NHS publishes guide to healthy caring

The NHS in collaboration with Age UK, Carers UK and the Carers Trust have published a guide to staying healthy for carers. The guide is aimed at anyone who provides regular care to a family member or friend and in particular is aimed at the over 65s. It provides practical advice to support healthy ageing and caring helping people to stay physically and mentally well by providing hints and tips on how to keep fit and independent. The guide [...]

By |2018-12-11T12:45:36+00:00December 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

King’s Fund publish report looking at role of volunteers in the NHS

The King's Fund have published a report, commissioned by the Royal Voluntary Service and Helpforce, looking at volunteering in the NHS, the attitudes of paid staff and possible future roles for volunteers. Researchers found that generally NHS staff recognised and valued the role of volunteers in helping patients and ensuring that treatment was succcessful but some raised concerns about role boundaries. King's Fund - The role of volunteers in the NHS: Views from the front line

By |2018-12-14T12:36:42+00:00December 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Help shape services for children and young people under 25 with special educational needs and disabilities

Portsmouth City Council is gathering the views of Portsmouth parents with children and young people under 25 who have special educational needs and disabilities. The views will help to shape the council's services and support availlable to the children and young people. To take part complete the SEND parent/carer survey - the clsoing date for entries is 31 December 2018    

By |2018-12-11T12:43:56+00:00December 7th, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth comment on report into bullying at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Today the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Board meeting will consider an independent report by Professor Duncan Lewis of Plymouth University on workplace behaviours at the Trust which is responsible for running Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham. The report identifies inappropriate behaviours of staff and found that 30% of staff responding to a survey had experienced bullying. The report is incorporated in the Trust Board in public 6 December 2018 papers (page 95 onwards) This is Healthwatch Portsmouth's comment on the [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:18:34+00:00December 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting Tuesday 11 December 2018 2:30-4:30pm

We hope you can join us for our next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Tuesday 11 December 2018 2:30-4:30pm at the St Mary's Community Room, St Mary's Lodge, St Mary's Road, Portsmouth PO3 6BB At the meeting we will hear about the latest developments in health and social care across Portsmouth as well as considering Solent NHS Trust proposals for mental health rehabilitation services in city. This meeting will also be a christmas celebration: come and celebrate the festive season [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:41:02+00:00December 5th, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Agenda published for autism forum meeting 28 November 2018

We hope you can join us on Wednesday 28 November 2018, 10am-12pm, for the next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum - see the agenda for the meeting The meeting will take place in room 5 at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BL. Buckland Community Centre is located near to Kingston Road for buses, free parking is available in the car park or on Malins Road. Refreshments will be available. (see map on Centre [...]

By |2018-11-27T16:46:59+00:00November 27th, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments

Wessex Cancer Alliance social capital network meeting 27 November 2018

On Tuesday 27 November 2018 the Wessex Cancer Alliance will be holding a meeting to look at setting up a social capital network in the local area. The meeting will take place at 9:30 in Room F in Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2DX Further details on Eventbrite Communities working together to beat cancer page  or see information taken from the page below The Wessex Cancer Alliance is looking to fund the set-up of a social capital network, [...]

By |2018-11-26T13:50:16+00:00November 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Men’s dementia carers group this Saturday, 1 December 2018, in Southsea

This Saturday, 1 December 2018, Remind are running a men's carers group at 10am at  the Wellness Centre on Palmerston Road in Southsea. The group is for all men who care for a family member or friend who has dementia. The group meets on the first Saturday of the month  Further details in the flyer below or contact Remind on 0330 332 4030 or email remind@solentmond.org.uk.

By |2018-11-26T13:04:13+00:00November 26th, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Next PACF meeting on 28 November 2018 to focus on employment

The next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will take place next Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10am-12pm. The meeting will take place in room 5 at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BL. Buckland Community Centre is located near to Kingston Road for buses, free parking is available in the car park or on Malins Road. Refreshments will be available. (see map on Centre website - http://www.bcc.org.uk/contact/) At this meeting we will be discussing employment [...]

By |2018-11-27T16:47:22+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments