January Press Release
Worried someone you know isn’t coping with the cold this winter? Help is available.
Organisations across the county have teamed up to provide help and support to vulnerable households that might be struggling to keep warm enough this winter.
Please check up on friends, relatives and neighbours - particularly the elderly or those with long-term health conditions - to make sure they’re warm and well.
If you're worried about someone you know, please give us a call on 0845 677 2220 and we’ll discuss how we can best help them.
The Adult Learning spring brochure is out now and it’s packed with lots of new and interesting courses
You can now book your Adult Learning course online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s really easy; once you’ve chosen your course, follow these simple steps:
- Visit the Adult Learning website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/spring2014
- Click on ‘Search, book and pay for Adult Learning courses’
- Fill in the criteria boxes to find courses that will be of interest to you
- Click on ‘course titles’ to view course information
- Click on ‘Add to basket’
- Complete personal details form
- Click on ‘Make payment’
You will receive an email confirmation of your booking within 2 days, which will be followed by a course information pack by post.
If you don’t have access to the internet you can go along to your local library and they will help you enrol. Alternatively, you can call 0300 126 1000 (number charged at local rate) between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday to enrol.
Report highway faults such as potholes, winter maintenance issues, traffic signal problems, blocked drains etc 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our online street doctor takes you through just 5 simple steps to report the fault and you will then receive regular updates.
Just visit: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/streetdoctor
Jane Roebuck Northamptonshire Carers Awards 2014
Many people choose not to describe themselves as a carer – it’s just something they do for someone they care about. This is your opportunity to do something for them.
The Northamptonshire Carers Awards were named in honour of Jane Roebuck who spent many years fighting for the rights of carers and supporting carers in Northamptonshire. The awards recognise and celebrate the great work of carers of all ages from around the county.
If you know someone who devotes their time to looking after someone else and think they deserve recognition for the hard work and support they provide, or you are a carer who has received support from your GP or school to help you with you caring responsibilities, then why not make a nomination for this year’s awards?
The 2014 Northamptonshire Carers Awards will take place on Wednesday 29th January at Rushton Hall and will feature the following award categories:
- Carer of the Year 2013 (18+)
- Young Carer of the Year 2013 (Under 18)
- Best GP Practice supporting Carers
- Best School supporting Carers
- Best School Staff Individual supporting Young Carers
For further information about the awards and to make a nomination, visit http://www.wholooksafteryou.co.uk and click on carers awards 2014
Nominations are welcome until 3rd January 2014