Shape Your NHS Newsletter May 2022

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Welcome to our latest newsletter
May 2022
NEWS AND UPDATES…
INTEGRATED CARE ‘INVOLVING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES WORKSHOP’

You are invited to an event on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022.  The event will take place from 10am for a 10.30am
start and will run to 12.30pm, followed by lunch at The Edge Conference Centre, Riveredge, Wigan WN3 5AB.
 
The event will open with Professor Craig Harris, Managing Director and Chief Accountable Officer of Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group sharing an update on the development of the ICS and taking us through the ten principles for how ICSs work with people and communities. 

This will be followed by workshops where everyone present will work to develop a model of engagement for the Wigan Borough.
 
Visit:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/341825428057 for more info and to book your place! Places are limited so we would recommend you book on as soon as possible for what promises to be an informative and lively event.
Click here for flyer
LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA IN GREATER MANCHESTER

On Monday 6th June Dementia United will be holding a conference in Manchester called “Living Well with Dementia in Greater Manchester: Join us, we need each other.” 

Hit the button below for a leaflet with more info and how to book onto the Manchester Event.
 
For those who don’t wish to travel to Manchester, the event will also be livestreamed at Sunshine House for people from Wigan who are living with dementia and their carers.
 
Details for livestream at Sunshine House:
Date: Monday 6th June 2022
Time: 10.30am – 3.15pm

Venue: Sunshine House, Wellington Street, Wigan, WN1 3SA.
Refreshments: lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
 
To book a place at Sunshine House please email [email protected]. Places are limited and so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Click here for Manchester Event leaflet
VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES IN WIGAN AND LEIGH?
Home-start are running a volunteer training course in June in Tyldesley and are looking to engage local people with parenting or care-giving experience to join them as home-visiting volunteers. The more volunteers Home-start have, the more local families they can reach out to and support! 
Volunteer – Home-Start Trafford Salford and Wigan (hsts.org.uk)
HOMELESS ENGAGEMENT FEEDBACK

A big thank you to everyone who was involved in last years homeless engagement project.

This was a collaborative project between NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh, Wigan Council, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Teaching Trust and the voluntary sector. 

We had the opportunity to go out and talk directly and have face-to-face conversations with the local homeless community and the staff who support them at various sites across the Borough.

Click below to read the final report.
Click here for final report
GREATER MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH GOVERNOR ELECTIONS

Wigan Borough Mental Health Services are now part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and launched their Governor elections on Monday 9 May.
 
As a member, you will have the opportunity to stand as Governor for Wigan Borough in the upcoming Council of Governor (CoG) elections. There are currently two vacancies on the CoG for Wigan Borough.

See attached flyer with QR codes to make it quick and easy to become a member and nominate yourself as a Governor.
Click here for flyer
WIGAN AND LEIGH EVENTS SNAPSHOT

Please see attached Weekly Events Snapshot with potential upcoming events for 2022, as well as upcoming Town Centre Concessions in Wigan and Leigh.
Events in Wigan
Events in Leigh
Town Centre Concessions
GET INVOLVED…
HELP SHAPE FUTURE VETERANS HEALTH SERVICES IN ENGLAND

The NHS in England has launched a survey to find out people’s views and experiences of NHS veterans mental and physical health services.
The information gathered will be used to help inform the development and provision of these services in the future.

As part of this engagement exercise, the NHS would like to hear people’s views and experiences of 
Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
as well as the Veterans Trauma Network, which is for service-related physical health conditions.

Anyone can share their views, however, the NHS is particularly keen to hear from veterans, their families and carers, whether or not they have used these services, as well as from individuals and organisations providing care and support to them.

Complete the survey here
 deadline for responding is 22 May 2022.

Click below for slides explaining the survey, its purpose and how to take part.
Click here for slides
HELP SHAPE DIABETES EDUCATION
Are you living with diabetes?

If so, Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks would love to hear from you to help shape how we support people newly diagnosed with diabetes in Greater Manchester. 

Click here to complete the survey, closing date end of May.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITES (SEND) GREEN PAPER REVIEW 

The Department for Education has published accessible versions of the green paper, including:a full British Sign Language version to support those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment
an easy-read version to support those with learning disabilities
a guide to help children and young people with SEND or those in alternative provision to understand the green paper and respond to the consultation

As a full range of accessible resources was not available from the first day of the consultation, the consultation period has been extended by 3 weeks, to 22 July 2022, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to take part in the consultation.

