Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Welfare & Services for the Elderly – July 2018

Well House - With the closure of our biggest residential home due any time now you can imagine the tears, frustration and unbelievable sadness this town is experiencing. Over the last couple of weeks I and others have been contacted by residents and their families and...

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Welfare and Services for the Elderly – March 2018

Welfare and Services for the Elderly (Councillor J Chapman) After last weeks snow it was really reassuring to see the residents of Brightlingsea all pull together. Several residents particularly the older generation made contact. We set up a rota of people who had...

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Welfare and Services for the Elderly – January 2018

Welfare and Services for the Elderly (Councillor J Chapman) The weeks leading up to Christmas proved to be very busy on the welfare side, with rest bite having to be organised for local residents. All credit must go to the adult social care team who acted really fast...

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Welfare & Services for the Elderly – September 2017

Essex County Council seem to be sitting on thousands of mobility aids that have not been cleaned and re- distributed to residents who are waiting for them.  These include hospital beds, walking frames and wheelchairs.  There is also a huge delay in getting people home...

Welfare & Services for the Elderly – June 2017

The CHAPS day proved to be very successful with about 120 men being seen and just over 20 other having to be sent away as all the sessions were full. 3 aneurisms were found, 1 gall bladder problem, 3 severely diabetic results and 1 borderline and 6 prostate severe and...

Welfare & Services for the Elderly – May 2017

The loop system has been serviced and was found to be in good condition. The only problem that was found was the volume was up to high and this could have caused a problem with people wearing hearing aids. Julie was given a demonstration and found if you wear a...

Welfare and Services for the Elderly – April 2017

Tendring Mental Health has now changed its name to Summit after grant funding to improve and progress its services, working more on a one to one basis with families. The funding also enables them to go more into the community and work with families. The Mens CHAPS Day...

Welfare and Services for the Elderly – August 2016

I attended the summer garden party at Quenby on Friday 12th and Well House Residential  Home summer fete on Saturday 13th. I met with CHP Housing Options who have properties throughout Essex and offer a wide range of housing options.  They deal with transfers,...

Welfare and Services for the Elderly – July 2016

On Wednesday 5th July I attended the Lipton Foundation Sailing week held at Brightlingsea Sailing Club. This was with a school from Jaywick who had been selected by the Lipton Foundation under the "Buoyed Up" scheme to promote welfare and well being and to build...

Welfare and Services for the Elderly – June 2016

I attended the opening of the new nursing care wing at Silver Springs on Friday 27th May and have been invited back to see the whole home again since it has now changed hands to Care UK. Working with community agents with 2 residents who needed equipment and help to...

February 2016 – Welfare and Services for the elderly

I have been working with a local family and Swan Care. They needed a new central heating tank and Swan managed to get them a £700 grant towards the work. I was involved in a forced entry where we found a resident had fallen and broken her leg, this came to our...

January 2016 – Services for Older People

There has been some misunderstanding in the newspapers about Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Careline Service and the possible introduction of a lifting service for Careline customers who have a fall and need help to get them up on their feet again. Therefore, I...

December 2015 – Services for Older People

I have had a meeting with the Lloyds Bank Managers who have confirmed that Brightlingsea Branch will not be closing. A lot of banks and not just Lloyds have reduced their hours with Barclays following at St Johns Colchester and their branch at the University closing...

November 2015 – Services for Older People

Family support Brightlingsea celebrated their 25th birthday with a special meal on Friday 16th October, where their patron David Bellamy and his wife Rosemary attended. David Bellamy bought down some of his t-shirt and sweatshirts that had been used when he was...

October 2015 – Services for Older People

Welfare cuts are due to come into force from April 2016, the most you can get when all your benefits are added together is £20,000 outside London, slightly more when your in London. For single people it will be £13,400 outside London. Some people are already being re...

September 2015 – Services for Older People

Have had a meeting with Careline and 2 residents have had Careline fitted. After conversations with the Alzheimer Association we are now working towards medical bracelets, where information can be engraved with residents contact numbers for safety. Have been asked to...

July 2015 – Services for Older People

Social Services have invited me to attend an assessment with a local resident to show me the process of work and the stages they have to go through to get equipment and a care package in place. This also showed how residents that qualify for help with care can use...

June 2015 – Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Attended an update on The Care Act and the 3 new ways the care act can now help. There will be extra support for carers especially for those who provide unpaid care.   Deferred payment agreements, which means no one will have to sell their home in their lifetime to...

March 2015 – Services for Older People

I was invited to the Co-op Women's Guild for their 86th birthday celebration on Wednesday 11th February.  They were entertained by the Motley Crew.  I will also attend on Wednesday 18th to talk on welfare items and the Change to social...

January 2015 – Services for Older People

I received an invitation to attend Well House on Christmas Day and although I declined to have lunch with them it was lovely to see so many local residents who are now living there and their relatives. The week before Christmas we delivered 33 food hampers to local...

December 2014 – Services for Older People

December 2nd attended John King Court open morning. Thursday 4th December was asked if I could attend a meeting at Springfields with the residents and their management company Anchor Trust. Friday 5th December, Late Night Shopping attended the Hospice Light up a Life...

November 2014 – Services for Older People

It has been a really busy month with people needing assistance with help. A vast range of problems from people who are to be made homeless to elderly needing equipment and financial support including attendance allowance and carer’s allowance.  Working with other...

October 2014 – Services for Older People

Cllr Janet Russell and I attended the Older Person Crucial Crew Day on Wednesday 1st October at the Princess Theatre Clacton.  This proved to be a very rewarding and interesting event with talks from Red Cross, Telecare Solutions, Trading Standards, Gas Safe (who...

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