8th – 14th May 2017
Dying Matters Week 2017 was a big week at Holly Road Supportive Care Centre. We want to help people talk, plan for the future and live well. We hosted a range of events throughout the week – talks, displays and we even attended the crematorium open day! Check out some of the photos from a fascinating week.
We’re delighted to welcome Bowcock & Pursaill solicitors to the centre. They are offering free legal advice sessions at the centre. Please contact the centre on 01889 220 420 to book an appointment.
Our volunteers were awarded a Special Recognition certificate at the Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star awards on Friday 31 March.
We’re so proud that their efforts in building our service have been recognised. They were nominated for their support to get the centre up and running and also for their patience and resilience during the process. Well done to all of them.
Holly Road Supportive Care Centre has been active in promoting improved care and support for people living with Dementia in and around Uttoxeter. We are proud to host regular Dementia Friends information Sessions, a nationally recognised scheme to raise awareness of dementia.
Dementia Friends sessions give people the chance to learn more about dementia and the
little things we can all do as individuals to help support people living with the condition. These basic awareness sessions can help build dementia friendly communities where people feel that little bit more understood by those around them. They are relaxed, informal and help to dispel some of the myths around the condition. Emily Pardoe- Billings, Dementia Support Worker at St Giles Hospice hosts the sessions at Holly Road Supportive Care Centre says “These sessions are good for Uttoxeter as we work towards becoming more dementia aware” The Dementia Friends initiative is an important part our aim to make Uttoxeter a compassionate community. Our next Dementia Friends session is on Tuesday 18th April at 10am.
The first cohort doing their QCF Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care completed the teaching sessions of the course today. Just the assessment to go now! Good luck everyone.
Here some of our group are showing their pledges to improve care and support for people living with dementia.
If you’re interested in our qualification courses, please contact 01889 220 420
We were blown away by the number of people that attended our fourth community networking event today hosted in partnership with Careline. We welcomed delegates from more than 20 organisations at the centre this morning. The aim of the group is to provide space for local charities and community groups to network in order to help support Uttoxeter better. It was so exciting to hear everyone chatting and getting to know each other. We’ve got some big plans for Summer 2017 so watch this space!
Thanks to Careline Calling, South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health, SSAFA Burton & Uttoxeter, The Heath Big Local, The Beth Johnson Foundation, Healthwatch Staffordshire, Scropton Riding & Driving Centre, Age UK South Staffordshire, A Child Of Mine – Supporting Bereaved Parents, Brain Tumour Support, Penny Brohn UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Northgate Doctors Surgery. Also to Graham Hunt from Staffordshire County Council, Julie Green from the Uttoxeter Friendship Group, Uttoxeter Knights and Mary Dodgson for joining us today
If you’d like to be involved, please contact the centre on 01889 220 420
Our New Year’s Resolution at Holly Road is to keep you informed about all of the exciting things that are happening at the centre this year through our new look website!
As well as our existing activities, this January we have a few new additions to the program: our Social Tuesdays activities and we’re working with St Giles Education and Skills to offer some of their courses locally. You can find out more information below.
Happy New Year all. Here’s to a fantastic 2017!
At the start of the year, we tracked the reasons why people were coming into the centre. We’ve turned those numbers into this diagram. Whatever the reason, please pop in and see us and we will try our best to help.