Melton Borough Council

Melton Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Support Officers launch Street Clinics

Published Thursday, 18th October 2018
Neighbourhood Support Officers
Neighbourhood Support Officers Lucie Browne, Susan Oakes and Ross Levy

Councillors recently approved the recruitment of our new Neighbourhood Support Officers: Susan Oakes, Ross Levy and Lucie Browne.

 This role is an exciting opportunity to help Melton Borough Council realise its mission statement: “Helping People. Shaping places”. This has been manifested by the Neighbourhood Support Officers’ proactive engagement with Melton’s priority neighbourhoods.

Following conversations with residents, ascertaining the needs and priorities of residents of the town flats area of Melton Mowbray, the Neighbourhood Support Officer’s are launching a series of free Street Clinics. The first of which will take place on Tuesday 30th October 2018 from 12.00-15.00 on Bentley Street and host vets from the Crescent Veterinary practice to give free advice and consultation to residents.

The Street Clinic series aim to:

  • Tackle issues which affect the quality of life for residents of Melton.
  • Bring residents together; developing greater cohesion between residents of priority neighbourhoods.
  • Educate residents on how they may be able to help those in need and increase independent living.
  • Provide sessions that offer valuable, life long skills.
  • Enable conversation between residents and council officers.
  • Promote local businesses and enterprise within Melton.

Alan Pearson, Chairman of the People Committee said: “The Street Clinic series is a fresh and engaging initiative. Through conversations with residents and research, the Neighbourhood Support Officer’s have identified a number of core issues which the clinics aim to provide a platform for discussing and combatting. Each Street Clinic will be collaborative in scope - promoting local businesses or agencies and services that the council offers. Furthermore, by taking place in the heart of the community, it also provides a great opportunity to bring people together and ensure that these clinics are not just short-term, but can be longer term measures for building stronger, safer and healthier neighbourhoods.”

Street Clinics confirmed:

30/10/18- with Crescent Vets, 12-3, Bentley Street

03/12/18- Mental Health focus, Morrisons, 13.30-16.30.

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294