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Peace of Mind 4 Carers

Peace of Mind 4 Carers is a support service funded by Lancashire County Council. Once you have registered on the scheme it will provide 72 hours free support, in an emergency, for the people that you care for. 

Neuro-Drop-In Centre gets Xmas boost from the Co-op

30/11/17: Lancaster's Neuro Drop-In Centre were delighted to receive a generous donation of £2968.00 from the Co-op. The centre for people with any neurological condition is having to relocate from its current premises and is looking for a new home, so the help is very timely.

Shaun Gash: A Journey of Determination

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 19:30 at The Platform, Morecambe LA4 4DB

Lancaster wheelchair users blocked by high kerbs, Councillor finds

4/10/16: Mary Kinane blocked at the kerbLocal Green City Councillor Jon Barry and Disability Activist Mary Kinane have begun a series of walkabouts in Lancaster to help highlight the plight of wheelchair users who are facing daily challenges getting around Lancaster’s pavements. The first of these walks went from Lancaster train station, at West Road, down to the Marsh Community Centre on Willow Lane.

Lancaster's 'Changing Places' 21st century accessible toilet makes City the only place to go

2/4/14: The Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster Lancaster’s first publicly accessible Changing Places toilet facility is now fully open at theCornerstone, just offLancaster's Dalton Square in Sulyard Street. Designed to enable people with severe disabilities to get out and about, anyone in the area who needs to can use it. Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm, telephone 846509.

Bowling buggies included at Regent Park

17/3/14: Paul James of EDF (front) presents the buggies to Alan Tizard, Ian Thompson, Brian Cooke and Graham Buckley, representing Regent Park Crown Greeen Bowling Tuition Centre.

Lancashire County Council face High Court challenge to care cuts

24/5/11: A legal challenge being brought against Lancashire County Council over cuts to care services will be encouraged by a High Court ruling last week that found that Birmingham City Council had acted unlawfully over a decision to cut its provision of care for disabled people (see Guardian report) The judgment, involving four severely disabled people who brought a test case against Birmingam CC, has...

LCC Leader Geoff Driver Mocks Protesters as Cuts Budget Passed

17/2/11: Hundreds of protesters marched in Preston last Saturday, calling for Lancashire County councillors to vote against the budget.Stunned parents of disabled children wept in desperation today as Lancashire County Council Leader Geoff Driver exchanged jokes and mints with his Chief Executive Officer, while leading his Conservative majority council into a vote to approve a 25% reduction in council...