Just to introduce myself, I work for the Nantwich and Rural NHS community team and we work to link together our local NHS community teams with local volunteer sectors to provide access to services in the local community.
It's our first one Hub in Audlem this month and so far, we have confirmed the following attendees.
Our hubs can offer people the chance to drop in and speak face to face to organisations without an appointment. It's just a casual drop-in session at the village Hall. So may benefit, staff or parents.
For more information see below or visit:-nantwichandruralcarecommunity.org
Just to introduce myself in more detail, I work for Nantwich and Rural NHS within the Church view office in Nantwich. As part of my role alongside my Community Support Manager Fran Groves we are luckily to be tasked, to link members of the public with our local charities, organisations and NHS support services. It is a passion of mine to try to link people with services that can encourage a support systems in anyway big or small. The volunteers and organisation that we work with attend our hubs, to offer a drop in availability, that can help support families, friends, neighbours and any member of our community. Without the need of an appointment, in a less formal setting and a more relaxed setting that is known to them as a safe relaxing environment.
We currently run a Nantwich Hub which we have run for just over a year, at the Civic Hall in Nantwich and it was from attending that Hub and as part of our duty to care for all of Nantwich and Rural. That we got in touch with Audlem Village Hall to see if this was something they would like to help set up to enable more rural communities access to some of the services.
Audlem Hall agreed and couldn't wait to get started and here we are today, with the new Hub starting up a week on Wednesday, We have the below organisations confirmed:
> Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential place. They will be on hand to offer support, sign post to a group, if its what is required and just be a listen ear on the day.
> Cheshire Roses offer emotional and pastoral support for women affected by cancer. again they will be available to offer support on the day.
Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team
> The NHS Community Stroke Team support our local community from Audlem to Northwich, with any set rehabilitation goal up to a 16 week period. You do need to be refered into the team by a GP or Hospital after a confirmed Stoke. However they are attending the Hub for Prevention advice, blood pressure checks and can help sign post with any other queries as NHS staff with years of experience, between hospital and community setting.
Pelvic Health Services
Our NHS Pelvic Health team will be onsite, to offer advice and support to anyone wishes to drop in and speak to them about ongoing Pelvic Health problems of any kind. This is a band new service to our area and is a fantastic specialist team. They will be able to sign post to offer ongoing support.
Insights Bereavement listening service, provides a support service to those who are in need of someone to do just that, to listen. They are not counsellors, but provide a fantastic service to support or local community in times of need. They are very approachable and supportive.
Crewe Central Table Tennis Cub -Based at Bob Hope Acadamy, Nantwich
Jan from the Local Table Tennis club offers sessions for Dementia and Parkinsons at her Table tennis Club in Nantwich. The club offers support for families, couples and friends to come and enjoy table tennis in a safe environment or even come and have a tea and chat whilst your loved one or friend takes part. A Life line to those, that might feel isolated from their usual sports after a diagnosis and their loved ones.
Offering invaluable support to our community's, where a ordainary prescription just isn't going to fix everything. Our local social prescribers will be on hand again fo support and sign posting on the day, to their own local clinics.
Red Cross support people in crisis, whoever wherever they are. Red cross also has a wheel chair and mobility aid services that could support local community members. A support to many and a support to all.
All of the above will be availability on a casual drop-in basis, with no pre bookings or tickets. Just pop down between 10am-12pm on the day. Not only do all these services offer advise, you can also discuss volunteering yourself.