IRU - Wednesday 8th June 2022

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Update from Stockport Council about statement from Director of Public Health

Message from Emma Ferguson (Stockport Council)

There’s no Director of Public Health statement this week, as we are reducing the frequency to once a month now we are Living with Covid.

However, latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) infection survey suggests that around 1.2 % of the population of the NW would test positive for Covid-19 .In Stockport this equates to around 3,500 people. See the latest published data online.

One Stockport Hub vaccination pop ups have been extended for Saturdays throughout June. There are also clinics during the half term for children and young people on Wednesdays, 1 and 8 June.

This week also sees the start of Volunteers week, One Stockport’s ‘Our Kind of Stockport’ campaign, co-designed with sector 3 and VCFSE groups, will launch to tie in with this week. The campaign will highlight the good things our volunteers have done for the borough whilst encouraging more people to consider volunteering. The One Stockport website has more information. If you could help to share content on your channels and with your workforce that would be great.

Boundaries sound like
Free ESLO course
GMYP great visual – What does LGBTQIA+ stand for
Its carer week this week 6th – 12th June, so lets rise the profile of the fabulous Signpost for carers
Love2Support programme
LGBTQ+ finding excusive sport and activity clubs
Sign post woolley crafters group third Monday of the month

Dementia Drop-in

Message from Lizzie Austin (Pure Innovations)

Please find attached our updated info for our Dementia Drop in.

The Drop in is for people living with dementia along with their carers, and is held at the Upper Rooms Café Cheadle – weekly on Monday 11am – 1pm (except bank holidays). 

For more information please contact the Community Hub team on 0161 804 4416

Drop in Flyer


Save the date for the launch of the fist ever Community led Multi Cultural Cafe in Stockport

Message from Nadia Ali (Make a Difference)

I wanted to share this resource with you as a source of information and signposting to BAME families that you may work with . This cafe has come out of the emerging need to meet the culturally appropriate food needs for new families that come into Stockport - more recently the Afghan Families and more. 

I would like to personally invite you to our opening night on Friday 10th June to come and see what our amazing volunteers have achieved and to come and try the authentic dishes at affordable prices in a vibrant environment 

the leaflet are being translated in Arabic, Urdu and Dari - i will send you this as soon as we get it done 

I look forward to hearing from you and maybe seeing some of you at the cafe - please do use us for meeting on Friday evenings 

PLEASE NOTE - this cafe is open to everyone and not just BAME families 

Arabian Twilight Cafe (1)
Arabian Twilight Cafe

[JOBS] Roles at Viaduct Care

Message from Sharon Fallows (Viaduct Care)

Health Coach - Pain Management and Addiction in Tame Valley PCN (band 5) closing date 12th June

More information

Hospital Discharge Care Co-ordinator in Tame Valley PCN (band 4) closing date 14th June

More information

Care Coordinators – Werneth PCN & HHM PCN (band 4) closing date 15th June

More information 


Standguide AEB Courses

Message from Chris Hughes (Stockport Homes)

Standguide have some new courses coming up – see attached flyers for details

L1 Certificate in Customer Service
Accredited ESOL June
Digital Skills for Work
Creating a Business Start-Up June
Functional Skills in English July

Empowered Conversations research study

Message from Siobhan Mckenna (Age UK)

I would like to introduce Cassie, who is coordinating a University of Manchester research study involving informal carers of people living with dementia. The trial investigates the Empowered Conversations communication course, for carers and builds on previous evidence that showed the course helped reduce carer stress and improve communication, within the person’s relationship.

For more information, Cassie can be contacted at or 0161 358 2505.

Brief Study Info

Age UK Stockport
AUKS News sheet June 2022

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