Yearly Archives: 2021

Don’t get into debt this Christmas: talk about your money worries

Published on December 20, 2021 at 9:00 am

Health leaders across Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging people to talk about their money worries and not find themselves in debt this Christmas.

The message comes as part of the latest phase of Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership’s Let’s Keep Talking suicide prevention campaign.

More than 14 million people have seen their income fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while nearly three million people have used high-cost credit cards to make ends meet.

Read the full story

Filed under: |

Interested in becoming a Covid Centre Marshal?

Published on December 15, 2021 at 4:27 pm

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) and the NHS are working in partnership to support the next stage of the NHS run Covid-19 vaccination programme, and are looking for volunteers to assist at Covid Vaccination sites as internal and external marshals across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

These roles provide coordination of patients/patient flow and wellbeing inside and outside the venues, with the main focus on safe patient navigation of the site and safe entry and exit of the building.

Read the full story

Lancashire public health chiefs welcome Plan B move

Published on December 9, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Lancashire’s Directors of Public Health have urged the public to take the threat of Omicron seriously, as they welcome the government’s decision to move to Plan B.

On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will move to Plan B measures, as outlined in the Covid-19 Autumn/Winter Plan.

It comes as Omicron is spreading rapidly across the UK – with several cases confirmed in Lancashire and more expected.

Read the full story

Cards for Kindness launches as Christmas countdown continues

Published on December 4, 2021 at 9:36 am

A heart-warming winter campaign encouraging people to send Christmas cards to residents in local care homes has launched this week (1 December). 

Cards for Kindness, now in its fourth year, aims to tackle loneliness and isolation in care homes across Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

The idea is that opening the Christmas card helps to start conversations and bring back happy memories.

Read the full story

You’re hired! Success for Rossendale Borough Council’s carers career fair

Published on December 2, 2021 at 11:40 am

Rossendale Council, in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), has helped to secure a host of new roles for local carers following a successful career fair held last week (November 25). 

The event, held at Futures Park in Rossendale, was open to anyone interested in a future career in care. 

Read the full story

Filed under: | |

Local Government Association Assesses Rossendale Council As ‘Impressive’

Published on November 22, 2021 at 8:26 am

Rossendale Borough Council have hosted a visit of a team from the Local Government Association. The corporate peer challenge is used by councils across the country to understand how well they are delivering for local residents and to share ideas on how they can accelerate some of their plans. 

The team, made up of councillors and officials from other local authorities, found the council to be ‘really impressive’.

Read the full story

Council to hold carer careers fair

Published on November 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm

Rossendale council along with their colleagues from Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) are holding a carer career fair at Futures Park on 25 November. 

The event which runs from 2-4pm is open to everyone and is an opportunity for people who may be interested in care work to speak to local care businesses about job opportunities.

Read the full story

Filed under: |

Climate Action Conference hailed a success by Council

Published on November 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm

Rossendale Council have thanked all those that attended and spoke at their recent conference on Climate Action in the borough. 

The conference held at the Ashcroft Centre in Whitworth was used as a platform to raise awareness and share information about grants and actions being taken locally to help reduce the overall carbon footprint for Rossendale.

Read the full story

Exciting work on Rawtenstall Town Square gets under way

Published on November 11, 2021 at 4:01 pm

Exciting plans to improve the town square area in Rawtenstall have been confirmed with an on-site start expected mid November.  

The scheme will see a much-improved area with new parks and garden space and a dedicated events area created. The plans follow on from the council’s earlier decision not to progress with future phases of Spinning Point in order to create a new public area. 

Read the full story

Successful business grants bid means extra support for local firms

Published on November 10, 2021 at 8:51 am

A successful bid for just under £1 million of Government cash means businesses across Rossendale, Burnley and Pendle will be able to access extra support to expand and develop new technologies 

Rossendale Council together with Burnley and Pendle councils and Growth Lancashire are to receive £994,083 from the UK Community Renewal Fund to deliver a business grants programme across the three boroughs.

Read the full story

This site uses cookies. Find out more about this site’s cookies.