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Providing activities for young people across the City of Leicester

Venues, dates and times:

Magpie Youth Centre, 7 – 9pm, Mondays

Stockingfarm Youth Centre 7 – 9pm, Mondays

Armadale Youth Centre, 7 – 9pm, Mondays

Gilmorton Youth Centre, 6 – 8pm, Wednesdays

Kingfisher Youth Centre, 7 – 9pm, Thursdays

Cossington Sports Hall , 7 – 9pm, Thursdays

St Matthews Sports Hall 11 – 12:30pm, Saturdays

Some sessions specialise in sports, music or dance activities

To find out more come and meet the staff and try a session

Variety of opportunities to gain qualifications

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For further information, please contact Rachael on 07544557782

April Newsletter

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Welcome to the April issue of the Communities in Partnership (CiP) newsletter. Last month saw enthusiastic involvement from CiP members as they came together at the Brite Centre in Braunstone. The meeting was the second of a series of workshops being carried out the County Council called Making It Real, to look at how the Council should move forward with its transforming adult social care strategy through munity based support. The next workshop will take place on Tuesday 9th June, to work out the next steps. Also, CiP members who have had an assessment for Adult Social Care are being asked to help design a standard assessment form. This important engagement event will take place on Tuesday 2nd June at County Hall. So, if you wish to get involved in either of these events then please put these date in your diary and either email kiran@reachingpeople.co.uk or ring on 0116 234 1577 to register your interest. We will get back to you with further details as soon as we can to confirm your place. You can also visit the Reaching People website on www.reachingpeople.org.uk.

Leicestershire Advice Service for Social Care

The Leicestershire Advice Service for Social Care is a new service commissioned by Leicestershire County Council. LCPT (formerly Leicestershire Community Projects Trust), in partnership with The Carers Centre, is delivering the service. The service is free, independent and confidential. It is for adults of all ages who are residents of Leicestershire and are in need of information and advice relating to social care, such as how to get a Community Care Assessment or how to get an Impact of Caring Assessment. Advice is normally offered by telephone, however the Leicestershire Advice Service Team will attempt to make alternative arrangements where possible.

A county wide roadshow will tour towns and villages. Planned venues include Hinckley, Oadby, Wigston, Coalville, Loughborough, Blaby, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray.  For further details call 0116 222 9555 or Text 07585975701 or Email info@lcp-trust.org.uk. Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

Leicestershire County Council’s Click; Connect; Curate; Create Project Updates

The Click; Connect; Curate; Create (CCCC) project which started in July 2013, held a storyboard session similar to the newly commissioned programme by the BBC, The Quizeum, on Saturday 7 March at Loughborough Library. CiP members who attended the event all said that they thoroughly enjoyed it and had all enthusiastically contributed when asked to decipher the story of two replica museum objects. The aim of the project is to have replica objects that can reveal their story when touched. These replicas will have sensors placed inside them that will trigger sound, images and possible light when they are touched. This initiative is all part of the ongoing work to encourage more people to engage with Leicestershire County Council’s museums.

The current consultations which may be of interest to you are:

Activity Participation Where When What is it
Learning Disability Commissioning Group County Hall 27 May 2015 To discuss improvements in services for people with learning disabilities.
Making it Real To be announced 9 June 2015 (Provisional) To inform the Adult Social Care Strategy for the next 4 years.
Adult Social Care Assessment Tool County Hall 2 June 2015 To inform and design a standard Adult Social Care Assessment form.

If you are interested in attending the above events please contact kiran@reachingpeople.co.uk or on 0116 234 1577.

Leicestershire Learning Disabilities Partnership Board-Family Carers Sub Group is comprised of Family Carers of Learning Disabled Adults.
The group meets on the first Monday of each month from 10.00am till 12 noon at County Hall, Glenfield. The group aims to offer support, information and encouragement to other family carers and often have a speakers on a relevant topic at the meetings, e.g. Benefits, Respite, Legal.

The next meeting is open to anyone who is a Carer. The next meeting is on Monday 11th May 2015 at 10.30. Groups members will be making representations about “Cost Effective Care” policy to Katy Griffith, County Council Project Leader.

