We’re buzz…the new Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service.
Our aim is simple…to help improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities in Manchester…to help individuals and families live fuller, healthier, happier and longer lives.
Here at buzz, we’re a hive of activity. As experts in health improvement and self-care, we have the knowledge and expertise to offer the right advice and guidance to help put a spring into people’s lives.
Our neighbourhood health workers will be busy working in the heart of the community. We’ll also be offering one to one support, training and working alongside other key health initiatives and partners in the area.
We’re buzz… your healthy buzz…your Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service.
Latest news bulletin from Buzz
Please see below for information on funding opportunities, local food waste reduction scheme in Chorlton, and Free Physiotherapy Workshops.
Growing a Greener Manchester Crowdfunding
Manchester City Council and idVerde charity Growing a Greener Britain want to support local communities in the city make their local parks and green spaces even better through crowdfunding.
Join us to learn how you can use crowdfunding to transform the green spaces where you live. If you have a great idea for improving your local park or want to support people who do then come along and learn how crowdfunding can help!
Thu 26 January 2017 16:30 – 20:00
RISE, 231 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN
Youth Aspiration Fund
Communities across Greater Manchester can benefit from a new £500,000 fund to empower young people and help them make the right choices.
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Aspiration Fund will support work with vulnerable children and young people at risk of offending or who take part in risky behaviour.
How to apply for funding
- Read the Youth Aspiration Fund prospectus to find out whether your organisation is eligible, and whether your project meets the fund’s outcomes and objectives.
- Download the application form to your computer.
- Email your completed application to email@example.com
Closing date is 4pm, Thursday 19 January 2017
For more information please follow this link: https://www.gmpcc.org.uk/down-to-business/money/grants-and-funding/
Quids in Food Club in Chorlton
Thursday 12th Jan was LAUNCH DAY for the new QUIDS IN food club running from Buckthorn House
Drop in anytime 11am-2.30pm to sign up as a member! The club will open the same time every week thereafter.
Members pay just £2 to select £15 worth of shopping from a range of chilled, ambient and fresh food items from our shop (see first image for Buckthorn’s shop). *Members must be local residents in receipt of housing benefit*
Refreshments will also be available. More details about Quids In here: http://bit.ly/2jDpeGW
If you are interested in finding out more about the food clubs or in volunteering with the project, please contact Elaine at Southway on 0161 448 4200.
Manchester Soup Microfund
If you are a Manchester based project or small charity, then you can apply to pitch at Manchester Soup’s April event for the chance to get a minimum of £250 funding. You have to be on Twitter and send a direct message to @MCRSoup
Free Physiotherapy Workshops – all welcome
Start time 6pm – various dates
30 minute talk by Dr Chris McCarthy, Manchester Met Clinical Fellow and Manchester Movement Unit Lead
All at The Movement Unit, Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, Birley Campus, 53 Bonsall Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 6GX
7th February 2017 & 2nd March 2017
‘What can I do to stop getting another episode of back pain?’ Including the 5 myths about lower back pain
9th March 2017 & 16th March 2017
‘Exercise and its value for a host of conditions’
23rd March 2017 & 30th March 2017
‘What can I do about knee pain?’
If you are struggling with back pain, knee pain or getting into exercise come along to one of the sessions, hear from one of the experts in the field and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Neighbourhood Health Worker
Health & Wellbeing Service
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor, Fallowfield Library
Platt Lane, Fallowfield
Manchester M14 7FB
Tel: 0161 220 6096 / 07484 537178
Follow us on Twitter – @GMMH_NHS
‘Like’ us on Facebook – facebook.com/GreaterManchesterMentalHealth
I work Wednesday mornings and Thursday, Friday all day.
Flu and you…
Have you had your flu jab?
Our fab poster was co-designed by residents, Modeled by Councillor Mary Watson 🙂
Contact us for one to display at your venue (A3)
For more details on the flu vaccine please follow these links:
Need advice on how and when to use NHS services?
The website has information for both children and adults.
The information can be translated in over 60 languages.
BABY & CHILD FIRST AID
FOR CHORLTON PARENTS AND CARERS
2 HOUR CLASSES – BABIES WELCOME
Would you know what to do if your baby had a febrile seizure? Or if your child choked and back blows didn’t work? Our 2 hour Baby and Child First Aid class covers this and everything else from bumps to CPR. You’ll also take away a Mini First Aid book – all for £20 per person.
Places are limited so pre-booking is essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Pre-crawling babies are very welcome.
If you have a group of six or more people then I can come to you for a private class at a time to suit you. Very popular with antenatal groups and the same price (£20 per person).
FB PAGE FOR REVIEWS:- www.facebook.com/minifirstaidmanchestersouth for recent reviews.
