Sunday, February 21, 2010

AGE CONCERN NEW DAY CARE SERVICES AND PRICING


Referred & Private Social Day Services for Older People

Activities may take place during the morning or afternoon, or both. These can be varied and we try to accommodate people’s choice wherever possible. Activities include; crafts, games, indoor bowls, indoor golf, quizzes, bingo, talk’s, healthy eating sessions and exercise classes.

Access to the group is by referral only, some people will be referred by Care Management through an assessment or by self referral, a family member, friend, District Nurse or GP, by contacting the Day Services Development Manager on 0845 140 00 88

Transport is provided by our own vehicles. Arrangements will be discussed with you in further detail at your home visit. Lunch and refreshments provided. Once a referral has been made a member of the Day Services Team will contact you to discuss your needs and arrange to visit you at your home. An individual service plan is drawn up with the service user, to make sure the service meets their needs. Day Services are located in – ·
Berwick
Alnwick
Amble
Ashington
Blyth
Hadston
Morpeth
Seaton Sluice
Stakeford

The cost per session is £21.00 (private). Through Care Management the standard charge will apply. Age Concern, Northumberland, The Round House, Lintonville Parkway, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9JZ

Registered Charity No. 1072394

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MOVIE COMING SOON - NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM


Wednesday 24th February 2010 6.30pm

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN


Children £1.00 Adults £2.00

COMMUNITY CENTRE USED AS CASE STUDY BY NHS





The community centre's efforts in promoting health, safety and welfare within the organisation and workforce were recognised by the regional NHS and TUC recently.

We picked up the North East Bronze Award, at a glitzy conference at the Gateshead Hilton Hotel, as part of the Better Health at Work scheme.

The NHS used our organisation as a case study in their booklet to promote this scheme and the benefits af health promotion to businesses.

We have now started on our quest to achieve the Silver Award and an even greater standard of health promotion to our staff, volunteers and users. We have been doing sport and fitness once a fortnight on a Monday, with sports science student Thomas Crosier. It has been very enjoyable. Why not come along and join in? Look out for the adverts!

FAMILIES WORK - A SERVICE FOR NORTHUMBERLAND PARENTS

Families Work

Helping you to make
the most of yourself

For Northumberland Parents who are unwaged or work part time

Tel: 01670 532362

It is never too late to make changes!

You choose what you want to do

So what is there to lose?

What we offer for you

  • Meet with you at your home or somewhere you choose
  • Listen to what you are wanting from life
  • Help you indentify your goals
  • Give you information about things you are interested in
  • Support you to develop your own Action Plan
  • Link you with other organisations that you choose to help you make your changes
  • Keep contact with you to see how things are going
  • Be available during office hours

How we do things

  • We treat you as an individual
  • We respect the choices that you make for yourself
  • We only share your information with the people you choose.
  • We only breach confidentiality if there is risk of harm to you or others.

What we do not do

  • We do not tell you what to do
  • We do not make decisions for you
  • We do not give money, grants or household help
  • We do not offer an emotional counselling service

What we expect from you

  • That you tell us what you think you need to help you
  • That you choose things that you really want to do
  • That you let us know how you are getting on

We have loads of other information about:

  • Learning and training that fits with your family life
  • Career and employment support
  • Managing your money or debt
  • Activities, clubs and sports
  • Tons of other local stuff!!

Contact:

Families Work
The Healthy Living Centre
The Square, Guide Post,
Choppington
Northumberland NE26 5DF

Alison Thomas 07500 987 181
alison.thomas02@northumberland.gov.uk

Sandra Bell 07500 987 334
sandra.bell02@northumberland.gov.uk


(Policies are available on request) Comments and complaints forms are available from Northumberland County Council Tel 0845 600 6 400 December 2009

Thursday, February 4, 2010

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION MEETING

[ResidentsLogo.bmp]The Cowpen Farm and Isabella Residents Association will be meeting at the Community Centre on Monday 8th February 2010 at 7.00pm. All are welcome to attend and to raise points of view.

GATES AND FENCING

Have you ever taken the time to look at our gates and fencing? Perhaps you just drive in, park up, and have not noticed. Next time you visit, take a bit of time to have a look at this ornate work. The following should explain more:

A successful funding application was made to the National Heritage Lottery; the Association was awarded £49,000 to design and erect gates and railings around the new Isabella Training Resource Community Centre. The design of the railings was to capture the history of the area as well as looking to the future. Artist William Pym was commissioned to design and produce the decorative gates and railings working, he worked alongside staff at Community Matters, the Isabella Committee, Malvins House Residential Care home, St Andrews First School and the Isabella Youth Project. They were instrumental in informing the artwork of the commissioned piece.

The circles in the railings depict the constant circle of life as well as depicting the pit wheel of the industrial coal mining past linked to this area. With small phrases and comments made by local people the circles capture what life was and is like living in the Isabella.

Isabella Colliery Intricate design work In the pedestrian gates the use of wild flowers was used to link to the past before the Coal Mining, when the area was a mass of fields the gates also link to the area known to locals as the "Bella Heap" where wild flowers are being re-introduced, and so the circle of life is carried on.

The railings and gateways were erected and officially opened in November 2003 along with the official opening of the Isabella Centre.
Pit Wheel Inside the Isabella centre, the artwork carried out by the children of St Andrews First School for the project is displayed along with an information board giving the history and hopes for the future of the Isabella Community Association.