS Complaints Advocacy or any other services POhWER provide, please contact Penny Bodger-Yates by email p.bodger-yates@pohwer.net » Less

Posted:
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:56am

Leicestershire County Council have today launched a Green Plaque Awards scheme in Leicestershire to recognise and celebrate the county’s rich cultural and historic heritage.
The countywide Green Plaque Awards scheme invites local residents to nominate and vote for people/places/events that they think are worthy of commemoration. Based on a set of criteria, they will be able to make nominations covering such themes as:
•War heroes
•Local heroes and famous people
•People/places with cultural and/or heritage connections
•Philanthropists, benefactors and entrepreneurs
•Buildings/places of historic and/or architectural importance.
People commemorated in Green Plaques must have been deceased for at least 20 years. The full Selection Criteria is set out on our website at: www.leics.gov.uk/greenplaques
Residents can nominate either by post, online or by picking up and dropping off a nomination form at any of the county libraries.
-Nominations close on 24 January 2014.
-The nominations will be short-listed to twelve by a panel of experts.
-The public will then be invited to vote for their favourites over a six week period.
-The six people/places with the most votes will then have plaques installed in their honour during a dedicated plaque commemoration event. More »

For more details, please contact Karen Wilde on karen.wilde@leics.gov.uk; tel: 0116 305 4112

Please find a nomination form attached. » Less

Nomination Form (MS Word, 87 Kb)
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