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Issue:- 15 May 2015

Financial boost for home care providers in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL City Council is set to increase the hourly rate paid to home care companies.  It follows a detailed review of the fees paid to firms whose staff provide help and support to care for around 2,600 people in the City, enabling them to live at home in safety and comfort. They include older people and those with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical and sensory impairments. A report to the Cabinet is proposing an increase which would take the hourly rate up to £11.88 from the current payment of £10.92, backdated to February 2015.

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for adult social care, Councillor Roz Gladden, said:- "Home carers do a tremendous job keeping some of our most vulnerable residents safe. Due to the financial challenges facing the City Council, we have not been able to increase fee rates for some considerable time, so I am pleased that we are now able to propose an uplift. In calculating the revised rate we have looked closely at the amount paid by other local authorities in the region as well as taking into account the costs for home care companies, and allowing for a reasonable return."

The new rate will take effect until the end of the year, when a new set of home care contracts will be commissioned. They will aim to deliver a number of improvements, including reducing delayed discharge from hospital by speeding up the time taken to set up care packages, and reflecting travel time and travel costs for home carers in the fee rate.  The report will be considered by the Cabinet on Friday, 22 May 2015.

New Liverpool to Newquay Cornwall Airport Service
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ON 28 June 2015, easyJet will recommence its direct flight service from Liverpool to Newquay Cornwall Airport in the South West of England. The route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport will provide the most direct, convenient access for visitors from Liverpool to discover the delights of Cornwall.  We will have a report i next weeks issue o this topic as well... But for now, here, we round up the top ten list of things to see and do in Cornwall this summer:-

1. Meet Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit at Lands End. The 'Shaun the Sheep Experience,' which opened this year, sees the famous Land's End signpost rebranded 'Lamb's End.' As well as original sets, models and characters from the BAFTA and Academy award winning productions, there is also an opportunity for visitors to star in a real Shaun the Sheep scene using green-screen technology.

2. The ultimate taste of Cornwall: enjoy a new dining experience at Nathan Outlaw's new restaurant – The world renowned 2 star Michelin chef Nathan Outlaw has recently opened a new restaurant in Port Isaac on the north coast of Cornwall. The spacious and modern restaurant offers diners the chance to enjoy the culinary delights that have made Nathan Outlaw one of the most celebrated fish chefs in the UK.

3. Indulge in Cornish seafood at the Rock Oyster Festival  - The annual Rock Oyster Festival is held overlooking the stunning Camel Estuary near Wadebridge on 10 July to 11 July. An exciting mix of food, music and art, visitors can eat their way through thousands of Cornish oysters and can even camp on site.

4. Cheer on surf rower racing crews at an iconic Cornish beach - Described as one of the most visually spectacular sporting disciplines in the world, surf rower racing is growing in popularity and it's not hard to see why. On 11 July 2015, the penultimate leg of the UK Surf Rowers Summer Series is set to take place at Watergate Bay near Newquay, when teams of five rowers in surfboats will take on the waves head on in a set of thrilling races.

5. Experience world class classical music in a beautiful church venue - EndellionFestivals.Org.UK - Located near Port Isaac (where ITV's Doc Martin was filmed), the church of St Endelienta becomes concert venue for some of the most prestigious soloists and musicians in the UK from 28 July to 7 August 2015. More than a dozen concerts take place during the festival in the unique surroundings of the church, featuring choirs, orchestras, string quartets and opera stars.

6. See the Fleet Air Arm take flight at RNAS Culdrose Air Day - This event on 30 July 2015, offers a chance to see behind the scenes of Cornwall's working military Naval Air Station, the very same base HRH Prince William trained at in 2010. As well as taking in awesome jet and helicopter flying displays, visitors can meet heroic aircrew, get close to state-of-the art aircraft and learn all about life in the Royal Navy.

7. Stay at Padstow's newest accommodation:- Padstow  Townhouse - Acclaimed chef Paul Ainsworth, founder of the Michelin-starred restaurant Number 6 in Padstow, will be celebrating the opening of his 1st accommodation this spring. The Padstow Townhouse will feature 6 luxurious rooms in the heart of Padstow.

8. Take a trip back in time at a Grand Medieval Joust - On selected dates in August at Falmouth's beautiful Pendennis Castle overlooking the sea, visitors can enjoy the thrills, spills and pageantry of a bygone era. There will be plenty to keep the family entertained, with falconry displays, medieval music and dance and even entertainment from the castle jester.

9. Get your surf on at Boardmasters Festival in Newquay in August – A brilliant combination of beach sports and live music, Boardmasters Festival takes place  5 August to 9 August. This year's live music offering includes Bastille and Faithless. Alongside the tunes, there will be the annual international surf competitions at Fistral Beach – 1 of the UK's best surfing beaches.

10. Dance the night away at Falmouth Week in August – Falmouth Week (5 August to 16 August 2015) is an annual sailing and yachting regatta, and now the largest of its kind in the south west. With plenty of shoreside events, including live music, family games, art galleries and even a display from the Red Arrows, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Malcolm Bell, chief executive, Visit Cornwall, said:- "From the peninsula location almost surrounded by sea, to the characterful culture bursting with local cuisine, community passion and huge diversity, Cornwall's uniqueness shines through. Whether it's to relax, get active or explore, there's an experience in every corner and thanks to a mild climate and beautiful views Cornwall has become the favourite UK holiday destination. The route to Newquay makes visiting the county easier than ever and we look forward to welcoming visitors this summer."

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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