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BOROUGH WIDE COMMUNITY NETWORK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 174 15th JUNE 2016 GENERAL 1
CVS ADVICE SURGERY SESSIONS
Following positive feedback from our recent one to one support sessions, we are now offering these on a
weekly basis. Please book now for your support session with Jacqui Sutton for one of the following
22nd June & 29th June
These FREE sessions are available for VCFS groups within the borough to get help with any of the following:
Finding funding and applying for grants Governing documents such as Mission Statements, Constitution, Articles of Memorandum Understanding and developing policies and procedures Monitoring and evaluation – how to achieve outcomes and report evidence of need Setting up groups and group support Publicity and marketing Developing Social Media All sessions will take place at Tudor House 8 Liverpool Road Hindley Wigan WN2 3HU To book your session, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which dates you would be interested in attending.
CONSULTATION ON SUPPORT FOR CARERSViews on how support for unpaid carers can be improved are invited in a Department of Health survey.
Unpaid carers (also called informal carers) are people who look after family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or care needs related to old age.
Carers freely give their time and energy to support friends or family members.
The Department of Health wants to design a new strategy which reflects carers’ lives now, the health and financial concerns they have, and which gives carers the support they need to live well whilst caring for a family member or friend.
To help in the development of the strategy, the DoH want to hear from carers, those who have someone caring for them, voluntary groups, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers.
The survey can be completed via the link below. https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/carers/how-can-we- improve-support-for-carers/consultation/subpage.2016-03-08.6836342440/view Closing date for submissions: 30th June 2016.
SPECIAL CINEMA SCREEING FOR AUTISTIC AUDIENCESEmpire Cinemas Wigan has announced it will put on autism friendly showing of a current hit film once a month. The Robin Park cinema hopes the monthly Sunday morning showings with the new adaptation of the classic ‘Jungle Book’ at 10 am will introduce a new audience to the joy of the cinema.
Email email@example.com or visit www.empire-cinemas.co.uk/cinemainfo/empirewigan/t37
NEW SERVICE FOR DEAF PEOPLE TO REPORT CRIME ONLINEGreater Manchester Police have launched a new service that enables deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL) to report a crime online.
They previously needed to report a crime face-to-face to an officer with an interpreter present.
BOROUGH WIDE COMMUNITY NETWORK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 174 15th JUNE 2016 GENERAL 2 Nowthe new SignVideo service will act as an instant video interpreter between BSL users and the police, enabling them to report a crime wherever they are.
Deaf people can access the SignVideo service through the GMP website on a laptop, smartphone or tablet.
SignVideo will then phone through to GMP’s call handling team for the request to be processed.
The service will be available from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
Outside these hours, or to report an emergency, BSL users should continue to use existing methods of contact.
ATHERTON CARNIVAL – STALLS FOR NON PROFIT ORGANISATIONSThe annual Atherton carnival will this year be held on Sunday June 26th between 12 noon and 5pm on Meadowbank Field (Formby Avenue, Atherton).
This will be the carnival’s 7th year and they are looking forward to another hugely successful day.
If any non profit making organisation would like a stall on the large field to advertise their own project then please get in touch with Clare O’Malley on 01942 486368 or Brian Seddon (the carnival organiser) on 07592 022111. Alternatively, you can email Clare at c.o’firstname.lastname@example.org Please note you would need to supply your own table, chair and gazebo if necessary.
SHEVINGTON SUMMER FETE - SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST - WE ARE BANKING ON SUNSHINE!
Anyone interested in booking a stall at Shevington Fete please email Barry via ShevingtonFete@outlook.com We have lots of outdoor space remaining but bookings being taken daily.
LIFE WITH DEMENTIAA few members of Atherton’s Dementia Café and Good Deeds Trust took part in the filming of a documentary about what it is like to live with dementia, if you have time please watch it, it is fantastic.
BLOOMING MARVELLOUS GARDENS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL COMPETITIONThe magnificent gardens carefully cared for by Wigan and Leigh Homes tenants are to be celebrated once again in a popular garden competition.
Applications are now open for Wigan and Leigh Homes’ annual garden competition and people are being urged to get nominating. Anyone who lives on a Wigan and Leigh Homes estate and has a neighbourhood, street, garden or allotment plot to be proud of can enter. People can also nominate a neighbour or a friend. For the first time, Adactus Housing Association tenants within the Wigan borough can also enter.
The closing date for entries is 27th June.
Janice Barton, Wigan and Leigh Homes Chief Executive, launched the competition at Moss Bank Nurseries in Leigh which sponsors the competition along with Bulldog Tools, Thompson and Morgan, Magnum Furniture and Adactus Housing.
The gardens are judged by the Better Neighbourhoods Garden Competition Group and gold, silver and bronze prizes are awarded. The top title of ‘Best Overall Garden’ will be chosen from the gold winning BOROUGH WIDE COMMUNITY NETWORK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 174 15th JUNE 2016 GENERAL 3 entrants from all categories. This year there will be a separate award for someone who is entering the competition for the first time.
The categories are: Best Traditional Garden, Best Ornamental Garden, Best Communal Garden, Best Neighbourhood, Best Hanging Basket and Container Garden, Best Vegetable or Fruit Garden/Allotment.
Judging will start on 11th July and the awards will be presented at a special awards ceremony in September. Applicants must have the owner’s permission to nominate and only current tenants of Wigan & Leigh Homes can enter their allotment into the fruit and vegetable category To enter download an application form from www.walh.co.uk and email it to: email@example.com or call 01942 486557 or freephone 0800 389 7652. Entrants can only enter one category.
