Monthly Archives: December 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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