Whats happening in our community?
We are launching some updates to our patient notice boards and website with a focus on the community. These will include updates to promote services to help improve health and general wellbeing.
Castle Donington Volunteer Centre
The Volunteer Centre is an invaluable resource for the village and surrounding community, providing information and signposting services on matters relating to housing, jobs, benefits, local opportunities and other services. These are all available at the Drop In Centre on Borough Street.
However the Volunteer Centre offers a far wider range of services than this and their website proves to be an excellent guide to all they offer. Projects such as Grow Cook Share, transport for medical appointments and organised lunch clubs.
Link to the Volunteer Centre's website
Cancer Wellness Poject
The “Cancer Wellness project” is a cancer rehabilitation scheme which is specifically available for those patients who are living with a cancer diagnosis, who maybe receiving treatment, in remission or in recovery and will also offer support to their carer’s. The scheme will be run under the guidance of a qualified cancer rehabilitation instructor and will offer those patients living with a cancer diagnosis access to:-
• Individual assessed activity plan which may include gym and/or fitness classes
• Relaxation therapies e.g. head, hand and foot massages, Tai Chi, Meditation
• Social Café so people can sit and talk to each other, share experiences.
|This project has been a joint venture, supported by the CCG and will be delivered by NWL District Council Staying Healthy Partnership based at Hood Park Leisure Centre, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. A copy of the Locality Meeting presentation Cancer Wellness NWL update has been attached for reference with background on this project and a flow chart of the programme.|
NWL District Council have provided posters and leaflets where copies are available as links below.
Stay Ahead of the Chill this Winter
Age UK LeicesterShire & Rutland is offering free home energy checks to older people who are finding it difficult to keep their homes warm in winter.
One of our experienced handymen can visit you to check the temperature in your home and whether there are draughts. They’ll inspect your heating system and any insulation measures you have. If our handyman’s assessment suggests that you could benefit from energy saving equipment – such as energy saving light bulbs or reflective panels behind radiators – these will be fitted. He’ll also give you practical tips on saving energy and keeping your fuel bills down.
All our handymen are DBS (was CRB) checked.
To arrange a FREE Home Energy Check for yourself or for an older person you think might benefit, please contact Amy Welch on 0116 299 2254.
Community Leicester Arthritis Self Help (CLASH) Group Update
CLASH 2012 has recently received a £2,000 Community Development & Engagement Grant through their Staying Healthy Grant Scheme and will now be running run some activities in Loughborough.
The aim is to provide activities for adults and children with arthritis of all abilities, to have fun and make friends. If any patients would like to join any of the activities then all they need to do is contact CLASH and become a member of CLASH 2012. For further information, they can call 0333 3444 611.
For further details on activities please refer to;
Attachment KIDS LEAFLET
Attachment EXERCISE LEAFLET
Attachment ADULTS LEAFLET
Health for Teens
The Health for Teens website, created by LPT, has been shortlisted for a national healthcare communications and marketing award. The website includes a lively, accessible short film for young people about mental health resilience. There are also opportunities for users to access quality information and materials about mental health problems that affect children and young people.
Please have a look at the website and film by following this link
New Monthly Hearing Aid Clinic
Here at Castle Donington
Free advice for anyone with hearing loss.
Basic maintenance service for Derby hospital patients. (Cleaning and retubing)
The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The helpline number is: 0800 4 70 80 90.
They also offer telephone and letter friendship schemes where they match volunteers with older people based on their interests; facilitated group calls; and help to connect people with local services in their area.