 All resources are available on gov.uk:
SEND review: right support, right place, right time – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
VCFSE Sector Spotlight
VCFSE



Saturday 13th August 2022

Wigan Pride promotes and celebrates equality and diversity by bringing together arts, music, street parade and positive messages at a big annual event in Wigan.​

We also support smaller activities that encourage equality across the borough throughout the year. Led by the LGBTQ+ community of Wigan Borough and supported by Wigan Council and Wigan Borough CCG.

We also rely on the support of local businesses and local people to help us make each Wigan Pride event bigger and better. 

As well as offering a fantastic day of entertainment for the whole family, Wigan Pride also helps remind our local community that equal rights are often hard won and should not be taken for granted.

Celebrating equality helps us to value the importance of it and make sure that it continues.​Wigan Pride includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies. 

if you would like to get involved please check out our website 
Wigan Pride | Home
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Each Month we are looking to promote the great work of the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector.

We are looking to “spotlight” up to 3 services per month via this newsletter. Our hope is that we can share your events, updates, opportunities to all our recipients.

To feature in the newsletter please send your information to us via email: [email protected] by the end of every month.
SUPPORT AND SERVICES…
DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK
This week is Dementia Action Week and the theme is diagnosis. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss, it could be a sign of dementia.

Research shows that misconception around memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis. 

Read the NHS guide on dementia below, covering possible symptoms and guidance on living with dementia.
Find out more about dementia awareness at  Alzheimer’s Society.
Click here for NHS dementia guide
PREGNANCY SUPPORT LEAFLET
There are many factors which can have an impact on your pregnancy and making the right decisions for you. 
If you have any questions or concerns or simply need someone to talk to, there is lots of support available. 
See attached leaflet which has been developed to support pregnant individuals. 
Click here for leaflet
HELP PREVENT SUICIDE
Suicide can affect us all. 

Help bring suicide out of the dark. Whether you’re feeling suicidal, worried someone else is, or have lost someone to suicide, you’re not alone.

Whatever you’re going through, you can get the help, advice and support you need.
Click here for more info and support
TYPE 2 DIABETES E-LEARNING COURSE JUNE 2022
FREE course for people living with type 2 diabetes, carers, loved ones and health professionals.
Course materials available for you to work through at your own pace between 1 – 2 June but will be available until 6 June.
To register visit: https://understandingtype2.mydiabetes.com
BLADDER CANCER AWARENESS
May is bladder cancer awareness month, an opportunity to raise awareness and to share resources and information to help support patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals impacted by the disease.
About 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year and it’s the 11th most common cancer in the UK. 
The condition is more common in older adults, with most new cases diagnosed in people aged 60 and above. 
The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in urine, which is usually painless.

If you notice blood in your urine, even if it comes and goes, you should visit your GP, to have it investigated.

Click here for more info and what symptoms to look out for.
Click here for resources
ADDITIONAL INFO…
NATIONAL MATERNITY VOICES NEWSLETTER
The National Maternity Voices have lots of updates for you, including the new MVP Toolkit which is now live!

Take a look at their latest newsletter and past ones below!
Click here for newsletters
LAUNCH OF GREATER MANCHESTERS FIRST WALKING AND CYCLING INDEX
 
The Walking and Cycling Index is the biggest assessment of walking and cycling in cities and urban areas across the UK and Ireland.

The Greater Manchester report is published by Sustrans in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester and will be released in May 2022.
 
Join the Sustrans walking tour as part of the GM Walking Festival to highlight best practice and real-life barriers on our pathways and streets.
There will be hot drinks and biscuits on arrival and a tasty lunch on return from the walk.

Monday 23rd May 2022 
11:00 – 13:00
Station South, 975-977 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3NP

 
Get a copy of the report and find out what local residents think about walking and cycling and what change people want to see on their neighbourhood streets.
Learn about new developments on walking and cycling. 
RSVP here to confirm your place

Click here for more info on the Sustrans charity 
FEATURE IN A FUTURE NEWSLETTER…
If you have any items you would like to include on a future newsletter please just let us know! You can get in touch with Nicky Ainscough via [email protected] or 01942 482711