Bury: Helping Yourself To Wellbeing free course
Bury pharmacies may wish to signpost people to a free seven-week course helping them adopt healthier lifestyles, and set achievable goals for themselves. The Helping Yourself To Wellbeing course is open to anyone registered with a Bury GP and covers topics including self-esteem, behaviour change and dealing with stress. The next courses start in Radcliffe on 18th January, Prestwich & Whitefield on 19th January, and Bury on 24th January. Find out more, including referral forms
(expand the dropdowns on the page for full details).
Bury: Consultation event on dementia/age/autism-friendly town
Bury Council is running an engagement event from 9.30am-12.30pm on Tuesday 30th January at the Longfield Suite in Prestwich to outline their vision for a ‘Friendly Bury’, i.e. a town that is age-friendly, dementia-friendly, autism-friendly, etc. You can view the agenda here.
They will be consulting on Bury’s age-friendly plan, Bury’s dementia improvement plan and Bury’s plan for people with autism. If you would like to attend, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and which condition(s) you are particularly interested in (e.g. dementia, ageing well or autism).
Bury: Funding available from Ambition for Aging
Ambition for Ageing in Bury is delivered by Groundwork BBOR and works in the wards of Moorside, Radcliffe North and St Mary’s until March 2020 with the aim of creating Age Friendly communities.
Individuals, groups of friends or neighbours, community groups, registered charities, social enterprises or businesses can apply for up to £2,000 funding. Further information is available in this flyer.
For an application form or for more information please email Julie.email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manchester: Disabled Living's 1950's Tea Dance
Disabled Living have organised a 1950's themed tea dance for people with dementia and their carers on Tuesday 27th February 2018, 12.30pm - 4.00pm, at Redbank House, Manchester. You may wish to display this flyer in your pharmacy. For more information or to book contact Natasha on 0161 214 5959 or email@example.com.
Oldham: Dementia Action Alliance Open Morning
Oldham Dementia Action Alliance invite all carers and people living with dementia to come along to an Information Open Morning at Trinity House, Godson Street, Coldhurst, Oldham, OL1 2XL (upstairs lounge) on Wednesday 31st January 2018 – 11.00am to 12.30 noon. View the flyer for more information.
Stockport: Consultation on draft PNA 2018-21
Stockport commissioners have launched a public consultation on their draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for 2018-21. The PNA sets out what pharmacy services and currently provided, what will be needed over the next three years, and any gaps. It is an important document as it influences the pharmacy services that will be commissioned in Stockport for the next three years.
We would strongly encourage Stockport pharmacies to read the draft PNA and submit any comments or concerns by responding to the consultation by the deadline of 12th March 2018
View the draft PNA and respond to the consultation
(scroll down the page to see the 2018-21 document).
Wigan: Summary version of public health report
Wigan Council have now produced a five-minute summary of their public health annual report, which has been produced as a film this year. You can watch the short film here.