Older people’s charity, Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS), needs volunteers to give a few hours a week to help with an on-ward support service at Chorley Hospital.
The charity and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been working in partnership since 2014 to extend and develop an on-ward service to improve the wellbeing of older patients during their stay at Chorley Hospital.
This integrated approach focusses on the needs of older patients with long term conditions such as dementia. To provide this service, the volunteers have become part of the on-ward team, working alongside the nursing and medical staff to support patients at the hospital.
They help create a calm environment for patients, providing companionship and reassurance, relieving boredom, reading, arts and crafts and a whole host of other activities.
The Service is looking for more volunteers so that they can have an even greater impact.
Kim Snape, Service Manager for the Royal Voluntary Servic...
Grants are available towards helping England and Wales' farming community in times of emergency when hardship prevails.
Arnside & Silverdale Grants Fund
Status:Open for Applications
Funding for projects that conserve and enhance the Arnside & Silverdale AONB or connect people with the landscape; open to community groups, schools, businesses, partner organisations, parish councils, landowners and managers, and individuals.
‘BIG’ Breathe Investment Grant are back for your community. We have grants available to support projects throughout all the areas where we operate.
Adactus and CCH have been supporting community groups for the last 8 years and we are now inviting you to apply for up to £2,000 from our grant.
Claudine Harrison-Draper, Enterprise & Funding Administrator at Adactus said “We’ve had some great pioneering projects over the last few years and we want to support more local community projects than ever this coming year.
Projects supported in previous years include trips out for young and older carers, activity classes, IT and play equipment, community cafes and community fund days to name but a few.
A panel of residents from the Adactus500 involvement group will vote on the applications and we invite bids throughout the year, however once the money in the funding pot has gone that’s it for this financial year.
Samantha Hornsby, Enterprise & Funding Officer at Adactus G...
Shoppers and businesses will start to get a glimpse of some of the changes to Chorley town centre as preparation work begins on redeveloping the Flat Iron to accommodate the extension to Market Walk shopping centre.
Over the next few months, Chorley Council will begin a trial of relocating some market stalls from the Flat Iron market to Chapel Street on the second Saturday of the month to coincide with the Food and Craft Market.
The trials will begin on Saturday 11 March and continue on Saturdays 8 April and 13 May with shoppers able to visit a wide range of stalls that are usually only in the town centre on a Tuesday.
The bigger changes to the Flat Iron markets will come after Easter when the entire Flat Iron Tuesday market will move to the opposite end of the Flat Iron car park on Tuesday 18 April before gradually relocating along Chapel Street, Cleveland Street and Fazakerley Street from June onwards.
The work to reconfigure the Flat Iron car park is being done in phases to mini...
The services offered by small community and voluntary organisations, and those just starting out, can often be limited because of lack of basic funds. The Rotary Club of Chorley Astley raises funds each year from a variety of activities and has decided to offer 10 grants of £100 each to small organisations in the voluntary, community and faith sector based in the Chorley area.
The Rotary Club is working through the VCFS (Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector) Network to distribute these funds. To be eligible to apply for this small grant an organisation must:
be a properly constituted group and have officers (if you need support in this area, please contact Kevin Hodges and someone will assist you to become properly constituted);
have a bank account in the name of the organisation name (cheques will not be made out to individuals);
have an annual turnover of no more than £10,000 as organisations with more will not be considered eligible for this particular grant; Organis...
Important news about changes to your waste collections.
Chorley Council are going to be making significant changes to your household waste collection. This is due to Lancashire County Council withdrawing the £1million subsidy we receive for recycling and the ongoing reduction in grant from central government.
Summary of changes
Domestic/non-recyclable waste collections (green bin) and plastics, cans and glass (blue bin) will not change.
Garden waste collections will be a chargeable, voluntary opt-in scheme from 1 May. Collections will be fortnightly.
Paper and cardboard will be collected mixed together from a bigger bin every four weeks from May.
Garden waste collections
A charge will be introduced for garden waste collections from 1 May of £30 per year, per bin - this works out at £1.20 per collection.
You will have to sign up to receive the new service on or after 1 March – a link will be provided here at the time.
Support for Chorley’s young people is ‘building’ as Progress Housing Group backs Inspire Youth Zone with Founder Patron support.
Progress Housing Group which is based in Leyland, Lancashire manages nearly 11,000 homes across the UK and has been delivering housing related services to communities for over 20 years. The housing group’s vision is to have a positive impact on people and communities by providing high quality homes, supporting independence and creating opportunities. As part of this commitment, they are supporting this new initiative in Chorley which will have a positive impact on thousands of young people’s lives.
Opening in spring 2018, Chorley Youth Zone, named ‘Inspire’ by the town’s young people, is fast becoming a reality with the demolition of the Leigh Arms pub well underway and building work commencing following the Ground Breaking ceremony at the Railway Street site last month.
The Youth Zone is being backed by Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council, whil...