LATEST NEWS! News Archive

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04/03/2016

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03/03/2016

DAVE MONK – LOCAL BROADCASTER AND CELEB!

Thank you to Dave for supporting us at WhereIsTheCare (see Supporters Page) and asking if we might appear on your show, very much appreciated!

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01/03/2016

SUCCESS REGIME – MID & STH ESSEX.  GET INVOLVED. HAVE YOUR SAY.  WORKSHOPS COMING. FROM SEPT 2016

Part of the NHS Five Year Forward View will allow local health services to take decisive steps to secure high quality, joined-up, improved care.  Three main areas that may involve service changes are: * Faster progress towards joined up health and social care based around localities, *More collaboration and shared services across the three main hospitals in Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend, *Changes in urgent and emergency care in line with national recommendations. Other areas involved: simplifying commissioning and contractual arrangements, developing the healthcare workforce and improving IT and access to shared care records. The intention is to have clinically sustainable services in financial balance by 2018/19.

Public workshops planned for Sept 2016 to start discussions with local people about services and garner views on potential change, to share people’s experiences and give feedback on what might/might not work in future.  Dates will be published here when we have then.

INFORMATION & TIPS

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Tips & Information bites listed in chronological date order.  If you have come across a service, entitlement, innovation, something you didn’t know existed and would help other carer families to know about please let us know! Email us, help@whereisthecare.co.uk.  Thank you.


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18/07/2016 Entitlements

Have you been told to find a different care home to receive Continuing Healthcare funding?  Read the facts www.caretobedifferent.co.uk.

18/07/2016 Entitlements

Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments (for Community Care) increased to £156.25 per week.  If you were in receipt at that time, payments should be backdated to 01.04.16.  (see www.caretobedifferent.co.uk)

14/07/2016 New Services

Harlow – Drop-In for Carers. Princess Alexandra Hospital planning more support for carers via drop-in service and more integration of voluntary sector services.  See Drop-In Service Princess Alexandra Hospital article (articles page) and PAH Drop In Flyer.

02/07/2016 Health Activities

Southend Active Festival 8th July 2016 at 13:00 – 14:00 so you can try out a range of different activities. Southend Bandstand, Priory park, Priory Crescent.  Free fun fitness pursuits – yoga, healthchecks, zumba etc. Just turn up.

02/07/2016 Information
Involving You!

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 or pop along.