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  • Halton Carers’ Centre: Tea Dance

    Halton Carers’ Centre: Tea Dance

    Monday 4th December 2017, Churchill Hall, Cooper Street, Runcorn, WA7 1DH, 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

    Halton Carers’ Centre is delivering a fundraising tea dance at the above date and venue.

    This will be a fun afternoon learning new dance routines by talented teacher Allan Greggory. You don’t have to dance, you can come along for tea and cakes.

    Tickets will cost £5 each and this will include tea/coffee and selection of cakes. If you would like to attend then please contact the Centre on 01928 580 182.

    You can also download a copy of the event poster by clicking here.


  • Healthwatch Warrington: Lunch and Listen – Medicines Management Event

    Healthwatch Warrington: Lunch and Listen – Medicines Management Event

    Thursday 14th December 2017, Warrington Masonic Hall, 15 Winmarleigh Street, Warrington, WA1 1NB, 12:00pm – 2:00pm (refreshments provided).

    Lunch and Listen is a series of afternoon sessions to discuss topics in health and social care over a friendly lunch. We’d like to invite patients, carers, and anyone with an experience to share, to come and talk about medicines management, electronic prescribing and repeat ordering.

    Speakers joining us to discuss the topic from Warrington CCG include;

    • Claire Sawers – Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist
    • Anna England – Senior Medicines Management Technician

    This event will also be a chance to have YOUR say on the CCG’s current self-care consultation: ‘What should we prescribe in Warrington?’

    Please note, booking is essential! To book, call 01925 246 893, or emailcontact@healthwatchwarrington.co.uk

    You can also download and share a copy of the event poster by clicking here.


  • Prevention of Trips and Falls Open Day

    Healthwatch Warrington and Warrington Disability Partnership: Prevention of Trips and Falls Open Day

    Thursday 7th December 2017, The Centre for Independent Living, Beaufort Street, Warrington, WA5 1BA, 9:30am – 4:00pm.

    All are welcome (general public, professionals, carers, support organisations and businesses, etc.) to join Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) and Healthwatch Warrington to promote falls prevention, hear expert advice from WDP Staff and Health Professionals and view demonstrations by suppliers.

    Attendees will receive tips on how using walking frames, kitchen trolleys, bath mats, footwear, ramps, grab rails and outdoor steps can keep you safe and well.

    If you use a walking stick, WDP will replace your old ferrule with a new one – Free of Charge. In addition WDP’s Mobility Workshop will be open to answer any scooter or wheelchair questions you may have.

    For more information, please call 01925 240064.

    You can also download and share the event flyer by clicking here.


  • Best Beginnings: Become a Baby Buddy Community Champion – Coffee Morning

    Best Beginnings: Become a Baby Buddy Community Champion – Coffee Morning

    Best Beginnings wants volunteers to become Baby Buddy Community Champions to help young families and parents-to-be (with free training starting in 2018).

    Community Champions reach out to parents-to-be and young families with the charity, Best Beginnings. Teach and empower them how to access local resources using Baby Buddy.

    What’s in it for you?

    • Build your knowledge about health and wellbeing during pregnancy and into parenthood
    • Learn how to run groups in community settings
    • Build your confidence and transferable skills
    • Gain opportunities to give back to your community
    • Make close friends working within a team of like-minded people

    Want to find out more?

    A coffee morning will be held on Thursday 30th November 2017 at 31 Sankey Street – Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington, WA1 1TD. Have a cuppa and find out more about volunteering. Please RSVP by emailing: tercia@bestbeginnnings.org.uk

    You can also download and share the volunteering poster by clicking here and coffee morning poster by clicking here.


  • WECA: Warrington MELA – Free Cultural Street Festival 2016

    WECA: Warrington MELA – Free Cultural Street Festival 2016

    Sunday 24th July 2016, Palmyra Square, Warrington, WA1 1BL, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

    Come along to Warrington MELA 2016, a free street festival, for a great family day out.

    What’s happening?

    This year, 30+ nationalities are taking part and entertainment will include;

    • World Food
    • Live Music
    • Art Events
    • Kids Zone
    • Craft Stalls
    • Dancing Troops
    • Global Costumes
    • A Parade!

    Where can I find out more information or book a stall?

    You can find more information or book a stall by visiting Warrington MELA’s website: www.weca.org.uk

    You can also call Moazzam on 07814037411, Hasan 07804561599, or Vishal Vermae on 07888675699.

    Please download and share a copy of the event flyer.

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  • Healthwatch Warrington: Patient Centred Care & Shared Decision Making Workshops Event Held

    Healthwatch Warrington: Patient Centred Care & Shared Decision Making Workshops Event Held

    On Wednesday 20th April 2016, Healthwatch Warrington invited patients, carers and relatives to attend a workshops event at The Gateway.

    The well-attended event was held in partnership with Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and was supported by the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA).

    Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide specialist and mainstream community health services across the North West, e.g. health visiting, sexual health services, dermatology support, district nurses, dental services and more.

    The majority of Bridgewater’s services are delivered in patients’ homes or at locations close to where they live (such as clinics, health centres, GP practices, community centres and schools) to focus on providing NHS care by keeping people out of hospital and supporting vulnerable people throughout their lives.

    Patient Centred Care and Shared Decision Making is where patients are encouraged by their health practitioner to participate in choosing the most appropriate treatments or care for their individual needs and preferences.

    It means care providers can explain a patient’s relevant treatments and alternatives so that the patient can choose the treatment option that suits them best and works with their lifestyle and personal beliefs and values.

    During the workshops, participants were asked to have their say on;

    • What they value most about the conversations they have with health practitioners
    • How do they want to be involved in decisions about their health care and treatment

    Lots of feedback was gathered, questions answered, information, resources & tools shared and innovative ideas explored for promoting the importance of shared decision making in everyday practice.

    Some of the key themes highlighted on the day was the need to work toward achieving cultural change within services and externally by empowering patients to have the confidence and knowledge to explore their treatment options during consultations.

    Rachel Bryers (Programme Manager – Shared Decision Making, AQua) delivered a comprehensive presentation, which gave participants some backdrop information about shared decision making and included patient story videos, which proved to be very effective.

    I wasn’t able to attend, can I still find out more?

    You can view the presentation slide show by clicking here.

    You can find out more about AQuA by visiting their website.

    You can also find out more about Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust by visiting theirwebsite.

    Can I still share my feedback?

    If you would like to share your thoughts and experiences, please contact the Healthwatch Warrington Team;

    Phone: 01925 246 893

    Email: contact@healthwatchwarrington.co.uk

    Or drop by to see us at our office at The Gateway, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR.

    Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along on the day. We look forward to seeing you next time!

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