DO YOU LOVE TO READ BUT CAN’T GET TO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY? HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT OUR
LIBRARY HOME DELIVERY SERVICE?
Library users who find it difficult to access their local library may be eligible for our free Home Delivery Service.
If you are housebound, temporarily unable to get to your local library, have caring responsibilities or find it difficult to carry books home from your library, you may be able to access this service. Simply answer a few questions about your reading likes and dislikes for access to library books or Talking Books to match your preferences.
We deliver and collect books on a regular basis. Call us now on 01942 486985
VOLUNTEER AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!
The awards celebrate the community service and contributions of time and talent form volunteers who have made a positive impact on the quality of life in Wigan and Leigh. Last year attracted over 100 nominations and the Awards evening saw 500+ attend the presentation at the DW Stadium. The awards ceremony will be held at The Marquee, DW Stadium on Saturday 14th October.
Nominate an individual or group you feel deserves to be recognised.
The award categories are:
Young Volunteer Business Volunteer Award Community Champion Making A Difference Impact on….
Community Group Volunteer of the Year Lifetime Achievement To nominate go to www.ourstars.co.uk from 1st June Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ring 07872 180162 Follow onTwitter @OurStars2016 https://twitter.com/ourstars2016/status/740242575433576448 Or on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurStars2016/
NOMINATE YOUR SPORTING CHAMPION!
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Believe Sports Awards.
BOROUGH WIDE COMMUNITY NETWORK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 174 15th JUNE 2016 GENERAL 4 The prestigious event, organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles on behalf of Wigan Council, rewards and recognises the work of voluntary sector coaches, clubs and volunteers, as well as celebrating the achievements of local athletes. The ceremony will take place at the DW Stadium on Friday 7th October.
Councillor Paul Kenny, Wigan Council’s cabinet member for leisure, said: “This is your chance to nominate those individuals and clubs who are making a real difference within the borough, whether it’s through an outstanding achievement or an exceptional commitment to supporting our upcoming sporting stars. “It’s really important that we support and celebrate our home-grown sporting talent and the Believe Sports Awards puts the spotlight on all the great work that is going on at grassroots level.”
Nominations can be made in the following categories:
• Coach of the Year
• Club of the Year
• Sports Achiever of the Year
• Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• The Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero Award
• Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award
• Team of the Year (Wigan awards only)
• The Martin Lynn Special Contribution to School Sport Award (Wigan awards only)
• Sports Apprentice of the Year (Wigan awards only) Nominations should reflect achievements between September 2015 and the closing date of Friday 5th August. Category winners go forward to represent Wigan Borough at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards on Friday 4th November at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford.
For more information, and to nominate, visit www.inspiringhealthylifestyles.org/BelieveSportsAwards or contact Inspiring healthy lifestyles on 01942 404995.
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS - SHOWCASE YOUR WORKThe Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 are open for applications and seek to recognise best practice in
public services across the UK. The 10 categories for this year's awards are:
Recruitment Care Finance Sustainability Housing Digital/technology Learning/development Health and wellbeing Transformation Public servant of the year All organisations delivering public services in the UK can apply, whether they are from the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. The closing date for entries is 8 July 2016.
Go to: www.theguardian.com/society-professionals/series/guardian-public-service-awards-2016 BOROUGH WIDE COMMUNITY NETWORK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 174 15th JUNE 2016 GENERAL 5
BICKERSHAW SCARECROW FESTIVAL25th and 26th June Planning is now underway for this year’s must see event – Bickershaw Scarecrow Festival!
Why not take part and help to make the festival a huge success by designing and entering your own scarecrow!
A trail will be devised so that visitors can enjoy as many of the scarecrows as possible and participating homes will be clearly marked with a colourful bow. Fun for all the family Over the weekend there will other celebrations/ fun days in the village, more details to follow. Each scarecrow will be judged over the weekend, with a fantastic prize for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.
Entry is £3 per scarecrow, please send in with your completed form – see below.
For further information please email@example.com www.facebook.com/bickershawscarecrowfest @bickyscarecrows
TYLDESLEY GROW FOR GIVING HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR A BRITAIN HAS SPIRIT AWARD.
The 10 shortlists of the most deserving individuals and groups have been collated by judges and are now ready for your vote. So get ready to show them your support!
Your vote will help decide which nominees become the regional Community Hero of the Year and regional Community Initiative of the Year. With a fun experience day up for grabs for all individual winners and £1,000 towards a street party for group winners, there is everything to vote for!
https://www.britainhasspirit.com/vote-north-west/ Votes made through the website will be added to the votes made through the app when voting closes on the 17th June. This combined total will decide the regional winners of Britain Has Spirit.
END HUNGER DRAFT CAMPAIGNA national End Hunger campaign is being planned for October with a range of events across the country on or around World Food Day (Sunday 16th October 2016).
The campaign is looking for the involvement of hundreds of local organisations and thousands of ordinary people across the country. They are looking to make End Hunger UK positive, fun and inclusive – starting from the public launch of the campaign on World Food Day, 16th October 2016.
CONSTRUCTIVE VOICES – HELPING CHARITIES TELL THEIR STORYThe voluntary sector has many positive stories to tell and practical solutions to offer. National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) wants to make sure your voice is heard in the public arena, so the vital work of the sector is recognised and can be harnessed for the benefit of society
See website: www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/constructive-voices-for-charities or read the blog:
BRAND NEW MUSIC COURSESStarting September for 16 – 18 year old.
Professional music tuition and qualifications New teaching studios and facilities.