Headway South Cumbria

Barrow neuro drop in sessions update

Barrow planning meeting

Members of the Cumbria Neurological Alliance are developing a neuro drop-in centre for people living with a neurological condition, their families and carers. It will be based in the Hindpool Centre, Barrow in Furness.

Charities and specialist neuro therapists working across South Cumbria came together this month to plan the programme which starts on 2nd November. The first groups will be hosted by Parkinson’s UK, Headway South Cumbria and the MND Association.

Dr David Footitt Consultant Neurologist said “I was delighted to hear that Cumbria Neurological Alliance has been able to secure support to run regular drop-in sessions at the Hindpool Community Centre. Whilst patients and carers affected by some of the commoner neurological conditions benefit from local support groups, too many people feel isolated by their condition and unable to link with others facing similar challenges. There are many common experiences shared between people with Neurological conditions. This initiative provides people with the opportunity to share, support and learn from one another whilst enjoying social interaction and a range of activities. This concentration on a core of well-being, supporting independence and maintaining social contacts is key to improving outcomes for my patients. I trust that we in the NHS will be able to support it to succeed and flourish.”

Dr David Footitt Consultant Neurologist Cumbria

The initiative has been supported by Dr Farhan Amin, GP and member of the Morecambe Bay CCG and Les Graham public health locality manager with Cumbria County Council.

Check out the programme https://cumbrianeurologicalalliance.wordpress.com/new-neuro-drop-in-centre-barrow/barrow-neuro-dropin-centre-programme/

Enquiries to Glenys Marriott Chair Cumbria Neurological Alliance at cumbrianeurologicalalliance@gmail.com Twitter @cumbrianeuro

Colin from the ABI team with Christine and David Wilson from Headway South Cumbria

 

David Schofield

 

The team from BIRT Barrow

More photos to come!

Dates for the new Barrow Neuro Dropin Centre. 

Anyone living with a neurological condition, carers or family are welcome to attend.

Meetings take place starting at 11 am until 2 pm.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

We shall be adding regular updates as the programme develops. We hope in the near future that the groups will be held on every Thursday in the month but so far we are pleased to say that all but the second Thursday in the month are confirmed

November 2017 
Thursday 2nd November Run by Parkinson’s UK

Programme appearing soon

Thursday 9th November currently vacant
Thursday 16th November Run by Headway South Cumbria

Social drop in plus:

A session which includes a postural/antigravity muscle control exercise class with Jan Waddington, physiotherapist with the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note – people doing the class should not eat a heavy lunch beforehand.  Useful for many living with a neurological condition

Thursday 23rd November Run by MNDA 

Programme appearing soon

Thursday 30th November

Start 11 am

ALL welcome – open meeting to discuss ideas for the future programme and to share progress so far
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 December 2017
Thursday 7th December Run by Parkinson’s UK

Programme appearing soon

Thursday 14th December Currently Vacant
Thursday 21st December Run by Headway South Cumbria

Social drop in plus mince pies and a session which includes a postural/antigravity muscle control exercise class with Jan Waddington, physiotherapist with the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note – people doing the class should not eat a heavy lunch beforehand.  Useful for many living with a neurological condition

Thursday 28th December NO MEETING
 2018
 January 2018
Thursday 4th January 2018 Run by Parkinson’s UK

Programme appearing soon

Thursday 11th January 2018 Currently vacant
Thursday 18th January 2018 Run by Headway South Cumbria

Social drop in plus:

a session which includes a postural/antigravity muscle control exercise class with Jan Waddington, physiotherapist with the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note – people doing the class should not eat a heavy lunch beforehand.  Useful for many living with a neurological condition

Thursday 25th January 2018 Run by MNDA 

Programme appearing soon

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Dates February 2018
Thursday 1st February Run by Parkinson’s UK

Programme appearing soon

Thursday 8th February Currently vacant
February 15th February Run by Headway South Cumbria

Social drop in plus:

a session which includes a postural/antigravity muscle control exercise class with Jan Waddington, physiotherapist with the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note – people doing the class should not eat a heavy lunch beforehand.  Useful for many living with a neurological condition

February 22nd February Run by MNDA 

Programme appearing soon

March 2018
Thursday 1st March Run by Parkinson’s UK

Programme appearing soon

Thursday 8th March Currently vacant
Thursday 15th March Run by Headway South Cumbria

Social drop in plus:

a session which includes a postural/antigravity muscle control exercise class with Jan Waddington, physiotherapist with the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note – people doing the class should not eat a heavy lunch beforehand.  Useful for many living with a neurological condition

Thursday 22nd March Run by MNDA 

Programme appearing soon

Thursday 29th March

Start 11 am

ALL invited.  This will be a review meeting to consider how the first months have developed

Any queries please contact cumbrianeurologicalalliance@gmail.com

Westmorland General Hospital Kendal

Our Chair Glenys Marriott was pleased to be asked to meet members of the public and staff last week at Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, to discuss brain injury and the work of Headway South Cumbria.  As part of national disability week Glenys joined the hospital staff disability team together with the RVS and Sightsavers

Thanks  for giving us the chance to raise neurological conditions

Glenys with Sue Smith, Executive Chief Nurse and Joann Morse Deputy Chief Nurse

Meeting in Workington 12th June 2014

We had a useful meeting in Workington – the first time we had visited West Cumbria, but not the last.

Meeting at the new Fire Station – an excellent venue for the 3rd Sector – we attracted an excellent discussion group.

We were delighted that Angie Stewart Regional Coordinator for the MS Society could step in at the last minute as our original speaker Peter Wearing had to attend an NHS England meeting in Birmingham.  Angie gave an update on the national strategy which led to some good plans for how we can extend our influence to support people with neurological conditions.

Some of our committee members at Workington

Some of our committee members at Workington.  Eric Tiffin, MND Association, John Spark, Epilepsy Society member, Angie Stewart Service Development Officer, N of England MS Society, with her support dog Theo, Glenys Marriott, chairman Headway South Cumbria, Dr Vincent Foxworthy Headway North Cumbria, Nicola Simpson our treasurer from A Chance for Life, with member John Crofts MS Society Allerdale.