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Walkden Medical Centre News

Oct 2019

Flu Clinics-Adults

Drop in clinics

Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 12-1 until the end of October

Saturday Clinic

2nd November 9-12.30

Pre bookable appointment's re available for 65 year old and older with Bernadette-please enquire at reception. 

Opening Hours
Reception hours are 08:00 - 18:30 Monday to Friday. On the day appointments can be booked at reception, either in person or by telephone, from 08:00.
 
Practice Pharmacist
We now have a pharmacist working alongside the practice. He is helping us in many ways. He will be doing face to face medication reviews with our patients who have chronic airway disease and hypertension.
  
Physiotherapy self-referrals
You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the practice website. go2physio

Free MOT Lung Check
Thousands of people in Salford will be offered a to improve early detection rates of lung disease. Patients aged 55 to 74 who smoke or who have smoked in the past will be sent a letter from their GP inviting them to book a check which includes spirometry (breathing checks). Salford City Council’s health improvement service staff will also be on hand to offer stop smoking and other health advice. The first round of the lung health check pilot will be carried out at Walkden Gateway centre before being available in other parts of the city later in the year. 
Cervical Screening
If due please attend for your smear! Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year. Around 690 women die from the disease, which means 2 deaths every day. It's estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cases could be prevented.
 
Annual Reviews for Long Term Conditions (LTC)
Patients will be asked to attend for their annual LTC review around their birthday.

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New community group in Little Hulton

The Happie Chappies are a local group who put on activities for residents. Activities include Bingo, Gardening Club, luncheon Club, Knitting and sewing club. They are hosting an opening day is to showcase what they do and open up their doors to organisations and residents, so people can see what they are doing. There will be raffles, refreshments and cakes on offer.

 

Join us for a brew, a look round or bring anyone interested in having a look around.

 

If you know of anyone that is socially isolated and wants to get out into a group please get in touch with Happie Chappies. Hulton avenue community centre. Monday 4th November 

New Childrens choir

A new choir is open is anyone would like to attends. Its on at St Johns community centre,

every Monday 4-5.

There is a new Chat and Natter group hosted by Age UK in Little Hulton.

The session will be on: Tuesday’s, 10am – 12:30pm at Streetgate Community Centre, Baron Fold, Little Hulton, M38 9UR

There is a donation of 50p for hot drink and biscuits.

First Steps

Play and support group

Play sessions for children with an additional need

(*All sessions are TERM TIME ONLY)

 

play session for children with an additional need/disability and their parent/carer.

Meet other parents

and let your child play in a safe and stimulating environment. Trained and experienced staff will offer advice and practical support to help you promote your child's learning, development, play and social skills.

 

The group is led by a Portage home visitor and an Early help practitioner.

 

TUESDAY 1.00-2.00 pm

Little Hulton Children’s Centre

Longs haw Drive, Salford M28 OBD. Tel: 0161 604 7660

 

If you would like more information please contact:

Paula Watt

Portage home visitor– Starting Life Well

On: 07841297331

 

Email: paula.watt@salford.gov.uk

Or SLW@salford.gov.uk

The Parenting Peer Support Group we have a group locally in Walkden at St Pauls Church Community Hall and will start on the 24th September Tuesday’s 9:30am – 11am

The peer support group is a chance for an informal coffee morning for the parents of children with additional needs to share experiences and meet new people.

For further information please call 0800 952 1000.

Free 10 Week Learning introductory Courses

For more information on free courses in your community and across the City 

Contact  The Learning Team on 0161 831 9807

Little Hulton Children’s Centre, Longshaw Drive,

Little Hulton M28 0BD

Childcare Thinking of working in the childcare industry or have children of your own then this course could build your confidence and skills Mondays 16/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am

Confidence Building 

If you would like to Improve your

confidence and self-esteem

create positive thinking and

develop your assertiveness this course

could help you

Mondays 16/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am

The Big Local, Hulton District Centre,

Little Hulton, M28 OBA

English (not ESOL) If you would like to Improve your literacy skills Be able to help your children with homework or prepare to take a qualification this course could help you  Fridays 20/9/19 12.30pm till 2.30pm

Maths

 If you would like to Improve your maths

skills

Be able to help your children with

homework or prepare for a qualification

this course could help you 

Tuesdays 17/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am

Old Lane Community Centre, 132 Old Lane, Little Hulton

 M38 9SV

Supporting Children with Homework Improve your skills and confidence, learn new tips and ideas to make homework more enjoyable and achievable.  Thursdays 19/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am

Walkden Gateway 2 Smith Street Walkden M28 3EZ

First Steps to Working in Hospitality Learn new skills or enhance existing skills to prepare for an exciting career in Hospitality  Mondays 16/9/19 12.30pm till 2.30pm 

Open Days For information on these courses and many more across the City come along to   The Big Local,  Hulton District Centre,   Little Hulton, M28 OBA on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 9.30am till 12.30pm And  Old lane Community Centre, 132 Old lane, Little Hulton, M38 9SB  Monday 9th  September 2019  9am till 12.30pm  

 

Dementia

Dementia is when someone has a set of symptoms that include memory loss, communication difficulties, and changes in behaviour. It is caused by many different diseases and conditions, of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common.

Getting information

The first thing you should do is visit your GP and explain your symptoms. They can run some tests and if they think you may have dementia, they will refer you to the Memory Assessment Team in Little Hulton.

The Alzheimers Society provides lots of different factsheets and booklets that cover everything about dementia, including drug treatments and how to cope with memory loss.

Support in Salford

There are lots of support groups in Salford to help if you or a family member or friend is affected by dementia.

Dancing with Dementia

This a social dance/entertainment group for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers, offering a place where people can offer support and empathy with their experiences. This is ran by Lesley Fisher and further information available on 07442 167208.

Venue-The Grand Palais, Station Road, Swinton, M27 6AH.

1-3pm Dates for your dairy 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th Novemebr and 11th December.

The Alzheimers Society provide a Dementia Support Service. You can meet with a support worker who can give you advice on support services, claiming benefits and introduce you to support groups.

Salford Carers Centre can also help you access a wide range of services that could make life easier for you.

Age UK Salford’s Dementia Support Service can provide advice, guidance and support to people, their carers and families. They run free support groups in Swinton and Eccles for people with dementia and their family members. They also run buddy groups for people with mild to moderate dementia.

The Humphrey Booth Centre in Swinton also provides an information centre and cafe where you can get support and take part in activities.

The Open Doors project runs a Dementia Cafe at the Woodlands Hospital and support group where you can share experiences and get information. Contact Cathy or Mike on 0161 772 3893 for more information.

New service June 16

Admiral nurses

Can give you specialist advice about dementia and counselling when things are difficult. Earlier this year we extended the opening hours of our Admiral Nursing Direct helpline and employed more nurses so we could be there for more families when they needed us. 
Contact us 0800 888 6678 or direct@dementiauk.org for advice.
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
 

Who else to contact

Alzheimers Society

Dunham House
85-89 Cross St
Sale
M33 7HH

Tel: 0161 962 4769

Visit the website


Age UK Dementia Support Service

108 Church Street
Eccles
Salford
M30 0LH

Tel: 0161 778 7700

Visit the website


Humphrey Booth Resource Centre

16-18 Worsely Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5WWW

Tel: 0161 607 7100

Support for people with dementia and their carers.

Visit the website


Salford Carers Centre

Angel Centre
1 St Philips Place
Salford
M3 6FA

Tel: 0161 833 0217
Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

Range of support, advice, events and training for carers living in Salford.

Visit the website



 
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