“Ask For Angela” Campaign

An innovative campaign enabling those who feel vulnerable in pubs and clubs to discreetly approach staff and request assistance is being rolled out across the Borough. The scheme, backed by Warrington Borough Council, allows customers who could be feeling threatened or unsafe on a date to get help by approaching the bar and “Asking for … Read more

Macmillan launches new advertising campaign to reflect reality of life with cancer

Research shows that people with cancer don’t want to be defined by the disease Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a new national advertising campaign that shows a different side of living with cancer. Based on new insight that 85% of people with cancer don’t want to be defined by the disease, Life with Cancer looks at what ordinary life … Read more

Council highlights need for foster carers ahead of national campaign

St Helens Council is welcoming Foster Care Fortnight – the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading charity, The Fostering Network. The annual campaign aims to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care can transform lives. It’s also the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign, and takes place … Read more

Lancashire County Council supports North West Adoption Fortnight campaign

The county council is always looking for adopters, but encouraging people to come forward to find out more about the different children who need permanent, loving homes will be the special focus of a regional campaign this month. This year’s North West Adoption Fortnight campaign is called #parentswanted, and runs from Monday 17 April to … Read more

LGA responds to campaign for better transport report about bus funding

Responding to a new report by Campaign for Better Transport about bus funding, Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport spokesman, said: “Councils know how important buses are for their communities and local economies and are desperate to protect them. However, councils suffered a 40 per cent reduction in core funding over the previous Parliament and are … Read more

St Helens GPs and Council support campaign to keep antibiotics working

St Helens Council’s Public Health team and local GPs are supporting a new campaign which highlights the dangers of taking antibiotics when you don’t need them. Public Health England’s ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign has been introduced to raise awareness to the estimated 5,000 deaths caused every year in England as a result of antibiotics no … Read more