Enderby Band Fundraiser to be held at Enderby Social Club

Ceri Dupree poster

The Fabulous Ceri Dupree Show is coming to the Enderby & District Social Club, Coleridge Drive, Enderby on Friday 29th September 2017.

Tickets for the event are £10 each and the audience is restricted to over 18’s.

Doors open at 6pm.

Tickets are available from:
Gilly – 07493 090313 and
Greg – 07766 797057

[Source/Poster: Enderby Band Organisation]
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Stay With Me campaign launches to improve care for patients with dementia

A new initiative to improve the experience of people with dementia, who come into Leicester’s Hospitals, will be officially launched by Nicci Gerrard, founder of John’s Campaign and Julie Smith Chief Nurse, at Leicester’s Hospitals Champions Celebration Event on Wednesday, 13th September.

This inspiring initiative will be called ‘Stay with Me’, and will be rolled out over the next month into all wards and clinical areas.

The Champions Celebration Event is taking place during Older People’s Month 2017 to celebrate the hard work and support Dementia and Older People Champions provide for older people and people with dementia in and around Leicester’s Hospitals.

The principles of ‘Stay with Me’ were inspired by John’s Campaign, a national initiative founded by Nicci Gerrard in memory of Nicci’s father, Dr John Gerrard.

Justine Allen, from the Patient Experience Team explains:

“We’ve developed our initiative from the campaigns statement of purpose, ‘Stay with Me’. The ethos of ‘Stay with Me’ is to help create a welcoming environment on all hospital wards where there are no barriers for family  who wish to stay beyond visiting times for patients with dementia.

“There is a wealth of evidence to suggest patients with dementia who are often frail, vulnerable adults have much more positive outcomes if they are with people they are most familiar with.

“The principles behind this campaign are very simple and similar to that of our existing Carers Charter; to allow family, carers and friends to help support vulnerable patients so it made sense to trial the campaign to see if it could enhance what we already do.”

Throughout June and July 2017, the initiative was piloted on wards 32, 33 and 36 at Leicester Royal Infirmary to see how it works in practice, and to identify possible barriers and difficulties.

During the pilot, staff welcomed carers, friends and family onto the wards beyond standard visiting hours and worked in partnership with families to help provide the best possible care for the patient.

Over 1,400 patients were admitted through the three wards, of which 14 patients had a diagnosis of dementia and had family  who were supported by the scheme to stay beyond visiting times with the patient.

Justine continues:

“Where patients may need some extra support, we have found this is often best placed to come from someone they know and love. Being in hospital can be an emotional and overwhelming experience, especially for patients with dementia.

“Having a familiar face by your side to help with getting dressed, eating or by just simply being there for company and reassurance, can make a huge difference to health and recovery.”

The results of the pilot were overwhelmingly positive and showed excellent engagement with staff from start to finish. Carer and family feedback also suggested they felt more supported and involved.

For further information about John’s Campaign, please visit www.johnscampaign.org.uk

[Source: University Hospitals Leicester Communications | Logo and slogan artwork by Claudia Myatt]
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District Council win national collaboration award

APSE CertificateBlaby District Council has won an Association for Public Service Excellence (ASPE) award for Best Collaborative Working Initiative.

The award is for the Council’s partnership with the County Council and Leicestershire’s district/borough councils on the centralised housing support service, Lightbulb.

The service is spearheaded and hosted by Blaby District Council, which first piloted the scheme back in 2015.

Lightbulb has now been rolled out across Leicestershire and supports older people to ensure they can live in their homes as safely as possible. The project has already been a success, with a reduction in A&E attendances and emergency admissions. These have saved the NHS an estimated £220,000.

920 unnecessary bed days were also saved from the Bradgate Mental Health Unit, saving an additional £219,000.

As a result of Lightbulb’s work so far, 89% of service users have reported and improvement in their physical and mental health. 78% felt better about their home and 71% felt better able to get around their home and garden without the risk of falling.