WEBSITE FOR INFO:- http://www.minifirstaid.co.uk
Take two hours for the Mini People in your life and your peace of mind.
Mini First Aid – for the Mini People in your life.
Manchester Shared Lives
LGBT Foundation 2nd floor
5 Richmond St
Short Description of what we do
PSS is a social enterprise that works across the UK. We have one key purpose: to help people get the most from life, whether this is at home, in their families, in their health and well-being or within their wider support networks.
In 2019 our organisation will celebrate its 100th birthday, but even as the years mount up one thing’s for sure, we’re not slowing with age.
As an organisation we developed some of the best known names in community support including Age Concern, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Legal Aid. Today our team is continuing our legacy of innovation. We sit alongside Local Government and NHS services plugging the gaps and providing ‘on the ground’ support for a wide array of people. Our aim is simple and has been at the heart of what we do for a long time: to make the lives of those we work with better.
A short Description about Shared Lives Manchester (also known as Adult Placement)
Operating in a similar way to Foster care, this service enables adults with disabilities and/or mental health problems to live with a specially recruited carer and their family.
Shared Lives (or Adult Placement as it is also known) is a form of support where vulnerable adults and young people over 16 live at home with a specially recruited and trained carer and their family. The service runs in a similar way to a Foster placement, but this service is specifically designed for adults and young people.
Our service is fully focused around choice and independence. We encourage each individual to get involved in the decision of where they live and plan our matches carefully, so that both the carer and person using the service feel happy before the arrangement is made.
At PSS we manage the service from the start: we recruit and train carers,
we gain a strong understanding of the needs of those wishing to use the
service and alongside those involved we match the two together. We offer
a programme of training and support for our carers, which helps maintain high levels of support and most importantly we are there 24/7 to help our carers along the way.
We have nearly 400 carers across the UK so we can find carers from very specific backgrounds or defined areas if required.
Here in Manchester we are launching a campaign to recruit new carers. Shared Lives carers receive a support fee for their time. The amount they receive varies according to the individuals needs of the person they are caring for. We’re looking for people who want to support others with the flexibility of working from home and being paid a fair wage while meeting new people and changing lives for the better.
Service users also pay a set amount towards the family food budget and household bills and in long term placements they are helped to manage their own tenancy and pay rent, usually through partial or full housing benefit.
Jane Williams is one of our North Wales Shared Lives carers and she lives in home with her husband and three men who live there as part of Shared Lives.
The family are very close and do everything together, whether it be eating, socialising or holidaying.
The family have an array of animals including chickens, dogs, horses and a grey parrot and everyone ‘mucks in’ to help out with the animals. The men Jane cares for all love to help run the house and they ensure everything ticks over. “I have a big house and had previously worked in a supported landlady role for tenants needing more care. PSS Shared Lives seemed like a natural progression as I had the space, the time and the patience. “I have two men who live with me and a third man who is staying on a temporary basis. We live together as a family and share our lives. The men I care for have families who they see on a regular basis. My husband and I often get invited to their family celebrations and the men come along to our family events. “I couldn’t imagine living any other way and I believe that the benefits are huge, really helping to improve quality of life…”
For Further Information please contact:
Telephone: 0161 236 1097
Read the full document with images: PSS Media Pack
Modern life makes it hard to be healthy
Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these small things can add up to an unhealthy you.
Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life. But it’s not easy in our busy lives – tempting treats in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat and technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Modern life is ganging up on us.
The good news is we can fight back.
One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you, supporting you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. One You provides tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away. You are not alone – One You can help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family.
Take our free One You health quiz to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you.
Read more at https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/about-one-you#rAGEIXC0c3okIT6t.99
Our responsibility for public health
The council is responsible for promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of people in the city. We took over this duty from the NHS in April 2013.
We have a range of public health functions, but there are five specific responsibilities described by law. They are:
- Helping protect people from the dangers of communicable diseases and environmental threats.
- Organising and paying for sexual health services.
- Providing specialist public health advice to primary care services: for example GPs and community health professionals.
- Organising and paying for height and weight checks for primary school children.
- Organising and paying for regular health checks for Manchester people.
Examples include giving advice on alcohol and drug misuse, helping people stop smoking, advising on obesity and diet, and promoting physical activity, better nutrition and healthy lifestyle.
We coordinate initiatives to improve mental health, and the health of children and young people, and raise awareness about health at work and preventing injuries.
We also carry out a range of research and intelligence activities to support commissioning and other work designed to tackle the scale of health inequalities found in Manchester, including leading the production of the statutory Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Manchester and the publication of a bi-annual Compendia of Statistics.
