Mayor's Civic Awards 2013
Unsung heroes across the Dudley borough are in line for special celebration with the tenth anniversary of the Mayor’s Civic Awards.
The Mayor’s Civic awards have been highlighting the work of the borough’s unsung heroes for a decade.
People can again this year submit their nominations for the awards which aim to recognise people working tirelessly in their communities.
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Residents urged to look out for elderly neighbours
Dudley Borough residents are being urged to look in on elderly neighbours and family members, as the cold winter weather bites.
Dudley Council’s winter warmth scheme is advising older people to keep warm and well in their homes and asking residents to look out for older residents. The scheme, run by the council, in partnership with NHS Dudley, and local charities aims to keep people who may be struggling to keep warm at home, cosy and snug, through the range of assistance available. It provides a variety of practical hand-on support, information and expert advice.
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£200k innovation fund launched for care services
A £200,000 innovation fund has been launched to help create new and flexible services for people in Dudley who need personalised social care support.
The Dudley Innovation Fund (DIF) will develop ideas which will make a real difference to people, and that have a good chance of developing into innovative care and support services.
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Still time to bid for 'dragons den' style fund
Budding social enterprises still have time to bid for a share of a £250,000 pot in a ‘dragons den’ style funding opportunity. Dudley Council has created a Community Enterprise and Innovation Fund (CEIF) worth £250,000 which is available to support the growth of social enterprise in Dudley borough.
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Radical overhaul of public meetings
People and their communities are set to get greater access to Dudley Council under a major shake up of public meetings.
The council’s area committee system is being scrapped in favour of new Community Forums.
You can have your say on the proposals by getting involved in the consultation.
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Take control and get involved
Be part of something special in Dudley. Help shape your health and adult social care services.
Do you receive any practical help on a regular basis from your husband/wife, partner, friends, neighbours or family members? Are you a carer? Do you care for someone on a regular basis?
Want a chance to win £100* worth of shopping vouchers? We need your views. Closing date 31 November 2012
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