IRU - Monday 22nd November 2021

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IRU - 22.11.21

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Latest Statement from the Director of Public Health

Message from Emma Ferguson (Stockport Council)

While there has been a small decline in positive COVID-19 cases this week, rates remain high in Stockport, at 301.6* per 100,000 or around 126 per day. See the latest published data online. (* the latest figures for Stockport validated on 19.11.21)

You can take a look at the latest statement from Director of Public Health, Jen Connolly, here. This week we also have a guest piece form Tony Warne, Chair of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Generally on our social channels we will continue to be sharing the Covid’s still here messaging, asking residents to get a vaccine when called – especially to get two vaccines and the booster, to continue lateral flow tests along with the hands, face, space and ventilation messages.

The ‘Stockport Safe and Well this winter’ campaign is continuing so keep sharing these on your own channels and with your employees. There’s also lots of information and top tips on our dedicated webpages

I send an update to you all yesterday about One Stockport and the economic recovery campaign which is to be launched next week. It would be great if you could support this in the run up to Xmas and it would be great to see you at the launch event next week.

 


HELP NEEDED - Signpost for Carers - Christmas Raffle

Message from Rebecca Harris (Signpost for Carers)

This year Signpost Stockport for Carers will be holding a Christmas raffle to help raise money for our charity and we need your help with prizes!

We already have some great prizes lined up including a family photoshoot, spa vouchers and 1:1 PT sessions, but we would love to have more! Whether it's hampers, artwork, days out, vouchers or gifts... please let us know if you can help!

If you can help with prizes, email carersconnect@signpostforcarers.org.uk or call 0161 442 0442. Raffle tickets will go on sale in December. Thank you!

 


Signpost for Carers - Carers Day

Message from Rebecca Harris (Signpost for Carers)

Signpost will be taking part in this year's Carers Rights Day by linking up with a local solicitors to offer two sessions to support carers with their legal rights.

Clifford Johnson & Co. Solicitors will be presenting the benefits of looking into legal matters before they're needed. As well as a presentation, there will also be the opportunity to ask general questions. By the end carers will know more about their legal rights when it comes to Lasting Power of Attorney and Wills.

Signpost are running two identical sessions:

  • The Heatons Centre (Thornfield Road, SK4 3LD): Thursday 25th November, 2-4pm
  • Houldsworth Golf Club (Houldsworth Street, Reddish, SK5 6BN): Thursday 25th November, 7-9pm

To book a place on one of these sessions, please encourage carers to contact us on carersconnect@signpostforcarers.org.uk or call 0161 442 0442. Keep an eye out for more details about the sessions at www.signpostforcarers.org.uk/events

 


Lost men - Exploring dreams, possibilities and potential

Message from Gary Loftus (The Orange Club UK)

Here's a reminder , which is taking place at Marple Library on 27th November.  All details can be found by clicking the link below. 

LOST MEN: EXPLORING DREAMS, POSSIBILITIES AND POTENTIAL  

I am delighted that a number of people from Manchester have enquired about LOST MEN, and have asked if we can extend our reach to Men living in Central MAnchester, to which of course I have said yes. 

In addition our 5 week programme starts next Wednesday at Manchester Settlement - which is open to Men living in Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw 

MEN'S GROUP

Manchester Settlement Team

We are delighted to announce the launch of our men's support group, to begin our activities we have a 5-week life coaching programme, designed to help focus the mind and promote change.

This will be run by Gary Loftus, from The Orange Club UK, for more information about Gary and his great organisation please visit http://theorangeclubuk.com/us/

This all new group starts November 24th at 9:30-10:45am, it's free and is a drop in, therefore no booking required.

You can expect a warm welcome

I have just taken a call from an organisation wanting to know more about these sessions, and they are keen to talk further about the potential of establishing a men's group in Manchester, and asked if I would be interested in facilitating it on their behalf. I'll keep you posted around any further developments.

Finally, I had an amazing time facilitating a Laughter Hangout with staff from Stockport Council this morning. Truly a delight to spend time with them.