Who’s Who in North West Health and Social Care
The Who’s Who in Health and Social Care in the North West has been updated as of January 2016. It now includes the NHS Vanguards operating in the North West as well as other amendments. The full listing of contents is as follows:
– Clinical Commissioning Groups
– Commissioning Support Units
– Care Quality Commission
– Directors of Adult Care
– NHS England Regional Teams
– Public Health
Presentations from VSNW’s recent Who’s Who in Health Briefing seminar are now available to download
The Local Offer (Disability & Special Educational Needs)
Living Longer Living Better Newsletter
The second newsletter of the Living Longer, Living Better programme is now available. Living Longer, Living Better is the Health and Social Care integration strategy for Manchester. The key project is the development of One Team – 12 patch-based integrated health and social care teams. The project is supported by a practitioner design team and the newsletter gives updates on each of the project work-streams. Macc is represented on a number of the working groups and Mike Wild, the Chief Executive of Macc, was part of the selection panel to appoint a voluntary secotr secondment to the design team. Read more
Read the lasted bulletin from CCG group via the link below.
Please contact the team to join their mailing list and receive the bulletin yourself.
We are thinking of doing a project later this year to run through the winter months about how to eat well and stay healthy in the cold weather, including some practical cook and taste demonstrations. If there is enough interest, we will apply for funding to enable us to run the project.
Our initial thoughts are that the project would be based at JNR8, led by a local nutritional therapist, but we would also like to run sessions at other local venues such as sheltered housing organisations in Whalley Range. The idea is that we could get people together in an informal, friendly way to meet, eat, chat, and get some tips on easy ways to cook for one and how the right foods can help you to stay well through the winter.
As a first step, we would like to know what you think – does this project sound as if it would be of interest to you or are there other ways to do it?
Drop Chris a line at email@example.com
to register your interest in taking part and put forward any other ideas you might have about food/eating/healthy ageing
Sugar Group – Diabetic Support Group
Support group for people living with diabetes.
Gentle exercise sessions
Where to Go
Kath Locke Centre
123 Moss Lane East
When is it On?
Date & Time Information
Monday 1pm to 3pm
£1 as contribution
Who to Contact
0161 455 0211
What To Do When You’re Feeling Unwell – in English, Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi, and Bengali
Peer to Peer – the Rough Guide to Being Well: upcoming course
PEER RECOVERY WORKSHOPS
Our team of Peer to Peer experts provide a comprehensive overview of the essential steps for a successful recovery. Taking a radical break from the clinical focus of traditional services and placing greater emphasis on shared learning, healthy community, experts by experience and the healing power of the peer relationship, these workshops aim to help participants make the successful journey from stuck, to recovering to thriving.
Venue: A range of workshops will take place in a variety of locations across Greater Manchester. Specific venues to be confirmed
1. Meet, Greet and Physical Health
A general introduction and overview of the whole course. A chance for participants to meet each other and the facilitators of the course. This session will also look at how exercise, nutrition and being active can contribute to our mental wellness and how we can gain more support in this area.
2. Foundations of Recovery
Exploring the essential building blocks of the recovery process, the reasons why we are here and how self honesty and reflection can be a vital first step on the road to wellness.
3. Peer Networks
This week we explore how a network of peer support can help us in our recovery. We look at the support in our lives and how useful/appropriate it is and whether further help from other people would be useful.
4. Positive Self Care and Emotional Intelligence
In this session we focus on how we can nurture our recovery through positive self care. We look at self esteem, confidence building and how time and healing are vital components.
This session will also look at the vital role that emotional intelligence can take in staying well. We look at different tools for becoming more aware and managing our thoughts such as counselling, CBT and self help.
5. The Bigger Picture
We look at how being connected to other people and our planet can play a role in our recovery. Exploring spirituality, religion and human connection as well as how nature contributes to our wellness.
6. Value Meaning and Purpose
In this session we explore the different things that can enrich our lives and bring a sense of purpose to our recovery such as creative activity, hobbies, personal interests and education.
7. Helping Others and Emancipation
This session explores how giving to others can help move us into a new stage of recovery. We look at volunteering, work and the roles that we play within our families and social groups.
This week we also look at the social context of mental distress and wellness. We explore how the societies we live in can contribute to stresses and strains on our wellbeing and look at how we can respond to that positively both in both a personal and collective context.
8. Relapse Prevention
In this session we focus on strategies and techniques for staying healthy as well as looking at how we address temporary setbacks in our recovery. This includes looking at tools for resilience and how we can be aware of triggers to potential relapse.
9. Celebration Event
A final session where we reflect on what we have looked at in the whole course and celebrate our learning together. Certificates will be presented to those who have completed the course!
For more information on our Peer to Peer Services, please call 0161 226 3871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peer to Peer service has been created with help from The Big Lottery Reaching Communities funding programme.
Recovery Workshop Application Form: Rough Guide Workshop Application Form