Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas.

Although Christmas celebrations are a bit subdued this year, you can still go outside and enjoy the local Christmas lights wherever you are.

Like these for example in Granary Square, Kings Cross:

Christmas Lights, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, 2020
Christmas Lights, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, 2020
Christmas Lights, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, 2020
Christmas Lights, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, 2020
Christmas Lights, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, 2020
Christmas Lights, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, 2020

Also, if you can, please check up on those who may be celebrating Christmas alone this year. A quick phone call can go a long way.

There are also groups on social media for those who want a bit of online company. for example, on Twitter use #JoinIn on Christmas Day. This hashtag has been going every Christmas for 10 years (as an aside, it was originally started by comedian Sarah Millican).

The Care Quality Commission wants your feedback

Care Quality Commission logo

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for health and social care in England. They regulate hospitals, care homes, doctors, dentists, mental health services, community services and more.

They are always looking for feedback from us, the people being treated, on the ways that the services can be improved (or, indeed, where things are going well!).

For September and October 2020, the CQC are particularly interested to hear from people with long-term and invisible conditions.

To have your say, go the CQC website:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/share-your-experience/because-we-all-care

HS2 gives £650k to revitalise Drummond Street

Drummond Street artist's impression
Drummond Street artist’s impression

The funding has come from the HS2 Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF), part of a combined total of £40 million in funding available to local communities and businesses that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Britain’s new high speed railway between London and the West Midlands. This is the largest award that has been made from the Funds to date and the project will join the other 113 projects between London and the West Midlands that have also benefited.

HS2 gives £650,000 to revitalise Drummond Street