Cllr. Lee Breckon

Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said:

“We are so proud to have been awarded this honour, and to be a part of the project. Lightbulb is a success due to the excellent work of everyone planning and
delivering the project, as well as the fantastic partnership working with other districts and the County Council.

“The service brings wider and consistent housing support for all residents in Leicestershire, which also benefits housing, health and social care partners.”

The Council has also been shortlisted for The Collaboration Award in the Home Improvement Agency Awards 2017 at the House of Lords later in September.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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Series of damage to vehicles and buildings

Appeal graphicAn investigation has been launched after a number of vehicles and buildings were damaged in the evening of Monday 4th September.

More than 25 reports have been received so far of windows being smashed or shattered after ball bearings were catapulted at vehicles and buildings at various locations in Enderby, and also Newbold Verdon, Glenfield, Leicester, Whetstone, Leicester Forest East and Blaby.

Early indications suggest the suspects used a vehicle to travel around the various locations and police are looking at the similarities between all the incidents to establish if they are all linked.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish, overseeing the investigation, says:

“This type of thoughtless vandalism will not be tolerated, those responsible have caused many thousands of pounds worth of damage over the space of a couple of hours.

“Officers are in the process of going through all the reports received and there may be further damage which we haven’t been notified of.

“I would urge anyone who has been a victim of a similar incident yesterday evening to report the damage to us.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who has captured the incidents or any of the damage on CCTV or on a dashcam.

“If you witnessed the incidents or have any information about those responsible then please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 750 of 4th September.

Desford Road, Newbold Verdon – rear window of a car damaged using a ball bearing
Desford Road, Enderby – damage caused to two car windows and a business premises
Main Street, Newbold Verdon – damage caused to car window
Dominion Road, Glenfied – windows of a business premises and a number of vehicles damaged
Bagworth Road, Newbold Verdon –damage caused to a car window using a ball bearing
Somerset Drive, Glenfield – damage caused to a the window of a house using a ball bearing
Groby Road, Leicester – damage caused to windows of a business premises using a ball bearing
Sunningdale Road, Leicester – number of reports of vehicles being damaged
Braunstone Lane, Braunstone – windows damaged at a business premises using ball bearings
Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest East – damage caused to windows of a business premises and house
Fosse Road South, Leicester – damage caused to windows of business premises
Woodgate, Leicester – damage caused to window of a business premises using a ball bearing
Enderby Road, Whetstone – damage caused to the bodywork and window of a car
Warren Lane, Leicester Forest East – number of reports of car window being damaged
Enderby Road, Blaby – damage caused to car window
Narborough Road North, Leicester – damage caused to windows of business premises
Scudamore Road, Leicester – damage caused to a front door window of business premises using a ball bearing
Red Hill Way, Leicester – damage caused to window of a bus

[Source: Neighbourhood Watch Leicester]
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Love Your Community? Love Blaby Lottery!

Blaby Lottery LogoA new lottery with a £25,000 jackpot is launching in the District of Blaby to support local good causes.

Blaby District Council’s Councillors approved plans for the authority to launch its own online community lottery, Love Blaby Lottery, to benefit local community organisations across the local area.

Tickets cost just £1, with 60p given to local good causes, compared to only 28p in every pound from National Lottery ticket sales. The lottery is anticipated to launch in 2018.

Weekly draws will be held with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers. £2,000, £250, £25 and three free tickets can also be won in each draw.

Good causes in the district will be able to set up their own lottery page to receive 50p in every pound spent by players entering. 10p is put into a general ‘good cause’ fund to be administered by the Council.

Players who do not support a specific cause will see 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund and distributed by the Council.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic & Community Development, said:

“The Love Blaby Lottery provides a great opportunity to help local good causes to raise additional money.

“We are committed to continuing our support to local community groups through our community grants scheme and other initiatives, including plans to appoint a Community Champion who will lead on this exciting initiative.”

Regular updates about the launch of Love Blaby Lottery will be available on the Council’s website and through its social media channels.

Local organisations can find out about how to sign up to the lottery and benefit from the money raised at two events groups can register to attend.

For more information contact the Partnerships & Community Development Team via strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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