New award recognising Police Family
Liaison Officers launched
BRAKE, the road safety charity, is
delighted to confirm the launch of 2 new awards, recognising the outstanding
achievements of Police Family Liaison Officers.
Launched at Brake's annual Police Family Liaison Conference, in Birmingham, on 12
October 2017, the awards will recognize the achievements and support provided by FLO's.
The awards will consist of two separate prizes; an 'Outstanding Officer
Achievement' award, open for Police staff to nominate peers, and a
'Victim Award,' nominated by families supported by an FLO.
Following a judging process, the awards ceremony will take place during Brake's
annual reception, at the Houses of Parliament in June 2018. The winners of both
awards will then be invited to present their case study at Brake's 2018 Family
This award would not be possible without the kind support of headline sponsors
Slater and Gordon Lawyers. Both awards will open for nominations, on 2 January
2018. Entry forms will be available for download from Brake's
website. All nominations
must be received by 2 March 2018. For further information about either award,
can be obtained by sending them an
or calling:- 01484559909.
Helen Hargrave, Director of Victim Services, at Brake, the road safety charity
said:- "The role of the Family Liaison Officer is crucial in the aftermath
of a road death or serious injury, and we are pleased to announce this award,
recognising the vital work of family liaison Officers. At Brake, we are
incredibly proud of the relations we have developed with forces across the
country, and are delighted to offer this opportunity to commend best practice.
These 2 awards offer a great opportunity for peers and families to recognise
the invaluable work of FLO's. We would encourage any family or Officer who feels
that a FLO has gone the extra mile to nominate them for this award, and look
forward to reading some excellent examples of best practice in liaison and
Martin James, National Head of Serious Injury at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, said:-
"Through my years of experience in supporting families bereaved and
seriously injured in road crashes, I am incredibly aware of how important the
support of Police Family Liaison Officers is. Officers who undertake this
voluntary role can offer a huge amount of comfort and support to families,
during their darkest hours. Slater and Gordon are delighted to be able to
support this awards scheme, and to help celebrate and promote the fantastic
achievements of FLO's."
Wirral's community firework displays
THIS year the community firework displays will take place over the weekend of
Bonfire Night. Admission is FREE and all are welcome
to attended these events.
The following will take place on Saturday, 4 November 2017, from 6.15pm:-
► Central Park, Liscard Road, Wallasey.
► Birkenhead Park, Park Drive, Birkehead.
► Meyer Park, Church Road, Bebington.
► Lingham Park, Edgehill Road, Moreton.
► Woodchurch Leisure Centre, Carr Bridge Road, Woodchurch.
The following display will take place on Sunday, 5 November 2017, from 6.15pm:-
► Leasowe Adventure Playground, Twickenham Drive, Leasowe.
How much do you know about breast
CANCER information and support is
coming to Merseyside, between Monday, 23 October and Thursday, 26 October 2017, courtesy of
Macmillan Cancer Support's mobile service.
The Macmillan "Basil" bus with the North West Team of cancer information
specialists onboard will be stopping off, in Merseyside, to answer questions, give
advice and inform people about local cancer services and support. The service is
open to anyone, no matter what your concern; whether you're living with or
beyond cancer, or are a loved one or carer for someone who is.
Details of the visit:-
Monday, 23 October 2017.
Chapel Street (Outside Café Nero), PR8 1AR.
9.30am to 3.30pm.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017.
Waitrose, Three Tuns Lane, L37 4AJ.
9am to 12pm.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017.
Outside Boots, Moor Lane, Crosby Village, L23 5DF.
1.15pm to 4.30pm.
► St Helens.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017.
Church Square (Outside Clintons Cards), WA10 1BD.
10am to 4pm.
Thursday, 26 October 2017.
Catherine Street (Opposite ASDA), CH41 6HW.
10am to 4pm.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and
Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and
symptoms of the disease.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the UK, with
more than 54,000 cases reported every year. It is more common in women over 50
and almost half of cases develop in women aged 65 and over. Men can also get
breast cancer, but this is rare.
Debbie Smith, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, says:-
"Knowing what changes to look for and when to see your doctor could make a
real difference. Don't be scared if you have symptoms. Get them checked."
See your doctor if you
have any of these symptoms:-
► a lump in the breast.
► a change in the size or shape of the breast.
► dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue.
► a nipple that's turned in (inverted.)
► a rash (like eczema) on the nipple.
► discharge from the nipple.
► swelling or a lump in the armpit.
Debbie added:- "Most breast changes are
not caused by cancer but if you do notice anything that isn't normal for you,
see your doctor. If you do have cancer, the sooner it's found, the more likely
it is to be successfully treated."
If you need support or just want someone to talk to about breast cancer, call
Macmillan Cancer Support free on:- 0808 808 00 00 or visit:-
For further information about Macmillan's mobile information service, and
planned visits, go to the charities
If you are unable to visit the unit, but have questions about cancer can call
Macmillan on:- 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) for free. You can
find out about Macmillan services near you on the charities