Stop Loan Sharks Campaign

Good News! As a result of the campaign in Middleton Park Ward, 6 people so far have sought financial help at the St Georges Centre – 4 at the Credit Union and 2 at Customer Services – and that’s just the ones we know about!

Keep a look out for further events in Middleton around helping people manage their money!

Campaign postcard

South East Debt Forum Meeting. Thursday 29th June, 2-4pm at The Point, White Rose Shopping Centre.

Money and Mental Health

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Recent studies have indicated that financial difficulties and debt can have a detrimental effect on people’s mental health. Also people with mental health issues are more likely to find themselves in debt, than people with good mental health.

If you would like to find out more about mental health services in the South and South East of the city, how to refer and how the services link together, please feel free to come along. There will also be the opportunity to hear about digital inclusion work in the city. All welcome!

For more information please go to the South East Debt Forum Facebook Page 

 

 

 

Love Where You Live Launch Thursday 25 May 2017

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The sun came out brightly on the morning of the official launch of  the Love Where You Live (LWYL)Project. The launch was held at John Charles Centre for Sport.

The 5 year project is the brainchild of Coun Kim Groves. The LWYL project started with a litter reduction campaign, working with the schools in the area to design posters and signs for reducing litter, it then evolved to bulb planting and various environmental projects.

The message on the day was very clear, speaking at the launch Coun Kim Groves said:

“It’s all about people, it’s all about place. It’s all about what the people of Belle Isle and Middleton want in their community.”

Community organisations in the area attended the launch in their numbers and were invited to pledge what they can contribute to support the initiative. In the Initial stage of the community engagement programme over  2,000 households will be surveyed, so they can help inform the  ‘Peoples’ Plan’ for the area. The survey will start in the Orions, stourton Grange, Westwoods, Blakeleys, East Granges and the primary schools in the area. The next stage of the consultation process will involve Cranmore and Raylands and surrounding areas.

If you love where you live and want to get involved in future community projects, please click on contact us and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.