New Pamper Sessions for carers

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Sep 122017

Our carers pamper sessions in Wellington have always been very popular, but are aware it may be difficult for some carers to get there. From September, we will be holding trial sessions in Newport and Brookside on alternate months. The Newport sessions will be held at Cosy Hall on Tuesday mornings;19th September and 21st November. The Brookside ones will be at Brookside Central Community Centre on Tuesday mornings; 17th October and 19th December.

Qualified therapists offer various treatments including back, hand head or shoulder massage, giving you a chance to relax and de-stress.

Please call us on 01952 240209 if you would like to book an appointment.

Wills, Trusts and Power of Attorney

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Mar 242017

Malcolm Parker from Manor Wills and Trusts will be talking about will writing, setting up trusts and power of attorney at the next Hadley Support Group.

Come along the Castle Farm Community Centre at 10:30am on Thursday 13th April, no booking needed.

Newport Carers Coffee Morning

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Mar 162017

Drop in Coffee Morning at Newport Library Friday 17th March from 10.30am to 12noon.

Have you heard about social prescribing? Come along and find out what it is and how it can help your general well-being from Debbie Derham from the Social Prescribing Newport Pilot.

“Social prescribing involves empowering individuals to improve their health and wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to non-medical and community support services. It is an innovative and growing movement, with the potential to reduce the financial burden on the NHS and particularly on primary care.”

Brush up your Cooking Skills

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Mar 012017

Want to brush up on your cooking skills and take home some tasty food? We currently have spaces on our carers cooking courses.

Weekly on Wednesdays, one running now until 5th April. Another starting 10th May until 21st June (not 31st May).

Give us a ring on 01952 240209 if you want to book a place.

Mental Health Active Carers Group

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Feb 032017

The Mental Health Active Carers group campaign to give mental health carers a voice at local, regional and national level and discuss issues such as changes in services.

The next Active Carers meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th February 2017, hosted by the CarersTrust4All, Unit 12, Tilstock Crescent, Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury SY2 6HW

Keven Mansell one of SSSFT’s Area Managers has agreed to join us to give us the very latest on Trust thinking and bring us up to date on Remodelling. (Kevin shares looking after the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CMHTs with Anton Dias).

Please arrive at 1:15pm for a prompt 1:30pm start. The meeting is due to finish at 3:30pm.

Listening to people with dementia and their carers

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Nov 242016
As part of the Department of Health’s Dementia 2020 Citizens’ Engagement Programme and building on the work of the Dementia 2020 Challenge Implementation Plan, the following national survey has been developed in collaboration with dementia organisations and people with dementia and their carers. It will seek views about the quality and experience of getting a diagnosis, the level of care and support received after a diagnosis as well as people’s understanding of dementia in local communities.
 The survey is for:

any person in England who currently provides unpaid care or support to a family member, friend or neighbour who has been diagnosed with dementia in the last two years (between November 2014 and November 2016)

any person in England who has received a diagnosis of dementia in the last two years (between November  2014 and November 2016)

Please follow the link below to complete the survey: