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Carer Support Bulletin
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.
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
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
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
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Healthwatch Wolverhampton Regent House First Floor Bath Avenue WV1 4EG
We can be reached between 9am and 5pm on Mondays to Fridays.
email@example.com Tel: 0800 470 1944
Carer Support Team: 01902 553409
Community Support Team: 01902 553445
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
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’.
‘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
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
Linden House, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD
Wednesfield Dementia Cafe
2nd Tuesday of the month 10am – 12pm
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