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New online resource for jobseekers with disabilities

With the economic downturn in full flow, disabled people are struggling more than ever to compete in a floundering job market. More than half of all disabled people of working age do not have a job. Leonard Cheshire Disability is launching a new online resource today (16 February) www.lcdisability.org/suitability to tackle this issue head-on. Suitability, (more…)

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LCVS launch ‘Cen-tree-nary’ project

Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS) is supporting the city-wide Year of the Environment project by planting 100 trees across Liverpool. The organisation, having entered its centenary year, is working closely with Liverpool City Council to encourage local community and voluntary organisations to make a pledge to the environment. They are giving 100 trees away (more…)

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Local government is desperate for reform

In the brave new world that was promised following the election of the first Labour Government for eighteen years back in 1997, one of the Blairites major agendas was the reform of the public sector. One area in particular, they believed, was ripe for renewal and modernisation – local government. The establishment of a Greater (more…)

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Winners of Hackney Design Awards 2008 announced

Four innovative buildings have been announced as the winners of the Hackney Design Awards 2008. Adelaide Wharf, Hothouse, Lau Sun House and Shoreditch Prototype House were presented awards by architecture critic Rowan Moore and Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe at a glittering awards evening on Wednesday (4 Feb). The awards are run by Hackney Council (more…)

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Cash injection to boost Basildon businesses

As the recession bites, and companies feel the pinch across the country, we in Basildon are working hard to do all we can to help out all of our businesses, no matter how large or small. We are pumping £700,000 into Basildon’s business heart over the next year, through Thames Gateway funding. Half a million (more…)

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Liverpool Link to give residents a voice

Liverpool’s Local Involvement Network (LINk) has been launched at a special event held at the city’s LACE Conference Centre. The network gives local residents a say in the future of their health and social care provision and the inauguration event gave members the chance to meet with the major commissioners and providers in Merseyside. The (more…)

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Halton group in Aids mission to Mangalore

Six Halton residents from disadvantaged backgrounds have returned from India after an inspiring and emotive trip to an orphanage for children affected by HIV/Aids. The children at the orphanage have not only lost their parents to the virus but contracted it themselves. Aged between 16 and 34, the delegates were part of a group of (more…)

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