Less talk, more action on respite

first_imgPrint THE head of a campaign to restore respite services in Limerick to their former capacity for the long term, has asked local politicians to put the issue at the top of their agenda once more. Owen South has been fronting a campaign to relaunch a full respite service in Limerick, which was reduced significantly when government funding was cut by in June.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The facility in Clonile, which offered respite to 63 families, was closed and an alternative service was set up elsewhere in August, funded by €50,000 of the Brother’s of Charity’s own savings.However, the service is greatly reduced and is planned to open just 77 days next year, a drop of 48% on last year.“Nearly three months have now gone and the Brothers of Charity respite house in Clonile, Caherdavin, is still closed,” Mr South told the Limerick Post. “The Brothers of Charity have, since the end of August, opened a limited respite house in another part of Caherdavin.“The charity has donated €50,000 from much valued money raised over the years to enable  families affected by the closure get some respite”.Mr. South said that one month into the reopening of the service, the money is being eaten into and will soon run out.“Local Fianna Fail politicians, along with Brian Cowen, have claimed that the restoration of full respite services is top of their agenda, but three months on and nothing has been done and there has been no communication”.He added that the families have had “enough talk” and want to see the result of respite services in Limerick restored to full capacity. Advertisement Previous articleRound up from the courtsNext articleDeadline extended for Green Bulding Awards admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsLess talk, more action on respiteBy admin – September 27, 2010 702 WhatsApp Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Assaults on Oxford University hospital workers continues

first_imgFigures released by Oxford University NHS Trust show that the number of reported assaults experienced by hospital workers has remained constant this year, despite a £10,000 investment in body cameras.215 hospital staff were assaulted in 2016 at Oxford University Hospitals, leading many to doubt the efficacy of the investment.This was a rise of 12 assaults from 2015, and will disappoint those who had hoped that introducing the cameras, worn by all on-duty security officials, would deter aggression towards staff.Figures show that 199 of the 215 assaults can be linked to mental health conditions of the attacker. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust emphasised that despite the apparent increase in the number of assaults, the figures, as a proportion, have remained stagnant once staff size increases are taken into account.Speaking to Cherwell, the trust security manager Rachel Collins said: “The reassurance that the cameras have provided to both staff and patients has been very valuable.“In the year to December 2016, the Trust provided Thames Valley Police with footage from the bodyworn cameras in 14 cases of violence and aggression at the John Radcliffe site. In addition, footage was used in six internal investigations.“In this period, the number of complaints received alleging unreasonable force by our security officers across the Trust fell to five, from nine the previous year. All of these complaints were dismissed thanks to evidence from the bodyworn cameras.”Unison representative Ian McKendrick said: “I am far from convinced by the use of body cameras.“Our whole training is about prevention. What is the government doing about preventing this from happening? Assaults have gone up in the past five years and I think it is because of waiting times and patients get frustrated.“You have to address the thing that is driving people to that.”The Director of Organisational Development at Oxford University Hospitals, Mark Power, said that incidents will only be referred to the police where the assault is not a result of a patient’s ill health.“Occasionally, members of the public display inappropriate behaviour towards our staff, which is sometimes violent, aggressive or intimidating in nature,” he said.“We take all such incidents very seriously and, where they are reported by staff, will always initiate appropriate action.”last_img read more

Downhill Southeast Series Announces Revised 2020 Schedule 1

first_imgRacing will proceed under local guidelines with social distancing techniques in place such as online only registration, staggered lift lines and modified awards ceremonies. Having a time trial race rather than a mass start event will make it easier for riders to avoid close contact while competing. With states in the Southeastern United States opening back up after the COVID-19 pandemic, Downhill Southeast has announced that they will go ahead with 4 races starting in June. Most of the original schedule has been pushed back due to local laws or larger events rescheduling. Please visit the Downhill Southeast website for more information Thanks to Worldwide Cyclery for their support * USAC State Championship The DHSE Series is planning to hold races this summer, get the details! June 6/7 – Windrock Bike Park – Tennessee *July 11/12 – Beech Mountain Resort – North CarolinaAugust 1/2 – Snowshoe Mountain – West Virginia *August 8/9 – Sugar Mountain – North Carolina * Downhill Southeast Series Releases Updated Schedule for Summer 2020 Photo: Dakota Norton Jack Ricelast_img read more

How are your credit union employees doing with work life balance?

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr American Workers Shift Focus to their Personal Lives Looking for a Better Work Life BalanceMaybe it’s a sign of an improving economy, but more American workers are shifting their work life balance in favor of life this year.In fact, 54% of workers interviewed recently for staffing firm Robert Half said they have increased their commitment to their personal life over the last year.Only 38% said they were more committed to their career.Younger workers (18-to-34 years old) are showing the greatest increase in commitment across categories. Call it the “get serious” phase of life.But all workers are trying to find the ideal work life balance. continue reading »last_img read more

Credit union marketing tips for 2020 and beyond

first_img continue reading » 2020 has not been an easy year for anybody. People and businesses alike are struggling. Unfortunately, many credit unions are as well. As marketers, we’re accustomed to putting a positive spin on things—of selling an easier way to a better future.It’s hard to see how to do that well, right now. So, let’s pretend for a minute as though part of that brighter future is already on its way. Let’s imagine a world recovering from Covid-19.How do we market credit unions in that world? Here are a few ideas.Create a Credit Union Facebook GroupGroups and pages are very different beasts. Facebook pages are designed to help businesses build audiences, create advertising campaigns, and track ROI. In short, they’re all about selling to people—and they cost a lot of money. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Aleksandra Samardžić won silver medal in Tallinn

first_imgBiH judoka and member of judo club ‘Leotar’ from Trebinje Aleksandra Samardžić won the silver medal at the U-17 Championship of Europe which was held in Tallinn in Estonia, reports trebinjedanas.comShe was defeated in the finals by Maria Eva Gahia, but judo experts are more than pleased with Samardžić’s fight and they said that she is very talented.Samardžić said that the she’s pleased with the result because she’s new in the category up to 70 kilograms.(photo: eju.net)last_img