Month: December 2017

Happy Christmas & New Year from REAL

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Thank you from the REAL team to all who have been contributors and supporters of the new ‘Connecting Our Community’ Directory this year!

We are already looking ahead to a busy year promoting and publicising local community activities (…)

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Training Courses at Community Solutions

CSNW are offering a selection of free training courses throughout January in partnership with Lancashire Adult Learning.

Community Solutions Northwest are delivering the courses at Elmfield Hall in Gatty Park, Hyndburn.  The courses are Free for anyone 19yrs of age and over.

Subjects include:

Grief & Loss: Thursday 4th, 11th (…)

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LCC Update: December 2017

Over the festive period you can still access some Lancashire County Council services 24/7 online at

If you need to contact them you can call 0300 123 6701, from 9am to 5pm, however, they will be closed from Friday 22 December to Thursday 28 December and again (…)

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Advocacy Focus Newsletter December 2017

The latest e-newsletter from Advocacy Focus is now available.

It’s been an amazing year for Advocacy Focus. They have significantly developed the scope and range of their services and will soon be celebrating their 20th anniversary.

In the last few months alone, they’ve won two new lucrative contracts in the (…)

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Accrington and Rossendale College

New Year Community Courses With Accrington & Rossendale College

There are lots of great opportunities starting in early 2018 with Accrington & Rossendale College!

Accrington & Rossendale College have an extensive range of adult community courses starting in the new year 2018 at The Waterside Accrington (and some at Broad Oak Road campus).

All courses are accredited, recognised qualifications. (…)

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Block Scam Callers – Protection For Dementia Sufferers

Do you know somebody with dementia or do you care for somebody with the illness? Stop scammers targeting them with Trading Standards’ call blockers.

Following the launch of the #beScamWise campaign earlier this year the Police and Crime Commissioner has now joined up with the National Trading Standards team to (…)

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national autistic society

NAS December 2017 Newsletter

Season’s greetings from everyone at The National Autistic Society, including Chris Packham, who became one of their ambassadors this year.

Get the latest news from the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

The organisation provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for (…)

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Pharmacy Christmas Opening Times 2017

East Lancashire CCG have provided details of East Lancashire pharmacies open over the festive season.

The information covers the Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Bank Holiday arrangements.

Although Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve both fall on a Sunday this year, pharmacies will be open as normal; (…)

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Food Group at Accrington & Rossendale College

Food group are a not-for profit project and aims to reduce food waste, alleviate food poverty and assist with household budgeting.

Access to the group is not means tested and they don’t ask for complicated referrals.   A voluntary donation of £5 is suggested on collection of the food which contributes (…)

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Police Launch Christmas Drink And Drug Driving Campaign 2017

This year’s drink and drug campaign, in conjunction with Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, was launched on 1 December.

The festive crackdown, aims to educate drivers about the dangers of drinking and taking drugs before driving and asks them to think about how they will get home after a night out.


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