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GP Drop-in Sessions

During World Alzheimer’s Month in September, Bracknell Memory Clinic, The Alzheimer’s Society, Signal4Carers and Healthwatch are hosting Drop-in Sessions at GP surgeries in Bracknell Forest.

If you’re interested in finding out more about dementia or local support services for people with dementia and their carers please come and chat with us. Private consultations are available during this time, please discuss further with GP reception staff prior to the event.

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Carers UK - Fairer for Carers

Carers UK would like your help by adding your support to their call to Government to increase Carer's Allowance to match the changes being made in Scotland.

In Scotland, Carer's Allowance is going up by £8.50 per week to the same level as Jobseeker's Allowance, which they have welcomed. In the short term, they want Carer's Allowance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be raised by at least £8.50 to match the positive changes being made in Scotland.

This is just the first step. In the long term, Carers UK wants to see Carer's Allowance and the Carer Premium significantly increased for all carers in the UK, rising annually with Government adjustments for inflation.

Visit here to support the campaign.

Share your views to help improve public information about NHS Continuing Healthcare

Evolving Communities CIC in collaboration with Beacon have an opportunity for individuals to improve the quality and accessibility of NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) information.

They want to hear from you if you are an individual or their representative and have gone through the CHC assessment process (Checklist and/or full assessment). They are interested in how you accessed information about CHC throughout the entire process.

This work is being commissioned by NHS England (NHSE) and will help them develop a national CHC information resource.

The project has two stages, an online survey and a series of focus groups across England.

An online survey that will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. This is open to anyone who has experience of any part of the referral and assessment process.

Four focus groups taking place in mid-late September in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Bristol. Participants must have experience of the full assessment process.

The survey:

They invite anyone who has experience of being assessed for CHC, or representing another person who was being assessed, to complete a 10-minute online survey. It aims to gather insights into the quantity, quality and accessibility of CHC information – and whether this varies across the country and according to care needs.

It will collect some details about you/the person you represent and ask for your views on the information, or lack of it, that you received throughout the CHC process. For example:

  • How easy was it to find information at each stage?
  • Did you receive too much/not enough information?
  • Was it easy to read and understand?
  • What was your decision letter like? Did it tell you how the eligibility criteria were applied?
  • What type of information would have been useful?

The survey is anonymous, so you do not need to provide your name. You only need to complete the questions that you feel comfortable to answer.

You can take part in the online survey until 30 September 2018 by clicking this link:

For more information visit their website.

Sport in Mind Berkshire East Timetable (September)

Sport in Mind delivers free sport and physical activity sessions to help people experiencing mental health issues (18+). All sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and are drop-in sessions, so no need to book in advance. They are open to all abilities, with the aim of having fun in a safe and supported environment. They provide all the equipment so participants will just need to wear comfy clothes and maybe bring a bottle of water!

There has been a change to the Maidenhead Badminton and Table tennis session. This will now run from 12.00-1.00 on a Friday at the Magnet Leisure Centre and the table tennis and the badminton will both run during the hour, rather than a 2 hour session previously. This is starting from this week ( starting Friday 14th September).

Sport in Mind Timetable.


Astbury Manor Care Home - Country Hoedown

Date: 18 Aug 2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
Location: Astbury Manor Care Home, Crowthorne Road, Bracknell, RG12 7AU

Astbury Manor Care Home invite you to their Country Hoedown its for all the family.

Basil & Crew Mobile Farm, BBQ and a live performance from Smokey Joe.

Call 01344 359100 for more information.

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