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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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21/06/2016 Information

Ageing without children.  1 in 5 people over 50 don’t have children and by 2030, there will be 2 million people over 65 without children.  This organisation aims to help people ageing without children live a later life free of the free fear of ageing alone and being without support.  www.awoc.org

21/06/2016 Involving You!

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/

21/06/2016 Information
What's New?

“My Social Prescription” is a phone, face-to-face and online service that can help you: meet new people, find self help groups, clubs, befriending agencies, share your skills with others, receipt support or become a volunteer. 0800 7311 655 email: msp@ccvs.org    Visit essexconnects.org.uk

21/06/2016 What's New?

Barclays bank free beginners internet learning.  A programme called The Digital Eagles based in branches across the UK, helping introduce older people to the internet – Skype, Facebook, internet banking/shopping, latest apps.  Age no boudary, tea and teach sessions.

21/06/2016 Useful Services

Essex libraries – run a host of services – IT learning groups, home library service etc.  Check them out.