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Success Regime – Mid & Sth Essex.  Find out about and get involved in Govt public workshops planned to start Sept 2016  to start discussions with local people about services and garner views on potential change and improvements re NHS Hospitals: Broomfield, Southend, Basildon.

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Southend Hospital want patient/carer input to look at and discuss ideas on improving the discharge process. A focus group session is being held 28th Sept 2016 at 6pm.  Book a place pet@southend.nhs.uk or call Healthwatch Southend 01702 356066

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Dept of Health survey on how to support carers further.  Complete and return by 31.07.16!  See above under latest news.

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Southend and Leigh on Sea Dementia Cafes Alzheimer’s Soc.  Leigh on Sea – St Peters Church Hall, Eastwood Rd North, SS9 4BX Tuesdays 2-4pm, 5th Jul, 2nd Aug, 6th Sept / Southend on Sea – Plaza Centre, 600 Southchurch Rd, SS1 2PT Mondays 2.30-4.30pm: 25th Jul, 22nd Aug, 26th Sept. Call 01702 345156 / 343121 … Continued

Men in Sheds projects in Essex – don’t be isolated.  Groups of men with a shared interest in practical activities meet others in a community space.  Increase your social and community contact.  Run by Community Voluntary Services.  Contact Hamish Macdiarmid, Essex Shed Network Coordinator 01621 851891  www.maldoncvs.org.uk/shed/

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Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford and Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow have Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections being carried out in June 2016.  The CQC want know your experiences, you can tell them at this link on their website CQC or call National Customer Service Centre in Newcastle 03000 616161 now.

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Dementia.  Alzheimer’s Society offers people with dementia and their carers: Drop In Dementia Cafes, Support Groups, Activity Groups, Bowling Groups.  Reminiscence, Seated Exercise and Singing for the Brain groups in the Chelmsford, maldon, Braintree, Witham and Boreham areas.  01245 260011 or email midessex@alzheimers.org.uk

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Urinary Continence Management – Devices for Dignity(D4D) Healthcare Technology Co-operative is national initiativefunded by National Institutefor Health Research (NIHR) to drive forward innovative new products, processes,  services bringing real solutions to enhance people’s lives.  They want to hear what you and carers have to say at www.devicesfordignity.org.uk/

 

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‘How can we improve support for carers?’. The Department of Health has launched a consultation running through until 30th June asking this question, they want your views, complete the survey here.

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