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HOUSEBUILDERS SUPPORT FOR LEICESTERSHIRE CHARITY

HOUSEBUILDERS SUPPORT FOR LEICESTERSHIRE CHARITY

A Leicestershire-based charity that supports those affected by life limiting conditions has received a £1,000 cash boost, thanks to a leading regional housebuilder. Hospice Hope was selected by Persimmon Homes North Midlands as its latest Community Champions winner. The national match-funding scheme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region. Hospice Hope provides essential services throughout the Leicestershire area including day services, support café’s and …

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Business Health

Exciting New Pop-Up Restaurant Opens its Doors at the iHub

Exciting New Pop-Up Restaurant Opens its Doors at the iHub

An exciting new Asian and British themed pop-up restaurant has opened its doors at the iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park in Derby. Tiffin Break is an exciting new concept launched by keen home cook Nayer Raj from Littleover. The word Tiffin means ‘lunch box’ in Punjabi and Nayer has developed an extensive menu which combines the best of ‘Eastern and Western’ cuisine to create healthy, nourishing meals. All dishes are created using the best …

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Health Legal

Let down by the NHS – family member of NHS founder dies due to medical negligence

Let down by the NHS – family member of NHS founder dies due to medical negligence

A close relative of NHS founder Nye (Aneurin) Bevan has suffered an avoidable early death due to a life-threatening mistake made by two NHS trusts.   Roderick Paul Bevan, the great nephew of NHS architect Nye (Aneurin) Bevan, passed away prematurely last year after being let down by two Midlands-based NHS trusts that failed to notify him about a deadly lung tumour spotted but not communicated in a 2016 scan.   Mr Bevan passed away …

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Education & Training Health Property

Housebuilder offering primary schools free Team GB sports day packs

Housebuilder offering primary schools free Team GB sports day packs

Primary schools are being urged to apply for a free Team GB sports day pack to help give their event a winning edge thanks to a link-up between the national Olympic committee and a leading housebuilder. The British Olympic Association, partnered with Persimmon Homes in January 2019, as it prepares for Tokyo 2020 and beyond. As part of the partnership, there are hundreds of inspiring Team GB sports day packs to be handed out to …

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Construction Health Property

Persimmon Homes Midlands puts employee mental health at the top of the agenda

Persimmon Homes Midlands puts employee mental health at the top of the agenda

One of the region’s leading housebuilders is putting the mental health of its staff at the very top of its agenda by training two employees to become dedicated mental health first aiders. Persimmon Homes Midlands will hold mental health awareness days within its business and two employees will take part in a national training programme to become fully qualified mental health first aiders. Paul Curry, Persimmon’s national training manager is a fully qualified mental health …

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Construction Health

J Tomlinson operations manager selected to compete in World Transplant Games

J Tomlinson operations manager selected to compete in World Transplant Games

J Tomlinson operations manager Dave Fisher has been selected for the first time to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Transplant Games. Dave, who received a kidney transplant in 2015 from his wife Kelly, has been picked to represent his country in the 50m and 100m freestyle swimming, volleyball, table tennis and ten pin bowling. He has previously taken part in three British Transplant Games – winning many medals – but this …

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Health

Council brings wellbeing to top of staff agenda

Council brings wellbeing to top of staff agenda

Mental health charity DRCS is working with Derbyshire Dales District Council in a progressive move to address workplace wellbeing. The charitable organisation, which provides counselling services including talking therapies across Derbyshire and the Peak District, provided a wellbeing, stress and resilience workshop to staff at the Matlock based council. The session was part of the council’s first ever Health & Wellbeing Week for its 230 employees focusing on techniques and activities to improve its staff’s …

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Education & Training Health

Local carer invited to 10 Downing Street

Local carer invited to 10 Downing Street

A health care assistant from leading dementia and nursing care home provider Church Farm Care was invited to visit 10 Downing Street in London as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Alice Potter, who joined Church Farm Care’s Cotgrave home in 2014 as a health care assistant, was asked to attend the celebrations at 10 Downing Street last month as a representative of the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship programme, which is …

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