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Shire Community Grants

20th April 2018

To help deliver the priorities of Leicestershire County Council’s Communities Strategy, the Council’s SHIRE Community Grant programme for 2018-19 is now OPEN for applications.

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First Contact Plus Evaluation 2017 News Article

5th April 2018

  First Contact Plus is a cornerstone of the Public Health approach to prevention. As the front door to a range of preventative services, it provides an essential triage and signposting role for professionals and public alike.

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Enrych Newsletter – Spring 2018 Edition

4th April 2018

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter, we have packed a lot into this edition, the personal stories are particularly heart-warming simply because they emphasise the whole point of why Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder set up the charity in 1986.

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Stay Warm, Save Money and Stay Well Article

3rd April 2018

Living in a cold home can affect people’s health and well-being and Leicestershire County Council is offering advice through Warm Homes, part of the council’s First Contact Plus advice and information hub.

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Cold Weather Payments

22nd March 2018

Due to the recent prolonged cold weather in many parts of the UK, residents in certain postcode areas who are in receipt of one of the benefits listed below will  receive a ‘Cold Weather Payment’ towards their heating costs.

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Scam Alert Leicestershire Police

23rd January 2018

Consumers should be alert to a growing scam in which criminals pose as police officers and ask their victims to take part in a part in a fake undercover operation.

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Active Minds Short Tennis Sessions

11th January 2018

‘Active Minds’ sessions will be launching at Loughborough Leisure Centre during the week commencing 15 January 2018.

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Active Minds Beginners Pilates Sessions

11th January 2018

‘Active Minds’ sessions will be launching at Loughborough Leisure Centre during the week commencing 15 January 2018.  

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Active Minds Badminton Sessions

11th January 2018

‘Active Minds’ sessions will be launching at Loughborough Leisure Centre during the week commencing 15 January 2018.

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Council Tax Discount for ‘Severe Mental Impairment’

10th January 2018

By law, someone who has been medically certified as having a permanent condition that affects their intelligence and social functioning is ‘disregarded for council tax purposes’ in England, Scotland and Wales.

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