Category: Community News

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Learn about digital at a CAST Design Hop workshop

Following the success of similar events run last year, The Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) is running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshops across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. It’s the first step …

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Join VCS at our Voluntary Sector Forums this Spring

Our networks and forums aim to strengthen and develop the voluntary and community sector in Lincolnshire by bringing staff and volunteers together to share skills, information, experience, good practice, resources and to work collectively on issues of common and minority interest. These events help develop relationships with partner organisations and other sectors, by offering the …

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National Citizen Service (NCS) can support your communities this summer!

NCS is our country’s fastest-growing youth programme for young people aged 15-17. The empowering scheme helps teenagers develop valuable skills for work and life whilst also improving their sense of social responsibility. During the four-week summer programme teenagers spend two weeks away from home, building their confidence, problem solving abilities, teamwork skills and more, followed …

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Funding and networking event-Join the Dots, North Kesteven- 29th January

The next Join the Dots event will take place on Tuesday 29th January, 9:30am-2pm, at Wilsford Village Hall, School Lane, Grantham, NG32 3PF. This is a free networking and funding event for all groups in the community with a lunch included. At the event, the following will be available: • Advice and information about different …

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Responders to Warmth

As of 1st December 2018, Lincolnshire Community Foundation now manages the Responders to Warmth scheme which offers practical interventions such as oil filled radiators, heated over blankets, hot water bottles etc. to those who need help to keep warm during the Winter months.  The Scheme runs from December to March and the Responders to Warmth …

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Take 5 mins out to support vulnerable children

Home-Start Lincolnshire support families and children through a unique service provided by trained volunteers. You can help raise awareness of the work by making one of 500 snowflakes to represent the children supported last year. How to make a snowflake: Take a plain white piece of paper and create a square roughly 12cm by 12cm …

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Representing Homelessness conference 18th-19th July 2019

Representing Homelessness conference 18th-19th July 2019 British Academy Conference in association with the University of Lincoln Homelessness is a lived experience for many thousands of people every day. This experience is routinely captured in different kinds of texts: newspapers, TV scripts, novels, expert research, government policy documents, and the law. Broadly-defined, texts have an enormous …

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New NHS Dental Practices launch in Lincoln and Sleaford- 16 January

Members of the local community are invited to the official opening of Treeline Dental Care in Lincoln and Sleaford.    The surgeries are to be opened by Dr Jimmey Palahey and his partner Nav this January. The surgeries will be offering NHS treatments to around 8,000 patients each, in response to the significant demand in …

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LPFT Engagement Events

Calling service users and carers Do you have experience of using services from Community Mental Health Teams? LPFT would like to invite you to join in and hear about the changes within the Community Mental HealthTeams. Come and share your views. Dates and venues Wednesday 16 January 10.00am – 12.00pm Dept. of Psychiatry, Sibsey Road, …

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Connect to Support Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council Adult Care and Community Wellbeing together with Lincolnshire NHS have now launched their partnership online Library of Information and Services called Connect to Support Lincolnshire.  This is being provided in conjunction with Lincs2Advice. 

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