Showing posts from June, 2017

Improvement Plan Lifts Need For Close Scrutinisation of Bedfordshire's NHS

NHS England has removed special measures on Bedfordshire's health body, after it delivered on an improvement plan to stabilise its finances and put the organisation on a firmer footing.
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group was placed under 'legal directions' in 2015 after it delivered a £42m uncontrolled loss over the previous two years.
The 'legal directions' meant that a new Accountable Officer and Executive team was appointed and the organisation was closely scrutinised to ensure better financial management and corporate governance was put in place.
The organisation also increased its clinical leadership, appointing a number of clinicians, including a new chair to the health body, to ensure that all decisions were made with patients in mind.
Dr Alvin Low, Chairman of Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said, "We are delighted that NHS England has lifted 'legal directions'. It is a resounding endorsement of the hard work and commitment shown b…

Voluntary News - For Luton

Training and Events           Fancy a coffee and some networking with colleagues from the VCS and the statutory sector? Deniece Dobson, Relationship and Partnership Manager VCS at Luton Borough Council, is hosting some networking coffee mornings for voluntary and community sector organisations working in Luton.

The first session is on Tuesday 4 July (10:30am – 11:45am), Committee Room 4, Luton Town Hall. For more information click here.  Funding     Co-op Foundation #iwill fund – This fund is looking to support one youth social action/loneliness project in Luton, working with young people aged between 10 and 20, with a grant of up to £35,000. The grant will be awarded for 1 year initially, although partners will be able to re-apply for a further 2 years’ funding. The deadline to submit expressions of interest is 5pm on Friday 7 July, but earlier submissions are strongly encouraged. The deadline for full applications is Friday 14 July. Click here.Tender Opportunity - Child & Adolesc…

Community Funday 22nd July 2017 Brantwood Road Park Luton


Volunteering Luton | 5 June 2017

Voluntaryworks Luton5 June 2017Happy Volunteers' Week!Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1-7 June every year.  Why not take the opportunity to say 'thank you' to your existing volunteers? Go to for more information. Training and EventsSafeguarding our Communities from Harm, Saturday 10 June (1pm-4pm) - This 'Train the Trainer' session is being run by Bedfordshire Police at the Police Headquarters in Kempston for staff from voluntary organisations in Bedford who may come across or work with victims in their local community. Click here.PREVENT Training Session, 23 June, 11am-12.30pm, TOKKO, Luton. This free training is run by Bedfordshire Police and will cover and explain the PREVENT duty and what it means to you. It will also explain how to ensure compliance and raising awareness within your job role and organisation. To reserve your pl…
Luton local news and events for the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter.