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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.


Date Subject Content
21/06/2016 Information

Heating, equipment, pension – Need help with fuel bills to prevent cold home? Need a grant for equipment in the home that is a necessity?  Need pension advice?  Your local CAB, Citizens Advice Bureau can help.

20/06/2016 Health Activities
Involving You!

Depression?  Meet and chat, meet others in your local area, self help groups.  0207 407 7584  www.depressionalliance.org.uk 

25/05/2016 CQC
Health
Involving You!

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.

25/05/2016 Involving You!
Useful Services

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

13/05/2016 Entitlements
Information
Useful Services

Bereavement Officers in Hospital offer practical and emotional support to the families and friends of patients who died within a trust’s care.