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Could you be a Befriender?

Published on March 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Are you a good listener who is approachable and loves spending time with others?

The Rossendale Befriending Service aims to reduce social isolation for people and, if applicable, their partners or carers by arranging for a Volunteer Befriender to visit their home and provide some company.

Volunteer Befrienders are carefully selected and care is taken to match the needs and interests of the Befriendee.

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Remembrance Events Taking Place Across the Borough Alongside Special Concert

Published on October 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Rossendale will be playing host to various Remembrance services up and down the Valley.

The series of Remembrance events start with an uplifting concert organised by Rossendale Council at St Peter’s Church, Haslingden at 2pm on Sunday November 6th.

Everyone is welcome to this free concert will feature music from The Haslingden Concert Ban and The Veterans in Communities Singing Group and aims not only to Remember fallen heroes but to also raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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Do You Have the Missing Type?

Published on August 16, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Global call from NHS Blood and Transplant for blood donors of the future

  • Blood services around the world join Missing Type campaign to reverse decline in new donors.
  • Survey reveals 30% drop in new donors across 21 countries last year compared to decade ago
  • NHS Blood and Transplant says younger and more diverse blood donor community needed in England
  • Campaign launches 16th August 2016

Every second three people across the world receive a life changing blood transfusion.

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Overview and Scrutiny Review of North West Ambulance Service

Published on February 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm

During 2015, Overview and Scrutiny established a task group to look at reasons for below target response times for Rossendale, which in November 2014 were 60.7% against a target of 75%.

The task group visited the 999 Control Centre in Broughton and the 111 service in Bolton, as well as spoke to Paramedics at both Rawtenstall and Stacksteads Ambulance Stations.

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