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WAMS Stoma Support Group

WAMS Stoma Support Group is a local group sponsored by the Stoma Care Nurses at Wexham Park Hospital and Colostomy UK, whose main objective is to provide support, information and non-medical advice to people living with a stoma, their families/carers and friends.

They provide organised activities aimed to improve participants self-confidence and esteem. Upcoming activities are:

  • Monday 12th August – Talk and Q&A session on nutrition
  • Monday 9th September – NHS HealthMakers - Self Management Taster Session
  • Monday 14th October – Meditation session
  • Monday 11th November –Talk and Q&A session on hernia
  • Monday 9th December – WAMS party

Each activity will take place from 7pm at Dedworth Green Baptist Church, Smiths Lane, Windsor, SL4 5PE.

For more information or updates about the group, please contact Isabel Pena Barrientos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Giovanni Cinque on 0118 939 1537.

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Don't let falls get you down - Falls prevention information

Did you know that in the Royal Borough falls represent the most frequent cause of serious injury and loss of mobility in those aged over 65 and that they are biggest cause of hospital admissions? However, falls can be reduced by 50 percent if action is taken to reduce the risk of falls.

Falls Prevention Information

State of Caring 2019 Unpaid carers face bleak financial future

Carers UK said "Our new research, State of Caring 2019, paints a worrying picture of families under immense strain and an underfunded social care system that is really taking its toll on families and their finances. The research also gives us a clear view of carers' experiences that can be used to inform policy and practice."

The survey found that 39% of people are struggling to make ends meet and more than two thirds (68%) of carers are also using their own income or savings to cover the cost of care, equipment or products for the person they care for. As a result many are unable to save for their own retirement.

Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, says:

"As it stands, providing unpaid care is pushing thousands of families into poverty and is having a lasting impact on their finances and quality of life."

"Our current social care system is on the brink. Families urgently need affordable, high quality care services and carers need access to regular breaks and stronger workplace rights to ensure they can combine work and care if they wish to."

State of Caring 2019 Report.

Dementia Friends Sessions

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Dementia Action Alliance (WAM DAA) will be holding two sessions that will provide you the chance to understand more about dementia and help support those living with it. Sessions are no longer than 1 hour. There is no need to book, just turn up.

5th August at Dedworth Library 3:30-4:30pm
Dedworth School Smiths Lane, Windsor, SL4 5PE

6th August 11am-12pm
Village Hall, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01753 847677 for more information.

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