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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.

Trouble sleeping? Feeling low?

Get your energy back with an award-winning online sleep improvement programme

Sleepio was created by world sleep expert 

Professor Colin Espie and features proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. 

The six-week online programme is clinically proven to help those with long-term sleep problems fall asleep, stay asleep and feel better during the day.

For help to improve your sleep, please contact:

etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk 

Tel. 0161 226 3871  www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Self Help is a Registered Charity (No. 1122063) A Big Life Charity

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  

 

Carers

       

 

Are you a Carer?

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help.

This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age.

Where to get help

Salford Carers Centre
Langworthy Cornerstones
451 Liverpool Street
Salford
M6 5QQ

Telephone: 0161 212 5451
Email: salford.carers@gaddum.co.uk

Benefits of contacting the Salford Carers Centre include:

  • 1-1 holistic support
  • Social events and wellbeing activities- e.g. weekly carers breakfast
  • Information, general advice and signposting
  • Regular free newsletter
  • Links to other local carer organisations

Young carers

Young carers are children or young people under the age of 18 who are supporting another person with a long term condition and/or disability.

You can find out about Young Carers services provided by Salford Carers Centre by calling 0161 212 5451.

SALFORD CARERS SERVICE

Salford Carers Service has been supporting carers locally since 2001. We offer a comprehensive range of support, tailored to individual carer’s needs.

Unwaged carers are often looking after someone simply because they care, and this can be tough. Being a carer can be stressful with very little me time. I give help and support to those people helping and supporting others.

If you look after someone who has mental health issues, physical disability, long term illness, learning disability, drug or alcohol issues, dementia or frailty due to old age, we are here to support you.

Our team can offer 1-to-1 information, advice and emotional support, we can signpost you to other services and support you to access a Carers Assessment.

Services include outreach services in our local community, as well as working with a host of partners in health, social care and the voluntary sector to make sure that carers are identified and supported in a timely way.

We have an award winning young carers and young adult carers service which works closely educational providers in the Salford and other youth service providers; our support is for the whole family.

We work with other non statutory partners in the city, such as the Lowry Theatre, to ensure we can support carers tackle the poverty of isolation.

You can stay up to date with our activities by following us on the website & via Twitter, or sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter for adult carers by emailing us.

Contact us to find out more:

Address: Salford Carers’ Service, Langworthy Cornerstones, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ.

email: salford.carers@gaddum.org.uk

Tel: 0161 212 5451

Do you need to make a referral? Click to download the forms here:

Adult Service Referral Form July 19

Enhanced Referral Form 2019

Salford Young Carers referral Form – July 2019

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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