"I really enjoyed the session too. It was very different to anything I've done before and it did make me feel a lot less stressed so thank you!"

"Thanks Gary, I feel more relaxed and less stressed for work now."

"Somewhat strange but interestingly enjoyable"

 Please help us spread the word and encourage men to sign up to these sessions.

 


One Stockport Update

Message from Alison North (Stockport Council)

The One Stockport campaign has taken off this year and here is an update on what has been happening.

We’ve seen the successful relaunch of the One Stockport website and an increase in followers on our social channels @onestockport. It’s well worth a visit to both platforms to keep up to date with the news and what’s happening across the borough.

The 17 One Stockport frogs hopped into their homes throughout the borough for the summer. Supporting Totally Stockport’s Gigantic Frog Trail, they proved extremely popular and encouraged people to explore areas they are less familiar with. There have been many good news stories from the community and businesses from Stockport Spiderman to Stockport County.

Locally we are being approached more and more by the community and businesses to help publicise good news or events happening in Stockport which is great! If you have any news you would like One Stockport to share please get in touch - getinvolved@onestockport.co.uk

Next week, we will be launching an economic recovery campaign under the One Stockport banner to convey a sense of local pride and to encourage people to spend their time and money with local businesses across the borough of Stockport safely. The concept is ‘It’s time to get……’ and will feature people and businesses across Stockport as part of the campaign. Local traders and shoppers from a wide range of sectors have been filmed and each area has its own strapline – e.g. ‘it’s time to get Stockport shopping, it’s time to get Hazel Grove Growing etc.

Look out for this exciting initiative on our social channels @onestockport from 25 November. There will be posters and a toolkit available for download from the website and it would be great if you could join in and support this borough-wide campaign and encourage your groups and colleagues to do the same.

 


Health Information: How to Find the Truth

Message from Sara Bryln (Stockport Libraries)

From vaccinations and Covid, to dieting and exercise—we are bombarded with health information these days. But not all the messages are saying the same thing.

We want to make good decisions based on accurate information, but where do we find that?

James Ryan, Health Librarian from Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, will be guiding us through the world of health information. Learn how to find and use reliable, accurate health information resources.

Tuesday, 30 November, 5:30pm-6:30pm at Stockport Central Library, SK1 3RS

The event is free, but please register your interest by email to sara.brylyn@stockport.gov.uk or by speaking with a member of library staff.  Drop-ins are welcome, but we don’t want to run out of biscuits.

 


£500 Stockport Climate action grant

Message from Lizzie Austin (Pure Innovations)

Info on the  £500 Stockport Climate action grant,  open to small groups of individual or non for profit groups to help address climate change and could include the following:

  • reducing energy use
  • local and seasonal food growing or cooking
  • reducing waste, reusing and repairing
  • improving the local environment through planting
  • encouraging or enabling sustainable travel
  • raising awareness and education around climate change

There’s a link below if you know of any groups or Stockport residents (it can literally be 2 people who live on the same street who want to set up some recycling scheme or plant herbs for people to access)…

Funding is open to all Stockport residents. You must be a part of a group to apply. A group must consist of a minimum of 2 residents from 2 different households. Eligible groups include:

  • residents who live on the same street or near to each other
  • shared interest groups, such as sports clubs, walking groups or groups of parents
  • community and voluntary groups
  • faith groups and religious organisations (if their project benefits the wider community and does not include religious content)
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • schools and colleges

You do not have to be a formal group to apply. We welcome applications from informal groups who do not have an organisation bank account.

