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Meditation group

Relax, sit comfortably, learn techniques to increase happiness, reduce stress, enhance focus, achieve calmness.

The aim of this group is to help the community with mental physical health needs.

They only charge a donation, but if this is a barrier for you please let them know.

Every Monday 9.30am - 10.30am (term-time) at Trax (North Ascot Youth Centre) Mill Ride,Ascot, Berks, SL5 8JW.

Contact: Marie O'Brien 07766 503581 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tai Chi for Mental Wellbeing

New Tai Chi Session starting next Friday (9th November) in Crowthorne


Sport in Mind is trialling a new Tai Chi session – Friday -1.00pm - 2.00pm at Morgan Centre, Wellington Road, Crowthorne RG45 7LD for anyone over 18 experiencing mental health problems and carers. See poster.

Sport in Mind delivers free sport and physical activity sessions to help people experiencing mental health issues (18+). All session 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. We provide all the equipment so participants will just need to wear comfy clothes and bring a bottle of water!

CQC issues notification regarding Allied Healthcare

If you are funding care yourself and are currently using Allied Healthcare and would like assistance or advice finding a new care provider please let SIGNAL know.

 

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said:

"Allied Healthcare announced its intention to apply for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in April this year to restructure its debts.

“Through CQC’s Market Oversight function, we have been closely monitoring the situation and assessing the future viability of the company’s plans to determine whether continuity of care can be maintained for people who are receiving home care services from this provider.

“Allied Healthcare has been able to confirm funding until 30 November 2018. However, we have not received adequate assurance that the company has, or will have, the ongoing funding or new investment necessary to ensure the business can operate beyond this date. We have encouraged Allied Healthcare to provide us with a realistic financially backed plan to support the future sustainability of the business, and given them every opportunity to do so, but they have failed to provide adequate assurance regarding future funding.

“It is now CQC’s legal duty to notify those local authorities where Allied Healthcare is contracted to deliver home care services, that we consider there to be a credible risk of service disruption. We are doing this now to give local authorities as much time as possible to plan for maintaining continuity of care for people relying upon services from this provider, should this be required. Local authorities have a statutory duty to ensure continuity of care for everyone using an adult social care service in the event that it ceases to operate.

“On Monday 5 November, we wrote directly to all 84 local authorities affected to advise them of this situation.

“I understand this is a very unsettling time for everyone who uses Allied Healthcare’s services, their families and loved ones, and staff. We will continue to work closely with Allied Healthcare and all of our partners – the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Local Government Association (LGA), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and NHS England (NHSE) so they can inform the organisations responsible for commissioning people’s care – to make sure appropriate action is being taken in the interests of people’s continuity of care if this proves necessary. It is of course possible that the company is able to avoid service disruption, and if that is the case, we will revise our position accordingly.”

70's Social Event

Carers are invited to an evening of live music, disco and a 70’s inspired buffet – feel free to dress up! 

The event is being held on Friday 30th November 2018, 7.30pm to 11.00pm at Windsor Racecourse.

Please RSVP by 7th November 2018.

For more information please click here.

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