Here's your February Poole LINk update !
Looking for Readers....
We're looking for 5-10 volunteers to form a LINk Reading Group. If you'd like to help the NHS & the Council produce easy to read reports, without all the jargon, please get in touch. The Reading Group will suit you if you've got 2-3 hours to spare a month, enjoy reading and want to make a real difference from the comfort of your own home. If you have access to email it will help with this role, but it's not essential; contact Louise to find out more.
Tell us about Poole Hospital
We want to find out what happens when people leave hospital. Have you, or someone you know, recently been an inpatient at Poole Hospital? Were you given any support when you left hospital? Were your family & friends involved in your discharge plan? Please tell us your story, contact Louise on Tel: 0300 111 0102 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Care Cuts in Poole
How are the recent changes to social care affecting people in Poole? Have you been re-assessed by social services and had your services changed or cut? Have you, or a relative or friend, stopped attending Day Centres because of the increase in charges? Please get in touch with Louise and have your say.
LINk work with Poole Forum
The LINk has teamed up with local learning disability group, Poole Forum, to put together a visiting team. Trained volunteers from the LINk and Poole Forum will work together, visiting health and social care services in Poole. This project will help us to check out local services and find out what people really think of them. If you'd like to get involved, contact Louise for more details.
NHS Direct opportunity
NHS Direct are looking to recruit 12 users of their services to take part in a workshop session at their Hedge End site (near Southampton), not far from Junction 7 of the M27. The workshop is being held on the 9th March 2011 (9.30 -14.30) and will focus on research, service evaluation and clinical audit work. You will have the chance to discuss with the team how you can get involved in their work and participate in a focus group; a sandwich lunch will be provided. Please email: email@example.com for more information.
Dorset Stroke Network
The latest Dorset Stroke Network newsletter is now available to read on our website - go online to find out more: http://www.makesachange.org.uk/cms/site/news/dorset/dorset-stroke-network-involvement-newsletter.aspx
Futures at Knightstone have set up a volunteering programme across Poole & Bournemouth, training mentors to work with offenders living in the community. This exciting opportunity will help offenders re-integrate into society; download the poster for more information.
Big Society's Big Mouth
Vinspired have set up a website encouraging young people to talk about their Big Society ideas, here's the link: www.bigsocietysbigmouth.org.
International Womens Day
IWD: 100 is a Facebook Campaign that recognises and celebrates the achievements of local women, past and present. To nominate a local woman who has been an inspiration to you, click here. Forms will also be available from libraries and through a local press campaign.
The Future of Public Health
NHS Bournemouth and Poole are keen to hear your views on the re-shaping of public health as outlined in the government White Paper Healthy Lives Healthy People. Their Poole event is on Wednesday 2 March: 3pm - 5pm in the Committee Suite at Poole Civic Centre, Poole BH15 2RU. Places are limited so please book now at this link: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your help, LINks can't work without you!
We're always looking for volunteers to get involved in LINk projects and your comments direct the LINks work - so tell us what you think about local health and social care services. Contact Louise Bate, Poole LINk Development Officer: