Archive for the ‘Social Care’ Category

Stockport Council Wellbeing Festival

by jontwigge on 17 October, 2017

The Council’s Wellbeing Festival takes place from 11am to 2pm on Monday 23 October in the Town Hall Ballroom and celebrates the beginning of Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week. Council employees and members of the public are invited to the event which will include a wide range of stalls, information and activities to inspire […]

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Independent Options is 40

by paulankers on 6 July, 2017

Local Charity Independent Options is 40 this year and celebrates its birthday THIS Sunday. Since 1977, Independent Options has been working to empower people with disabilities, enabling them to take control of their lives, achieve their aspirations and enjoy life to the full. Celebrations are between 11am and 4pm (with a BBQ between 12 and […]

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Significant health and care service changes

by jontwigge on 27 June, 2017

Stockport Together Health service and council leaders in Stockport are in the process of agreeing to spend significant sums of money on changing health and care services in the borough. They have been developing plans for some time with input from patients and carers, nurses, doctors, social workers and others. Some changes have already been […]

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The North West’s Social Care Crisis

by paulankers on 11 April, 2017

The BBC Radio 4 Today programme highlighted this morning the particular problem in recruitment in Stockport Council,  managed by the Labour party, based on a report by Independent Age which pointed out  2 out of 3 care homes in the North West of England are inadequate or require improvement. Another report, by the charity Skills for […]

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Where are Your Community Toilets?

by paulankers on 11 March, 2017

Hazel Grove has just three community toilets in a scheme set up to mitigate against the loss of public facilities. The LibDem Team feel this is not enough for such a large district centre. Local Campaigner Paul Ankers said, “We need to make local businesses more inviting for local people. It would be good to […]

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Transforming Health and Social Care

by jontwigge on 23 July, 2016

Stockport Receives Funding to Help Transform Health and Social Care Stockport is one of two areas in Greater Manchester (GM) at the forefront of health and social care transformation, which will be accelerated by a new funding announcement. The borough has been successful in securing £19 million over three years to fund the health and […]

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