Month: March 2018

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Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending.

The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders. Illegal Money Lenders, more commonly known as Loan Sharks, lend money (…)

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East Lancs CCG

Visit your pharmacist first if you’re unwell this Easter

The Easter bank holiday weekend is just around the corner.

Residents and patients across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen are being reminded that pharmacists are the go-to service for help with common illnesses like coughs and sore throats, and minor emergencies such as stings and insect bites.

Dr (…)

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Mencap Newsletter March 2018

The latest newsletter from Mencap is now available

Be part of something amazing this year and join Team Mencap’s trek to the summit of Mount Snowdon.  All the money you raise will help to transform the lives of people living with a learning disability in the UK.

Make friends, fundraise (…)

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Digital Champions Network

Being a digital champion is a great way of making a real difference to older people.

You don’t have to be an IT whizz, you  just need a bit of spare time and enthusiasm to support others with using digital technology.

Typical tasks for a Digital Champion include:

Teaching someone (…)

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

The Mental Health Foundation have launched Mental Health Awareness Week which will take place from 14-20 May 2018!

This year, the focus is on stress. Chronic stress increases our risk of addictive and damaging behaviour, of developing anxiety, depression and other mental and physical health problems.

This Mental Health Awareness (…)

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LCC Update: March 2018

Your monthly Lancashire County Council update.

You may have recently received your council tax bill or you soon will and LCC want to explain what your council tax helps pay for.

Your district council collects your council tax, but part of your payment goes to Lancashire County Council to help (…)

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Lancashire libraries take part in Autism Awareness Week 2018

Lancashire libraries will be taking part in Autism Awareness Week from Monday 26 March to Monday 2 April and launching a new autism booklist.

The selection available includes books suitable for adults, children and their carers.

Libraries staff from across the county will also be taking part in a (…)

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Action Fraud

NFIB Alert – False Telephone Preference Service Calls

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.

They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, (…)

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Be a Community Contact for your local area!

Could you spare a couple of hours each week to be a community contact and help community groups and services in your local area?

We’re building a team of community contacts that help promote local information and activities in their local area so that people can find out about them and (…)

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Neighbourhood Watch E-Newsletter – 28/02/2018

The latest ‘Our News: the e-newsletter for neighbourhood watch supporters’ is now available.

This edition contains some great advice including; a new campaign from Dogs Trust to help stop dog theft, keeping your email secure, plus lots of news from across the Neighbourhood Watch Network.

Follow this link to download (…)

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