IRU - Wednesday 1st June 2022

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IRU - 1ST JUNE 2022

Welcome to this week's Information Round-up! We Hope you are all ready for the big jubilee this weekend. 

Today marks the first day of Volunteers' Week! So we would like to thank all volunteers' all across Stockport! 

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Last week we asked you 'Do you suffer from hay fever?'

Last week's poll proved to be similar as last week's dementia question. It was nearly a split down the middle but the majority goes with 'Yes' (56%) that they do suffer with hay fever.

The reason why we asked you this last week is because Healthwatch Stockport with the help of Stockport Allergy and Asthma Parents have a produced a report called 'Lets not be rash' a report on  parental experience of allergy diagnosis in children

Go to report

There is no poll this week

Healthwatch Advice and Information



Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week starts today! To celebrate our volunteers' we are publishing 5 member profiles! Come back each day for a new one!

Volunteers' Week 2022


June's Awareness Days

We have now entered the month of June, do you know what campaigns and awareness days are happening in June?

See our list here compiled by our office volunteer Pat Goddard.

June's Awareness Days


Latest Statement from the Director of Public Health

Message from Emma Ferguson (Stockport Council)

This week’s statement focuses on Covid safety messages for the upcoming long bank holiday Jubilee weekend.

There is also a focus on next week’s World No Tobacco Day (31 May) and this week’s Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2022 (23-29 May).

We have also added information about the extension of the One Stockport Hub vaccination pop ups throughout June and especially the half term over for children and young people on 1 and 8 June.

Estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that around 2% of people are currently Covid-19 positive based on samples for the North West from the ONS infection survey and based on these estimates, around 5,800 people in Stockport. See the latest published data online.

Here is the latest Statement from the Director of Public Health


Updates from Stockport Council

Message from Sarah Burke (Stockport Council

Stockport Council Updates - 1st June


Groups from Stockport and District Mind

Message from Joanne Mallaber (Stockport and District Mind)

Stockport and District Mind have a number of groups running;

  • Dance4Carers with Stockport Mind and Boost
  • Carers Drop In
  • Thursday at One
  • Stockport Mind Choir

See attached document for more details

Groups Information - Stockport Mind

[JOB] Community Hub Engagement Worker - SPARC

Message from Lizzie Austin (Pure Innovations)

The Community Hub are looking to recruit an Engagement worker to work within SPARC.  

Please could you share with you networks, friends and family, who may be looking for a fabulous new 30hour role.  For more information please email

Community Hub Engagement Workers work with people who are living in (or at risk of) isolation to access the community and take part in a wide variety of activities and opportunities, where they would otherwise find it difficult to get involved.

We offer short term support to Clients are aged 18 plus & able to leave their home independently.

Clients working with the Community Hub at SPARC may have  ill mental health & become isolated for different reasons.

Engagement Workers carry a caseload of individual clients working 1:1 to identify how Clients would like to become more socially active and involved in their communities, introducing them to social activities, adding routine to their week.

We have Engagement workers in Pure, Stockport Homes,  SPARC & Disability Stockport, and work together to  bring  different specialisms to the Community Hub for example partner workers assist clients specifically living with loneliness, ill mental health, disabilities or other barriers.  To connect with peers, and reduce isolation, by working holistically with individuals to support them to connect with their communities adding meaningful activities to their week. 

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