Local Services and Groups

Alzheimer’s Society, Tarporley

The Alzheimer’s Society meet in Tarporley on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Tarporley Community Centre between 1.30-3.00 pm. Anyone with dementia, their carers, family and friends are welcome to attend. Please ring 01244 851351 or e-mail westcheshire@alzheimers.org.uk for further details.

 


Ash-Worth Time Bank Rural Wellbeing

Ash-Worth Time Bank have been helping older people in rural Cheshire since 2004 and have helped vulnerable and lonely people in 14 villages.  They encourage local people to share their skills and time with other members of the community.  Time banking enables people to live independently and helps to tackle loneliness and isolation.  They have a network of over 450 people linking together to share their skills and time.  Membership of Ash-Worth Time Bank is totally free as are all services.

For further information please visit www.ash-worthtimebank.org.uk or contact their office in Ashton Hayes on 01829 751398.

 


Breathe Easy (British Lung Foundation)  – Local Groups

Breathe Easy groups provide support and information for people living with a lung condition, and for those who look after them.

Groups hold regular meetings, usually monthly. People can meet and to talk to others, share their experiences and learn from each other. Regular speakers can also share information about living with their condition and coping with the emotional aspects of having a lung condition.

Chester – Meet at All Saints Church, Hoole on the third Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm.

Crewe – Meet at Eagle Bridge Health Centre on the last Wednesday of the month from 2pm.

 


Active Health – Cheshire Age UK

They provide a variety of activities across Cheshire aimed at helping those who are aged 50+ improve their physical health and meet new people.

Active Health Leaflet

Health Walks and Strolls

As part of the programme they also offer a number of different walks across Cheshire, ranging from weekly strolls to more challenging walks.  Please click here for further details.

The Patient Participation Group at Bunbury Medical Practice have set up their own walking group under this national network.  Everyone is welcome not just their patients.  Please click here for further details.

West Cheshire Walking Festival

Please click here to read the leaflet on all walks available across West Cheshire for the month of May.


Rural Community Services West Cheshire

Rural Community Services West Cheshire (RCS) is a local charity who provide a range of services for older people in the rural communities of West Cheshire.

Services include:

OPAL Clubs (older people at leisure) – clubs for older people who are finding it difficult to get out and about to take part in social activities in their community without support.

Kelsall OPAL Club

Breaktime is a service that provides a few hours respite and support to carers of older people (aged over 65). It is of a flexible nature and operated by volunteers. The types of support offered are wide ranging and can be from offering companionship, taking part in leisure activities with the cared for person in their home, to trips out either with the carer and the cared for person or for the cared person alone.  Breaktime volunteers live within the local community and are all CRB checked.


Self Management Courses

Self-management can support people with any kind of long-term health condition.  The programme aims to provide you with the skills and confidence to manage your condition better on a daily basis. It will help you work with your doctor, nurse or other health professional to regain more balance and control in your life.

  • Offers practical solutions to the challenges of day to day life with a long-term condition
  • Helps you make the most of meetings with the health care team
  • Invites you to work towards goals you identify in the management of your condition
  • Enables you to work with your health professional to prepare an individualised plan for managing your condition

The programme is run over 6 weekly sessions with each session lasting 3 hours. It is facilitated by trained tutors, who both live with a long-term condition/s.

How can it help you?

  • Increase your skills to manage your health condition
  • Meet others and share similar experiences
  • Increase your confidence in the daily management of your condition
  • Feel more able to work together with health professionals as an equal partner

People who have taken part in similar programmes say that it has helped them to:

  • Feel confident, balanced and more in control of their life
  • Manage their condition and treatment together with health professionals
  • Be realistic about the impact of their condition on themselves and their family
  • Use their new skills and knowledge to improve their experience of living with their condition

Please click here to visit their website for further details and to self refer to a local course.


Walking for Health

Macmillan Cancer Support and Brio Leisure are working in partnership to create a social network in West Cheshire to help people affected by cancer combat the feelings of isolation many experience during or after treatment. The project aims to ensure that people affected by cancer get the right care and support they need right on their doorstep, in order to lead as healthy and active a life as possible, for as long as possible.

There are one off walks specifically for people affected by cancer, general health walks open to all, a photo-walk to encourage people to be mindful of the environment and free walks on a treadmill and a gym induction for those affected by cancer at a Brio gym led by a trained Brio professional.

West Cheshire Walking Festival Leaflet (see pages 24-28 for the Brio/Macmillan walks.  There are 130 in total.)

For further information please ring 01244 886887,  email: macmillan@brioleisure.com or click here.