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Named as one of the 22 day care resources Bucks County Council wanted to close in 2012, as a com ... More
Family Information Service
Buckinghamshire Family Information Service can provid ... More
Free safety checks to help reduce the risk of a fire or other emergency in your home are availab ... More
What to do if you experience or witness abuse
People in Buckinghamshire are urged to Spe ... More
25 years ago the BBC began a project to "update" the Domesday Book compiled on the orders of Wil ... More
Can you spare just a few hours a week to help a local person who needs to get to GP or hospital ... More
Buckinghamshire Community Action have a scheme to provide subsidised mopeds to young people to ... More
|The Princes Centre
Named as one of the 22 day care resources Bucks County Council wanted to close in 2012, as a community we formed a trustee group made up of councillors, churches together and local Risborough Cares charity and took over the running of the centre. Since then we have gone from strength to strength.
We are a day care centre for older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mild mental health issues. Anyone can join our centre and get the support they need.
Our big success is for the carers of people. When clients attend the centre, we offer carers a much needed break, sometimes just to go for a coffee with friends, play golf or have their hair done, knowing their relatives are well looked after.
We are a registered charity and our aim is not to make money but to continue to be able to offer our local communities a much needed resource.
Our community has been amazing, but we need to ensure we keep going for future generations, therefore we are trying to make everyone aware local of what we do.
|Buckinghamshire Children and Young People's Trust
Family Information Service
Buckinghamshire Family Information Service can provide free information, advice and publications on a wide range of topics that affect you and your family, including:
or Tel: 0845 688 4944 (9.OOam-5:3Opm Mon-Fri)
or drop into your local Children's Centre
|Free fire safety checks
Free safety checks to help reduce the risk of a fire or other emergency in your home are available from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Free smoke alarms are fitted where required, and firefighters will also help you find out more about other useful local services if you are interested.
The checks take about 30 minutes each, depending on the size of the house, and are usually carried out by firefighters. The householder needs to be present to answer a few questions.
Firefighters will offer fire safety advice, based on any potential fire risks that they may have identified during the check, and answer questions.
They will then fit as many smoke alarms as they think necessary. Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service currently fits British Standard smoke alarms with a sealed battery that should last 10 years in normal use.
To book one of these free checks, ring 01296 744477 or email email@example.com
Here are Terry's top tips to ensure you and your family stay safe from fire:
Plan your escape route: Make sure you and your family know the quickest way out in the event of fire. Consider an alternative route in case your usual one is blocked.
In the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call 999: Don't delay for valuables, and don't investigate or try to tackle the fire. Use a mobile, a neighbour's phone or a phone box to call 999. If someone needs to be rescued wait safely outside for the firefighters who have the equipment and training to do it. Never go back in.
Check on others: When you visit relatives or friends, look out for safety hazards in the home. Offer to help test their alarm and plan escape routes together.
Four key safety messages - Fit smoke alarms; Test them every week; Plan an escape route; Get out, stay out and call 999.
|Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Campaign
What to do if you experience or witness abuse
People in Buckinghamshire are urged to Speak Up against Adult Abuse. A public awareness campaign is currently running to let people know what to do if they are worried about their own or another adult's welfare.
For the last two years there have been over 1400 alerts to the Safeguarding Team resulting in over 800 assessments each year. The most common type of alert is for physical abuse with neglect being the next highest. Together they represent 42 per cent of victims between 18 and 64, and 49 per cent over the age of 75.
Abuse can happen everywhere, in (your area/parish for 20101-11 there were xx assessments, and xx in the xxx district) Numbers for specific areas can be provided on request, contact Bev Frost on 01296 382173/email).
Safeguarding is everybody's business, if you suspect, witness or believe you are a victim of abuse then speak up and phone the Careline 0800 137 915. Or Visit for more information. All calls are confidential.
The campaign is being run by Buckinghamshire County Council on behalf of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board (SVAB)which has representation from the police, health, probation, fire, district and county councils, and relevant agencies.
|The Domesday Project
25 years ago the BBC began a project to "update" the Domesday Book compiled on the orders of William the Conqueror back in the Ten's. This was before we all had computers and access was limited then to a very few.
It has very recently been resurrected and placed on the BBC website.
Kath Turner (Not the film star but someone far more important) from our own village is featured a half a minute in to the introductory video. Just click on the link below and then on the picture at the top of the page.
Some of you may have seen the history article on this site about this BBC project.
|Community Car Scheme
Can you spare just a few hours a week to help a local person who needs to get to GP or hospital appointments, visit friends or get to the shops?
What is a voluntary car scheme?
A voluntary car scheme is an organised form of car sharing, which uses a pool of volunteer drivers to take people on pre-arranged journeys. There is usually a coordinator who manages bookings, and drivers use their own cars and claim back out of pocket expenses such as mileage and parking costs.
Many schemes provide a service where volunteers stay with their passengers throughout the trip—for example to help with shopping or wait at the hospital or doctor’s surgery; offering support and assistance beyond the scope of a transport operator.
Who benefits from a voluntary car scheme?
Car schemes can assist anyone in the local community who needs help with transport. Most often this is elderly people or those who are unable to use the bus service but you may decide to extend this to a wider range of beneficiaries if you have enough drivers. Although some people are able to get occasional lifts from neighbours and family, they tell us that they feel uncomfortable asking for help and don’t want to be a burden.
Organised community car schemes help these people not only by providing a much needed lifeline to the outside world, but also by helping them feel less uncomfortable about asking for a lift.
As a volunteer, you decide what trips you can do and how often each month. Don’t worry if you cannot offer a lot of time—help with one journey a month, will offer an immense benefit to someone in need of transport
For more information, please call Sally Hussey on 01296 421036
|Youths - Do you need transport to work?
Buckinghamshire Community Action have a scheme to provide subsidised mopeds to young people to enable them to get to work.
"Wheels to Work" is a moped loan scheme for young people (aged 16-19, or up to 25 in some circumstances) who find it difficult to access work or training opportunities because of a lack of transport. Eligible candidates will receive a 50cc moped for a period of up to 9 months, in return for a small monthly wear and tear fee. Call Sally on 01296 421036