Who cannot apply

The funding cannot be used for private benefit. This includes proposals that will benefit for-profit businesses or individual residents or household 

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/stockport-climate-action-now-can-fund/about-the-can-fund

ActiviTEA – Thursday 5-00pm – 7-30pm
Age well with ABL
Do I need to keep my child of school – PH information
DWP wellbeing and collaboration event at ARC – 29th November
Living life to the full online
PACTS annual special educational needs and disability information day – 17th March – Alma Lodge
Santa plans for December – Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighters
Selection boxes, donations for local children - startpoint
SK Memories Dementia friendly group – Wednesdays 10 am till 12noon – Cheadle Hulme (1)
SK Memories Dementia friendly group – Wednesdays 10 am till 12noon – Cheadle Hulme (2)
Stockport community connection’s, SEND and young disabled people weekly arts based workshops – pure innovations
Stockport mind carers choir – Thursday 11-30am - 1pm
Stoma Awareness visual
Talk Cancer live workshops on line – CRUK
Things we model for are kids, whether we realise it or not
Walking mums club – Manchester
What social anxiety looks like – visual


Christmas Lunch at The Rose Walker Centre

Message from Mark Emery (Stockport Homes)

Please see attached.

They still have places available so if you are working with anyone who may be alone at Christmas please share with them.

Christmas Lunch


Breakfast with Signing Santa - Walthew House

Message from Naomi Mather (Walthew House)

Please see attached our poster for Breakfast with Signing Santa.  This is on Saturday 11th December 9:30am – 11:30am.  The only criteria is that the child has a sight or hearing loss.  Please can you share this with your contacts and networks.  If people are interested, it’s important they contact me as soon as possible to book on as we have limited spaces. 

Contact Naomi

Walthew House - signing santa Flyer


National Careers Service employability support webinars Dec-Jan

Message from Chris Hughes (Stockport Homes)

The NCS have some employment webinars coming up – see attached flyer for details.

NCS Webinars Dec- Jan 2021-22 (3)

 


Accelerated Step into Work Programme (ASIW Healthcare)  for 19-30 year olds

Message Chris Hughes (Stockport Homes)

Pennine Care (NHS) and the Prince’s Trust are running another Accelerated Step Into Work Programme – see email below and attached flyer for details.

 

ASIW Cohort 10 flyer

 


Tier 2 Weight Management Service across Stockport

Message from Katie Platt (ABL Health)

ABL Health deliver the Tier 2 Weight Management Service across Stockport. This is a FREE service that anybody over 18+ can join with a BMI ranging between 25 – 35 (to calculate your BMI search for the NHS choices BMI calculator, you will need to know your height and weight to get an accurate BMI reading).

The 12-week programme promotes life-long healthy behaviour change and weight loss with weekly sessions that focus on food, nutrition, exercise, sleep, water intake and so much more. 

More recently ABL Health were awarded additional funding to develop their programmes to target Mens Health and the Older Population. The men’s only group are called TDSU (Trim Down Shape Up) which support men with their health and fitness goals.  

Their newest programme that went live on the 12th October 2021 is called Age well with ABL this programme supports anybody 65+ with strength, balance and low level activity levels. The nutritional advice is tailored slightly to meet the needs of the alder population and members can socialise after the group with a cup of tea or coffee.   

If you are interested in finding out more about ABL Health and how they can support you, call 0161 870 6492. 

Age Well with ABL Flyer Stockport
TDSU Flyer (Stockport)


LGBTQ+ group for people living with dementia

Message from Maggie Murdoch (Alzheimer's UK)

A new online LGBTQ+ group for people living with dementia and their family or carers

Posted has been attached.

GM LGBTQ+ poster


Updates from Stockport Council

Message from Sarah Burke (Stockport Council)

New Walk-In Vaccine Centre Opens in Merseyway

A new vaccination walk in centre opens at 10am on Thursday, 18 November at the One Stockport Hub in the town centre. It will offer free Covid vaccinations every week on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am until 3pm, each week until Saturday, 18 December, without the need to book. It will include boosters for those people who are eligible, having had their last dose at least six months ago; vaccinations for 12-15-year-olds who may have missed theirs at school, or during home-schooled commitments; and 16-18-year-olds needing their Covid jab. And if you still need your first or second dose, please come along. More information on the council’s news pages.

One Stockport update

The One Stockport campaign has taken off this year and here is an update on what has been happening.

We’ve seen the successful relaunch of the One Stockport website and an increase in followers on @onestockport social channels. It’s well worth a visit to both platforms to keep up to date with the news and what’s happening across the borough.

