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City Council responds to online petition about the Marcus Garvey Centre

City Council responds to online petition about the Marcus Garvey Centre

Nottingham City Council has reiterated its position that it is not seeking to close the Marcus Garvey Centre. An online petition calling on the authority to ‘reverse its decision’ to close the building in Lenton has been signed by close to 3,000 people. The building itself is operated by an independent management committee, which makes […]

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Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women who smoke are being encouraged to give up cigarettes for a healthier pregnancy as part of a new campaign. ‘Love Bump’ will run in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and urges women to think about the harm cigarettes do to their unborn babies. Officially launched by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board on Wednesday […]

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City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

Work to treat and support people harmed by alcohol in Nottingham has been given a £540,000 boost from Public Health England. More screening and prevention will be provided at the Emergency Department of the Queen’s Medical Centre, while more dedicated housing for people with complex needs, such as alcohol dependency, will be created by Framework. […]

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City Council to consult on relocating day service for the elderly

City Council to consult on relocating day service for the elderly

Nottingham City Council is to consult with citizens over plans to relocate its Marcus Garvey Day Service. The culturally-specific service in Lenton Boulevard is provided by the council as a day care facility for older people with dementia and disabilities – primarily from the African-Caribbean community – who have activities, support and meals. The proposal […]

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City care home opens ‘pub’ to help dementia residents connect with their past

City care home opens ‘pub’ to help dementia residents connect with their past

Caption: Amardeep Bhattal, Service Provision Manager, and Catherine Underwood, Director of Adult Social Services, open The Royal Oak with resident Gordon Care home residents are to become ‘regulars’ at their own pub in a bid to help them reconnect with their past in a social space with friends and family. Staff at the specialist dementia […]

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Alcohol harm focus of Health and Wellbeing Board in Nottingham

Alcohol harm focus of Health and Wellbeing Board in Nottingham

Ways to reduce alcohol harm are to be discussed at a meeting of Nottingham City’s Health and Wellbeing Board today (28 November). Making sure people have the right information and advice and having ‘alcohol champions’ are being suggested as part of an eight-point plan to reduce the number of people whose lives are affected alcohol. […]

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Nottingham City Council suspends role in Integrated Care System

Nottingham City Council suspends role in Integrated Care System

Nottingham City Council has suspended its formal role in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS). A decision was taken at the council’s Executive Board today (20 Nov) to call for greater accountability in the way decisions are being made by a partnership of NHS and other health organisations, formerly known as the Sustainability […]

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