The people of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland will have the opportunity to see how decisions affecting local hospital services are made in a series of public board meetings.
The first takes place on 27 March 2014 at the Voluntary Action LeicesterShire on Newarke Street in the city centre.
Karl Mayes, Patient and Public Involvement Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “By holding our monthly Trust Board meetings away from the hospital, we hope the meetings will be accessible to the people that use our services. It will be a good opportunity to see our senior team in action.” More »
The Board meeting starts at 12.30pm and will finish around 4.30pm.
If you are interested in attending please contact Karl Mayes, patient and public involvement manager, on 0116 258 8685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further public board meetings will take place across the county over the next 12 months. » Less
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.
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
Are you a charity or voluntary operated community facility based in or near to Loughborough or Hinckley that needs some practical help? Leicestershire Cares are seeking indoor Team Challenges - practical projects such as giving a tired, well-used room a lick of paint and that can be completed in a day – for our teams of business volunteers in your area to tackle. In most cases Team Challenges provide ‘volunteer power’ for a project; however some teams may also have access to resources to help complete a challenge. (Please note that Team Challenges cannot accommodate technical, structural or construction work). Most businesses encourage general ‘team-building’ activities amongst their employees. Team Challenges are a great opportunity for such activities as well as a chance for staff to give something back to their local community, have a positive impact on an organisation or area, and leave something sustainable behind. Kevin Butcher from the RCC encourages Village Halls and other community spaces to contact Leicestershire Cares to see if they can some business support. “A project as simple as repainting the interior can significantly improve the appearance and appeal of a village hall” If you have a possible Team Challenge, please contact Leicestershire Cares to arrange for a staff member to visit and discuss what is required. Short profiles of all available Team Challenges are promoted to Leicestershire Cares member businesses for employee volunteers to choose which to take up. More »
Please contact Katharine or Carrie on 0116 2756469
Email: katharine@leicestershirecares. co.uk or email@example.com » Less