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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. 

Lancashire County Council

Tel. 0300 123 6701. Detailed information about the council and its services for residents, tourists and businesses.  

Council invests £6.6m in care homes. Plea for wifi.

13/10/17: Lancashire County Council has announced that it will be investing £6.6m to improve its 17 county-run residential care homes for older people. But will that include wifi? Most care homes still don't provide it. But shouldn't every home have internet access for the people who want it?

Information evening for potential foster carers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30 at County Hall, Fishergate Preston PR1 8XJ.

Fracking

Although Lancashire County Council refused planning consent, the Secretary of State has permitted Cuadrilla to undertake hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at Preston New Road, East of Blackpool. There is considerable public opposition to this. (Series)

County to decide on another £45m in cuts

10/9/17: Lancashire County Council's cabinet will consider further savings of more than £45m when it meets next Thursday. Roads, libraries and buses will all receive increased budgets but Adult Social Care faces an additional £5.5m cut - despite a council tax increase of 2% ring-fenced for the sector.

Information evening for potential foster carers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30 at County Hall, Fishergate, Preston PR1 8XJ

County Council Leader Geoff Driver's bail extended to November

25/8/17: The Leader of Lancashire County Council, Conservative Councillor Geoff Driver, has had his bail extended for a further 3 months, until November 22. Lancashire police are investigating allegations of conspiring to pervert the course of justice and intimidating witnesses.

Lancashire awards new Digital Post Mortem Service Contract at RPH

18/8/17: A new digital post-mortem service has been agreed for Lancashire, which is the first of its kind in the north west. The new service contract between Lancs County Council, the Lancs Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and iGene Ltd will lead to less invasive autopsies than the traditional method.

Conservative Councillor blames Labour for lack of flood assistance measures

5/8/17: City By-election news: Conservative Cllr Charlie Edwards has called Lancaster's Labour-run City Council's efforts to assist businesses & residents in recent floods 'a complete failure'. The City Council has explained that Edwards' Conservative County Council is actually the lead flood authority.

Lancaster's Greyhound Bridge Refurb Gets Go Ahead

2/8/17: Lancashire County Council has secured £3.7m from the Department for Transport to refurbish Lancaster's Greyhound Bridge. The bridge repair work will begin in January 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in June, taking around 23 weeks.

County Council 'considers action' against Cuadrilla traffic plan breech. But can it cope while its Leader is under police investigation?

28/7/17: Cuadrilla committed a serious breech of their Traffic Management Plan yesterday, with the help of police, who are alleged to have claimed they had Council consent. Lancs County Council have denied consenting and are 'considering action'. But LCC is stuck in turmoil over bailed Leader Geoff Driver.

Plans underway for £1m boost to Lancashire's buses

25/7/17: Lancashire County Council will this week take a major step towards improving the county's bus network, with councillors due to meet to discuss where investment is most needed.

Conservatives take control of Lancashire County Council

5/5/17: Lancashire County Council's results have been announced for the election held on 4th May 2017.

Lancashire faces 'Perfect Storm' of Service Cuts, says Council Candidate

30/4/17: Lancashire is facing a 'perfect storm of crises in our everyday lives' due to government budget and service cuts, according to Matthew Whittaker, who is standing as the Labour Party candidate for Lancaster Rural East in the Lancashire County Council elections this Thursday.

Lancashire County Council election candidates revealed

5/4/17: The list of candidates for the Lancashire County Council elections on Thursday 4th May 2017 has been announced and we have the full list of candidates campaigning for your vote in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

Make Lancashire cycling & walking better & safer - Have your say

26/3/17: Figures from 2014 show that South Lancaster's A6 has the highest number of fatal and serious crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists in the UK. Now you can have your say on the draft 10-year Cycling and Walking Strategy being developed by Lancashire County Council and partners.

Shared Lives Carers - 'Family' Homes for Adults Needing Social Care

16/3/17: Lancashire County Council is asking people if they could offer a ‘family’ home to an adult living with a disability, who isn't able to live independently. Shared Lives carers work from home to provide short term respite or long term live in arrangements for adults who have social care needs.

County Council hosts LGBT fostering and adoption week March 2017

3/3/17: LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week takes place from Monday 6 March until Sunday 12 March, and is run by New Family Social, the network for LGBT adoptive and foster families.

Gritters gear Up for Winter Weather in Lancashire

11/1/17: Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow on Thursday and Friday this week, with snow showers possible throughout the county on Thursday and possible snow, sleet and hail showers on Friday, bringing the possibility of some travel disruption.

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