organisations are being offered advice to help them survive and
thrive during difficult economic times. Groups who receive
public funding are invited to take part in special FREE workshops
which will focus on developing and honing essential skills and will
include devising feasible strategies for financial sustainability at
a time when there is a severely reduced grant aid due to public
There will also be an opportunity for individual businesses to
receive specifically tailored management consultancy advice.
The sessions will be delivered by business expert David Parrish a
creative, cultural and digital sector specialist, who will pass on
invaluable advice and guidance on how to make organisations
self-sufficient during this tough economic climate.
Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for Culture and Tourism,
Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "We want to do everything we
can to give cultural organisations the tools to survive.
It's important for them not just to rely on short-term funding but
to become self-sufficient and sustainable in their own right. I
encourage as many organisations as possible to make the most of the
free expertise on offer which really could help their business to
Every organisation needs to prepare to weather the economic storm,
and we want to help them to do this as we know how important culture
is to this City."
The same seminar will be delivered on:-
Tuesday, 4 December 2012, from 9.30am to 12.30pm, at the
Leaf Teashop and Bar, 65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ.
Places must be reserved in advance by emailing
David Parrish said:- "I will be sharing my own experience of
developing new income streams in the arts organisations I have
managed, as well as ideas and techniques I've used with consultancy
clients in the UK and internationally, to help cultural enterprises
in Liverpool to become more economically sustainable."
The 'Survive and Thrive' project forms part of Culture
Liverpool's Fit for the Future programme which focuses on bringing
together organisations and their expertise to develop the City's
cultural strategy. It is funded by Liverpool City Council and Arts
at Trust board meeting
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk
Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday, 28
November 2012, at 9am.
The meeting will be held in the Board Room in the Corporate
Management Office at Southport and Formby District General Hospital.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting.
Anyone with a special requirement should contact the Trust in
advance on:- 01704 704714. The agenda will be available on the
in advance of the meeting. Supporting papers will be made available
on the day.
NHS WORKFORCE STATISTICS – UNISON RESPONSE
AS NHS workforce statistics
reveal that 8,273 people have left the NHS since August 2011 and
have not been replaced, UNISON is warning that patients will pay the
price as the quality of care they receive declines. Christina McAnea,
UNISON head of health, said:- "The old adage is true – you
can't trust the Tories with the NHS. The Tories promised to protect
our health service, but their actions have only damaged it. Not only
has the government hit the NHS with a demand for £20 billion in
efficiency savings, it has wasted millions on a chaotic top down
re-organisation. Patient satisfaction has declined, waiting lists
are growing, wards are closing and now we know that more than eight
thousand health workers have left the NHS. This will have a huge
impact on patient care, which staff are vital to delivering. The
government needs to go back to the drawing board on the NHS or risk
the wrath of voters at the next election."
WARMTH SCHEME HOTS UP WITH NATIONAL AWARD
Health Through Warmth this week scooped a top accolade at the Energy
Institute Awards, which recognise organisations setting new
standards of excellence and innovation.
npower's Health Through Warmth scheme provides assistance with the
funding and installation of heating systems for vulnerable people
with long term, cold related illnesses. The scheme received the
Community Initiative award, against tough competition, for its work
to benefit thousands of vulnerable people, improving their wellbeing
and quality of life.
The award also recognised the innovative approach taken by npower
Health Through Warmth to expand the scheme across England and Wales,
thanks to collaborative working with a wide range of other
Since 2000, more than 76,000 vulnerable residents have been referred
to npower Health Through Warmth for help with heating and
insulation. £62million has been levered to help fund the work
required, which includes £1.5million from charitable organisations.
In addition, £8million has been contributed from the unique npower
Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund. Clients do not have to be or
become npower customers to receive help from the scheme.
Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth manager, comments:-
"Health Through Warmth delivers both practical and financial
assistance to the most vulnerable people in our communities who may
otherwise fall through the net. We're delighted that the hard work
of the npower team, and our partners, has been recognised with this
award from the Energy Institute. By working closely with our
partner organisations, we hope to build on this success to help even
more people in the coming winter months."
For more information about the eligibility criteria for Health
Through Warmth please visit:-
If you would like
to make a referral, please contact the npower Health Through Warmth
team on:- 0151 639 4308 or via
award for life saving heroes
LIVERPOOL’S Lord Mayor will
present 2 men with certificates of recognition for their life saving
heroics on Friday, 23 November 2012. Billy Quayle, a teacher from St
Theresa’s Primary in Norris Green, was refereeing a match for a team
of pupils from his school when he suffered a cardiac arrest on the
pitch at St Michael’s in West Derby in October. His life was saved
by 2 quick-thinking spectators, Pete Burcher - a teacher at St
Michael’s, and Tom Diamond, the father of 1 of the goalkeepers at
the game. Both men performed CPR on the dad of 3, until paramedics
arrived. Despite his heart stopping for 20 minutes, Mr Quayle is now
recovering at home. And on Friday, 23 November 2012, at 11am, all 3
will be reunited at the Town Hall for the presentation of the
certificates. Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan said:- "The
actions of both of these men on the day is nothing short of heroic.
Their quick thinking saved the life of Mr Quayle and I am delighted
to be awarding them both special certificates of recognition. This
incident also highlights the need for defibrillators at all schools
and playing fields, something the city council and partners are
currently working towards." Mr Quayle’s daughter, Melanie,
contacted the Town Hall as she wanted to thank both men personally
for their help in what she calls:- "a life changing event for
their family. I really want to commend the actions of these amazing
Liverpool citizens, without them my dad would not be here today. I
want them to know that my family are eternally grateful to them, we
cannot thank them enough." Mr Quayle will attend the Town
Hall along with family members including his parents, wife Cheryl,
and daughter Melanie.