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Healthwatch Stockport become Homeless Friendly
On Wednesday 8th September, the Healthwatch Stockport team received training from homeless Friendly a helpful organisation based in Manchester that helps organisations beware of the issues and stigma around homelessness.
Read the full story here - and how you can get involved.
Join us for an Information Session
We now have three new dates for our Information Session's.
Come along and find out more about Healthwatch Stockport and how you can get involved.
Our next date is Friday 22nd October 2021 - 10:30am till 12:00pm
Reddish Food Bank Needs your help
Reddish Food Bank could really use your help.
Do you have any spare bags?
They are running low on bags and any help would be appreciated - any bags you can spare weather that would be bags for life or any spare bags you have from the supermarket.
you can drop them off at - Bairstow Centre, Rupert Street, Reddish Stockport SK5 7AP on Thursdays between 10:30am and 12:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am and 12:30pm.
Beechwood Cancer Care - Level 2 Counselling Course
Message from Amy Geldard (Beechwood Cancer Care)
Starting on the 28th of September, Beechwood is delivering an online Level 2 counselling training course for people in positions that support others, including nurses, social workers, and teachers.
This 10-week online course is priced at £240 per person and focuses on developing skills in the professional context of counselling, communication and personal development. It will help you gain a clear understanding of the core conditions of a counselling relationship and the different therapeutic models of counselling.
If you are interested in enrolling, or would like further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is palliative care and recognising dying
Message from Laura Fox (St Ann's Hospice)
St Ann's Hospice has created a new short animation, giving an introduction to palliative care and explaining why it's so important to recognise when someone is approaching the end of life.
Individuals and teams can also book on to FREE online training sessions on this topic - they are open to any community-based health and social care providers, including care and nursing home staff. Find out more and book your free place online: www.sah.org.uk/community-training/
Grove Lane Day Centre
Message from Helen Richmond (Pure Innovations)
Having just had a chat with Eric from Grove Lane Baptist Church I wanted to update you all on his behalf (and with his consent)
The Grove Lane Day Centre reopens tomorrow and will now only operate on a Tuesday and a Thursday for now. Unfortunately there is no room at present for new members as there is a real shortage of volunteers and some members (who used to attend 3 times per week) can now only be accommodated on one day
The Centre is desperate for volunteers, particularly on a Tuesday for the general running of things – peeling veg, serving drinks, talking to folk, but also on both days for volunteer drivers to bring and collect their members. Ideally volunteers would be from around 9.30am until around 2 on a weekly basis but Eric is willing to consider those who can only give a couple of hours or help out once per month for example
Please contact Eric on 07925 164 238 if you have any ideas or know of anyone who could help out.
Free online October events for GPs, health professionals and patients
Message from Katy Wallace (The Alexandra Hospital)
BMI The Alexandra Hospital are running a series of free, online healthcare education events in October for GPs, healthcare professionals and patients.
We would be really grateful if you could pass the information along to any staff or patients you know that maybe interested. We would also really appreciate it if you could add these events to any newsletters you may have.
All the events are free to attend and will be conducted virtually over Microsoft Teams. You can easily book a place through the Eventbrite links which I have included below. The events are education and awareness events only and are there to help anyone who feels they would benefit from them – we do not promote specific products and services.
GP and healthcare professional events – October 2021
- Performance Medicine & Overtraining – 9 October (Saturday) – 10.30am – Find out more and book here
- Rheumatoid arthritis - diagnosis and management – 12 October – 7pm – Find out more and book here
Patient information events – October 2021
- LONG COVID – 5 October – 7pm – Find out more and book here
The Sharon Fallows Corner
Message from Sharon Fallows
Up to date information including vaccination centres
Interesting article about social prescribing
after an dementia diagnosis, useful read
Invitation : 'GM Words of Hope Poetry 2021' - Online suicide prevention event
Please join us for our 'GM Words of Hope 2021' poetry evening at 6.30pm on Thursday the 23rd of September - A part of Greater Manchester’s Shining a Light on Suicide Campaign’s Month of Hope in our bid to reduce suicide.
The event is geared at inspiring hope in our communities to combat the despair which so many of us face.
There will be a great selection of poems from some brilliant poets from Greater Manchester who have come together to offer hope to our communities.
The event will be livestreamed onto and archived at 'GM Words of Hope Poetry Facebook page'. Please find the link below
You may also wish to check out our GM words of Hope event from last year which is archived here;
GM - Words Of Hope - poetry - Home
For those of you who can't access Facebook but who still wish to watch you are welcome to join our private audience in our zoom room. If you wish to do this then please send me an email at;
Two New Dementia Social Groups
Message from Lizzie Austin (Wellbeing Network (WIN) in the Community)
Exciting news! There are two new, weekly Dementia social groups starting next week!!
Monday – The Dementia Drop In - 11am – 1pm at The Upper Rooms Café, Cheadle (from Monday 20th September) facilitated by WIN.
Tuesday – The Dementia Social Café – 10am – 12pm at Pure’s Cornerstone Café, Stockport Homes, Edward Street Stockport (from 21st September) facilitated by Stockport Homes.
- Both these group will welcome people living with dementia along with their carers.
- Places for both socials are limited, so booking is essential. Please see attached flyers for more information and how to book.
Group 48 is Back!
Message from Matthew Cossar (Stockport Advocacy)
Group 48 is back!
Every Monday 16:30 - 18:30
Group 48 is a social group for people with Autism. The group meets every Monday from half 4 in our ground floor room.
For more information please download the poster below.
Dementia Social Cornerstone
Message from Rebecca Butterworth (Stockport Homes)
We are now hosting a Dementia Café at Stockport homes, Cornerstone.
The event will start on Tuesday 21st Sept and run every Tuesday.
Keeping Well at Home evaluation report
Message from Alison Whitelegg (Public Health)
I’m sure some of you will have already seen this information about the Keeping Well at Home Guide Keeping Well at Home Guide | The University of Manchester
On this page you can also download the Keeping Well at Home evaluation report (also attached) which gives some useful insight that can help us with updating our booklet.
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Manchester Evening News
Department of Health and Social Care
National Kidney Federation
Information and Signposting
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