Independent Age – Winter wise guide

Winter can bring extra challenges. Dark evenings and icy pavements can make it harder to get out, while cold weather can make us vulnerable to illness. Higher fuel bills can be worrying too.

Independent Age have published ‘Winter wise’ which has practical tips on staying warm and healthy in the winter months, including information on Winter Fuel Payments.  This information may be of use to those whom you support and those who may struggle in the cold weather.

You can download a copy of the guide or order a free copy by following the link:  Advice Guide Winter wise

independent age winter wise 4.11.19

 

Colourful ‘Home First’ Campaign launches across Norfolk and Waveney

The benefits of recovering in your own bed after surgery or other hospital treatment are being promoted in a new campaign being launched across Norfolk and Waveney.

The colourful ‘Home First’ campaign uses bright images, animation and positive messages to explain why patients and their families or carers should make sure they can leave hospital on their Expected Discharge Date (EDD), rather than spending a prolonged spell in a hospital bed.  To find out more details please use the link below, there is also a lovely colourful YouTube video to watch.

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/news

Please share this information with those you think will find this of interest.

Dementia Research – please pass on this information to those whom you support

From the Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator (Helen Morse) – Taking part in dementia research can offer hope and support to patients and families, as well as allow them access to new treatments and therapies. Importantly, research is the only way we are going to improve treatments and hopefully find a cure for dementia one day. The only way we can carry out vital research is with volunteers, that’s why it’s important to talk to those whom you support about research opportunities. In your next appointment, try asking your patient/client if they are interested in taking part in research, if yes, tell them about Join Dementia Research (JDR). JDR is a national scheme which allows anyone over 18 to match to local and national studies.

For more information visit the website, or if your team would like to hear more about dementia research, our Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator, Helen Morse (helen.morse@nchc.nhs.uk)  is more than happy to come and talk at team meetings. Get in touch if you would like free leaflets and posters about dementia research to give to patients/display within your service.–

Helen Morse

Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator | CRN Eastern | NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

 

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) – Launch of a new online resource

TLAP is delighted to announce they have recently launched their new online resource showcasing innovative models of community centred support. To find out more, please click on the link:    https://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/innovations-in-community-centred-support/

There is also a news story, and a blog from Alex Fox to support the launch, on the home page of their website which can be found here:  Think Local Act Personal website

TLAP would very much appreciate any promotional support you can give this, through your own networks and on social media, using the hashtag #communitycapacity.

If you come across any other organisations that you feel merit inclusion in their directory please let TLAP know and don’t forget to update your entry as your organisation develops or changes, by getting in touch with them.

For further information please contact:

 

Natasha Burberry

Sector Led Improvement Programme Manager

East of England Adult Social Care

Mobile:  07814 679030

www.adasseast.org.uk

Please note she works for ADASS Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.