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Community Action Blaby District

CABD – Supporting and serving the community


From their base at the Pavilion in Huncote, Community Action Blaby District acts as the area’s Community Hub and delivers a wide range of services directly to the people and communities of the District.

These services include community transport, befriending for older people, services for people with mental ill-health including Sporting Change and A Place To Grow, the community garden project. CABD deliver local services, provide volunteering opportunities and support communities. Their services are delivered by over 200 volunteers supported by 21 part time staff.

Through the award winning Befriending service, CABD trained volunteers provide a window to the outside world, support and friendship to isolated or physically frail older people; volunteer drivers use their own cars to provide transport to mainly elderly, isolated people who are unable to access public transport and the CABD mini-bus, fitted with full wheelchair access provides regular door to door ‘shopping trips’ across the District.

Community Action Blaby District provides weekly social drop-ins across Blaby District, Oadby & Wigston and Lutterworth for people who have mental health difficulties. These enable people to socialise, access support and provides appropriate information. The mental health team also run a befriending scheme which provides befriending support on a one to one basis, often provided by volunteers, to people who are largely confined to their homes.

Sporting Change is an exciting unique project funded by the Big Lottery. The project aims to engage vulnerable and disadvantaged people who experience mental health difficulties in physical activity as a way of improving their mental and physical health, independence and confidence. We provide sports sessions, health walks, gardening sessions and a “Grow with Confidence Programme” for adults with mental health difficulties.

In addition to the drop in’s, the award winning community garden – A Place To Grow – in Enderby, provides support through organic gardening activities to groups of people with a range of mental and physical disabilities and includes a children’s garden for young families. Other local community groups also have their own plots in the garden.

As well as their direct services, Community Action Blaby District administers community grants on behalf of Blaby District Council to support and strengthen local voluntary and community organisations. They can provide practical support for local people and organisations to help build stronger communities, including support for new community groups, local volunteering opportunities within their own organisation, helping to engaging people in local democracy.

To learn how Community Action Blaby District can help you or your community, or to find out more about how you can help them through volunteering or fundraising, please contact CABD using the details below. Or visit their website, www.cabd.org.uk

Community Action Blaby District, The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote, Leicestershire, LE9 3BN. Telephone 0116 2727669. Email community@cabd.org.uk

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Blaby District Older Persons’ Forum June Meeting

CABD logoThe next meeting for the Blaby District Older Persons’ Forum is taking place on Monday 13th June 2011, 2pm till 4.00pm at the Council Chamber, Blaby District Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP.

This meting is open to residents of Blaby District aged 50 and over.

 

The guest speakers are from Severn Trent Water and shall speaking about door step crime and will be bringing water efficiency product to give away, and Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards, who will be helping members how to recognise scams, door step crime and how to avoid being a victim.

 

The purpose of this forum is to bring together older people to express their views on issues relating to their health and well being and the range of services available to them and meets four times a year for the following

  1. To seek advice and give information on all issues affecting older people.
  2. To identify priority areas and how this affects their daily lives.
  3. To advocate inclusion of older people into the community
  4. To share knowledge and promote learning and involvement.

 

 

 

 

The Blaby District Older Person’s Forum are currently seeking new members from across the district who feel they would like to represent their neighbourhood, to be a voice and raise concerns for older residents.

You need not have any previous experience, just to be keen to represent your neighbours.

If you would like to join the forum, please come along to the conference at Narborough to find out more, or call Darren Walker at Community Action Blaby District on 0116 272 7669

 

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Blaby District Older Person’s Forum Annual Conference

Latest NewsOriginally published 8th February 2011 [Contributor: Darren Walker ]

Blaby District Older Persons’ Forum Annual Conference is taking place on Wednesday 9th March 2011, 1.30 till 4.00pm at the Council Chamber, Blaby District Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP.

The conference is open to residents of Blaby District aged 50 and over, however places are limited.

The guest speaker is from Age Concern Leicestershire and Rutland and shall speaking about how Age Concern can help in the daily lives of older people and advising on changes to services such as benefits.

There will also be displays from various organisations offering advice and information.

The purpose of this forum is to bring together older people to express their views on issues relating to their health and well being and the range of services available to them.

The Forum meets four times a year for the following:

  1. To seek advice and give information on all issues affecting older people.
  2. To identify priority areas and how this affects their daily lives.
  3. To advocate inclusion of older people into the community
  4. To share knowledge and promote learning and involvement.

The Blaby District Older Person’s Forum is currently seeking new members from across the district who feel they would like to represent their neighbourhood, to be a voice and raise concerns for older residents.

Anyne interested need not have any previous experience, just to be keen to represent their neighbours.

Anyone who would like to join the Forum, please come along to the Conference at Narborough to find out more, or call Darren Walker at Community Action Blaby District on 0116 272 7669

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» Community Action Blaby District

» Age UK [Age Concern]