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 Time to think about getting a Flu injection.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FLU CLINICS

Invites  are going out  from the 5th September  Via Text message and letters from the  16th September

 

 

Patient s  over 65s clinics are starting the week beginning 23rd September

The over 65 yrs vaccine is recommended for those who become 65yr before 31.3.2020 (thus a few will still be 64 at the time)

 

At risk group from age 18yrs-64yrs is 14th October

 Information to follow regarding Childrens Flu clinics

 

 We look forward to seeing you in the practice

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Carers Support

 

Carer Support New Bulletin

Carer Support Bulletin

November 2019

 

Information, advice and guidance for carers.

Carers Celebration Christmas Lunch

Carer Support have arranged a Christmas Lunch at The Gatehouse, Donington Grove, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 6EE on Friday 6th December from 12.00 till 2.00pm for the carer and the person that they care for. Booking is essential, you can choose two of each of the following course options for £5:00 per person, or three for £7.99 payable in advance when you book your meal and make your menu choices.

Please state your choices when making your booking and let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements. All drinks will need to be purchased.

Please contact Joy, Parvena and Sharon on 553409 to reserve and pay for your meal with your menu choices.

Starters

TOMATO SOUP (V) Served with white bread.

CRANBERRY & ORANGE CHICKEN WINGS

PRAWN COCKTAIL With seafood sauce, dressed mixed leaves and brown bread

CHICKEN LIVER & HERB PÂTÉ A chicken liver pâté with cream and herbs. Served with dressed mixed leaves, caramelised red onion chutney and toast

Mains

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

Hand-carved turkey served with sage and onion stuffing, pig in blanket, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and gravy

Upgrade to our Big Plate Special for 1.00

Get extra turkey, a pig in blanket, a Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and gravy

FESTIVE BURGER

Beef burger topped with smoked streaky bacon, cranberry sauce and Brie, in a bun with burger sauce and lettuce. Served with fries and ketchup

8oz* RUMP STEAK & PEPPERCORN SAUCE

Cooked to your liking with chips, peas, half a grilled tomato and peppercorn sauce in a jug

SALMON WITH HOLLANDAISE Served with baby potatoes, seasonal vegetables and smoky Hollandaise sauce in a jug

FESTIVE PIE

Tender turkey layered on top of cranberry sauce and a cranberry, chestnut and pork stuffing with gravy. Encased in shortcrust pastry with a puff pastry Christmas tree lid, with mashed potatoes, peas and gravy in a jug

BEETROOT, SWEET POTATO & BUTTERNUT SQUASH TART (V) A tart of winter vegetables and spinach with delicate flavours of fennel, spices and rosemary. Served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and Napolitana sauce in a jug Vegan option available (VE)

Desserts

CHRISTMAS PUDDING Served with custard

CHOCOLATE AND CHERRY TORTE served with vegan ice cream

LIMONCELLO DRIZZLED CHEESECAKE Limoncello coulis and vanilla flavour ice cream

CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIE chocolate brownie topped with cherry compote and vanilla ice cream

APPLE & BERRY CRUMBLE Served with custard

 

Carers Bulletin Flu Article

 

As we approach the Flu season this autumn/winter, be sure to protect yourself and those close to you from the Flu by getting a Flu vaccine. The Flu Vaccine is the best protection against the Flu and is available for free for many eligible people, from their GP or local pharmacy. Carers are eligible for a free NHS Flu vaccine, if they either receive Carers Allowance or are the main carer of an individual whose welfare would be at risk if you were to fall ill with the Flu. Vaccines are available from around the start of October, speak to your GP or local pharmacy for more information.

People you care for are eligible for the Flu vaccine from their GP or local pharmacy, if they are aged either over 65, have a long-term condition or are pregnant. Primary School children are also eligible via a free nasal spray vaccination which is offered at School, look out for our Flu Fighters campaign for more information about Primary School aged Flu Vaccinations.

For more information, go to: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/flu

 

Carers Events In Wolverhampton

 

 

Café Neuro Wolverhampton

Café Neuro Wolverhampton is a peer support group for people who are living with neurological and neuromuscular conditions that is facilitated by Compton Care and Healthwatch Wolverhampton with the support of the Black Country Neurological Alliance.

Conditions that may come under this umbrella could be Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntingdon’s Chorea, FND and/or difficulties arising from stroke or brain injury although this is not an exhaustive list.

We hold the session every 3rd Thursday of the month at The Poynings Community Room, Regis Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8QN, starting at 2pm and finishing at 4pm.

Our session is open to anyone over the age of 18 and you are welcome to attend with your carers and/or loved ones if you so wish. We are also happy for professionals to come along with people that they are supporting if patients/service users have no other way of getting to us.

As well as peer support, we are planning to create a programme of guest speakers to come and talk to group members about issues that may be pertinent to them such as continence care and use of mobility aids although this will be confirmed later in the year.

Please feel free to signpost anyone who you think may be suitable to the session. If you have any queries, please contact Clare Whittaker on 07534 645340 or email me on clarewhittaker@comptoncare.org.uk

 

Carers Café

Light House Media Centre, The Chubb Building, Fryer Street,

Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT

Monday 11th November 2019    10am – 11.30am

Monday 9th December 2019    10am – 11.30am

What is Healthwatch Wolverhampton?

Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion to gather and represent the views of the public especially around Health and Social Care experiences.  The information that we gather is shared with providers and commissioners to help influence change.  Healthwatch plays a role at both a national and a local level ensuring that the information gathered is used to help shape future services.

An Influencer We will listen to your views, concerns and suggestions about services and use that information to help shape and improve them.

A Supporter We can provide information to help you make choices about the services you use.

Complaints Advocacy We can refer you to someone who will support you in making a complaint

Volunteering We are always recruiting volunteers to support the work that we do, we also support students giving them work experience opportunities.

VISIT US

Healthwatch Wolverhampton Regent House First Floor Bath Avenue WV1 4EG

OPENING HOURS

We can be reached between 9am and 5pm on Mondays to Fridays.

CONTACT US

info@healthwatchwolverhampton.co.uk Tel: 0800 470 1944

 

Useful Numbers

Carer Support Team: 01902 553409

Email: CarerSupport@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Community Support Team: 01902 553445

Email: CommunitySupport@wolverhampton.gov.uk

City of Wolverhampton Council Customer Services: 01902 551155

Adult social care (Office hours): 01902 551199

Adult social care (Emergency out of hours): 01902 552999

 

er Support Bulletin

October 2019

Information, advice and guidance for carers.

 

The Carers Wellbeing Café

The Carers Wellbeing Café 9th September 2019 at the Lighthouse Media Centre

The Carers Wellbeing café meets on the second Monday of the month at the Lighthouse Media Centre Wolverhampton.

“I really enjoy meeting other carers at the café, there is always a friendly welcome and a cup of tea. Normally the talks are really interesting and when I go home I chat to my daughter about the things the group have talked about “

This month Suzanne and Heather from Trading Standards came and gave the carers group a talk about being ‘scam aware’ and staying ‘Scam Savvy’

It was an informative group with carers asking lots of questions about such things as on-line security while internet banking, on line shopping, cold calling and other issues. The carers felt the meeting was good and felt much more aware of what to look out for and who to contact regarding any issues to do with trading standards.

If you would like to attend the next Carers Café on 14th October at 10am – 11:30 am at the Light House, please contact Urmila Patel on 55344027 or just turn up on the day

 

Light House Media Centre,

The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT

Upcoming dates (from 10.00am to 11.30am):

  • Monday 14 October: Claire, Community engagement worker at Compton Care with be attending to provide information about their service
  • Monday 11 November 2019
  • Monday 9 December 2019

 

                            

                               Hatha Yoga Sessions for Carers                              

 

Hatha Yoga promotes balance in the body and mind through a combination of synchronised posture and focused breath work. The sessions will consist of a grounding period of 5 minutes, followed by the practice of physical Yoga postures for approximately 45 minutes followed by a relaxation period of approximately 10 minutes.

Yoga is believed to have a calming effect on the nervous system; balancing the mind body and emotions. It is thought by some practitioners to prevent specific diseases by keeping life energy flowing. Yoga has been used to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve co-ordination, flexibility, concentration, sleep and digestion.

Yoga helps to develop discipline. This comes from making the time on a regular basis to either go to Yoga classes, or practice yoga at home. However, there is a subtler level of discipline that can be achieved simply by being mindful of the quality of your breath and the deeper effects that specific Yoga postures have on your body.

The Community Support Team have organised free yoga sessions with the Inna Harmony Yoga instructor at East Park Library once a week on a Friday since the beginning of August 2019. 10 carers have attended and the feedback and benefit from the sessions has been really positive.

‘Socialising, relaxing, keep healthy, the instructor was great’

‘something for the carer-wonderful’

‘Relaxation techniques, stretching to strengthen back muscles.’

‘One hour a week for me to concentrate on me’

‘These sessions cannot be improved’

‘It helped me to gain balance, remain calm, loved the classes would love more’.

‘Me time’

‘It was fabulous, it gave me time to recharge my batteries’

The team are planning on arranging more six-week sessions if you are interested please contact

Admin at The Carer Support Team

On 01902 553409

 

       Carers Events In Wolverhampton                     

Evie’s Kitchen

56 Moat House Lane East, Wolverhampton WV11 3DD

Upcoming dates (from 10.00am to 11.30am)

  • Wednesday 30 October 2019
  • Wednesday 27 November 2019

For more information contact Urmila Patel on 01902 554027.

 

Big Venture Centre

Big Venture Centre, 1-36 Chesterton Rd, Wolverhampton, WV10 8SP. The café will be run on the first Friday of every month between 1pm and 3pm and starts on 2 August.

For more information call on 01902 553409.

 

Tettenhall Dementia Café

1st Tuesday of the month 10am – 12pm

Held at:

Linden House, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD

 

Wednesfield Dementia Cafe

2nd Tuesday of the month 10am – 12pm

Held at:

Wednesfield Community Centre, Well Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 1XT

 

Bilston Dementia Café

1st Friday of the month 2pm – 4pm

Held at: Bilston People’s Centre, Wolverhampton Street, Bilston, WV14 0LT

 

Beautiful Memories (Suhanni Yaadein) Dementia Navigator drop in advice service (Punjabi speaking support worker)

2nd Wednesday of each month 10.30am – 12.30pm

Held at: Bob Jones Community Hub & Healthy Living Centre

Bromley Street, Blakenhall WV2 3AS.

If you have any questions please get in touch:

Telephone: 0121 521 3020

Email: blackcountrydementiasupport@alzheimers.org.uk

 



 
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