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Job Vacancies at Combined Authority Employment and Skills Team

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is seeking to recruit two Employment and Skills opportunities.  Based on the iconic and historic Liverpool waterfront, these posts will support the Metro Mayor and Combined Authority in supporting people into work and helping employers access the skills they need for growth...


Spooky Welly Walk Events Volunteers Needed

The Spooky Welly Walk is a two mile interactive walk for families, the largest Halloween themed event in the city of Liverpool, organised and run by The Roy Castle Lung Foundation. In order to the make the event a huge success they are looking for volunteers to help man stalls such as Yucky Dip, Pumpkin Patch, Gruesome Graveyard to name a few...


Fun Social Activities Taking Place In Halton

A variety of local groups, organisations and clubs will be joining with us to share information on the activities you could get involved with. These include dance, crafts, exercise and volunteering. The first event will take place at Widnes Market on Wednesday 1st November and will run from 10am to 3pm. The second event is being held at Runcorn Shopping City on Tuesday 5th December from 10am to 3pm...


Items Which Should Not Be Routinely Prescribed In Primary Care

NHS England is working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to ensure its prescribing resources deliver the best possible value and health outcomes for local populations. A national consultation on commissioning guidance for items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care has now opened, and will be running until 21st October 2017. This consultation includes a total of 18 medicines/products which are either clinically ineffective, unsafe, not cost effective or where the NHS can offer a clinically-proven alternative for patients. They are also seeking people's views on whether a wider list of 3,200 products that are available over-the-counter, without prescription, may be considered appropriate for future restriction...


Volunteer Centre Halton Christmas Quiz

Volunteer Centre Halton are holding their Free Christmas Quiz for volunteers & volunteer co-ordinators on Monday 4 December, 7.30-10pm at St Marie's, Lugsdale Road, Widnes WA8 6DB. Sandwich supper provided, bring your own tipple. Teams of 6 (at least one must be a volunteer), if you need help raising a full team, we can help to fill your team. For more information or to book a table...


Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight Survey

Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight would like to invite you to take part in this short survey of charity leaders for the Weston Charity Awards. Your answers will help them to gauge and respond to attitudes in the sector towards leadership development and strategic planning. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and all of your responses will be analysed anonymously. As a small incentive, a donor has provided a £50 John Lewis voucher which will be won by one person picked at random from those who choose to enter...


Hospice Fundraising Calendar Features Local Landmarks

Halton Haven Hospice have launched sales of their 2018 calendar, intended to raise money to fund care at the Hospice. The theme of the 2018 calendar is local landmarks and sights. Each month features a different photo of a well-known or eye-catching location from within the Hospice’s catchment area of Halton, Frodsham, Daresbury, Moore and Hale. The featured landmarks include the Silver Jubilee Bridge, Hale Point Lighthouse, Bridgewater Canal and the Dream. Local photographers have provided all the images, many of which were purpose-taken for the calendar...


Coalfields Community Investment Programme

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them. The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes...


Halton OPEN Consultation Panel

The Voice for Halton’s Older People are looking for people to join their panel. They are a friendly consultation panel and have the opportunity to talk to decision makers and influence how services are designed...


Join The Metro Mayor's Drive For Fairness And Social Justice

Following the appointment of Lynn Collins as Chair of the Mayoral Fairness and Social Justice Advisory Board, work has now begun to establish the terms of reference of the board and its ways of working, which will be signed off by the Combined Authority in due course. The Mayor and the Chair met recently and agreed the following broad principles...


Gingerbread - Free Course

Are you a single parent? Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families, is running free courses for young mums and dads 19-24 in the Cheshire and Merseyside area. The Cheshire Works and Merseyside Works programme, help young single parents to get back to work. You will meet other single parents, learn new skills including how to write a CV, interview preparation and work skills... 


Anti Loan Shark Event

St Helens Council Trading Standards Section are working with Wargrave Big Local, St Helens Citizens Advice and the Illegal Money Lending Team England (National Trading Standards) to deliver a project which is intended to assist residents in the Wargrave avoid falling prey to illegal money lenders, known as Loan Sharks. The project has been funded by Wargrave Big Local, with Trading Standards and Citizens Advice providing staff time to deliver the project. They will be providing residents with a tool kit "Save Smart with Smiley", which they are hoping will help people to stay out of debt through budgeting, saving and making better choices when they do need to borrow. They are also encouraging residents to report loan shark activity...


WASPI

WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) to complain and campaign against the rise in state pension age. Are you a Woman born in the 1950's and interested in joining Halton, Widnes Runcorn Supporters Group? WASPI will be having their next meeting on the 24th Oct at 7:30pm. You will be part of the national WASPI campaign asking for fair transitional arrangements for all women born in the 1950's affected by the 1995 pension act raising a woman's pension age from 60...


Don't Forget...

Cheshire Victim Services Directory

Halton & St Helens VCA, working with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire have compiled a directory and on-line resource for Victims Services in Cheshire in the voluntary and community sector. The directory is for anyone who has been affected by crime in Cheshire, the website will help to find the advice and support needed. This information is provided to anyone who may need support regardless of whether a crime has been reported or when it happened...


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