Category Archive: Community News

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Join us at our September Forum Events

Voluntary Centre Services is holding three popular Forum events during September. Find out more and book your free place here.

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Funded workshop: Presentation skills

This one-day funded workshop combines a masterclass with the opportunity to learn how to deliver professional presentations with confidence and to manage nerves. Where: New Life Conference Centre Mareham Lane, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7JP. When: 8.45am-4.30pm, 14 September 2017. It begins with four pre-prepared presentations of 3 to 5 minutes long, given by four volunteers. …

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Camping equipment for community organisations

Everything is Possible are back at Leeds Festival this year, to salvage good quality reusable camping equipment for local community organisations. When: 29 August 2017 (11am-1pm) Where: Leeds Festival site (more info will be sent to organisations selected before the event) For the past years, their action has helped organisations from all around the UK …

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Visual Impairment Buddy Project Open Session

Join BID Services Lincolnshire to find out about their Buddy Project supporting children and young people with a visual impairment to access groups in their local community. The open session will include workshops by the Specialist Teachers for Visually Impaired Children and Guide Dogs as well as a young person with a visual impairment sharing …

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Remembering Nigel Webster

It is with great sadness that I write this note, to reflect upon the sad news that local community champion and friend, Nigel Webster, passed away over the weekend of 30th July, 2017.

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Free course: Everyday First Aid

Would your group, volunteers or community have the skills to cope in a crisis? The British Red Cross works with organisations and community groups who support people who are at risk and would have the greatest impact from a first aid intervention, including, people living with issues around drug and alcohol usage. Their tailored first …

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Care Quality Commission (CQC) Maternity Campaign 2017

In September, CQC will be launching a maternity campaign, which focuses on women who are pregnant, are looking to be pregnant, or have recently used maternity services in England.   Last year there were over 663,000 births in England. All women have the choice to have their baby at home, in a midwife led unit …

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Lincolnshire Dementia Family Support Service Newsletter

You can download the latest issue of the Lincolnshire Dementia Family Support Service Newsletter here.

Summer of Imagination Festival

Doddington Hall is hosting the Summer of Imagination Festival from 23 July – 3 September 2017. The six-week event will feature a programme of residencies by land artists, theatre groups, aerial dance groups, poets and photographers as well as workshops, creative activities and events for all ages. For the full programme of events please visit …

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Forces for warmth

National Energy Action may be able to offer advice, support and practical help if you, your spouse or dependent family has served in the armed forces, or are currently serving. They may be able to help if: you are struggling with fuel debt or understanding your bills your home is cold or damp you don’t …

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