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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: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CHCinfo

For more information visit their website.

Daily Living Made Easy

Date: 12 Sep 2018 

Time: 10:30 to 14:00

Location: Desborough Theatre, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF


Need a little support in your daily life and wondering what's available?

Take a look at what Assistive Technology is available — those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other general daily living activities.

Daily Living Made Easy event that will help you and your loved ones discover equipment and technologies that could support your daily activities.

As well as seeing innovative products you will be able to access advice and information.

Even if you don't need any equipment or support now, maybe you know someone who does or you may want to prepare for your own future needs.

If you need a little bit of extra support, we want to help you remain active and independent for as long as possible by using appropriate equipment and aids to daily living.

The event, in the Desborough Suite in Maidenhead Town Hall, is open between 10.30am and 2.00pm on Monday 12th September 2018.

There is FREE Entry and a gift for the first 100 attendees.

If you require assistance to travel to and from the event please contact: People To Places, Community Transport Booking Line on 01628 587920 Monday to Friday, between 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

For more information contact Michaela Helman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01628 670117.

Event Flyer.

Sport in Mind Timetable

Sport in Mind delivers free sport and physical activity sessions to help people experiencing mental health issues (18+). All our 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 maybe bring a bottle of water! You can find more information about Sport in Mind on our website www.sportinmind.org

General timetable of sessions in East Berkshire.

Morrison stores introduce Quieter Hour

Every Saturday morning between 9am and 10am Morrison stores have introduce a Quieter Hour, which will include:

  • Dimming the lights
  • Turning the music and radio off
  • Avoiding making tannoy announcements
  • Reducing the movement of trolleys and baskets
  • Turning checkout beeps and other electrical noises down
  • Placing a poster outside to tell customers it is Quieter Hour

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