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Survey – Home Care in Warwickshire

We want to know about Home Care in Warwickshire.

Healthwatch Warwickshire is conducting a survey of users of Home Care services, and their family and friends.

As the local health and social care consumer champion, their aim is to find out about people's experiences and report them back - so that improvements can be made that benefit everyone.

If you receive Home Care, or know someone who does, please complete their short online survey here.

They would really appreciate it if you could also pass on the info to other people or organisations that might be interested.

They will compile their findings in a report for publication in May 2018, so would love to hear people's views by then.

Thank you, your experiences can help make a difference.

email: info@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk

phone: 01926 422823

www.healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk

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Public Consultation on Local Validation Checklist

Warwick District Council are consulting on a new Validation list. The consultation will run from Friday 16th March until 5.15pm on Tuesday 3rd April. For more information, please click on the link below:

Submitting a new planning application online

The benefits of applying online include:

  • Savings on printing and postage costs
  • Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
  • 24 hour a day service
  • Online help function when submitting your application

 

 

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Warwickshire County Council invests £300k to tackle homelessness

Warwickshire County Council is pleased to announce an investment of £300,000 to tackle homelessness. The two-year programme of work will focus on those with mental health, drugs and/or alcohol problems. The council will work with District and Boroughs, CCGs, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Warwickshire Police and third sector organisations to determine the best approach to support the local homeless population.

Every year in England, a rough sleeper count is carried out to give an estimate of numbers rough sleeping in local authority areas. During the last rough sleeper count, Warwickshire was estimated to have approximately 49 rough sleepers, the majority of them, choosing to sleep rough in the south of the county. This is an estimated increase of 20% from 2016 figures (MHCLG, 2017). This is only part of the picture with regard to homelessness. We also know that there are a proportion of people who have become homeless, but do not show up yet in official figures, sometimes known as ‘hidden homeless’. Often finding a temporary solution by making their own arrangements to stay with family members/friends (often known as sofa surfing) and in some cases living in unsecure accommodation or squats (Homeless Link, 2017).

In addition to rough sleeping and the hidden homeless, there are also individuals/households who are classed as statutory homeless, whereby they no longer have a legal right to occupy their accommodation or if it would no longer be reasonable to continue to live there, for example, if living there would lead to violence against them (DCLG, 2015).

Councillor Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health said “Warwickshire County Council is delighted to fund this work, it will directly feed into the objectives of the Warwickshire Cares Better Together Programme, in particular the housing theme, by using an integrated approach to support vulnerable people. Homelessness also features in the 2017 Director of Public Health Annual Report, Valuing the Vulnerable, highlighting that homeless people die on average 30 years before the general population. We need to come together as statutory partners to find a joint solution to this challenge and this funding will strengthen our ability to do that”.

References
Department for Communities and Local Government (2015) Statutory Homelessness: October to December Quarter 2015
Homeless Link (2017) Homeless Link (2017)
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) (2017) Rough Sleeping Statistics, Autumn 2017, England
National Housing Federation (NHF) (2017), Homelessness and Health: for disadvantaged groups

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Have Your Say on local healthcare services

An invitation to Have Your Say on local healthcare services

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the local NHS organisation which plans and buys health services for the local population in Warwick and Stratford Districts, is inviting local residents to share their views on health services in the area.

If you would like to give feedback on current services or hear plans for future services, then go along to their next ‘Have Your Say Day’ on Wednesday 14 March in the Lomas Suite at Stratford Hospital, Stratford CV37 6NX.

To help plan for catering please register your intention to attend by following the link below, although anyone is welcome to come along on the day.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/have-your-say-day-nhs-south-warwickshire-ccg-tickets-42501776959

If you have any questions call the patient engagement team on 01926 353810.

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Whitnash Community Hub Public Consultation Event

Please click on the poster below, for details of the Community Hub Public Consultation event, being held at the Whitnash Community Hall, Acre Close, on Tuesday 6th February.

The strong desire and urgent need for the new Community Hub came out of the development of the Whitnash Neighbourhood Plan.  Whitnash Town Council would like to turn this exciting initiative into a reality for Whitnash Residents.

The total cost of Community Hub Project will be £1,600,000 funded mainly by grants from various bodies.  In order to achieve this Whitnash Town Council will require a loan from the Public Works Loan Board to top up the funding this will be added to the precept for Whitnash residents.

Public Works Loan Board costs
Amount of Advance (to be repaid over 19 years) £100,000
Interest Rate (November 2017) 2.38%
Estimated Annual Repayment £6,573
Total Cost £124,892
Expected Precept Increase £6,573
Approximate Increase Band D Charge 2018-2019:
Annual Increase £1.95
Weekly amount £ 0.04
Your name
Email
Phone number
Are you in favour of the Whitnash Community Hub project?

Are you in favour of Whitnash Town Council applying for a loan from Public Works Loan Board to top up the funding?
Are you in favour of an increase in the precept to cover the cost of Public Works Loan?

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