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  • 14/12/2017 Children’s social care in city singled out for praise

    Leicester’s social care services for children have been singled out for praise in Ofsted’s annual report.

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    21/11/2017 Poster campaign to highlight issue of domestic violence

    A HIGH-PROFILE campaign has been launched to reach more people who are affected by domestic and sexual violence and abuse.

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  • 06/10/2017 Pop-up shop opens for conversations on World Mental Health Day

    A POP-UP shop will open its doors next Tuesday (10 October) to anyone in Leicester who wants to talk about mental health issues.

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  • 29/09/2017 Time to apply for a community grant

    COMMUNITY projects to help people overcome mental health problems are getting a helping hand thanks to a new grant funding scheme.

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  • 19/09/2017 Young people’s films aim to help prevent radicalisation

    YOUNG people in Leicester have created a series of films spelling out the difference between ‘radical’ and ‘radicalised’.

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  • 06/09/2017 MP to visit Leicester’s stop-smoking service

    AN MP with a particular interest in smoking and health will be visiting Leicester’s stop-smoking service this week.

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  • 04/09/2017 Sustained progress in quality of Leicester’s children’s services, says Ofsted

    CHILDREN’S services in Leicester have improved significantly and are no longer rated inadequate, according to the latest report from Ofsted.

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  • 20/07/2017 Summer food scheme launched in city

    MORE than 15,000 free meals are being handed out over the next six weeks to children and young people at play schemes, adventure playgrounds and youth centres across Leicester.

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  • 05/07/2017 Mental health campaign launched at city pub

    A CAMPAIGN aimed at getting people to talk openly about mental health is being launched – in a pub.

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  • 21/06/2017 Putting Shared Lives in the spotlight for National Shared Lives Week

    A CITY placement scheme that offers support for adults with learning disabilities is being highlighted as part of National Shared Lives Week.

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  • 14/06/2017 ‘Lift the lip’ session for National Smile Month

    PARENTS and young children will be finding out how to get into good oral health habits at the final National Smile Month event this week.

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  • 13/06/2017 Latest Ofsted report into children’s services finds ‘steady progress’

    CHILDREN’S social services in Leicester are making ‘steady progress’ in their improvement programme, according to the latest findings from Ofsted.

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  • 13/06/2017 Social workers mark their first year in the job

    SOCIAL workers in the city have been awarded certificates to mark their first year in the job.

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  • 16/05/2017 Chance to discuss bereavement at Gilroes

    DYING and bereavement aren’t always easy to discuss, but a Leicester crematorium is giving visitors the chance to talk openly and ask questions about the funeral process this weekend.

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  • 26/04/2017 Household recycling scheme’s appeal for more donations

    A SCHEME which helps give unwanted furniture and electrical items a new lease of life is appealing for more donations.

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  • 21/04/2017 Council invests £500,000 in social work training

    The city council is investing £500,000 in a new training programme for staff working in children’s social care.

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  • 17/03/2017 Council set to take decision on early help service cuts

    THE city council is set to formalise a decision to make initial budget savings of around £3.6 million a year by reducing its early help services.

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  • 16/03/2017 Singing session and flashmob mark Safer Sleep Week

    CHILDREN and families in Leicester will be taking part in a lullaby singing session this week to highlight the importance of safer sleep for babies.

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  • 13/02/2017 Valentine plea to save Glenfield children’s heart centre

    MEMBERS of the public can show their love for the children’s heart centre at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital tomorrow (14 February) by signing a giant Valentine’s card.

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  • 06/02/2017 Free health MOTs for people aged 40-74

    PEOPLE aged 40-74 who live in Leicester are being reminded that they can book a ‘free health MOT’ at their GP surgery.

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  • 02/02/2017 Consultation launched on future of city’s homelessness services

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on homelessness services in the city in a new public consultation.

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  • 21/12/2016 Public asked to be vigilant as bird flu confirmed in Lincolnshire

    MEMBERS of the public are being asked to be alert to the arrival of bird flu in Leicester, following news that the virus has been identified at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire.

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  • 20/12/2016 Leisure centres open new Changing Places facilities

    NEW toilet facilities for people with profound disabilities have been installed at two Leicester City Council leisure centres.

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  • 25/10/2016 Council moves to make buildings more dementia-friendly

    THE city council is planning to allocate £250,000 from its capital budget to help make its buildings more dementia-friendly.

