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Happy lunch club at Rothley Court

Happy lunch club at Rothley Court

Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:25 by Neil Baker

Our Community Transport service runs a travelling lunch club, twice a week for residents of Wigston, South Wigston and Oadby. A bus full of happy ladies, and sometimes gents, go out to pubs around Leicestershire, stopping for coffee in the morning or shopping in the afternoon.
Last year we had to put two of our larger minibus for their Christmas lunch as the group is so popular!

Richard Matthew, volunteers his time, and sense of humour, to run the club and makes it a great success! Thank you Richard!

Tags: Christmas, Volunteer', Community:Transport

CAP eNewsletter February 2016

CAP eNewsletter February 2016

Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:53 by Neil Baker

Dear Community Groups,

Welcome to the Monthly CAP eNewsletter for Community Action Partnership Leicester and Leicestershire

If you have an event, service or other listing you'd like to include in an upcoming issue of the eNewsletter, please send an email to: community@communityap.org.uk

If you would like to sign up to receive a monthly reminder via email, then please contact vicki@communityap.org.uk

Tags: news, eNewsletter, Bassett Street, Volunteer, Job, jobs, Blaby: Community: Grants, Poll

CAP eNewsletter December 2015

CAP eNewsletter December 2015

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:30 by Neil Baker

Dear Community Groups,

Welcome to the Monthly CAP eNewsletter for Community Action Partnership Leicester and Leicestershire

If you have an event, service or other listing you'd like to include in an upcoming issue of the eNewsletter, please send an email to: community@communityap.org.uk

If you would like to sign up to receive a monthly reminder via email, then please contact vicki@communityap.org.uk

Tags: eNewsletter, news, Bassett Street, Coffee Mornings, Volunteer, Website, Christmas

Christmas Dinner for older residents of South Wigston

Christmas Dinner for older residents of South Wigston

Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:03 by Neil Baker

Residents of South Wigston and Eyres monsell who are over 60 are invited to a FREE Christmas meal at the Eyres Monsell Baptist Church on Saturday 12th December from 2pm.

A full 3 course Christmas meal will be served by volunteers and there will be musical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Community Transport is providing transport for those who need it for a modest £2.50 pp

To make your booking contact Community Trnasport on 0116 2880508 or pop in the Bassett St Hub.

Tags: Christmas, news, Community Transport

CAP eNewsletter November 2015

Posted: Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:37 by Neil Baker

Dear Community Groups,

Welcome to the Monthly CAP eNewsletter for Community Action Partnership Leicester and Leicestershire

If you have an event, service or other listing you'd like to include in an upcoming issue of the eNewsletter, please send an email to: community@communityap.org.uk

If you would like to sign up to receive a monthly reminder via email, then please contact vicki@communityap.org.uk

Tags: eNewsletter, Bassett Street, Volunteer, news, room hire

Community Action AGM

Community Action AGM

Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:40 by Neil Baker

This years AGM will take place at Bassett Street Community Hub on Thursday 12th November at 7pm. For full details please see the attached invite

Tags: AGM: Community Action

CAP eNewsletter October 2015

CAP eNewsletter October 2015

Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:21 by Neil Baker

Dear Community Groups,

Welcome to the Monthly CAP eNewsletter for Community Action Partnership Leicester and Leicestershire

If you have an event, service or other listing you'd like to include in an upcoming issue of the eNewsletter, please send an email to: community@communityap.org.uk

If you would like to sign up to receive a monthly reminder via email, then please contact vicki@communityap.org.uk

Tags: eNewsletter, news, Bassett Street, Coffee Mornings, Training, Job, Volunteering, Volunteer

CAP eNewsletter September 2015

CAP eNewsletter September 2015

Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:48 by Neil Baker

Dear Community Groups,

Welcome to the Monthly CAP eNewsletter for Community Action Partnership Leicester and Leicestershire

If you have an event, service or other listing you'd like to include in an upcoming issue of the eNewsletter, please send an email to: community@communityap.org.uk

If you would like to sign up to receive a monthly reminder via email, then please contact vicki@communityap.org.uk

Tags: eNewsletter, news, befriending, Bassett Street, events

Befriending Service - Review Decision

Befriending Service - Review Decision

Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:07 by Neil Baker

Our befriending service has been under review since March 2015 due to a lack of funding available within this area of work. The review has been in depth and thorough, exploring possible funding streams, the design and implementation of the service, services provided by other charities and staffing costs. As part of this review volunteers and clients have had the opportunity to feed in views and opinions as well as a public consultation via our website and social media.

Since 2008 our befriending service has offered excellent levels of support and care for over 80 elderly people across Blaby District. The service has managed to survive through small grants from a range of charitable trusts, and has never received funding from local authorities, however the past three years has seen funding become increasingly difficult to source with the service struggling to maintain staffing costs. Our service has been cost efficient, and Community Action Partnership has continually explored ways of reducing staffing costs to enable this service to survive, in recent years this has seen the service reduce from 3 part time staff to one part time coordinator. Our volunteers have delivered excellence throughout the running of this project, dedicating their time and energy to the service and giving so much to so many elderly people. In addition many have led fundraising efforts and my personal thanks go to every single volunteer who has worked to support and help others so selflessly.

It is therefore with great sadness that I announce that our befriending service will close by 31st December 2015. This decision has been extremely hard for us to reach, but the review clearly demonstrated that the service could not survive without funding to ensure its staffing cost and growth, without funding the options were limited and would have seen the service slowly eroded.

We are deeply proud of the service provided since 2008 and of the role our staff and volunteers have played. We hope that at some point the future these services can once again thrive if funding is available, but at this point in time funding simply isn't there to continue.

We will continue to ensure the needs of older people sit at the heart of our services at Bassett Street Community Hub and within Community Transport services.

Neil Baker - Chief Executive

Tags: Befriending: Review: Decision

Bassett Street Community Hub

0116 278 4230
Bassett Street, South Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4PE