Six Board members were voted in from a pool of 13 candidates by Healthwatch Leicestershire (HWL) members last month. The Board consists of Sue Staples, Gillian Adams, Fiona Barber, Mina Rodgers, Kevin Blanks and Eric Charlesworth.
The role of the new Board is to help determine the strategic direction of HWL and to ensure it provides a representative voice for as many users of health and social care services in the county as possible.
HWL is now seeking a permanent Chair to lead the Board. We are looking for someone of the highest calibre who shares our passion for establishing Healthwatch as the consumer champion. This position attracts a remuneration of £7,500 per annum to reflect the work involved.
RESIDENTS and businesses are being invited to have their say on how Charnwood can reduce its carbon footprint.
As part of its commitment to protecting the Borough and environment for future generations, Charnwood Borough Council is holding a consultation on climate change.
The Council has drafted an action plan designed to help tackle the impact of climate change throughout the Borough and is looking for residents and businesses to have their say on the proposals. Councillor Eric Vardy, Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet Lead Member for Planning and Sustainability, said: “As a Council we are committed to protecting the Borough for future generations and so we are looking for ways we can take action against climate change. More »
“In November 2013 we signed up to Climate Local, a Local Government Association initiative, to demonstrate just how much of an emphasis we place on becoming a greener Borough.
“We are committed to working with partners and putting customers at the heart of everything we do, so I would encourage people to take part in this consultation and share their thoughts.”
The Council’s proposed action on climate change has been split into three main themes:
•Raising Awareness – How the Council will work with partners to raise awareness of the help that is available and how the Council can help them reduce their impact on the environment.
•Reducing Impact on Climate Change – What the Council can do to reduce its own impact.
•Resilience – The plans that are in place to tackle the risks posed by Climate Change.
The consultation is open until Wednesday, February 5, 2014, and results are expected to be published in April 2014.
For more information on the Climate Local consultation and to have your say visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/charnwood_borough_councils_climate_local_consultation, call 01509 634802 or email email@example.com.
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30th January 2014 2.00 - 7.00pm
Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place Loughborough, LE11 3EB
The County Council are hosting a Flood Fair to raise awareness of flood risk in Charnwood.
For further information contact the Flood Risk Management Team by email: email@example.com or phone 0116 305 0001
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com » Less