Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Powys tHB Falls Prevention

PtHB have a page on its site to raise awareness of what is available in the area of falls prevention in Powys. http://www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/falls-services

It also gives some important advice that can be useful to people interested in or concerned about falls (how to get up from the floor, links to Careline and some national publications).

Monday, 24 October 2016

News from Dementia Friendly Communities North Powys

Dementia Friendly Newtown have held a successful launch event and continue raising awareness through public dementia friends sessions and fund raising events.

Their excellent website offers information on local events and links to information sources on dementiafriendlynewtown.org.uk

Anyone in the area who would like to be kept up to date should send an email to info@dementiafriendlynewtown.org.uk or join the Facebook group Dementia Friendly Newtown.

Dementia Friendly Welshpool (DFW) have also held a successful launch. It all began with a coffee morning on Friday 14 June where Ann Tudor, High Sheriff of Powys presented 27 town centre shops, businesses and organisations with certificates and information on becoming dementia friendly. Those presented had all pledged to take at least three actions to become dementia friendly organisations. A raffle was held and a children’s colouring competition was launched.
The following day, DFW group members held an activity day in and around Tescos in Welshpool. A tombola, continuation of the colouring competition and guess the sweets in the jar competition took place. In addition to the activities, the Alzheimer’s Society’s roadshow vehicle was parked in the car parked for the day, enabling people from the community to drop by for information or a chat.
The two days were hailed as a success in terms of awareness and fund raising. If any communities in north and mid Powys would like to talk about setting up something similar, please do contact Karen Rodenburg on Karen.rodenburg@alzheimers.org.uk or by calling 07736 125884.

Y Plas in Machynlleth kindly hosted a half day networking session for dementia friendly and dementia supportive communities, ran by Ageing Well in Wales’ Steve Huxton, together with Karen Rodenburg of Alzheimer’s Society. A good mix of people attended and were rewarded by inspiring talks from Rhiannon Davies of Dementia Matters in Powys; Nigel Iskander of Dementia Friendly Newtown and Teresa Davies, guest speaker from North Wales. Feedback on the event was positive and it is hoped the event will encourage more people from the area to get involved with local dementia friendly initiatives.

Don’t forget you can get involved by becoming a dementia friend or champion. Dementia Friends sessions can be arranged in any area, in Welsh or English. The next Dementia Champions induction will take place in Newtown on Tuesday 1 November. Go to www.dementiafriends.org.uk to book a place or a session. 

Review of the National Standards for CHC's

CHC’s have an important job to do in representing the interests of patients and the public in the way National Health Services are planned and provided in Wales.

The Board of CHCs have for the first time, established a set of national standards for the work of each CHC in Wales. These national standards are designed to establish a clear picture of how the activities of a good CHC should look and feel in practice, from the perspective of patients and the public.

The Board of CHCs will actively monitor and manage the performance of local CHCs, using the national standards as its benchmark. However the national standards do not define what priorities and activities your local CHC should carry out on your behalf.

They want to hear your views on the national standards.
Details of the standards together with the response form, or app if you prefer, are available on the Board of CHC website

Please feel free to contact The Board of CHC on 02920 235 558 for further information, or email them on enquiries@waleschc.org.uk

Further information on your local Community Health Council, together with contact details are available on the Board of CHC website.                          HELP THEM TO HELP YOU !

Wales National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) - Powys

This is a Wales wide service working in partnership with PHW,WLGA,LHB and local authority and Freedom Leisure, there are a number of NERS services and sessions available across Powys, these include.

NERS – Generic Exercise Referral – For those who are inactive, who may have one or more Chronic condition or completed a NERS L4 service.
NERS – Back Care service (Core stability) – For those with symptoms of low back pain.
NERS – Community Based Cancer Rehabilitation– For cancer survivors.
NERS – Exercise & Weight Management for those with a BMI 35+
NERS – Community Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV

And more see the Matrix of services & Sessions available attached.

All NERS services operate to nationally agreed standards, with all exercise professionals trained to meet national guidelines. The protocols used are based on the best practice from across Wales. The British Medical Association in Wales has been consulted on the development of this scheme.

The Scheme runs for 16 consecutive weeks. The activity periods consist of 2 fully supervised group-based sessions each week. The activity sessions are either fitness suit or in the Sports Hall and available at specific times in the day please see enclosed.

The activity sessions cost £2 and the consultations and assessments are free of charge.

So all they ask for, is a commitment to attend 2 activity sessions each week for 16 weeks, 2 fitness assessments & consultations

Friday, 21 October 2016

PAVO Training November 2016


Shelter Cymru Training 2016/17

4 November / Tachwedd
Homelessness Prevention and Equality
Atal Digartrefedd a Chydraddoldeb

18 & 25 November / Tachwedd
Tenancy Deposit Protection Schemes - Preventing Homelessness in the Privarte Rented Sector
Cynlluniau Amddiffyn Blaendaliadau Tenantiaid - atal digartrefedd yn y sector rhentu preifat

1 & 8 December / Rhagfyr
Christmas Debt
Dyled Nadolig

1 December / Rhagfyr
Housing and Immigration
Tai a Mewnfudo

11 January / Ionawr
Preventing Homelessness - A Possession Action Toolkit
Atal digartrefedd – Pecyn canllawiau camau meddiant

19 January / Ionawr
Preventing Homelessness - Before and at the Possession Hearing
Atal Digartrefedd cyn, ac yn ystod, y Gwrandawiad Meddiant

16 February / Chwefror
Homelessness- The Law in Wales
Digartrefedd – Y Gyfraith yng Nghymru

BOOK ONLINE / ARCHEBWCH AR-LEIN : http://sheltercymru.org.uk/what-we-do/training-and-events/courses/browse-courses/

For Further information please contact bethanr@sheltercymru.org.uk or 01792 469400
Am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch รข bethanr@sheltercymru.org.uk ar 01792 469400.

Why not bring Shelter Cymru training into your workplace?
This could make staff training more cost effective, have a course made exactly for you and your training delivered at a time and a place of your choice.

Hoarding & Clutter Awareness Training

COURSE NO: 4224     DATE/VENUE: Tuesday, 1 November 2016 – Cardiff
TUTOR(S): Gail Brusch        TIMING: 9.15 am – 4.30 pm     FEE: £145.00

Hoarding behaviours and cluttered environments pose high levels of risk to occupants, family members, neighbours, statutory and community services. Cases of hoarding can be complex and are not always easily resolved; therefore holistic interventions, responses and multi-agency working are key to effective resolutions. This practical programme provides the tools and knowledge needed in offering effective support to your tenants with clutter and hoarding issues.

Anyone who provides a supporting service in their community and is therefore, likely to be challenged in the future with a tenant whose habit, is to hoard or clutter.

To view the course programme and to book your place please visit our website here