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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 4:14pm

The Curve Theatre has launched its Christmas fundraising Appeal for the elderly in partnership with the RCC’s Project, Rutand Community Spirit and Age UK Leics & Rutland. Following last year’s first successful Curve Cares appeal, the Leicester theatre is again working in partnership with Rutland Community Spirit and Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland to enable elderly members of the community to have a memorable day out at the theatre. This year, Curve is hoping to raise in excess of £3,000 in order to host over 100 older people at risk of social isolation, and without the support of friends and family, to enjoy a pre-show lunch, watch a matinee performance of Hairspray! And meet the cast next March 2014. The RCC is delighted to be able to work with the Curve in supporting the campaign, particularly in Rutland through Rutland Community Spirit. Hannah Hallam, Head of Business Development at Curve commented; “We are proud to be working again with Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland and our new partner charity, Rutland Community Spirit who do such great work across the region” Sue Renton, Project Manager from the RCC’s project Rutland Community Spirit added: “I am delighted that we can work in partnership with Curve to give older people in Rutland the chance to go to the theatre and see a live show, as well as enjoy a meal and meet the actors. Opportunities like this are rare and we hope that our Rutland community will get behind this fantastic campaign that will directly benefit local senior citizens.” John Richardson, Age UK’s Musgrove Wellbeing Group Manager who bought a group to Curve last Christmas commented: “They are still talking about it now and you cannot imagine the difference this has made to their lives. The opportunity you have given for them to come to the theatre is one they would never have thought possible.” More »

Donations to Curve Cares can be made:
Online via Curve’s JustGiving page - visit http://www.justgiving.com/
Curvecares - By text message, simply text CURV05 and the donation amount to 70070 e.g. CURV05 £5
By cheque or CAF voucher made payable to Leicester Theatre Trust Ltd.
Send to the Development Team, Curve, Rutland Street, Cultural Quarter, Leicester, LE1 1SB

Curve Theatre is operated by Leicester
Theatre Trust, a registered charity
(no.230708). » Less

Posted:
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 3:41pm

Healthwatch England has responded to a government-backed review into the NHS hospital complaints system which calls for significant changes in how the NHS handles complaints and deals with problems with patient safety.

Healthwatch Leicester have now teamed up with Healthwatch Leicestershire and Healthwatch Rutland to look at the impact of the Clwyd-Hart review on Healthwatch locally and on the NHS trusts in the area.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 3:40pm

Healthwatch Leicester members are invited to a half day event on Tuesday 3 December to help plan how the NHS and social care will face the challenges of the future. The event will be held from 1-4pm at Braunstone Leisure Centre, 2 Hamelin Road, Leicester, LE3 1JN.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 3:39pm

Leicester City Council (LCC) and Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have responded separately to a letter from Healthwatch Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Chairs about concerns with Leicester Royal Infirmary A&E.

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