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  • 10/10/2016 Dentists get new ‘quality mark’ for backing oral health campaign

    DENTISTS who are working closely with the city council to improve oral health in Leicester are being accredited with a new ‘quality mark’ of excellence.

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  • 07/10/2016 Film shown at Highcross for World Mental Health Day

    A FILM showing local people sharing positive messages about mental health will be on display in Leicester for World Mental Health Day.

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  • 07/10/2016 ‘Significant progress’ in improving children’s services, says Ofsted

    LEICESTER is making ‘significant progress’ in improving its children’s services, according to the latest report from Ofsted.

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  • 06/10/2016 Views sought on new mental health hubs

    PROPOSALS which aim to give people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland equal access to high quality mental health services are being put forward for consultation.  

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  • 06/10/2016 Stoptober campaign visit cancelled

    A PLANNED Stoptober advice roadshow in the city today has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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  • 04/10/2016 Stoptober campaign comes to city centre

    PEOPLE wanting to give up smoking as part of this year’s Stoptober campaign can get help and advice thanks to a roadshow taking place in Leicester city centre this week. 

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  • 14/09/2016 View sought on cuts proposed to children's services

    ALMOST half of Leicester’s children and family centres face closure as the city council considers ways to make additional savings of up to £55 million – on top of the £100 million it has already found.

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  • 25/08/2016 Parks staff get CPR training

    STAFF working in the city council’s parks services are being trained in life-saving skills.

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  • 24/08/2016 Summit to look at future of primary care in Leicester

    LEICESTER’S Deputy City Mayor Cllr Rory Palmer is calling on health professionals and patients to come together to help shape local plans for primary care and GP services.

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  • 01/08/2016 Progress made in improving services for council care leavers

    Ofsted inspectors have reported that the city council has made significant progress in improving its services for young people leaving council care.

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  • 13/06/2016 Leicester Primary Care Summit to be held at City Hall

    A SUMMIT bringing together health professionals, patients and decision-makers to examine the future of primary care in Leicester is due to take place at City Hall.

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  • 18/05/2016 Praise for Leicester’s youth offending service

    LEICESTER’S youth offending service (YOS) has been praised in a report by inspectors.

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  • 13/05/2016 Packed programme of events for National Smile Month

    CHILDREN and families will be able to brush up on their oral health during a month-long national campaign.

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  • 10/05/2016 City achieves improvement in children’s dental health

    NEW figures issued by Public Health England today show a significant reduction in the number of five-year-olds in Leicester with tooth decay.

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  • 21/04/2016 Council and DMU to benefit from new partnership

    DE Montfort University Leicester and Leicester City Council are joining forces in a new partnership aimed at sharing expertise and supporting career progression in children’s social care services.

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  • 20/04/2016 School wins national food accolade

    A CITY primary school has been awarded a prized national accolade for food quality and education.

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  • 22/03/2016 Charity joins forces with council to provide life-saving training

    A CHARITY has joined forces with the city council to provide training in how to use a defibrillator.

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  • 18/03/2016 City council lends support to CSE Awareness Day

    LEICESTER City Council is joining with partners including the police and the county council to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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  • 10/03/2016 Summit on mental health

    A SUMMIT on mental health will be held tomorrow (Fri 11 March), bringing together professionals to discuss how to improve services.

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  • 09/03/2016 Roadshow raises awareness of dementia

    A COMMUNITY roadshow will be in Leicester next week, helping people to find out more about dementia.

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  • 01/03/2016 Public health grant will provide new alcohol recovery centre

    PLANS to create an alcohol recovery centre in Leicester have been boosted by a £267,000 grant from Public Health England.

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  • 05/02/2016 Campaign aims to tackle child sexual exploitation

     

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  • 19/01/2016 Healthy Living Day returns to Leicester Market

    Shoppers at Leicester Market will be encouraged to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle next week, as Market Square hosts a Healthy Living Day.

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  • 21/12/2015 'Good neighbour' packs at local venues

    ‘GOOD NEIGHBOUR’ packs launched by Leicester City Council are now available for people to pick up from a variety of local venues.

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  • 04/12/2015 Council plans new Changing Places facilities

    TWO brand new toilet facilities for people with profound disabilities will be opening in Leicester next year.

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  • 30/11/2015 Pledge to improve services for city's deaf community

    LEICESTER City Council and the Leicester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be signing up to the British Sign Language Charter tomorrow (Tuesday December 1).

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