Timebanking can help you get jobs done without money. "Timebanks" work by people offering their skills in return for time credits, which they can spend when they need help with something.
Mow somebody's lawn and you could get your ironing done. You could offer to meet someone for a cup of coffee/chat and in return have someone teach you how to play guitar. For every hour that you put in you receive one time credit that you then spend on getting things done for yourself. The skill or asset that you offer to other people can literally be anything. More »
To join or for more info contact: Lynne Brydon-Graham on 0116 305 7558 or email email@example.com www.timebankleicestershire.co.uk » Less
Leicestershire Cares is organising another Coat Drive appeal in September 2014 and would like to hear from community and voluntary organisations who would like to receive coats for their clients.
The coats are donated by our member firms and the general public and checked for cleanliness and in working order. We collect children’s, men’s and women’s coats and are happy to pass them onto groups who work with people for whom a warm winter coat is a luxury they cannot otherwise afford.
Last year we received over 1,500 coats which went to hostels, domestic violence refuges, community drop-in centres and refugee projects. More »
If you would like to find out more, please contact Katharine and Carrie at Leicestershire Cares on 0116 275 6469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com » Less
The West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group invite you to attend a special event called Everyone Counts, where they will be sharing their vision and seeking your views on a pioneering approach to experience led commissioning.
The event offers partners, stakeholders, patients and public the opportunity to get involved in the co-design of the local health services they commission. Your challenge and ideas are fundamentally important in helping them to decide how to develop community led approaches to commissioning. More »
The event is being held on: Thursday 27 March 2014, 9.00am to 4.30pm at Burleigh Court, Loughborough University, LE11 3TD
The event is an opportunity for you to share your views and experiences of local health and care services and to make suggestions on how future services could be developed. This will include all services such as the ones you receive from your GP practice, hospitals, community staff, mental health services and others. The event will bring together a range of knowledgeable speakers, but most importantly, workshops that will provide plenty of time for us to listen to you.
They will be providing bacon and egg butties on arrival in the morning, then a buffet lunch, as well as tea and coffee.
Places will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. To book your place please visit the Everyone Counts web page at: www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/page/everyone-counts , by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Helen Cullinan on 01509 567 796. » Less
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 email@example.com.
Further public board meetings will take place across the county over the next 12 months. » Less