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19 September 2015
Parents and students
urged to nominate their school for good diabetes care award
DIABETES UK is urging parents and
students in Southport to nominate their schools for a special award that
celebrates schools that provide great care and support to children and young
people with Type 1 diabetes.
The charity's 'Good Diabetes Care in School Award' is open to all schools in
Southport. Schools can nominate themselves, or be nominated by parents,
students and healthcare professionals. Winners will be chosen by an
assessment panel, which includes parents and representatives from Diabetes
UK. The winners will be announced later this year, and next year, and will
receive a trophy valid for 2 year.
It is extremely important that children and young people with diabetes
receive good care in school to help them keep their blood glucose to target
levels. In the short term, high or low blood glucose levels can make a child
extremely unwell, and in the long-term, high blood glucose levels can
increase risk of serious complications such as amputation, blindness and
stroke later in life. Supporting children to manage their diabetes well is
also key to enabling them to get the best from their education and school
The charity says that the 'Good Diabetes Care in School Award' will show that
good diabetes care in schools is achievable and share best practice amongst
schools, helping to ensure that all students with diabetes achieve their
full academic potential.
Recognising that some schools will have some concerns about how to support
students with diabetes, as part of its Type 1 diabetes:- 'Make the Grade
Campaign', Diabetes UK has created free resources to help parents and schools
get the right care in place. Along with this the charity has launched a Care
in Schools Helpline which provides parents of children and young people with
Type 1 diabetes in England, Scotland and Wales with information and support
around the care their child is entitled to receive at school.
Stephen Ryan, Diabetes UK Regional Manager said:-
"Many schools in Southport are working really hard to ensure their students
with Type 1 diabetes are not held back by their condition and have exactly
the same opportunities as their peers without diabetes. We want to celebrate
the achievements of these schools so we are calling on parents and students,
who are receiving good care, in Southport to nominate their schools.
The Good Diabetes Care in School Award will also provide an opportunity for
best practice to be shared across schools, helping to build strong
relationships between schools. The fact that so many schools are doing a
fantastic job of supporting students with Type 1 diabetes shows that good
care is achievable in all schools."
Nominations for this year's 'Good Diabetes Care in School Award'
can be made
anytime from Monday, 14 September 2015 to Thursday, 16 June 2016.
Association holds inaugural General Meeting
ON Tuesday, 15 September 2015, the founding
members of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association joined together at Crawford
House, Upper Warwick Street, for the inauguration of the new Association.
After its official launch on Saturday, 7 March 2015 at the Liverpool Parish
Church the Association's Steering Group was tasked with developing a
constitution to reflect the main aim of furthering links between diaspora
communities of the Commonwealth to enhance 2 way trade, cultural and
educational links and any other links designed to enhance the role of the
Commonwealth and the Liverpool City Regions. The Association also has the wider
aim of having Liverpool declared as a Commonwealth City.
Tuesday's General Meeting adopted the draft constitution after lengthy
discussions with the founding members and then proceeded to elect its 1st
Cabinet Member for Business and former Lord Mayor Councillor Gary Millar was
elected as Chair, with widely respected community activist Chief Angus
Chukwuemeka elected as Vice Chair.
Cllr Gary Millar said:- "It is a huge honour to receive the unanimous
support of Commonwealth community elders, founding members and supporting
organisations like Liverpool John Moores University.
I would like to use our home based links within this newly formed association to
reach out to our trading and cultural partners and friends. I believe there must
be big business out there in the 53 member countries. It's a potential 2.2
billion friends and customers all ready to hear why Liverpool and the North West
is such an amazing place.
I would like to thank the Steering Group for their hard work in getting us to
this stage and I look forward to working with all Commonwealth members across
the North West and the UK.
Thanks also to Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside Dame Lorna Muirhead for agreeing to
become our Honorary President."
A message from the Queen welcoming the creation of the Association was read out
by Dame Lorna Muirhead at the official launch event in March.
Chief Chukwuemeka said:- "I am extremely proud that we have officially
legalised this initiative with the adoption of our constitution so that we can
proceed to develop the Association and its work plan. We celebrate our shared
Commonwealth heritage and I am pleased to see so many members of our local
community come and support the General Meeting."
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