For more information about the group, please visit www.betterlives.org.uk.

November Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the November issue of the CiP Newsletter. Members have certainly responded to the callouts for attendance at the numerous LCC policy consultation events held during the summer months. If you have any events that you wish to publicise then feel free to contact us so that we can let CiP members know of how to participate.

Leicestershire County Council’s Click; Connect; Curate; Create Project

November Newsletter

The Click; Connect; Curate; Create (CCCC) project started in July 2013. It is a project that is looking at how Leicestershire County Council can use digital technology in all its forms to encourage people to engage with our museums and collections, since it started over 100 people have been involved as participants, around 30 of those through CIP. Participants have helped us come up with new ideas for improving the museum experience, commissioned new projects and have inputted into the design of these new projects.

In July, 4 Silver Champions, recruited through CIP gave feedback on a new game we are developing for Bosworth Battlefield using smart glasses. The goal of the project is to use the technology in the glasses to recreate aspects of the Battle in front of the eyes of the visitors, and in the locations where they may have actually taken place. Smart glasses include a computer that allows the wearer to run mobile apps with graphics that are displayed so they look as if they are at some distance away; the idea is to use them to give visitors the sense of stepping back in time.

There will be more opportunities to be involved in Click; Connect; Curate; Create in the new year including testing the final game for Bosworth. If you are interested please email lucia.masundire@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 4119. You can find out about the rest of the projects at www.connect-curate.com

Launch of Memory Support Service in Leicestershire: A new service for residents diagnosed with dementia and their carers was launched on 1st October 2014 by the Alzheimer’s Service. Advice via telephone and one-to-one support is available through a team of Dementia Support Workers. Also, groups and activities are run each month in all 7 districts of the county. For more information telephone 0116 2311114 or email leicestershireandrutland@alzheimers.org.uk.

Current Consultations – Your Opinion Matters:

CiP members have been very gracious in giving up their time and becoming involved in the consultation events that were promoted in the last issue of the newsletter. Here are a few more events that require your input and consideration.
Please get involved – Your Opinion Counts!

What Where When Why
Help to Live at Home –
Domiciliary Care
County Hall
Leicestershire County
Council
Tues 25
November –
1.00 – 3.00
To develop a new model with
the local Clinical Commissioning
Groups to help people to live at
home with part.
Learning Disability
Commissioning Group
County Hall
Leicestershire County
Council
Thurs 27
November
1.30 – 3.30pm
To engage people with Learning
Disabilities and their carers to
review current provision and
develop current practice and
protocols for delivery.
Proposed changes to
Leicestershire Welfare
Provision – see link
below.
Online questionnaire 14 October 2014
– 6 January 2015
To look at developing a new type
of support service for vulnerable
individuals if the current direct
support for goods and services is
removed.

You can complete an online questionnaire: go to http://www.leics.gov.uk/leicswelfareprovision

Learning Disability Commissioning Advisory Group

Thank you to all of you who responded to the requests to form the Learning Disability Commissioning Advisory Group. The group has met in July and October and looked at what services the council buys to support people with learning disabilities. If you want to know more about it please go to www.betterlives.org.uk or email LDnetwork@leics.gov.uk
(Please ring Louisa Whait on 0116 3050385)

Update your Details: Have your contact details changed? Remember to keep us updated; new phone number, change of name/address. New to email? Let us know your new details.

Cost Effective Care Consultations; What will happen next?

Thank you to all those individuals and organisations who attended the consultation events organised by CiP and Council’s Adults and Communities Department in July & August, regarding the need to manage future demand, make savings in the Department’s budget and prepare for the implementation of the Care Act 2014.
The responses were presented in the new Cost Effective Care Policy to the Cabinet on 13th October. The proposals set out in the policy will be implemented from 1 December 2014. The Policy is to be applied to new people and those already getting social care support. People will also have the right to make a complaint about the amount of funding that is allocated to them in their personal budget.
To read more information regarding the policy, please visit the link: http://www.leics.gov.uk/costeffectivecare.