Category: Community News

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University of Lincoln are seeking people to share medical experiences

The University of Lincoln are always looking for more people to come and share their experiences with their students. This will help them to learn about real people and real lives. How you can share There is nothing their students love more than to talk to real people face to face as it helps them …

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Claire Warner – Charity Well? Research Project

Claire Warner is researching into the “wellness” of those working in the charity sector, with focus on, but not exclusive to, fundraisers. The Charity Well? research project has been created to investigate the challenges and stresses faced by those working in the charity sector, the incidence of overwhelm, excess stress, burn-out, illness, and mental health issues; and their effect on staff wellbeing, retention and …

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What is a social prescribing link worker?

The National Association of Link Workers has published the following FAQs to help inform the wider community about the role of Social Prescribing Link Workers.

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Bransby horses Ways You Can Help! Event

Following on from the floods and the exceptional level of support that they have received and continue to receive, Bransby Horses have decided to host a pop up information event. they would like to encourage local people and businesses to come along and get more information about the ways that they can support the charity …

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Minutes from the West Lindsey Voluntary Sector Forum 4.12.19

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the West Lindsey Voluntary Sector Forum on Wednesday 4 December. The notes and presentations can be downloaded below: Many thanks to Bransby Horses for hosting. You can find out more about the Emergency Flood Crisis Campaign at: https://bransbyhorses.co.uk/efcc/ The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 26 February at …

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FREE Co-Production Training for Patients, Citizens and Staff in the East Midlands

Wednesday 29th January 2020 – 10.00 to 16.00Registration from 9.15 am – Refreshments and lunch provided.NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, and carers. It offers the chance to transform social care and health provision to a model that offers people …

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YourVoice@Healthwatch event – Sleaford – Wednesday 29 January 2020

You are invited to the next YourVoice@Healthwatch event being held in Sleaford on Wednesday 29 January 2020 The theme this time is:   Long Term Conditions – Muscular Skeletal Conditions. Times: 10am to 1pmVenue: The Source, Riverside Church, Southgate, B1517, Sleaford, NG34 7RFAudience: Professionals, Community Groups, Patients and their families and carers All are welcome!  They …

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NHS Lincolnshire Community Rehab Engagement Events

The NHS Lincolnshire partnership would like to talk to their Service users, carers and other partners about how they can improve their mental health community rehabilitation services in the county. They would like to hear your views, experiences, ideas and thoughts in order to help them provide and develop the best support for people now …

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New social prescribing forms and promotional materials

Updated referral forms and promotional flyers for our social prescribing service are now available to download. Please visit our dedicated social prescribing page to find out more about the service.

NCVO vision for charities and volunteering

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has published an Election Manifesto.  The manifesto calls for greater political and financial investment and greater recognition of charities’ role in shaping our country’s future. NCVO_a_bigger_role_in_building_our_future. What would be your vision from an East Midlands perspective or nationally?   One East Midlands would like your views. Please email office@one-em.org.uk with …

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