We are delighted to welcome Fiona Kennaugh to Cafe Neuro. Fiona has been running sessions to support people with early onset Parkinson’s in Barrow. From June she will be running a monthly session and will be introducing some interesting new sessions, such as using Virtual Reality!
Check out the programme dates at https://cumbrianeurologicalalliance.wordpress.com/new-neuro-drop-in-centre-barrow/barrow-neuro-dropin-centre-programme/
Anyone living with a neuro condition, their carer’s, family or support workers are welcome to attend any session. A warm, friendly environment is offered from people who understand what it is like to live with a neuro condition.
Triple A (All About Autism) is pleased to invite you to the launch of ‘Take Time To Allow Time’ – a production filmed locally which aims to assist with autism awareness in education settings. The film was a successful partnership project with North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, funded through NHS England.
Details of the launch are:
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019
Venue: The People First Conference Centre, Milbourne Street, Carlisle. CA2 5XB
Time: 11:00hrs – 13:00hrs
Lunch: A lovely lunch and refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: As there are limited places, you need to confirm your attendance by Friday 19th April 2019
As there are limited places, please confirm your attendance by Friday 19th April 2019.
Christine Callery, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
People in the North West Coast with epilepsy will avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital thanks to a project giving paramedics instant access to their patient information.
The project aims to connect patient information from GPs, hospitals and ambulance services in the North West Coast and make it available to paramedics and A&E staff when providing urgent care to epilepsy patients. This builds on work by the Innovation Agency in the Connected Health Cities programme and is delivered by Liverpool Health Partners with funding from UK Research and Innovation. Full story here.
The MS Society has launched the My MS My Needs survey. It is the largest survey of people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK. This year, for the first time, they are also running the MS family & friends survey, alongside My MS My Needs. Electronic links to these surveys are as follows (and flyer attached);
My MS My Needs: www.ukmsregister.org/landing/mymsmyneeds
MS Family & Friends: tinyurl.com/ms-family-friends
There is also a blog about this https://tinyurl.com/MS-Surveys
The surveys are open until 31 May 2019.
Regional External Relations Officer (Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria) | MS Society
DD: 0203 828 6854
Switchboard: 020 8438 0700
Mobile: 07715 428 177
The Royal College of Physicians has produced a report ‘Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead’ – exploring the reasons that doctors and other healthcare professionals find it hard to talk to patients about dying.
Headway South Cumbria ran an informative conference at the Castle Green Hotel
The Ripple Effect of Brain Injury, Count the Ripples, Count the Cost
Attended by over 170 people, it gave an opportunity to listen to leading professionals working with people with brain injuries and their families. It proved useful for members from all walks of professional life and for people living with brain injuries, their families and carers.
Read more and see the presentations at
Check out our correspondence with the Lake District National Park about the need for Changing Places Toilets to enable everyone to enjoy our World Heritage Site