​Slough Voluntary Sector Awards — Nominate now!

20-07-2018

Deadline extended to Tuesday 24th July at 9am

Slough CVS, in partnership with Slough Youth Awards is delighted to announce that nominations for the Slough Voluntary Sector Awards 2018 are now open. Now in their seventh year, these Awards are designed to celebrate the successes of those working to achieve a positive change in Slough.

  • Do you know of a volunteer who deserves recognition?
  • Maybe a charity / voluntary group who you think is doing a fantastic job — it's great publicity for them!
  • Or perhaps a local business who has supported the voluntary sector this year?

The Rotary Club of Slough has generously donated£1000 to the winner of Group of the Year and £500 for the runner up, so submit your nominationsNOW!

All those shortlisted will receive a free ticket to a glamorous evening with a three course meal, live entertainment and a chocolate fountain and lots of extra surprises at the Windsor/Heathrow Marriott!

Complete the on-line application or complete and return this Nomination form to lallen@sloughcvs.org.uk

Nominate now!

​Help shape urgent care services

07-06-2018

NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is hosting a series of events to understand what is important to local people about urgent care services.


The insights from these events and discussions will inform the CCG about how to shape services for the future.

The CCG has an exciting opportunity to improve the way in which health and care is delivered to residents across Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and Bracknell. Fundamental to this process is feedback from local people. The CCG wants to ensure that urgent care meets the needs of the population of East Berkshire in the future. Urgent care services are for people who have an injury or illness that needs attention the same day, but it is not life-threatening or life changing. These services are currently provided by a number of health professionals, including GPs, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and others.

The CCG recognises that the population needs and issues are different in areas of East Berkshire; so commissioners are keen to hear from as many people and communities as possible at their events which are as follows:-

  • Tuesday 12th June – Arbor Park, Slough – 2pm-4pm
  • Friday 15th June – Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Bracknell – 1pm-3pm
  • Friday 15th June – Norden Farm, Maidenhead – 1pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 19th June – Lynwood Care Centre, Ascot – 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 29th June – Old Court Fire Station – Windsor – 1pm-3pm

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A diverse roster of events set for National Carers Week

06-06-2018

Slough Carers Support, in partnership with local organisations, will mark National Carers Week with a series of free events and activities for Slough’s carers next week (11 – 17 June 2018).

Events and activities will include yoga classes, a visit to the Royal Opera House, afternoon tea, a Samba drumming performance, networking and social events, Boccia and indoor curling, art, singing, mindfulness sessions and more.

In addition, to launch the week there will be the Unsung Heroes Celebratory Event at the Masonic Centre on Ragstone Road on Monday, which will recognise the invaluable contributions of carers across the borough.

The event, which will take place between 11am and 3pm, will feature a range of activities including performances from Slough artists, interactive sessions with local organisations and groups, pampering sessions and more. Mayor of Slough, councillor Paul Sohal, will also be attendance at this event.

Carers Week is an opportunity for Slough’s 11,600 carers to take a break, have some fun and meet up with other carers to enjoy a variety of activities.

Carers will also be able to find out about organisations and networks available to support them, as well as sign up to the Slough Carers Card, which offers discounts at a range of local shops, businesses and services.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: "We are so proud of our carers in Slough, who work every day to make a difference in our local communities.

“Carers Week is our way of saying a big thank you to them and celebrating their work, which is extremely important and valued by all of us."

For full details on all activities and to sign up to the bookable events during the week, visit theSlough Carers Support website or call 01753 303428 or email sloughcarers@gmail.com.

Carers Week Events

22-05-2018

Calling all carers in Slough, if you are amongst the 11,500 carers living in the Slough area, then Carers Week 2018, with events taking place between June 11th and June 15th, is just for you.

Slough Carers Support will be kicking off the week with an Unsung Heroes Celebratory Event, at the Masonic Centre, Ragstone Road, Slough, SL1 2PX on Monday 11th June between 11.00am and 3.30pm.

This year we are delighted that the event is being sponsored by Sainsbury’s, who will be providing a delicious lunch for you to enjoy with performances from local artists, including S.W.I.PE. Steel band; interactive sessions from local organisation and groups, including Apna Virsa; plus, helpful information and advice to support you and some relaxing pampering, courtesy of Debenhams.

Places are limited.

Book here

Find out about other events during Carers Week

Slough ​Community Conference

05-03-2018

Slough Borough Council is setting up a new board that will champion change for people in Slough.

Come along to the community conference and help shape the board.

Tuesday 13th March
1.30 – 4.30pm
The Windmill Resource Centre, Windmill Road, Slough, SL1 3SU


Book your place by e-mailing beinvolved@slough.gov.ukYou can also text or telephone to book — details in the flyer.

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