June Bulletin from Healthwatch Wirral. Lots of great information for all!


This bulletin includes;

Online Directory of Services

As part of our work with the Mental Health Concordat and the Suicide Prevention training for community gatekeepers we have developed an online directory of services. This is to help individuals experiencing difficulties which may impact on their mental health and ensure that they can be signposted to local appropriate services before they have a crisis.

Our signposting page is now up and running and can be found using the link below;

Happy Volunteers Week to all our fabulous volunteers.
We appreciate the time, work and effort you give in helping us improve local health and social care services.
We couldn’t do it without you!
Could you become a Healthwatch Wirral Volunteer and help us improve local Health and Social Care Services?

The volunteering roles now available with Healthwatch Wirral are;
Promotions and Events Assistant
Research Assistant
Authorised Representative
Community Engagement (Telephone and Outreach)

Please click here to request a volunteer pack and sign up today.

Roadworks to take place for three weeks at Arrowe Park Hospital

Planned roadworks will soon get underway at Arrowe Park Hospital to help improve flow of traffic outside its Emergency Department.

Although the works will not affect emergency ambulances entering or exiting the site, there will be changes to how some visitors and staff leave the hospital.

For safety a one-way system will be temporarily introduced taking visiting vehicles from the free car park, and staff vehicles from the employee car park, around the back of the hospital to the site’s alternative exit on Arrowe Park Road.

The improvement work is expected to start at 9am on Monday, June 5, and scheduled to last three weeks.

This story was taken from the Wirral Globe.
Please click here to find out more.

Dawn of a new era for social care in Wirral

Thursday 8th June marks the dawn of an exciting new era in health and social care for Wirral residents.

Wirral Community NHS Trust are delighted to be welcoming more than 220 adult social care assessment staff, who will be transferring from the council, to join them.

Together, their health professionals and their new adult social care colleagues will be able to make a real difference to Wirral people, their families and carers.

As one organisation, Wirral Community NHS Trust will deliver a fully integrated social care assessment and health service to local residents – helping to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

People will have one number to call, one person responsible for ensuring their health and social care needs are understood.

Community nurses, community matrons, therapists, social workers and other care staff will work side by side, as one integrated service, supporting people in their local communities.

This story was taken from the Wirral Globe
To find out more, please click here

Do you know someone who could benefit from LEAP?

Energy Projects Plus are offering free home energy visits to residents across Merseyside and Cheshire as part of the LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme).

The visits aim to help residents to reduce the amount they spend on energy, maximise their income and keep them affordably warm in their homes through the provision of advice, personalised support, and the installation of energy saving improvements.

The visits are delivered by our team of expert advisors and include:

  • Help switching to a better energy tariff
  • Referrals for benefits checks, fuel debt advice and income maximisation support
  • Support with Warm Home Discount applications and Priority Service Register
  • Advice about avoiding damp and condensation and the most effective way to use their current heating system
  • Funding for larger measures including heating and insulation.

Free energy saving measures can be installed during the visit including:

  • LED light bulbs
  • Draught proofing for windows, doors and letterboxes
  • Radiator panels
  • Hot water cylinder jackets
  • Chimney balloons
  • TV standby savers

This information was sent via email from Energy Project Plus.
Please click here to find out more.

Wirral care home placed under special measures after inspection by national watchdog

A wirral care home has been placed under special measures after an inspection by the national watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission gave Acrefield House in Prenton the lowest possible rating of “inadequate” in four out of five categories.

The organisation which runs the home said it had taken immediate action to turn things around, including hiring a new manager.

This story was taken from Wirral Globe
Please click here to read the full story.

Have you or one of your relatives had a good or bad experience in a care home?
Healthwatch Wirral would like to know about your experience.
Contact us today using our speak out page and share your story.

Macmillan cancer charity launches recruitment campaign for Wirral volunteers

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a campaign to recruit more volunteers to help support people living with the disease in Wirral.

The charity says volunteers really make their time matter, so no one faces cancer alone.

For more details on volunteering, contact Linzi Crossley by calling 07793 118729, email lcrossley@macmillan.org.uk or visit the website www.volunteering.macmillan.org.uk

This information was taken from the Wirral Globe.
To find out more, please click here

Amparo memoria
A Service of Reflection for those Affected by Suicide
WIRED’s Carers Health & Wellbeing Service presents..
A Chorus for Carers!
The Wallasey Choir and guests.
Join WIRED to celebrate the work of Wirral’s many unpaid carers

15th June 2017 – 7:30pm—9:30pm

Wallasey Town Hall Concert Room

Call 0151 670 0777 or email cws@wired.me.uk to book your free ticket.

Tomorrows Women Wirral Volunteers Fair
Free HIV awareness and stigma reduction staff training for those working/based in Wirral
  • Are you up to date with the progress of life saving HIV medication and what an undetectable viral load means?
  • Are you aware that people living with HIV who maintain at undetectable viral load are highly unlikely to transmit HIV?
  • Need new ideas on promoting HIV awareness, testing and local HIV support amongst your client group?
  • Is HIV and sexual health included in your policies and procedures such as assessments, reviews, equal opportunities policy?
  • Are you aware HIV is classed as a disability from point of diagnosis and need to consider reasonable adjustments for HIV positive staff, clients and users of your service?
Course details and booking form visit http://www.sahir.org.uk/what-we-do/health-promotion-services/training/
For more enquiries and booking forms contact Sahir House:training@sahir.uk.com  151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH
0151 237 3989
Please click here to find out more
Sent via email from Sahir House

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