Lift Psychology in Swindon and Wiltshire are offering free courses for people recently diagnosed with dementia and their carers.  It’s a chance to meet and talk to others who are going through the same thing.

The course runs for eight weeks.  The first session is for both those with a diagnosis and their carer together.  There will then be separate sessions in the following weeks with the last session being held for both.

Sessions will also look at topics such as:

  • Memory aids and strategies
  • Feelings, coping with stress, social situations and relationships
  • Learning about dementia
  • Living as well as you can with dementia and staying active

The course will be held at:

Devizes Quaker Meeting House
Sussex Wharf
The Nursery
Devizes SN10 2AE

Between 2pm and 3.15pm on 13 October 2014.

To reserve a place, call Jackie Freeman, manager of LIFT Devizes on 01380 731335.

Please note, you must be registered with a Wiltshire GP to be eligible to attend this course.

To learn more about LIFT Psychology in Swindon and Wiltshire, click here.

Representatives from Wiltshire CCG will be attending the Area Board meeting at Calne on 7 October.  Come along and meet us and listen to our update on how we want to make your healthcare better for you.

There will also be a Health Fair where you can pick up information, leaflets, and other goodies.  Copies of our Annual Report and Accounts will also be available.

For more information see here.

Representatives from Wiltshire CCG will be at Amesbury Village Hall on 2 October at the Area Board meeting.  There will also be a stall at the Health Fair, which runs between 4 and 8pm, where you can pick up information about the CCG including copies of our Annual Report and Accounts.

For more information see here.

Representatives from Wiltshire CCG will be at the Marlborough Area Board on 30 September.  It starts at 5.30pm and runs until 8.30pm and is being held at Marlborough Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA.

There will be a Health Fair, which is open throughout the event, and a presentation on the Better Care Fund by the CCG between 7 and 7.30pm.

Representatives from Wiltshire Council will also be there.

For more information see Wiltshire Council’s website.

 

Health Fairs

Wiltshire Council are holding health fairs at their Area Board meetings where GPs and executive members of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group are attending and where members of the public can go along and find out about local health services within their community and future plans for health services within Wiltshire.

The health fairs are being held throughout Wiltshire and more information on what dates and time the next meetings are can be found on Wiltshire Council’s website – click here