The 17 One Stockport frogs hopped into their homes throughout the borough for the summer. Supporting Totally Stockport’s Gigantic Frog Trail, they proved extremely popular and encouraged people to explore areas they are less familiar with. There have been many good news stories from the community and businesses from Stockport Spiderman to Stockport County.

Locally we are being approached more and more by the community and businesses to help publicise good news or events happening in Stockport which is great! If you have any news you would like One Stockport to share please get in touch - getinvolved@onestockport.co.uk.

Over the coming weeks, we will be launching an economic recovery campaign under the One Stockport banner to convey a sense of local pride and to encourage people to spend their time and money with local businesses across the borough of Stockport safely. The concept is ‘It’s time to get……’ and will feature people and businesses across Stockport as part of the campaign. Local traders and shoppers from a wide range of sectors have been filmed and each area has its own strapline – e.g. ‘it’s time to get Stockport shopping, it’s time to get Hazel Grove Growing etc.

Look out for this exciting initiative on our social channels @onestockport from 25 November. It would be great if you could join in this borough-wide campaign and encourage your groups and colleagues to do the same. There will be posters available for download from the website and a toolkit to help you get involved on your social channels to support this campaign.

Have your say on a new political map for Stockport Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Stockport and The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. The commission is reviewing Stockport to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors and is proposing that there should be 21 wards and 3 councillors per ward. 16 wards will have their boundaries changed, while 5 will remain the same.

Proposed changes include:

  • the creation of a Norbury ward as a result of opposition to the existing Stepping Hill ward
  • significantly different warding arrangements for the Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme areas based on the local evidence received

Want to give your views on the proposal? Visit The Local Government Boundary Commission website https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/27795. This stage of the consultation closes on 10 January 2022.

Smart Works clothing drive

Smart Works offer career coaching and high-quality interview clothing and coaching to unemployed women. They need clothing donations that are interview-appropriate, in good condition and ready to wear, particularly work coats and bags. Running a clothing drive is an easy and fun way to secure a large number of clothing donations and ensure that great quality clothing is put to the best possible use. If you’re interested in organising a clothing drive, please download the Clothing Drive pack.

If you would like to refer a woman for support, please contact Smart Works.

Find the right support in Stockport 

A number of new leaflets and posters are available to download containing up-to-date contact information for support groups in Stockport who can help people stay physically and mentally well. These files can be shared with anyone who would benefit, including practitioners. Please email info.wellbeing@stockport.gov.uk if you would like printed copies.

Heaton Norris Community Centre

A full list of new community groups running throughout the week is available to download.

Heaton Norris final timetable SEPT 2021
Self care LTH condition leaflet March 2020


Viaduct Care

Message from Sharon Fallows (Viaduct Care)

Care Co-ordinators x3

We currently have the following exciting opportunities for 3 Care Co-ordinators within Viaduct Care.

Closing date 29th November

For more information click here

Job Description


Signpost for Carers

Message from Rebecca Harris (Signpost for Carers)

Signpost Stockport for Carers are recruiting for two positions:

  • Administration and Communications Assistant (adult carers team)
  • Young Carers in Schools Group Co-ordinator  (young carers team)

More details can be found on the website: www.signpostforcarers.org.uk/working-for-us and the job adverts are attached.

Admin and Comms Assistant - November 2021
Young Carers in Schools Group Co-ordinator

Information and Signposting

For up to date health and social care information, signposting and guidance call Healthwatch Stockport on

0161 974 0753 10am - 2pm or email info@healthwatchstockport.co.uk.  

Or do you have a health or social care experience you want to share – how did your last appointment with your GP or dentist go? Are you frustrated or thrilled with the service you received – let us know so we can work with local services to influence better commissioners and better outcomes for you and your family. Contact the Healthwatch Stockport office above or submit feedback here at www.healthwatchstockport.co.uk/share-your-views

If you have any information you would like to share on the Stockport Information Round up please send any details to comms@healthwatchstockport.co.uk

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