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2 November 2018 NEWS Simpson Furniture Ltd Web: . | Phone: Karen Simpson 01706 368628 | Email: Simpson Furniture Bury Bury Market Hall, Murray Road, Bury BL9 0BJ SHOWROOM: Church Place, Hartley Street, Heywood OL10 1LT Our emphasis is on superb quality and customer satisfaction. e Finest Italian Leather Suites An eclectic range of traditional and contemporary Britishmanufactured suites Plus a diverse range of Home Interiors &Accessories We want to wish all our customers old and new a very merry Christmas and we hope to see you again soon! Please follow us on Facebook where we will be running regular competitions, o ers, giveaways and fundraising for local charities ❄ ❄ ❄ ❄ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅ PUBLICATION MANAGER: Jayne Meadowcroft E: ADVERT SALES: Barry Gallon E: T: 01204 478812 M: 07753 447397 CLASSIFIED SALES: E: T: 01204 478812 EDITOR: Mike Hulme E: No part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the express permission of the Publisher. Every effort is made to ensure that the articles and advertisements that are carried are authentic however the Publisher of Your Local Independent accepts no responsibility for claims made. Care for young people remains outstanding A COMMUNITY support service that provides valuable assistance to fam- ilies and young people in Bolton with complex care needs has received a glowing inspection report. Bolton Council’s Bridges Family Sup- port Service which provides home care for young people up to the age of 19 with a range of disabilities, has once again been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors praised every aspect of the service but were particularly impressed by the safe level of care and the quality of leadership. During the inspection, in August this year, the CQC spoke with staff, service users and their families. The report concludes: “Staff interactions were warm and friendly and demonstrated respect for all the young people and their families. The service was flexible and person-centred. “Quality assurance was a high priority and we saw a number of audits, service reviews and competency checks which helped ensure the service continued to operate at a very high standard.” One family member of a service user told inspectors: “I definitely feel he is safe with them. The Bridges team provides us with excel- lent support every week. “We can trust all the staff to give us ex- cellent care, enabling us to run errands and feel confident.” Executive Cabinet Member for Educa- tion, Schools, Safeguarding and Looked after Children, Cllr Ann Cunliffe, said: “This is a valuable service that provides much-needed support to children and young people with a variety of complex care needs. “I am delighted to see that the Bridges Family Support Service has retained its outstanding rating and extend my con- gratulations to the manager and staff for their hard work. “It is clear from reading the report just how professional and caring the service is and how well the staff are regarded by the young people and their families.” Bobbies help save life of baby Isaac TWO local police offi- cers helped save the life of six-day-old baby after he stopped breathing. While on patrol in the early hours of the morning PC Kieran Sweeney andPCClaire Slater had stopped at a set of traffic lights, when they were approached by two distressed parents. The couple had been waiting for an ambulance for their new- born baby Isaac, who had start- ed chocking. Isaac’s father performed CPR and managed to stabilise the baby. While PC Sweeney drove them to the hospital on a blue light run, PC Slater continued to provide first aid support to baby Isaac. The officers alerted the hos- pital, where staff were there to meet them on arrival and admin- ister further medical care. Superintendent Rick Jackson of GMP’s Bolton borough said: “I have no doubt that the swift ac- tion of the two officers played a major role in saving the life of the newborn baby that day. Without their quick response this story could have had a very different ending so they should be im- mensely proud of themselves. “I am also delighted that Isaac is now recovering safe and well.” Isaac’s parents, Karin and Shane said: “We are so grateful that the officers were there and we cannot thank them enough for what they did. We cannot imag- ine what could of happened if they didn’t get us to the hospital so fast.” PC Kieran Sweeney, baby Isaac and PC Claire Slater